Joanne Heyes

Joanne Heyes

Head of Resource Engineering, BHP Technical Centre of Excellence BHP

Jo Heyes is the Head of Resource Engineering for BHP’s global Technical Centre of Excellence. She leads a team of technical experts in the fields of mine planning, tailings, geotechnical engineering, hydrogeology processing and metallurgy and closure. The team provide technical expertise in resource engineering to inform business decisions in resource extraction, from discovery to closure.
 
Prior to this Jo was the BHP Global Practice Lead for Closure, and delivered and governed a closure standard for BHP to achieve optimised closure outcomes for the community, the environment and shareholders.
Jo holds an honours degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Leeds, UK and has worked in the resources industry in technical, operational and project roles for over 20 years, across a range of commodities.
 
Jo is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM). She is also the Chair of the International Council on Mining and Metals Closure Group and the past Chair of the AusIMM Community and Environment Society.