Xenith is pleased to announce that Shane Holmes commenced in the role of Manager Hunter Valley in late July 2022.

With over 25 years of experience in the mining industry, Shane has worked in mining operations in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Colombia. Most recently he was the Technical Services Manager at Glencore’s Mt Owen Mine, a position he held for more than 15 years.  Before that, Shane was Chief Mining Engineer at Idemitsu’s Muswellbrook Coal Company and Senior Mining Engineer at MineConsult in Sydney and then Singleton. 

He brings a wealth of experience in mine development from concept to execution to mine closure, including mine plan optimisation, economic and environmental assessment, tailings management and management of mining tenements.  Shane has a focus on resource recovery, including measurement and reconciliation, the impacts of equipment selection, and assessment of ROM factors. He has established, led, mentored and maintained teams of mining professionals across multiple disciplines.

Shane said, “I am looking forward to delivering value to Xenith’s extensive client base, drawing on my experience and that of the Hunter Valley Team in the areas of geological modelling, JORC estimation, mine planning and equipment optimisation.  Working with Xenith’s Brisbane, Sydney and Perth Teams and our Singleton based James Bailey & Associates (JBA), we will be able to support clients in coal and metal resource industries with environmental assessment, approvals, ESG evaluation and rehabilitation outcomes”.

Xenith and JBA completed a merger in April 2022, with strong synergies to increase support our clients with their businesses consistent with ESG principles.

Xenith Managing Director Troy Turner commented “I am excited that we have been able to attract Shane to join the management team at Xenith. With his decades of experience, he will be able to nurture our Hunter Valley team to continue to provide technically excellent industry leading solutions to our clients, and support whole of life asset utilisation to achieve better public and private outcomes”. Welcome Shane!