Rick Marton is a GeoEnvironmental Specialist for BHP Minerals Australia’s Closure Planning team.  He has been working as a geochemist and manager on mining and metals projects for 30 years, focusing on environmental risks, controls and remediation.  He has established an AMD Management Framework at BHP, based largely on INAP’s GARD Guide, which lays out requirements across the mining lifecycle from exploration through planning, operations and mine closure.   Rick has been involved with numerous Research and Development Projects including industry and regulatory collaboration.

Rick has a Master’s Degree in Geosciences from the University of Southern California.  Prior to joining BHP in 2012, he worked in consulting and relocated from the USA to Australia in 2011.