Chief Technical Officer
Vanessa Torres became is Chief Technical Officer at South32. She is responsible for South32’s Technical Strategy, Digital Technology, Innovation, Improvement, Technology Development, Technical Stewardship, Projects and Global Business Services.
Vanessa joined South32 in August 2018 as Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining the company, she was Vice President Operational Infrastructure for BHP Western Australia Iron Ore. She has over 28 years of global mining experience across Australia, Canada, Brazil, Peru and New Caledonia, and has held various senior roles at BHP and Vale in strategy, projects, business development, and operations.
Vanessa holds Doctorate and Master degrees in Minerals Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo, and a Bachelor of Science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. She was also a Visiting Scholar at the University of British Columbia, Canada, where her research focused on the application of Artificial Intelligence to the mining industry.
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