A/Prof. Bryan Maybee is Deputy Director of the MSc Mineral and Energy Economics program in the Department of Mineral and Energy Economics and a Research Associate Professor with the Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET). Prior to these appointments, Bryan held positions as Financial Officer, Research Associate (Mine Planning) and Project Leader with MIRARCO, a Canadian not-for-profit mining research organization housed at Laurentian University in Sudbury Ontario. These roles provided experience in the creation of financial accounting information for reporting purposes (public and private sectors) as well as hands-on experience in extracting information from these reports for evaluation and decision-making purposes. As a consultant to the World Bank, this expertise has been utilized as part of a mission to investigate mining tax administration frameworks in West Africa. As Project Leader responsible for projects in Schedule Optimization and Risk Mitigation for the mining industry, Bryan was a key member of the development team for a commercially available Schedule Optimization Tool (EPSOT). This tool is designed to meet the challenges of underground mine scheduling, using powerful genetic algorithms to find better solutions in a fraction of the time needed through manual scheduling practices. Dr. Maybee holds a PhD in Natural Resources Engineering from Laurentian University (Canada) and an MBA from Dalhousie University (Canada), specializing in Finance and Accounting.
Bryan's research interests are in the areas of project evaluation and risk management through the application of theories and tools from the finance industry to foster improved decision-making practices. Bryan’s research has seen him work with many major mining companies globally including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Vale, Xstrata, Barrick Gold Corporation, Newmont, and Oxiana in Australia, Canada and the United States, developing tools and methodologies to improve the underground mine planning and strategic decision-making processes.