Bachelor of Engineering (Mining)
Steve has been professionally employed in the mining industry since 1988 in a variety of operational, management and mine planning roles. From January 1995, he worked as an independent consultant specialising in mine planning, software implementation and training. This has afforded Steve an extensive range of experience in both mining locations across multiple continents and multiple commodities.
In 2005, Steve co-founded orelogy with Ross Cheyne. The key objective was to provide specialised mine planning services to the mining industry worldwide. As Managing Director of orelogy, Steve has been pivotal in both growing orelogy’s consulting business and the in-house development of the EVOLUTION mine scheduling solution. When the software and IP was acquired by Maptek in 2014, Steve was seconded to Maptek to provide continued development of Evolution under the Maptek banner; returning to orelogy in November 2017 to resume the position of MD.
In February 2022 orelogy was acquired by idoba, part of the Perenti Group. orelogy’s remit was to continue to provide world class consulting services while also providing idoba with mining domain knowledge. This is a crucial part of idoba’s vision to co-create a better and more sustainable future, in mining and beyond. Steve transitioned from MD to CEO of orelogy as part of the larger idoba ecosystem.
In November 2024 Steve took a step back from the day-to-day management of the business to focus on both maintaining orelogy’s strong customer connections while also establishing new clients and relationships across the industry. Steve will also continue to provide high-level corporate advisory services, utilising his world class experience and knowledge to provide critical value-add to our clients.