Neil Bourne

Neil Bourne

Laboratory Manager

Neil is the Laboratory Manager at Simulus Laboratories. He has over 15 years’ experience in the mining industry throughout Australia, working on projects from Australia and around the world. Neil has significant metallurgical testing experience across a wide and varied range of projects, including all major unit operations commonly used in the mining industry. He has worked in metallurgical laboratories in Perth, Adelaide, Tasmania and lead batch and pilot plant campaigns on commodities including nickel laterites, lead, uranium, PGM’s, and copper-gold concentrates.

Ash Hughes

Ash Hughes

Chemist

Ash is the Chemist at Simulus Laboratories where he he ensures all samples are analysed quickly and accurately to supply required data for ongoing pilot plants and test work. Ash is responsible for regular maintenance and independent troubleshooting of the laboratories two ICP-OES and one ICP-MS. Additionally he develops and optimises methods to meet the changing requirements of the work. He also maintains the laboratories inventory.

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