Information on our presenters for the 2024 conference will be updated here.

Steve Davis


Steve Davis has been MC for the Quarry NZ Conference for over 20 years. He is in fact the Industry's personal MC, as this Conference, along with the bi annual Conference held in Australia, is the only time Steve works as an MC! Steve Davis's main job is that of an International Bloodstock Auctioneer. Selling for over 20 years in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.

Tim Kennedy

IOQ President

Tim Kennedy is currently Fulton Hogan’s Quarries Operation Manager in Gisborne. He has over 30 years’ experience in the quarrying industry in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific. Tim also sits on WorkSafe’s Board of Examiners and brings a knowledge and understanding of, and involvement in, learning and development in the extractives sector. He was also a member of MITO’s sector advisory group on its review of extractives national qualifications. He is a workplace tutor and has been a registered assessor. He holds a New South Wales Diploma in Extractives Industries Management and a number of Australian and New Zealand quarrying CoCs, including a New Zealand A grade quarry manager CoC.

Wayne Scott


AQA’s Chief Executive is Wayne Scott who took on the role in October 2018. Wayne also jointly acts as CEO of MinEx, which oversees health and safety for mining/extractive industries.

Justin Flitter

AI New Zealand

Justin Flitter founded AI New Zealand in 2017 to help business leaders see how Artificial Intelligence will impact business, people and communities. Today he’s one of New Zealand’s leading AI for Business advisors and NewZealand. AI is where kiwi companies start their AI journey. From jaw-dropping examples to practical advice to help your business adopt new AI technology and empower your people with AI-powered skills that create sustainable careers. In this keynote Justin will share the capabilities and limitations of AI today and showcase how this new technology is transforming how businesses work, and how quarries are reimagining their operations to optimise performance. NewZealand.AI

Keynote Address: Empowering our people with AI. Thursday 18 July, 8:15am

Rodney Pilbrow

Pilbrow Surveying Ltd

Rodney has over 30 years in mining, construction, and surveying experience. Starting when he obtained a BE in Mining from Auckland University. After working in South African coal mines, he returned to NZ, shifting to Construction Surveying with Pilbrow Surveying Limited (PSL), becoming its Director in 2007. PSL has been at the forefront of technology adoption, from robotic total stations, through GPS systems, to drones with lidar. In 2022, Rodney became a Certified Professional Engineering Surveyor and an assessor for Survey & Spatial NZ. His most recent achievement is the TCEH Taputapu, an all-in-one GNSS-enabled mapping and viewing device, simplifying on-site mapping.

Advances in Global Navigation Satellite Systems. Thursday 18 July, 9:30am

Daniel Webber

CDE Group

Dan has over 20 years of experience working in engineering and management roles within the heavy industry sector. With previous experience spanning the marine and wind engineering markets, he has worked exclusively within the mineral processing industry since 2012. Dan has a significant breadth of experience, leading product development campaigns, plant automation upgrades and major project feasibility studies for clients across Australasia, the Pacific and South East Asia. In his current role, Dan is responsible for the performance and development of CDE’s Australasian business, leading a talented team of project managers, pre-sales and after-sales engineers who design, deliver and sustain the company’s world leading modular solutions into the region’s mining, quarrying, specialty sands and recycling sectors.

Washing 4.0 – Harvesting and using process data to maximise productivity, yield and business decisions Thursday 18 July,11:00am

Jodi Goodall

Brady Heywood

Jodi is an experienced Health, Safety and Environment leader with more than 18 years’ expertise in mining, heavy manufacturing, munitions, chemical process plants and logistics. She is a passionate advocate for practical, innovative safety leadership and worker health. She advises leadership teams on how to create a positive organisational culture that drives best-in-class HSE performance. Jodi was the recipient of the ‘Growing Healthy Organisations’ Award at VIOSH, University of Ballarat during her Grad Dip Occ. Hazard Management, and also holds a Master of Science (Occ. Hygiene) from the University of Wollongong.

What Woodstock 99’ teaches us about the power of leadership and culture. Thursday 18 July, 1:00pm Sponsored by Komatsu

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