Deep Mining 2024 Speakers

Hotel Bonaventure, Montreal, Canada
24–26 September 2024

Keynote Speakers

Sarah Webster
Principal Caving Specialist

Sarah is a geomechanical engineer with 25 years’ experience spent at open pit, stoping and caving operations. Sarah has led the life of mine studies team at Northparkes to evaluate and deliver the future caving projects for Northparkes. Sarah has a master’s degree in mining geomechanics from the Western Australian School of Mines and is studying a PhD at the Australian National University.


Pranay Yadav
Ground Control Lead
Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations, Canada

Pranay obtained his B.Tech (Mining Engineering) from the Indian School of Mines in 2013 and MASc (Mining Engineering) from Laurentian University in 2018. His geomechanics career started in 2013 at Rampura Agucha (RA) Underground mining operations as a Geotechnical Engineer. In 2016, he moved to Canada to pursue MASc in numerical modeling. Pranay’s geomechanical experience over the past nine years in various underground mining operations includes ground support design, managing squeezing ground conditions, seismic hazard analysis, and numerical modeling.