Chris (Rick) Lee

Chris (Rick) Lee

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Chris is a Senior Geotechnical Engineer with 17 years underground mining and tunnelling experience who is contracted to the Pike River Recovery Agency. Chris started work with SCT in 2017, and manages our New Zealand Office.

He gained a post graduate engineering geology degree from Canterbury University in 2002 and underground strata control qualifications from the University of New South Wales in 2006. Chris started work for Solid Energy in 2002 and had exposure to many underground mining operations including Terrace, Strongman 2 and Spring Creek Mine.

Chris has extensive experience in the development, implementation and management of geotechnical programs in technically challenging underground mining environments, with particular reference to the management of underground strata control hazards in local West Coast conditions.

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