Meet OMS LEAD Team

Our Strength Lies in our People

Meet the OMS LEAD Team

Etienne Tardif

Director – Outliers Education

Etienne has over 20 years mining experience in leadership, training and change management. He has led large multidisciplinary Asset Management Teams for mining, process, site services, and power generation.

Etienne holds a B. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and is the OMS LEAD Content Developer and Facilitator.

Languages: French and English

Based in Canada

Geoff Brick

Technical & Leadership Lead

Geoff is a mining professional with over 33 years' experience in mining and consulting/engineering industries, spanning thermal/metallurgical coal, gold and copper commodities, in operations and corporate based roles.  

His operations experience includes General Manager roles in Australia and North America, in metallurgical coal and copper, including Highland Valley Copper, Canada’s largest copper operation.  

Geoff's passion is for leading and engaging work teams to bring about transformational performance improvement and the associated cultural change from the front line to senior management levels.  

Based in Australia

Kevin Westin

Content Facilitator & Field Coach

Kevin has over 35 years of operational experience - having spent time equally between Underground and Open Pit with extensive Plant operations exposure. He is an Operations, Engineering and  Project Management professional having previously worked in senior operations management, engineering management, and contracting roles.​

He has a B. Sc. in Mine Engineering from McGill University​

Language: English, French and Spanish

Based in Canada

Eduardo Lan

Sr Leadership Consultant

Eduardo has over 20 years of experience as a transformational consultant and coach for clients in the mining, oil & gas, and construction industries in the United States, Canada, and Latin and South America. Passionate about the human condition and potential, Eduardo is an organization development and change, leadership development and safety culture transformation expert.

Languages: English and Spanish

Based in Canada

Georges Andre

Content Facilitator & Field Coach

Georges is an organizational development & learning specialist with over 25+ years of experience involving talent assessment and management, performance and succession management, competency development, facilitation, learning & career development, and employee relations. He has extensive Mining experience

George is a DDI Master Trainer: Facilitation Certification Process & Post-Graduate at Aberystwyth University

Languages: French and English

Based in Mauritius (Africa)

François Tardif

Leadership Consultant & Coach

François has over 25 years of leadership experience in various sectors, including technology and construction. He specialises in people-based leadership skills development and change management. As an NLP practitioner, he employs a range of communication and change strategies to improve interpersonal dynamics and drive team performance. He holds Bachelors’ degrees in Communications and Education from the University of Ottawa.

Languages: English & French

Based in Canada

Al Kangas

Content Facilitator & Field Coach

Al has been involved with mines from start-up to successful operation and understands the importance of planning and plan execution.​ He is a Certified Professional Engineer registered in the province of B.C.​ Al has over 39 years of mining experience with 35 years in progressive management positions of metallurgical coal mines. Managed mines with annual budgets of over $350 million/year. He specializes in business transformation and mining optimization

Al received his B. Sc. from Queens University.

Based in Canada

Bert McPherson

Content Facilitator & Field Coach

Bert is a mining engineer with  over 35 years of experience at mining operations in North & South America, Europe, Africa, and Australia. He has held roles through all levels of mining operations including supervisor, General Manager, Vice President, and COO.

Bert received his B. Sc. from Queens University.

Languages: English and Spanish

Based in Canada

Josh O’Neill

Content Facilitator & Culture and Change Specialist

Josh has 30-years of experience in business and system integrations with extensive experience in the resource, utilities and telecommunications sectors, including mine operations and business improvement at iron ore and coal mines sites. He has successfully led large multi-national M&A integrations, system alignments, and process redesign projects throughout Asia Pacific and by effectively employing psychology across all facets has advantageously reduced change resistance and reinforced behavioural change.

Based in Thailand

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