Susan Mills

Susan Mills

Kirkland Lake Gold

Processing Manager, Fosterville

Sue Mills (MAusIMM) is an experienced process engineering professional who has held senior technical and operational roles within the manufacturing, biotechnology and mining sectors.  

With 25 years experience in the resource industry, she is currently the Technical Process Superintendent at Fosterville Gold Mine. Having joined Fosterville Gold Mine in 2010, Sue has a specific interest in biomining and bioremediation. She provides leadership to a team that is recognised globally as being industry leaders in the operation of bacterial oxidation plants, and the development of a number of innovative technologies specific to the recovery of colloidal gold from bioleached wash liquors and heavy metal removal from process waters. As an advocate for operational excellence, Sue is passionate about creative thinking, and promoting the experiences of students in STEM through vacational and graduate employment programmes. She is a previous award finalist for Businesswoman of the Year in Non-Traditional Areas of Work (Swinburne University) and holds a Bachelor degree in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering (University of Queensland), and Graduate Diplomas in Metallurgy and Project Management. Sue has also recently been appointed as a member of the Monash University Resource Engineering Advisory Committee.