Michael Lowther was manager of LKAB’s Konsuln test-mine during its development phase Q4 2018 to Q1 2021, and is a member of the Operational Steering Group for the SUM project in LKAB. He gained his BSc in Geology from Queen’s University Belfast, and MSc in Mineral Exploration and Mining Geology from the University of Leicester. His expertise is mine geology, mine management, and mine rescue. He is a registered Professional Geologist (Institute of Geologists of Ireland) and a registered European Geologist, a member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (UK), and a Chartered Engineer (UK Engineering Council).
He has worked in two European-funded research projects, the most recent being Real-Time Mining (in Horizon 2020). He is a Council member of the Irish Mining and Quarrying Society, and Chairman of the Irish Mine Rescue Committee.
Prior to joining LKAB in 2018 Michael was manager of mining at Boliden’s Tara Mine in Ireland.