Derek Du Preez

Chief Technical Officer at Trevali Mining

Derek du Preez brings over 25 years of experience working at some of the world’s largest and most complex mining operations, leading major digital transformation and innovation programs, championing industry-first applications of IoT and AI technologies and providing strong strategic guidance and technical expertise in relation to feasibility, planning and turnaround strategies to ensure optimal value for the business. Before joining Trevali, Derek was the Principal Consultant at AMC Consultants. Prior to that, he held the position of Director, Digital Transformation, North Atlantic at Vale Canada and Head of the Digital Delivery Centre at South32. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineer’s Certificate of Competency from South Africa, is a Technologist Member of the Institution of Engineers Australia in the Mechanical College, and is experienced in Agile Delivery, SCRUM and Design Thinking.


  • Chief Technical Officer

    Current role