Our Company

Built on decades of knowledge and experience, we are a forward-thinking company driven by our passion for being the best at what we do

Paterson & Cooke was founded as an engineering consultancy in 1991 by Angus Paterson and Robert Cooke specialising in slurry pipeline and mine backfilling consulting services to the South African mining industry. Through extensive early work with major South African mining companies, they gained invaluable knowledge and experience designing innovative and effective solutions for the challenges presented when backfilling some of the country’s deepest gold mines.

More than three decades later, the founding vision of providing the most sought-after specialist consulting engineering services to the mining industry holds true, and our expertise has grown to include slurry pipeline systems, tailings and mine waste technology, mine backfill, offshore engineering, and mineral processing.

Our reputation as global leaders in this industry is directly attributed to the work of our diverse team of world class engineers and specialists operating out of offices in Australia, Canada, Chile, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and USA. Six of these offices have comprehensive laboratory testing facilities.

In 2005 Angus and Robert implemented employee ownership and are proud that currently more than 40% of Paterson & Cooke employees have ownership in the business.


Globally Minded; Locally Focused

Our global presence allows us to offer localised expertise to our clients while also offering exciting international employment opportunities.


To be one of the most respected independent engineering companies and sought-after employers in the mining industry