Meet Our Global Team

Stephen Wilson


BEng (Mining), 2002 University of Exeter; ACSM, 2002 Camborne School of Mines

Stephen joined the team in 2013 and is based in our Cornwall, UK office. He is the managing director of the Paterson & Cooke Europe operation.

Stephen is a chartered Mining Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM). He has worked on a wide variety of international tailings, backfill, and mining related projects, and his experience with cemented rock fill, paste, and thickened tailings technology has been applied to a range of mining applications, both for surface disposal and underground backfill, as well as applications outside the mining industry.

Stephen has been actively involved in all study levels and engineering work, from conceptual through to detailed design and construction, where he has been involved both technically and in a project management role.

Expertise: Tailings & Mine Waste, Mine Backfill

Notable Papers

Wilson S and Leacy P. (2023) “Optimal paste backfill specification development”. 25th International Conference on Paste, Thickened and Filtered Tailings

29 April – 3 May 2023 | Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Alberta, Canada

BG Salvoldi, B van der Spuy, S Wilson. (2019) "Optimisation of the cemented aggregate backfill system at New Luika Gold Mine". Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Paste, Thickened and Filtered Tailings. Cape Town, South Africa.

Wilson S, Granlund D, Eriksson C, and Nordlund M. (2017) "The Garpenberg Paste Backfill Reticulation System – A Case Study". The 12th International Conference on Mining with Backfill, Denver, Colorado, USA.