Meet Our Global Team

Todd Wisdom


MSc Engineering (ChemEng), 1993 University of Houston BSc Engineering (ChemEng), 1990 Oregon State University

Todd joined our team in October 2021 and is based in our Denver, Colorado office. He has a great deal of experience in designing, commissioning, and troubleshooting process equipment, including large thickeners, filters, and flotation cells. He has a good understanding of tailings and their properties and what impacts their dewatering, transportation, and placement.

Prior to joining Paterson & Cooke, Todd led FLSmidth in the large tonnage tailings solutions market, which includes the dewatering, conveying, and placement of all types of tailings. He also led the FLSmidth EcoTails® joint development project with Goldcorp on the co-mingling of dewatered tailings with waste rock, and spearheaded the development of the Colossal® Automatic Filter Press, designed specifically for large-scale tailings dewatering.

Todd is a recognised expert in developing sustainable solutions. His core strengths include innovation, team building, and strategic thinking.

Expertise: Tailings & Mine Waste

Notable Papers

Wisdom, Howell (2023) “Non-Conventional Tailings Technologies Challenges and Opportunities for Large Mines to Comply with GISTM Guidelines, Reduce Facility Risk & Total Costs”, SME 2023, Denver, Colorado.

Wisdom (2020) "Recent Developments in Tailings Dewatering Technology", SME 2020, Phoenix, Arizona.

Rahal, Wisdom, Hanfland (2019) "High Efficiency Filters for Tailings Applications", Tailings 2019, Santiago, Chile.

Wisdom (2019) "Maintaining high availability and low operational costs for filtered tailings facilities", Paste 2019, Cape Town, South Africa.

England, Wisdom, Schoenbrunn, Chaponnel, MacNamara (2019) "Recent Developments in FLSmidth Dewatering Technologies for Tailings Disposal to Maximise Water Recovery", 5th International Symposium on Innovation and Technology in the Phosphate Industry, Marrakech, Morocco.

Wisdom, Jacobs (2018) "GeoWasteTM: Continuous Co-mingled Tailings for Large Scale Mines", Paste 2018, Perth, Australia.