Rob Williamson is a Senior Technical Consultant based in Knight Piésold’s Johannesburg office. He is a former Director of Knight Piésold South Africa and was Chairman from 1999 to 2001. He is also a past member of the Knight Piésold International Board.
He has spent almost his entire career with the company in the fields of tailings waste disposal, geotechnical engineering, pollution control, slurry pumping, water supply, and project management in the mining, industrial, and water supply sectors. He has participated in many projects in these fields of engineering for major clients in the mining and heavy industrial sectors
He is the author of many papers on these subjects and has participated on various local and international technical and institutional committees.
Rob is a past Chairman of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) Committee on Tailings Dams, having served on that committee for over 25 years, where he gained a wide range of international experience. He is also a past Chairman of the South African National Committee on Large Dams (SANCOLD), a position he held for over 12 years.
With his long exposure to international expertise through the ICOLD Tailings Committee and with many years of experience in South Africa and international tailings dam projects, Rob has become an accredited expert in this field.