Laura Mottola, Independent Director
Laura Mottola is President and founder of Flow Partners, a management consulting company that provides strategic oversight and tactical execution of technology and business improvement programs to leading global mining and engineering companies. She has over 20 years of experience working in industry, mainly in mining and metals, but also in the automotive and aerospace sectors.
Laura’s expertise covers technology program management (mining automation), process improvement, Lean, systems thinking, and change management. Most recently, Laura has been working at the Sierra Gorda project in Chile, consulting on the project from pre-feasibility to first copper in five years. The mill is currently being commissioned at a capacity of 110,000 tonnes per day.
Laura is a Mining Engineer (McGill 1992) with a Master’s of Engineering in Mining Automation (McGill 1996). Ms. Mottola has acted in a variety of leadership roles at professional organizations including the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and served as a of Member of the Board of Directors of PRECARN Inc. (2006-2012), an independent Innovation not-for-profit corporation that supports the pre-commercial development of Canadian leading-edge technologies.