Our Team

We are operational experts with firsthand mine site experience, complemented by client-side statutory qualifications and expertise across industrial and mining sectors.


Nico Klopper

Nico is an experienced and seasoned tailings specialist, an industry-veteran in tailings management including construction, deposition, reclamation, and reprocessing with 18 years experience across all the major commodities. Nico started his career in the field with internationally recognised experience across Africa, Middle east and South America including domestically in Australia. As a specialist Nico is key in the alignment between engineering disciplines and operational sustainability ensuring that projects are evaluated, planned and executed according to the required standards and project objectives.

Jacob Hunia

Jacob Hunia is a Senior Shift Supervisor, with over 15 years’ experience in mechanical maintenance across the mining and FMCG industries. His dedication to optimizing processes and ensuring operational efficiency is unparalleled. Jacob is a dedicated professional with a strong technical foundation, extensive industry experience, and a passion for continuous improvement. Jacob is a specialist in mechanical maintenance and project management.

Hayden Murphy

Hayden Murphy is one of XR3’s dedicated Shift Supervisors. Hayden plays a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless execution of our projects, leading the operational crew on site and providing the team with guidance and training in order to develop their skills. Hayden has been involved in diverse projects for clients across multiple locations, from rebuilding and preparing hydraulic mining equipment to playing a key role in the mobilisation and construction of equipment.