Alastaire Dick is the Operations Leader for the Sunshine for Mines initiative at Rocky Mountain Institute-Carbon War Room.
Before joining Sunshine for Mines, Alastaire was the Group Energy Specialist for Gold Fields Limited responsible for guiding the Gold Fields group in energy security planning (including renewables), energy efficiency, and carbon emissions reduction.
Alastaire has previous experience as a renewable energy program manager having worked in managing large-scale wind and solar PV programmes. At the start of his working career he began working for the Energy Research Institute (now the Energy Research Centre) at the University of Cape Town and was involved with energy modeling that contributed to South Africa’s White Paper on Energy. He then joined Eskom (South Africa’s national electricity utility) as an engineer involved with flue gas cleaning and scrubbing. Much of his experience comes from the bulk materials, mining, and mineral beneficiation industries through various senior management and directorship roles.
Alastaire is passionate about leadership, integrated thinking, and renewable energy. He enjoys playing music, woodwork, and is fluent in Xhosa (one of the local South African languages).
MSc, Sustianable Energy Engineering, KTH (The Royal Institute of Technology)
MBA, Business Administration, University of Cape Town
BA, Mechanical Engineering, University of Cape Town