Kevin (Dinghy) Pattinson
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Kevin (Dinghy) Pattinson

Pike River Recovery Agency / Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau mā Iwa

Chief operating officer

  • Manages operational elements of the Pike River re-entry work programme, and responsible for compliance with statutory health and safety requirements.
  • Over four decades of underground mining experience on the West Coast and in Waikato, most recently in underground metalliferous mining at Oceanagold.
  • Active with the NZ Mines Rescue Service for the past 33 years, with roles including brigadesman, Huntly Station manager and board member.
  • Has numerous mining qualifications, including site senior executive and first class mine manager’s certificates, and a post-graduate diploma in coal mine strata control from the University of New South Wales.


Solid Energy New Zealand Ltd
Mine Manager Spring Creek
Jan 2012 - Jul 2013
OceanaGold Corporation
Production Superintendent
Jul 2013 - Mar 2018
NZ Mines Rescue Trust
Board Member
Jan 2014 - Present
Pike River Recovery Agency / Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau mā Iwa
Chief Operating Officer, Chief Operating Officer
Mar 2018 - Present

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