Phil Newman is the Head of Open Forums for Anglo American with a focus on Sustainability. Phil has responsibility for technology development across Anglo American as it relates to water and energy, although the initial focus is on water. Active projects include dewatering, pervasive sensing and eliminating water completely from the concentrating process. Phil has a BSc (Hons) in Physics and a MEng in Mining Engineering. After a brief stint in the oil and gas and construction industries, Phil has worked in the mining industry for over 20 years, designing and constructing paste technology systems for backfill and surface disposal. Between 2006 and 2014, Phil was CEO of CRU Consulting (a market and commercial consultancy with a metals and mining focus) in London, before joining Anglo American and returning to his technical roots.