Senior leadership team members – Tika Elliot, Brice Gower, Sheydn Rowe and Leon Morgan
Leading artificial intelligence (AI) mining solutions developer Augment Technologies is pleased to announce a number of new appointments to its leadership team. 

Four new senior roles have been created within the customer success, sales, and technology departments to meet the evolving demand for AI in the mining world. 

Augment Technologies’ CEO and Co-Founder Brice Gower said the appointments come at a critical time for the company, as it enters an exciting stage of scaling and takes advantage of the rapidly expanding AI adoption within the resources industry. 

“I could not be more proud of the amazing people Augment has empowered to run and grow the business, with these individuals all bringing a wealth of industry knowledge and experience which will be invaluable as we continue to build and deliver on our growth trajectory,” Brice said. 

“The fact we are able to attract professionals of this calibre is a testament to the quality of Augment’s methodology, technology, and people.”  

Earlier this year, Augment Technologies announced a groundbreaking partnership with global technology giant Hexagon, aimed at maximising mining opportunities. 

The partnership enables global miners to unlock the massive potential of the Muckpile Block Model™, the most accurate solution of its kind in blast movement.       

Developed by Augment Technologies, the Muckpile Block Model™ allows operations to understand how the blast has moved and diluted their ore, ultimately increasing accuracy, improving safety, and increasing yield for open pit operations.                

Since February, the company has implemented the Muckpile Block Model™ technology at mine sites worldwide, from the Arctic Circle to Tanzania.  

Brice said these recent implementations represent a significant global shift in mine sites utilising AI with Augment Technologies. 

“This multi-billion-dollar industry is quickly realising the untapped potential of AI,” Brice explained.  

“Augment Technologies, along with our global partners, is well positioned to take advantage of the opportunities to deliver our cutting-edge solution and provide significant value to open pit operations.” 


Leon Morgan has been appointed Head of Sales to spearhead the company’s continued growth and business development strategy.  

With more than 20 years’ experience, Leon has worked with a range of mining technology and larger enterprise organisations focusing on commercialisation strategy and execution. 

He brings extensive leadership and business development expertise with a strong commercial partnership background and proven sales strategy experience.  

Sheydn Rowe has been appointed General Manager, with her experience in client-facing roles over the last decade positioning her in the perfect role to ensure Augment can build a world class support experience for customers and partners.  

Sheydn has extensive business analyst experience, previously working for reputable mining software solutions companies.  

Sheydn’s role at Augment Technologies will focus on optimising operational efficiencies and driving strategic initiatives to enhance the company’s market presence.  

Cael Gniel has been appointed Product Owner, bringing more than a decade of experience in mine production, resource estimation, mine to model reconciliations and due diligence.  

Cael is highly skilled in modelling the spatial layout of grades and geological structures, and at Augment, he now also models temporal attributes. 

Cael will be responsible for overseeing product development and ensuring the company’s offerings align with market needs and technological advancements.  

Involved since the first prototypes, but only recently crowned Head of Technology, Tika Elliot has been a key part of the company’s research and design team for over five years.  

Tika will be responsible for driving technological innovation, ensuring seamless integration of the company’s AI solutions, and maintaining Augment Technologies’ competitive edge in the market.