Harvey McLeod, P.Eng., P.Geo., FEC

Principal at Klohn Crippen Berger

    Harvey McLeod, P.Eng., P.Geo., FECHarvey McLeod is a geotechnical and geological engineer in British Columbia with almost 50 years of experience in all aspects of tailings dams. He has a degree in geological engineering from the University of British Columbia and a master’s of soil mechanics from Imperial College, London, U.K. He has worked on hundreds of tailings dams in all types of physical, climatic, and social conditions in more than 30 countries. He has been active with the International Commission on Large Dams for 20 years and has just stepped down as chair of the subcommittee on tailings dams.

    Harvey supported the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines with the chief inspector’s investigation into the Mount Polley tailings dam failure and was chair of the subcommittee on redrafting the tailings dam regulations. He also chaired Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia’s production of the guideline on dam foundation characterization, which was a recommendation of the panel report on Mount Polley. In 2016, he presented the R.M. Hardy keynote address at the annual Canadian Geotechnical Conference in Vancouver. In the last five years, Harvey has been directing dam safety assurance assessments for more than 150 tailings dams worldwide.