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Alios is an environmentally aware specialist rehabilitation company that aims to create a safe and sustainable working environment for our employees, our clients and the surrounding communities.

To achieve this we focus on offsetting the cleanup costs of mine tailings storage facilities by reprocessing the contents of the storage facility.

Alios has evolved from FDP Mining Pty Ltd (FDP); a Bowen Basin mining services and project management company that has managed over $1.2B AUD mine site infrastructure, production and rehabilitation projects since 2008. FDP has maintained an enviable safety record of over 120,000 hours lost time injury-free with a TRIFR of 0.

Over this period FDP has undertaken an extensive innovation and engineering program to refine an ancient mining technology – hydromining – harnessing and concentrating the power of water to safely mine tailings resources. Alios has the exclusive license to bring this unique offering to clients globally – for all mined commodities.


Meet The Team




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Our team is led by Tony Liosatos; a mining engineer with 25 years experience. Tony holds a Master of Engineering Science in Mining Industry Management from the University of New South Wales and is a Site Senior Executive (BOE-SSE/10/124).

Tony ensures technical excellence and has a proven record of delivering world class projects with outstanding safety performance. Tony is backed by a full team of dedicated industry-experienced professionals and consultants considered the top of their chosen disciplines.

Through FDP Mining Pty Ltd Tony and his team have managed capital infrastructure, mine expansion, mine rehabilitation, tailings remining and mining production contracts/projects in excess of $A1.2B in Queensland’s Bowen Basin sites.

Previous clients include numerous mines owned by Anglo American, BMA, BMC, Peabody, Wesfarmers, Yancoal Australia etc; and for Tier 1 contractors such as Goldings and Thiess

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Technical Director

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David Cork, BE (hon), ME, CPEng, MIEAust, IntPE(Aus) and API 936 Refractory Inspector 

David has a strong process metallurgy background, with 30+ years’ experience in process engineering and project management. David has extensive experience with coke ovens, lithium refinery calciners, alumina calciners, vertical and rotary lime kilns, regenerative after burners, incinerators, and multiple biomass and coal gasifiers. 


David is actively involved in technologies that reduce greenhouse gas, and his passion for circular economy energy solutions combined with efficient energy conversion and use puts Alios’ projects at the forefront of the ‘New Carbon Age’ economy by developing capabilities to remove the production of CO2 from traditionally high polluting industries.


Widely published, David is considered a world leader in his field.

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Finance Advisor

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Cissy is an FCPA and a GAICD with a Master of Financial Management and Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from UQ. She is an elected member of the CPA Queensland Divisional Council and Queensland Business Committee. She was the immediate past Chair of the CPA Queensland Corporates Committee which ran 79 events in 2019 and 69 events in 2018.

During her 20+ years corporate career at Queensland Treasury Corporation, QR/Aurizon and ShineWing Australia, she led ~$17 billion of domestic and cross-border M&A and structured deals from both the buying and selling sides. Cissy now helps SMEs with their capital raising and inorganic growth requirements via connecting the right investors and partners with the right businesses.

Cissy has been our Finance Advisor since 2018.

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Strategy Advisor

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Underpinned by a career spanning almost 40 years across a broad range of strategic, functional and customer facing executive management roles within national and international business environments, Stephen Cantwell now works as non-executive director and strategic advisor with some of Australia’s major enterprises.

Along with a number of advisory commissions, Stephen sits on several boards.  These board roles include Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd, Queensland Rail Limited, Townsville Industrial Development Board and Tasrail Pty Ltd.  At Tasrail, he Chairs the Board.

In his executive career Stephen has worked in a range of C-suite and CEO roles. At Bradken Ltd, a publicly listed Australian global mining services company, he was responsible for manufacturing operations in Australasia, China, India and North America, as well as for sales and distribution in Australasia, Asia, Africa, North America and South America. As an executive at Queensland Rail in a career spanning 33 years, Stephen built strong national and international business credentials in the transport and logistics sector. Stephen continues to work with a range of global corporations and governments to advise in the areas of transport, logistics and infrastructure.

He holds a Business Degree from the University of Southern Queensland, majoring in Operations Research and Information Systems, a Graduate Diploma in Transport Management and a Master of Business Degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

He is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics, a Fellow of the Centre for Integrated Engineering Management, and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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