Leadership Team

Tartarus is led by a team of committed individuals with decades of hands on experience in the mining and mining services sector.  We pride ourselves on customer focus and service excellence.  Fixing problems and finding solutions on behalf of our mining partners underscores our reputation.

Adrian Pope

Managing Director
Adrian Pope is the Founder of the Pope Group of Companies and Managing Director of Tartarus Underground Hire. Based in Mount Isa, Queensland, Adrian started his career as a diesel fitter with BHP. He then went on to build his own mining services companies, including the reknowned Popeys Diesel Services. The mining services sector is a close knit community and Adrian, affectionately referred to as "Popey," is known as Mr. Fix it; the person everyone rings when they have a problem. Adrian thrives on delivering premium solutions to Australia's leading mining partners. Need help? Just ring "Popey"

Alex Sangster

General Manager
Alex Sangster has over 30 years of mining, equipment and services sector success. Alex cofounded Rock Drill Services Australia, later acquired by Epiroc. Now based in Queensland's hinterland on the Sunshine Coast, Alex is passionate about delivering exceptional customer service solutions to Australia's underground mining companies. Alex is your first point of contact to discuss your equipment needs and how to go about solving any operational challenge.
Service you can count on

Experience the Tartarus
way of working

As part of the Pope Group of Companies, Tartarus is supported by a large team of trained experts in maintenance, repairs, powertrain components, exchange parts, custom builds, service exchanges and more to keep our mining partners moving and minimising their downtime. 

Our objective is to centralise and solve all of your mining equipment headaches via one point of contact.

We love to fix things, solve problems and delight our customers.  Give us a call to discover how Tartarus can help.