Jim Ross is a graduate of UWA and the University of California, Berkeley, with over fifty years’ experience in exploration, development, mining and research, including 25 years with WMC and more than 25 years corporate experience.
Jim’s experience includes more than 30 years at the interface between industry, education and research, where he has led several key geoscience initiatives, including establishment of the Centre for Exploration Targeting, the UWA Geoscience Foundation, and Earth Science Western Australia.
Jim has chaired the John de Laeter Centre since its establishment in 1999, is Chair of the education initiative, STEM-WA, and a member of the Technology Industry Advisory Council. Jim holds an Honorary DSc from both UWA and Curtin and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2010 for services to geoscience.
Prof. Andris Stelbovics
PRO VICE-CHANCELLOR OF THE FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING AT CURTIN UNIVERSITY
Andris Stelbovics completed his PhD at the University of Adelaide. During his career he has had appointments at the University of Münster, Germany, the Flinders University of South Australia and Murdoch University in Western Australia. In 1996, he was awarded the BOAS medal for Physics. From 1995-97 he served on the Australian Research Council panel for Physics and Mathematics. He continues to act as an expert reader for the ARC.
Since 2003 he has been increasingly involved in senior university management and was Deputy Vice Chancellor Research at Murdoch University prior to moving to Curtin University in 2007. He is strongly committed to a vision of strong teaching and learning enhanced by research. He is a passionate enabler of international partnerships for education and advanced research.
Dr. Campbell Thomson
DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF RESEARCH ENTERPRISE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Campbell Thomson has a PhD in Agricultural Science (1987) and spent seven years working in laboratories in Germany, England and Australia. In 1997 Campbell commenced in the position of Director of Research Enterprise at UWA. He currently serves on a number of not-for-profit company and joint venture boards, including the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, the iVEC Supercomputing Facility, the Population Health Research Network and the Western Australian Animal Resources Authority.
Campbell was President of the Australasian Research Management Society from 2004 to 2006. He was appointed to the ARMS Accreditation Council in 2013.
Dr. Ian Tyler
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR GEOSCIENCE MAPPING AT THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ian Tyler joined GSWA in 1981 following his PhD at the University of Aston in Birmingham (UK). He has worked throughout Western Australia, and specializes in Proterozoic Australia and in the development of its mineral systems. He has been closely involved in the design and implementation of the State Government’s Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS), focussed on the acquisition of precompetitive geoscience datasets relevant to exploration under cover.
Dr. Steve Harvey
SCIENCE DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR CSIRO’S MINERAL RESOURCES NATIONAL RESEARCH FLAGSHIP
Steve Harvey represents CSIRO’s interests on a number of boards of management and advisory groups including the John de Laeter Centre and the Australian Centre for Geomechanics. He has overall responsibility for managing the Flagship’s relationships with Western Australian government agencies and State-based universities. After completing his Doctorate in chemistry at UWA, Steve took up a position as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Alabama (USA). He joined CSIRO in 1995, following 5 years in the Western Australian public sector in policy roles with the then Department of Transport.
Shawan Dogramaci has over 25 years’ experience in research, academia and consultancy in water resources appraisal, isotope hydrology and hydrochemistry. Over the last decade Shawan focused on the utilisation of isotopic and hydrochemical tracer techniques in mining industry to address water management issues such as open pit dewatering, surplus water management, mine closure, and cumulative impacts of multiple mine operations. As adjunct associate professor at UWA he supervises graduate and post graduate students and RioTinto graduate hydrogeology program.
William Robinson, IV
RESERVOIR MANAGEMENT ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITY MANAGER, CHEVRON AUSTRALIA
William Robinson is currently working on helping prepare for Gorgon and Wheatstone subsurface teams for project start-up. Prior to this he was the Perth Global Technology Centre, Earth Science Manager. William has a BS in Geophysical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and an MS in Geophysics from Stanford. He joined Chevron in 1982 as a Geophysicist and has held a variety of exploration, development, planning and leadership positions in the US, Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia.
David Lawie is a graduate of the University of New England and has held global positions in Exploration Geochemistry and R&D with both Pasminco and Anglo American before joining ioGlobal as Managing Director in 2004. ioGlobal provided geochemistry and geometallurgical consulting services, cloud based data management and the ioGAS desktop software. In late 2012 ioGlobal was sold to Imdex and is now part of the REFLEX Division. As Global Product Manager – Geosciences, Dave’s role now involves rolling out these services through a global network and moving REFLEX into real-time, at rig geoanalysis technologies.
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