Sustainable Minerals Institute

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The Sustainable Minerals Institute was set up "in 2001 as a result of a $10 million grant from the Queensland State Government. From inception in 2001, the brief has been to develop new research opportunities. This is done in two ways: by identifying major challenges facing the global industry and developing new expertise and research; and by linking the complementary skills within the Institute to undertake cross-disciplinary projects." The SMI was set up at the University of Queensland and has "been developed in extremely strong association with the minerals industry and the Queensland Government." [1] [2]

The SMI comprises six research Centres:

The Institute is headed by Professor Chris Moran.

Company members

Directors (accessed August 2007) [1]

Directors (as of June 2006)

  • Nick Stump, Chairman
  • Phil St Baker, Vice President, Business Improvement and HSEQ, QNI Limited
  • Bob Bryan, Chairman, Highlands Pacific
  • Mitch Jakeman, General Manager Safety, Health, Environment, Community, Training and Regulatory Affairs, Anglo Coal Australia Pty Ltd
  • Neal Muller, Acting Director, Emerging Industries, Department of State Development and Innovation
  • Robert McCarthy, Director-General, Department of Natural Resources & Mines
  • Professor Don McKee, Director SMI
  • John Pegler, Chief Executive Officer, Ensham Resources Pty Ltd
  • Professor David Siddle, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), The University of Queensland
  • Nik Senapati, General Manager, External Affairs, Rio Tinto Coal Australia
  • Roger Trundle, Managing Director, Thiess Pty Ltd
  • Paul Dowd, Newmont Australia Ltd
  • Robert Logan, Chief Executive, Roche Mining
  • Charlie Sartain, Chief Executive Officer, Xstrata


SMI Review Committee (accessed August 2007) [2]

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch


  1. Governance, Sustainable Minerals Institute, accessed August 13, 2007.
  2. Governance, Sustainable Minerals Institute, accessed August 13, 2007.

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