Director – International Business, Austmine
Robert has over 30 years’ experience working in mineral exploration and project development, R&D in mining, contract management in executive roles with Schlumberger, Inco, Rio Tinto, CALTEC and others across the globe.
During his 13 years in senior roles with Austmine, Robert has helped to grow the membership to more than 600 companies and establish its role Australia’s METS industry leader. In doing this he has formed strong strategic alliances with industry leaders, associations and governments, and fostered partnerships with mining companies and other relevant stakeholders in Australia and beyond.In his current role Robert is responsible for delivering Austmine’s international strategy in solidifying collaborations in key mining markets, connecting with global supply chains and accelerating export pathways. He has led over 100 Austmine’s international trade missions to markets such as PNG, New Caledonia, USA, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Brazil, Chile, Canada, Mexico and Ghana.Robert has graduated in Geology and holds a PhD in Geophysics and speaks a number of languages.