Chief Executive Officer
Guy has extensive experience providing leadership in innovation and actively working at the interface of industry and research. Guy has led the delivery of large Australian Government funded programs driving knowledge development and industry practice change. An experienced research leader, Guy holds a PhD completed on post mine landform design and has an extensive publication record authoring over 50 books, book chapters and journal articles on spatial science and natural resource management.
Guy is committed to enabling a new vision for mine closure and positive post mine transitions through effective stakeholder engagement, research planning and innovative solutions.
Tom is an internationally recognised research leader with extensive experience designing integrated research programs in regional communities. As a Principal Research Scientist & Group Leader for CSIRO, Tom led a portfolio of interdisciplinary research projects focused on economic transition in resource rich regions. He has provided expert advice to government and industry on a wide range of social and economic issues, published 2 books and over 100 reports and more than 50 scholarly articles.
External Relations & Impact Director
Jillian is an engagement, policy and corporate affairs professional with more than 15 years of experience of bringing diverse stakeholders together to build shared understanding and achieve common goals. She has a deep understanding of the minerals industry, having worked at sites as well as corporate office and, before joining CRC TiME, as social policy lead at the Minerals Council of Australia. Born and raised in North Queensland, Jillian is passionate about ensuring communities and regions have opportunities to thrive and prosper. Jillian has qualifications in communications, governance and public policy and sustainability and is an Australian Rural Leadership Program graduate.
Mark is a qualified CPA and Company Secretary with many years of experience in banking and finance. He has worked in senior finance, procurement and general management roles in a number of sectors including heavy engineering, wholesaling, manufacturing, government and mining, oil and gas. Mark has held Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary roles for several ASX-listed mining companies, and External Audit Technical Director roles with clients including major gold producer Northern Star Resources Ltd.
Bec is a communications specialist with expertise in research translation and policy engagement. She holds a PhD from UWA and a Certificate in Public Policy Analysis from LSE. With a specialisation in research communications within the higher education sector, Bec brings expertise in both translating complex research to varied audiences and building relationships with stakeholders in government, universities, NGOs, not-for-profits and business. She led communications and stakeholder engagement at the UWA Public Policy Institute and has previously worked in marketing and student communications.
Engagement Manager (First Nations)
Caroline Williams is a Yamatji woman from the Midwest, Murchison, Gascoyne region of Western Australia. Growing up in the regional city of Geraldton, Caroline brings extensive experience in business and economic development, employment, health care, out of home care and education to her role. Caroline recently become an Associate Fellow through the Higher Education Academy at the University of Western Australia. In addition to holding a Bachelor of Social Science (Indigenous Services), Masters of Business Administration and a Diploma of Executive Coaching, Caroline is also a current PhD researcher investigating what traditional, complementary and alternate medicines Indigenous peoples are using and what influences their decision making.
Research Project Manager
Keryn has worked in government and consultancy roles, with a focus on research and evaluation to inform policy implementation. She has many years of experience with interdisciplinary research and managing collaboration across a portfolio of projects.
Office Manager & Executive Assistant
Pat has many years of experience working in business administration and management in the higher education sector. She has expertise in engineering and has also worked in academia. More recently Pat has worked in the not-for-profit sector.
Ben is a communications, marketing, and design professional with experience in the not-for-profit, health and agriculture sectors. Most recently, Ben worked at vegetablesWA where he managed and produced the WA Grower magazine and coordinated the Linley Valley Pork social media platforms, where he led multiple successful social media campaigns.
Ben is passionate about environmental rehabilitation, sustainable economies and strong regional communities.
Regional Engagement Officer
Rae began her career after completing postgraduate studies in Communications. Rae’s career has included fast-paced Corporate Event Management roles in the private sector and Project Management, Communications and Ministerial roles for a range of portfolios with the Western Australian State Government. In addition to her role as Engagement Officer at CRC TiME, Rae owns and runs a successful business and brings her expertise in stakeholder engagement, project management and writing for a range of audiences.
Professor Fiona Haslam McKenzie
Program 1 Leader, Regional Economic Development
Fiona has expertise in regional economic development with extensive experience in population and socioeconomic change, housing, and analysis of remote, regional and urban socioeconomic indicators. She has published widely and undertaken work for the corporate and small business sectors both nationally and in Western Australia. In 2015, Fiona was appointed as co-director of the Centre for Regional Development at The University of Western Australia. She is also a member of the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority.
Associate Professor Bryan Maybee
Program 2 Leader, Risk, Evaluation and Planning
Bryan is an Associate Professor and the Discipline Lead for Minerals and Energy Economics at Curtin University. His research is in project evaluation, risk management and tax administration as applied to the resources sectors. Through the application of theories and tools from the finance industry he has worked with governments and major mining companies globally to develop tools and methodologies that improve mine planning and strategic decision-making processes. Bryan is a consultant to the World Bank and a member of the MRIWA College of Experts.
Dr Agnes Samper
Program 3 Leader, Operational Solutions
Agnes is a senior research fellow at the Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry at the University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute. As a geologist she has international experience in Canada, Europe, Mexico, Russia, Tanzania in academic and applied research projects to the minerals sector and geothermal industry. For the last five years, Agnes enhanced mulit-disciplinary and international research projects applied to the minerals sector within the Laboratory of Excellence RESSOURCES 21 in France. She is currently animating a multi-disciplinary research partnership between University of Lorraine and University of Queensland on Sourcing Unconventional Critical Resource Elements ‘SUCRE’.
Dr Jason Kirby
Program 4 Leader, Data integration, Forecasting & Scale
Jason is a Principal Research Scientist in CSIRO’s Land Water Business Unit, Industry Environments Program. He is the coordinator of CSIRO’s Land and Water Legacy Initiative that supports sustainable industries through reduced environmental footprints and social impacts. Jason has extensive experience in chemical risk assessment and management, and environmental chemistry and ecotoxicology research. His research has impacted government agencies, industry, and communities through the embodiment of his science in regulation and industries social license to operate and close.
Chair, First Nations Advisory Team
Jim Walker is an Aboriginal man of the Yiman and Goreng Goreng First Nations peoples of Australia. He is a lecturer within the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences within the Faculty of Science at the University of Queensland. He is also a member of the Science Advisory Committee of Earthwatch Australia and Bush Blitz, Chair of the Murri Mura Aboriginal Corporation and Board of Advice member of the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation. He has been involved in advocating for the rights of Indigenous Peoples in excess of 20 years both in Australia and internationally. He has worked within the Australian Government at executive and senior management level in Indigenous affairs and was former Manager, Office of Indigenous Engagement at CSIRO. He has been involved in development and implementation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policies and programs in the fields of environment protection, housing and community infrastructure, science research, social justice, education, health, economic development, Indigenous rights advocacy, and Indigenous cultural protection.