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Our Team


Guy Boggs
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.
Dr Boggs is committed to enabling a new vision for mine closure and positive post mine transitions through effective stakeholder engagement, research planning and innovative solutions.


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Peter Zurzolo
Chief Operating Officer

Peter was previously the CEO of the Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute. Prior to this appointment he was the CEO for the Future Farm Industries Co-operative Research Centre. He has spent much of his career involved in agriculture with specific involvement in commercialisation and management. Previously, Peter was CEO and Executive Director of Interflour Vietnam and has held several Board and senior management positions.


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Tom Measham
Research Director

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.


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Jane Stacey
Communications Manager

Jane specialises in investor relations and communications, after working in finance and professional services for many years. Working in Europe, North America and Australia, Jane has provided business advisory and strategic communications advice to numerous public and private companies in the resources, renewables, technology and health sectors.


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Emma Yuen
Research Impact & Translation Manager

Emma has 25 years experience across public policy, research, engineering, Indigenous engagement and knowledge translation, mostly within the water sector.  She is also an experienced facilitator with a passion for working with diverse and interdisciplinary groups.


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Nicole Phelan
Research Project Manager

Nicole has 7 years experience working with CRC’s having previously worked at Capital Markets CRC and Digital Health CRC where she was part of the bid team. Through her experience working with CRC’s, she has gained strong project management skills, stakeholder engagement and knowledge of education, research and health sectors across Australia.


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Graeme Stewart
Finance Manager

Graeme was previously the Finance Manager at Future Farm Industries Ltd CRC and is an experienced finance professional, having worked in both commercial and public practice. He has worked across the hospitality, security, logistics, waste management and transport industries prior to moving to the research sector.


Pat Tang
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.



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.


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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.


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Associate Professor Glen Corder
Program 3 Leader, Operational Solutions

Glen is a Principal Research Fellow and leads the Industrial Ecology and Circular Economy group at the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) at The University of Queensland. Glen’s research focuses on responsible resource use by understanding the environmental impacts, social implications, technical innovations and economic factors along the metal value chain over the life of a mining project. His research also focusses on creating enhanced value from mining waste and recovery of metals from end-of-life products.


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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.


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Jim Walker
Interim 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.