The Cooperative Research Centre for the Transformations in Mining Economies (CRC TiME) is pleased to announce its inaugural Board of Directors, who will help guide the organisation to fulfill its vision of uniting Australia’s regions in developing and delivering resilient post mine futures. The new Directors are:
- Dr Bruce Kelley, Chair
- Dr Paul Vogel, Deputy Chair (Government College Director)
- Prof. Christine Charles, Director (Regions and Communities College)
- Tony van Merwyk, Director (Mining, Equipment and Technology Services College)
- Vanessa Elliott, Director (Indigenous Organisation College)
- Gavin Price, Director (Mining College)
- Emeritus Professor David Brereton, Director (Research College)
Dr Bruce Kelley, a respected industry leader with a distinguished career as Global Practice Leader – Environment at Rio Tinto Ltd, is CRC TiME’s first Chair of the Board. Dr Kelley welcomed the inaugural Board appointments: “We have appointed a team of highly experienced senior leaders in their respective fields as inaugural Directors of the Board. Collectively they bring a depth of knowledge and critical skills to guide CRC TiME’s future success”.
Backed with $130m of funding from a broad collaboration of partners, CRC TiME is the world’s first organisation focussed on bringing sustainable solutions to the increasingly pressing issue of socially acceptable mine closure. With thousands of mines abandoned globally, there is an urgent need to bring communities, mining companies, indigenous groups, governments and leading experts together to drive innovation for positive outcomes for all stakeholders.
“Reflecting these stakeholders in our partnership and leadership is critically important to our CRC. Each Director has been nominated by an ‘electoral college’ of CRC TiME partners and reflects the specialty area where they are responsible for the advancement of the organisation’s strategic goals.” Dr Kelley explained.
With the support of the Federal Government through the highly competitive CRC funding process, CRC TiME will be instrumental in positioning Australia as a world leader in sustainable mining, rehabilitation and closure and post-mine economic development.
CRC TiME projects are estimated to bring over $2 billion of benefits to the Australian economy over the next ten years, delivering sustained value to regional communities, reducing liabilities for companies, incentivising future investment and creating global opportunities for Australia’s METS companies in the emerging mine-closure market.
Visit the CRC TiME website for bios of the Board of Directors.