Dr Roger Higgins has held senior executive, operations and environmental  positions in the mining industry with BHP, Teck and other mining companies, and has worked in these roles in Australia, Canada, Chile, Papua New Guinea, and the United States of America. He is a non-executive director of several Australian and international mining companies, and Chair of the International River Foundation. Roger has graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Queensland, an MSc from University of Aberdeen and a PhD from the University of NSW.