Charlie Sartain is a mining engineer with more than 30 years experience in the mining industry, initially in engineering roles at Mount Isa Mines then in various mine management and senior executive roles in the gold and base metals industries. He worked for MIM Holdings Ltd for 20 years and then with Xstrata plc for 10 years until mid 2013, including 9 years as CEO of Xstrata Copper, Xstrata’s largest global business unit with operations and projects spanning eight countries. 

In recent years Charlie has taken on various governance roles in listed companies and not-for-profit organisations. He is currently a non-executive Director of ASX-listed companies ALS Limited and Austin Engineering Limited, and a non-executive Director of major gold producer Goldcorp Inc (TSX/NYSE). He is also a Director of Wesley Medical Research Limited, a Member of the University of Queensland Senate and is Chairman of the Sustainable Minerals Institute at the University of Queensland. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.