Peter Forrestal is took on the role of Chairman of the Advisory Board of SMI’s Production Centres late in 2015.

Retired since 2013, Peter has had extensive minerals industry experience spanning almost 40 years, in roles ranging from technical exploration and mining geology through to senior management.   During the 15 years prior to his retirement, he held General Manager and Executive General Manager positions in technical development, project evaluation and project development with MIM Holdings Limited and Xstrata Copper.  His work history includes exposure to a range of commodities, principally including copper, lead, zinc, silver and gold, in various locations in Australia, SE Asia, South America, Europe and the Middle East.

Peter was for several years a Minerals Council of Australia representative on the Joint Ore Reserve Committee.  He was also for many years a member of the Advisory Board of the W.H. Bryan Mining and Geology Research Centre in the Sustainable Minerals Institute of The University of Queensland.