Dr Luke Keeney is the Chief Operating Officer of the Cooperative Research Centre for Optimising Resource Extraction (CRC ORE). He leads the Innovation Delivery Group (IDG) responsible for delivering technology implementation site-based projects.  In addition to running the IDG team, Luke manages the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Mining Innovation Hub which operates as a node of CRC ORE. Luke also leads the technical aspects of Grade Engineering commercialisation activities within CRC ORE, aimed at transferring new products to the broader mining industry.

Luke is a technical specialist with experience in global integrated mining related base metal and hard rock environments, along with extensive experience operating in research and consulting organisations. Trained in mathematics, physics, geology and geometallurgy, Luke has worked in a variety of roles covering open pit slope design, geometallurgical research and consulting.