The role of the SMI Advisory Board is to provide advice and guidance to the Director and University on the strategic direction of SMI. 

The current Board members are:  

 Dr Charlie Sartain

 SMI Advisory Board Chair and UQ Senate Member

 Professor Neville Plint

 Director

 UQ Sustainable Minerals Institute

 Professor Aidan Byrne

 Provost

 The University of Queensland

 James Purtill

 Director-General

 Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy.

 Blair Sands

 Head of Health and Environment

 Newcrest Mining Limited

 Frans Knox

 Head of Production

 BMA 

 Mischa Traynor

 GM Innovation and Technology

 Thiess Pty Ltd

 Kenneth Ramsey

 Regional Group Executive, Environment and Social   Responsibility

 Newmont Asia Pacific

Peter Forrestal

 Chair, SMI-Production Centres Board

 Dr David Way

 Chief Executive Officer

 JKTech Pty Ltd

 Peter Roe

 Chair, SMI-Environment Centres Board​

 Adjunct Professor Christine Charles

 Chair, SMI-Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining Advisory   Board

 Troy Hey

 Executive General Manager – Stakeholder Relations

 MMG Limited

Dr Roger Higgins

Independent Member  

 Paul Dowd

 Independent Member  

 Mick Wilkes

 President and CEO

 OceanaGold Corporation