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

The current Board members are:

Dr Charlie Sartain

SMI Advisory Board Chair

Professor Neville Plint


UQ Sustainable Minerals Institute  

Professor Aidan Byrne


The University of Queensland

Adjunct Professor Christine Charles


SMI Centre for Social Responsibility
in Mining Advisory Board

Paul Dowd

Independent Member

Peter Forrestal


SMI Production Centres Advisory Board

Troy Hey

Executive General Manager - Stakeholder Relations

MMG Limited

Dr Roger Higgins

Independent Member

Frans Knox

Head of Production


James Purtill


Department of Natural Resources,
Mines and Energy

Kenneth Ramsay

Regional Group Executive,
Environment and Social Responsibility

Newmont Asia Pacific

Peter Roe


SMI Environment Centres Advisory Board

 Blair Sands

Head of Health and Environment

Newcrest Mining Limited

Mischa Traynor

GM Innovation and Technology

Thiess Pty Ltd

Mick Wilkes

President and CEO

OceanaGold Corporation