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.


Dr Charlie Sartain

SMI Advisory Board Chair


Board Members

Professor Aidan Byrne
Provost, The University of Queensland

Adjunct Professor Christine Charles
Chair, SMI Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining Advisory Board

Scott Cowie
Chair, SMI Production Centres Advisory Board

Paul Dowd
Independent Member

Bobbie Foot
Co-Chair, Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre Advisory Board

Troy Hey
Executive General Manager - Stakeholder Relations, MMG Limited

Dr Roger Higgins
Independent Member

Michael Holmes
President and CEO, OceanaGold

Mike Kaiser
Director-General, Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Andrew Kennedy
Group Executive, Legal, Sustainability and Government Relations, Newmont Goldcorp Australia

Frans Knox
Head of Production, BMA

Andrew McClelland
Group Head Processing, Anglo American plc

Rebecca Perret
Co-Chair, Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre Advisory Board

Professor Neville Plint
Director, UQ Sustainable Minerals Institute  

Kenneth Ramsay
Regional Group Executive, Environment and Social Responsibility, Newmont Asia Pacific

Peter Roe
Chair, SMI Environment Centres Advisory Board

Mischa Traynor
GM Innovation and Technology, Thiess Pty Ltd

Michael Wilson
General Manager Health, Safety, Environment & Security, Newcrest Mining Limited

Michael Wright
Executive Chairman, Theiss Pty Ltd