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CET Governance

Central to CET is the engagement of the CET Advisory Board and its committee: the Technical Working Group (TWG). These groups collectively have been tasked with ensuring proper governance of CET and ensuring that the science strategy and business directions are beneficial and relevant to the entire range of stakeholders. Members of these committees are from industry, key stakeholders and other collaborative partners.

In addition to the external committees, CET has an Executive Management Committee and a Senior Research Leaders Group, both comprised of CET staff, who collectively design and implement the strategy and management of the CET.

Advisory Board

The 10 members of the Advisory Board provide an invaluable perspective on the operation of the CET - and in particular to performance around our core goal of meeting the research needs of the exploration and mining industry. The majority of the members are independent of the CET and hail from a range of Industry and academic partners.

 Strategy Advisory Board

Jon Hronsky (Chair)
Western Mining Services
Steve Rowins
 Annette George  UWA
Chris Wijns First Quantum
 Ian Sandl  Teck Australia Pty Ltd
 John Vann  AngloGold Ashanti
 Kevin Hart ​Endeavour Corporate
 Lynda Burnett  Sipa Resources Limited
Tony O’Donnell
Andrew Putnis Curtin University


Technical Working Group

The CET Technical Working Group (TWG) provides technical advice to the CET Board and management team. The input and oversight of this group aids us in making sure the needs of the mineral exploration industry are being met by our research strategies. The TWG comprises senior industry representatives and individuals, selected to ensure coverage of all technical sub-disciplines relevant to mineral exploration. Membership also includes representatives from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA).

Technical Working Group Members

Christ Wijn (Chair) Independent Consultant
Ed Baltis ​Gold Fields Australasia 
Barry Bourne
Independent Consultant 
Dave Lawie 
John Hart Rio Tinto
Howard Golden Independent Consultant
Ian Tyler
Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA) 
Lisa Vella
Southern Geoscience Consultants
Mark Doyle
AngloGold Ashanti
Michael Nugus
AngloGold Ashanti
Paul Polito
Anglo American Exploration
Gary Snow ​Gold Fields Australasia  
Steve Barnes  CSIRO
Steve Garwin Independent Consultant
Chris Kirkland Curtin University
Asmita Mahanta