Whilst the Centre’s administrative functions are based at the University of Newcastle, under the leadership of the Centre Director Centre operations and activities are directed and governed by an Executive Committee, Stakeholder Committee and two high-level advisory bodies – an Advisory Board and an International Advisory Panel.
The Centre has several other Committees that make up the wider governance of the Centre, as outlined in the below diagram, and Centre activities are guided by a Strategic Plan, which is updated annually with input from Centre members, the International Advisory Panel and Advisory Board.
COEMinerals Advisory Board
The COEMinerals Advisory Board provides advice and feedback on the Centre’s Strategic Plan, and where appropriate facilitates engagement and new opportunities:
Professor Simon Biggs (Advisory Board Chair), Vice Chancellor and President, James Cook University, Australia
Professor Richard A. Williams, Vice Chancellor, Heriot-Watt University
Ms Denise Goldsworth AO, Chancellor, Edith Cowan University
Mr Andrew Hutchinson, General Manager, Critical Minerals Facilitation Office with the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Professor Jacques Eksteen, Research Director of the Future Battery Industries CRC (FBICRC)
COEMinerals International Advisory Panel (IAP)
The IAP provides strategic advice to the Centre Executive with a view to assisting in the achievement of the Centre’s goals. The IAP reviews program reports as well as monitoring the progress and performance of projects being undertaken within the three Scientific Programs:
Professor Cyril O’Connor (International Panel Chair), Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Scholar, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Dr Martin Rudolph, Head of Department of Processing of Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HZDR/HIF), Freiberg, Germany
Silvia Cristina Alves França, Director Centre for Mineral Technology (CETEM)
Dr Barun Gorain, President and CEO Ore2Metal Inc