Industry leaders join CEEC Board

first_imgCEEC’s Board of Directors welcomed two new members in late 2012. Joe Pease, Chief Executive of Xstrata Technology and Michael Battersby, Managing Director, Maelgwyn Mineral Services (MMS) bring their global commercial experience and insight to the CEEC Board. Current board members include Elizabeth Lewis-Gray, Chairman of Gekko Systems; Prof Tim Napier-Munn of JKTech; Michael Daniel of CMD Consulting and Ms Zeljka Pokrajcic, Principal Process Engineer at Worley Parsons. CEEC (Coalition for Eco-Efficient Comminution) was established in 2011 to support knowledge sharing and change in an area of high energy consumption for the mineral industry. Its mission is to accelerate knowledge and technology transfer in the field of energy-efficient comminution.Michael Battersby is a co-founder and Managing Director of MMS, based in Cardiff, Wales. He has over 35 years experience in the minerals industry in operations, general mine management, technical consulting and equipment sales management.Battersby has led MMS to be one of the leading new technology development companies in the minerals industry. To date the company has invented, patented, developed and commercialised five different technologies and processes in the areas of froth flotation and gold processing. In 2001 the company won a Smart Wales award for the development of G-Cell pneumatic flotation. In 2006 MMS won the Celebration of Innovation award for having the most innovative product to come out of Wales for the previous 25 years.Joe Pease has spent 21 years in operations in a variety of research, project and production management roles. Most of this was at Mount Isa in Australia, including Manager of the Mount Isa lead zinc and copper concentrator for eight years, and lead smelter manager for two years.For the last decade, Pease has been Chief Executive of Xstrata Technology, which develops and markets technologies to improve the efficiency of minerals processing, smelting, refining and leaching.From his time in operations, Pease saw the perspectives of all stages of the processing chain, from mining to final refining. This left him with a passion to improve and find efficiencies both within, but especially, between, the traditional ‘silos’ in processing and organisations.In addition to CEEC, Pease serves on several industry bodies, including the Board and Executive Committee of AMIRA, the Board of the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre, the Ian Wark Institute Advisory Board, and the Steering Committee of the Australian Minerals Education Partnership.CEEC Advocates have been established around the world to support CEEC’s mission to accelerate knowledge transfer in the area of alternative comminution strategies. Located in Peru, Chile, South Africa, Canada and Sweden, these comminution leaders play a critical role in sharing CEEC’s resources with their communities, making public presentations on behalf of CEEC and providing valuable views to the CEEC Board.CEEC aims to raise awareness of beneficial comminution strategies with the objective of improving earnings, achieving lower process costs and gaining energy efficiencies in the mining sector. Launched in May 2011, CEEC is sponsored by Gold Fields, Gekko Systems, Anglo Americand, Ausenco, Newcrest Mining, Xstrata Technology, Outotec, Orica, Metso, AMIRA International, JKTech, University of Queensland’s Sustainable Mineral Institute, MMG, Russell Mineral Equipment and Indophil Resources.last_img

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