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MEI Online: People News: Australasia: October 31st 2014


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:: JKTech’s Diana Drinkwater Appointed Director on the AusIMM Board


Long-serving JKTech and University of Queensland staff member Diana Drinkwater was afforded the honour this week of being appointed Director on the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) Board.

Ms Drinkwater, currently JKTech’s Program Director for Accelerated Development, has been involved with the Institute for a number of years, most recently chairing AusIMM’s Metallurgical Society. She was also the first female member of the International Mineral Processing Council, and serves as chair of the International Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC) Education Commission.

“The AusIMM is Australia’s leading professional mining industry body, representing 14,000 professionals involved in all sectors of the industry. It plays a leading role in guiding and supporting education and professional development in the sector, and I am excited to have this opportunity to ensure that these activities remain a major focus of activity” said Ms Drinkwater.

Ms Drinkwater, who has almost 30 years of experience in the minerals industry, started her career as a metallurgical engineer and now leads the delivery of JKTech’s technical training programs for professional engineers working in the resources industry. She has spent 15 years working in metallurgical education and professional development, and has designed and delivered undergraduate and postgraduate education at The University of Queensland, University of New South Wales and the University of Toronto.

Ms Drinkwater was also part of the team that developed the innovative Mineral Education Partnership (MEP) between The University of Queensland, Curtin University and Murdoch University, and has been involved in delivering the AngloPlatinum Graduate Development Program (AGDP) of the University of Cape Town.




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