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:: JKTech Appoints New CEO
JKTech Pty Ltd, the technology transfer company for the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) of The University of Queensland, today announced the appointment of Dr David Way as its new Chief Executive Officer.
JKTech Chairman Dr Barry Kelly said Dr Way was highly regarded within the minerals industry, locally and globally, for his extensive technical and operational experience. Dr Way joined JKTech as Operations Manager in 2011. In 2013, he was appointed General Manager Integrated Solutions, a role in which he was responsible for all technical consulting, the JKSimMet simulation software suite, laboratory services and testing equipment, and analysis, mine costing and benchmarking activities.
He started his career with Mt. Isa Mines (MIM) in 1996 and was awarded a PhD in Chemistry from La Trobe University in 1997. Dr Way’s 15 years with MIM and Xstrata Copper culminated in the role of Principal Metallurgist. In 2014, he became an Adjunct Professor from The Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland.
Dr Way is an inventor of the Toowong ProcessTM for arsenic leaching of sulphide concentrates. His major areas of personal expertise include process mineralogy, base and precious minerals flotation chemistry, diamond beneficiation, carbon in leach gold extraction, project development and business development.
He has also driven the identification of significant value to the industry through the delivery of integrated solutions, via Mine to MillTM and Mine to Product process-optimisation consulting projects. “David’s global reputation as a leading consultant to the industry, and his intimate knowledge of JKTech and the SMI, places him in a strong position to ensure that JKTech continues to deliver value to the global minerals industry and to The University of Queensland. The Board and I are delighted with his appointment.” Dr Kelly said.
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