Mr Yates is a geologist with 50 years experience in mineral exploration and mine development for a range of metals and minerals throughout Australia and in the Pacific and South-East Asia. He has lived in South Australia for 40 years during which time he has accumulated a substantial knowledge of the geology and mineral potential of the state.
During his career he has held board and senior exploration management positions with a number of Australian mining companies. In the 1980s he held senior positions with the Poseidon Limited group of companies including Executive Director of Australian Development Limited.
He is a former founding Director and a major shareholder of Adelaide Resources Limited which listed on the ASX in 1996. Since listing this company has held significant exploration interests in South Australia where it continues to operate.
He is a member of the South Australian Mining and Petroleum Experts Group (SAMPEG) and a past Chairman of the Adelaide Branch of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Dr Paul Heithersay was appointed to the position of Chief Executive of the Olympic Dam Task Force in December 2010. He also holds the position of Deputy Chief Executive, Resources and Energy.
Dr Heithersay's role at the Olympic Dam Task Force provides a 'single entry point' into government for private sector stakeholders in the development of resource investment projects that are particularly significant in terms of size and complexity.
As Deputy Chief Executive, Resources and Energy, Dr Heithersay leads the Mineral Resources, Energy Resources and Energy divisions of the Department of State Development. These divisions manage the state's mineral, gas, petroleum and energy resources on behalf of the people of South Australia.
Before joining the Public Service in 2002, Dr Heithersay spent more than 20 years in the mining industry in Australia, Southeast Asia and China for North Ltd and its predecessor Geopeko.
In June 2012, Dr Heithersay was awarded a Public Service Medal for his outstanding public service to the growth and development of the mineral resources sector in South Australia and in November 2012 he was elected to the Fellowship of the Fellows of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences (ATSE). In October 2013 Dr Heithersay was awarded the prestigious Legend in Mining award for his role in guiding South Australia's transformation into a major destination for investment in mineral resources and energy.
The Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) has appointed Dr Heithersay as the 2014 International Exchange Lecturer. This is the Society's lectureship that is intended to bring leading economic geologists to lecture venues worldwide in order to interact with economic geology professionals and students, and act as an ambassador for the profession and SEG.
Dr Ian Gould is a geologist by profession, with 40 years experience in the minerals industry in diverse and senior positions, mainly within the CRA/Rio Tinto Group, in which he was Group Executive for Exploration and later for R&D and Managing Director-Australia.
He retired from his executive career in 2000 as Managing Director of the Normandy Mining Group, based in Adelaide and subsequently held a number of non-executive directorships in the industry, including chairing Toro Energy Limited.
Dr Gould has been active on many government advisory bodies, committees and boards and currently chairs the CSIRO Mineral Resources Sector Advisory Committee, as well as the South Australian Minerals and Petroleum Expert Group (SAMPEG) and is a past Chair of the SA Resources Industry Development Board.
He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and of the AusIMM, of which he is a past President and recipient of the Institute Medal. He is the present Chair of the Board of St Andrew’s Hospital, Vice President of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Central Operations and a member of the Economic Development Board.
Dr Gould is the current Chancellor of the University of South Australia and was awarded an AM in the 2011 Queens birthday Honours for services to mining, education and the community.
The Honourable Roger Goldsworthy's former occupations include teacher (secondary and adult), farmer and member of Parliament. He was a member of University of Adelaide Council 1970–1973.
Roger Goldsworthy was elected to the South Australian Parliament in 1970 and has served as Deputy Premier, Minister of Mines and Energy, Services and Supply, and chairman of the Budget Review committee. He visited the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Canada to study nuclear fuel cycle, and visited mines in WA, NT, Qld and SA. Hon Roger Goldsworthy negotiated Olympic Dam and Cooper basin liquid scheme and put these to Parliament. The SA Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) was established while Roger Goldsworthy was Minister of Mines and Energy (he is still a member). He was Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party for 15 years, chaired the Gawler Craton Infrastructure study for the Commonwealth Government and was a member of a task force set up by the South Australian Government to revive the mining industry in SA.
He is active in charities and awarded Officer in the Order of Australia for service to Parliament and the community in 1997.
Roger has a BSc degree from Adelaide University (Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Geology) and a Diploma in teaching.
Mr McKenzie is a partner in the law firm Finlaysons. He heads their dedicated Resources and Native Title practice area, and provides specialist advice to the resources sector. George McKenzie is also a key member of the Construction and Infrastructure practice area within the firm.
Mr McKenzie advises clients from all sectors of the resources industry, from the exploration to production stages. He has acted in many of South Australia's landmark resources projects and is recognised nationally for his specialist expertise.
Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, 2010 recognised Mr McKenzie as one of the three pre-eminent Adelaide resources and energy lawyers and the only Adelaide lawyer to be recognised as a leading practitioner in Doyle's top 20 resources lawyers nationally. In the Australasian Legal Business magazine review of resources and energy lawyer, published in November 2009, Mr McKenzie was recognised as one of the 21 leading energy and resources lawyers nationally (one of only two Adelaide based lawyers so recognised).
George is a Councillor and past Vice President of the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME). He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Tino is the Managing Director of Cooper Basin Explorer, Ambassador Oil & Gas Ltd. Tino has 30 years experience as a petroleum executive both domestically and overseas. He is well credentialled in the upstream industry and has particular expertise in business improvement, resource development, reservoir optimisation and petroleum engineering.
He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of South Australia and a Company Director's Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
John Roberts is President of the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy, bringing to the role over 50 years experience in the mineral exploration and mining industries.
Mr Roberts began his career as a geologist, involved in extensive and successful exploration. He progressed to management positions in exploration and production companies including Vice President, Manager and Managing Director of Homestake Gold of Australia Limited in the 1980s. During those years Mr Roberts guided the company through public listing and increased gold production (from less than 40 000 to over 360 000 ounces per year).
Since 1993, Mr Roberts has been Chairman and Director of a number of exploration and production companies with interests including copper, gold, uranium and nickel. Mr Roberts is currently Chairman of Directors for Adelaide-based company Mithril Resources. He is also Chairman of Rum Jungle Resources Limited, a Darwin-based uranium exploration company specialising in fertiliser commodities.
Mr Carter is a geologist with over 40 years experience in corporate management, exploration and mining, having worked in Australia and overseas for Billiton (Shell Group of Companies) for 16 years.
For 5 years he was General Manager-Exploration for Burmine Ltd before establishing Minotaur Gold NL in 1993. He formed Minotaur Resources Ltd in 2000 and Minotaur Exploration Ltd in 2005, and was Managing Director of these groups at their inception. He is currently chair of Minotaur Exploration Ltd.
Mr Carter is on the boards of ASX listed companies Mithril Resources Ltd, Toro Energy Ltd and Petratherm Ltd and is Chairman of the latter.
He is a former Chairman of the Federal Government's Minerals Exploration Advisory Group and is a member of the South Australian Government's Resources Industry Development Board (RIDB) and South Australian Minerals and Petroleum Expert Group (SAMPEG). He is former a President of the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy and is a past member of the Australian Gold Council. Mr Carter received the President's award from AusIMM in 2010 and is a Board member of AusIMM.
In 2003 he was awarded (jointly) Prospector of the Year for the discovery of Prominent Hill and in the same year received a Centenary Medal.
BEc (ANU), MBA, FAICD, FCIS
Previously Pauline was a senior executive with Normandy Mining Limited, where she was actively involved in the company’s growth, its corporate activities and its international expansion. As a member of Newmont Mining Corporation’s Asia Pacific regional executive team she then held several roles including Executive General Manager–Group Secretariat and Services and Director-Business Development and Continuous Improvement.
She currently provides business improvement, governance, compliance and risk consultancy services to companies in the resources, construction and superannuation sectors. Pauline is also a member of the Council of the University of South Australia and is Chairman of the University’s Audit and Risk Management Committee.
Mr Yeeles is a consultant providing advice to resource companies on government and community relations. Previously he was Group Manager, Corporate Affairs–Base Metals Australia for BHP Billiton.
Dr Alice McCleary is presently Chair of Uranium SA and a non-Executive Director of Archer Exploration Ltd. She is a council member of SACOME, a former Deputy Chancellor of the University of South Australia, and a chartered accountant and former corporate tax partner in Coopers & Lybrand. Dr McCleary also sits on a number of Boards and Committees outside the mining industry, including the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants, based in New York.
Paul Holloway has degrees in Science (Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics), Electrical Engineering (First Class Honours) and Economics from the University of Adelaide. During his studies he was awarded the Australian Society of Accountants prize for Accountancy, and the IBM prize and Economic Statistics prize for economic statistics.
He was elected as the Member for Mitchell in the South Australian House of Assembly in 1989. In 1995 he filled a casual vacancy in the Legislative Council and he became Deputy Opposition Leader in the Council in 1997. Following the election of the Rann Government in 2002 he became Leader of the Government in the Council and served as Minister for Mineral Resources Development from March 2002 until February 2011.
During his period as Mines Minister the highly successful Plan for Accelerated Exploration (PACE) was introduced leading to significant growth in mineral exploration and the number of mines in South Australia. In 2008 at the Excellence in Mining and Exploration Conference he was named a Legend of the mining industry. He retired as a Member of the South Australian Legislative Council in August 2011.
Paul Holloway has been a member of the South Australian Resources Industry Development Board since 2012, he is Deputy Chair of the Woomera Prohibited Area Advisory Board and a member of the Roxby Downs Advisory Reference Group. In 2013 he conducted a statutory review of the South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005.