The Annual Awards Dinner for The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (The AusIMM) will be held in Adelaide on Saturday 14 June at Stamford Plaza Hotel.
This year, two of the highest Awards will be presented to South Australians.
Executive director for Minerals and Energy Resources Dr Paul Heithersay will receive the President’s Award for his pivotal role in developing and implementing the PACE program, a cornerstone of South Australia’s exploration and mining success.
Dr Dr Ian Gould, who has held top positions in companies such as Rio Tinto, Normandy Mining and Comalco, and has had a long term involvement in organisations such as the Royal Flying Doctor Service, will receive the Institute Medal for sustained service to the industry.
AusIMM chief executive Michael Catchpole said the Awards Dinner was held annually to recognise professional excellence across a range of fields, including safety and health, new operating techniques and leadership shown by new professionals.
“As the leading organisation representing professionals in the minerals sector, The AusIMM seeks to recognise and encourage the diverse contributions that make the industry such an important contributor to Australia’s economic, social and environmental wellbeing,” Catchpole said.