February 2015

Election of three new Directors to AusIMM Board

  • By AusIMM Bulletin

Members of the AusIMM have elected three Directors to the AusIMM Board for the period 2015-2017. The new Directors are Diana Drinkwater, Steven de Kruijff and Pamela Naidoo-Ameglio. They commenced their appointments on 1 January 2015

Diana Drinkwater MAusIMM



Diana is a metallurgist who spent a decade in process plants and engineering offices before moving into the education and research sector. She is recognised globally as an authority on effective skills development for resource industry professionals. Diana currently directs accelerated development training programs for JKTech, the commercial arm of the Sustainable Minerals Institute (University of Queensland). Diana has held a variety of roles in Branch committees and Societies and is currently chair of the Metallurgical Society. She serves on the International Mineral Processing Council and leads the IMPC Commission on Education.

Policy priorities

The Australian mining industry must be more effective in developing the skills and capabilities of its people. The AusIMM can assist by providing focus, coordination and valued services.

Steven de Kruijff MAusIMM



Steve has worked for more than four decades in exploration and mining geology, business development and mine management, culminating in his most recent role as Chief Operating Officer for Mount Isa Mines. He is a past President of the Queensland Resources Council and chairs the ResourcesQ initiative to drive growth and jobs in the Queensland resources sector. Steve is a recipient of the 2008 AusIMM Jim Torlach Health and Safety Award.

Policy priorities

For the AusIMM to play a leadership role in promoting employment opportunities for members; to encourage schools and universities to deliver the educational outcomes needed for strong graduates in the minerals field; and to provide professional development and support to our growing membership while maintaining the Institute’s high standards, values and ethics.

Pamela Naidoo-Ameglio MAusIMM



Pamela has worked for 20 years in the mining and exploration industry. She is currently Manager Technical Services at Northparkes Mines and serves on the committees of the AusIMM Geoscience Society, Lachlan Branch and AusIMM WIMNet. Pamela is the immediate past President of the Geological Society of South Africa and was founding Chairperson of Women in Mining South Africa.

Policy priorities

I care deeply that the mining community maintains high professional standards and continues to grow through encouraging diversity and attracting and mentoring graduates. My policy priorities include AusIMM maintaining its leading international standing and nurturing links to other organisations, while strengthening its core professional development and mentoring programs. It is vital that AusIMM engages with the wider community in achieving these objectives.

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