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Gerard Danckert


Mr Gerard Danckert is a mining executive with over 35 years of experience in senior strategic, technical and operations leadership roles in the iron ore, alumina, and gold industries. He is a mining engineer with an MBA from the University of Western Australia and recently completed Leading Sustainable Corporations, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Gerard is passionate about helping to solve the resource industry’s major challenges – sustainable development, climate response and technical evaluation. As Head of Rio Tinto Energy and Climate Change, Gerard established the Energy and Climate Centre of Excellence and led the first co-ordinated group decarbonisation plans.

Gerard has served MRIWA in an advisory capacity since 2017, most recently as Chair of the Grant Assessment Panel. He is an active mentor for Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS), a member of the Curtin University Science and Engineering Faculty Advisory Council and a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Initial Appointment: 1 Jan 2024

Term Expiry: 31 Dec 2026

Page was last reviewed 19 January 2024

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