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AMIRA International has opened new offices in Latin America and North America, offering its Members new connections to the world’s best minerals R&D.
AMIRA International is an independent association of minerals companies created to develop, broker and oversea collaborative research projects on behalf of its Member companies. It is anticipated that Members and researchers will benefit from an increase in minerals R&D in both regions as a result of these appointments:
AMIRA also announces the appointment of Bob Howard as Research Director in Perth, Western Australia, replacing Tony Bagshaw.
The three new Research Directors have extensive experience in the minerals industry, and their appointment is an important step toward providing Members with new collaborative research projects from around the world.
According to CEO Deming Whitman, the regional appointments will provide AMIRA International Members with stronger and closer connections to eminent research teams while boosting AMIRA International’s relationships with local businesses.
"These appointments are particularly exciting for AMIRA as we pursue the internationalisation strategy that we adopted some years ago," he said.
"Although our membership has long been global in nature, the majority of our research providers to date have been Australian with South African and Canadian institutions becoming significant in recent years."
"Engaging with additional researchers throughout the world is fundamental to our capacity to identify and develop projects that interest our Members globally."
"Our presence in Latin America and North America, in direct response to our Members’ interests, will ensure that we build successful relationships across the Americas and confirms the truly international nature of the Association."
All of the Research Directors and the CEO are available for interviews. High quality photos are available.
New focus in Latin America
North America open for business
Changes in Western Australia
Farewell Dr Tony Bagshaw
After eight years with AMIRA International, Tony Bagshaw has retired and is following other interests. Tony brought to AMIRA International a wealth of experience in hydrometallurgy R&D and research management and has been a significant contributor to our expansion in these areas. He has also played an important role in our Perth office, providing a direct connection with our Members. Tony’s oversight of a number of important alumina collaborative projects, management of industry technical panels and his interaction with the Parker Centre/CSIRO have all been major achievements.
Welcome Dr Bob Howard
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