|Home News Conferences Commodities Publications Business Directory Resources Help|
:: CEEC Appoints Global Processing Leader Mike Battersby to Chair of the Board
Global processing leader Mike Battersby has been appointed Chair of the CEEC Board of Directors. UK-based Mr Battersby has been a CEEC Director since 2012, He brings board expertise and more than 40 years’ experience in the minerals industry in operations, general mine management, technical consulting and corporate development to the role.
Mr Battersby’s current board positions include Chairman and Managing Director of the Maelgwyn Mineral Services (MMS) group of companies in the UK, South Africa and Australia, and Director of Greenhills Technology International Limited. He recently stepped down as a board member of the British Triathlon Federation and Welsh Triathlon.
“As the new CEEC Chair, my aim is to empower industry to apply practical tools to drive these improvements. CEEC’s free energy curves help mines to benchmark and explore best practice options. I look forward to working with the new energy curves team to develop further enhancements, and with industry to create complementary new tools that address the energy/water nexus.”
Mr Battersby acknowledged the great work of outgoing chair Joe Pease. “Under Joe’s five-year leadership, CEEC has extended its global reach and now has experienced leaders strategically positioned around the world. This strategy enables us to keep fully engaged with the issues facing comminution and mineral processing site specialists as well as the broader business challenges facing mining companies. During his stewardship, CEEC has funded and delivered energy curves and international workshops to industry, driving proactive improvement in energy efficiency worldwide,” he said.
“I would also like to acknowledge the contribution of the inaugural CEEC Chair, Elizabeth Lewis-Gray, who facilitated the establishment of CEEC with the aim of accelerating industry uptake of eco-efficient comminution. She and the first CEEC Board established a solid foundation and excellent governance systems. From these beginnings, we have been able to build a global network of more than 15,000 leaders, practitioners and researchers to support industry uptake of best practices and cutting edge advances.
“CEEC would not exist without industry support and I thank our sponsors who make this work possible.” Mr Pease remains an active director and welcomes Mike’s appointment. “Mike is a highly respected expert and is well qualified to lead CEEC’s work in communicating efficient practice, and to develop new collaborative partnerships with global groups,” he said.
CEEC CEO Alison Keogh said Mike Battersby’s appointment amplified the renewed commitment to collaborative partnerships and projects in North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Europe and beyond.
“I encourage industry professionals and researchers to contact me with their leading site practices, innovations and news. By sharing this information across the CEEC network, we can help drive energy efficient processing and enhance industry’s success globally,” she said.
© 1998-2017, Minerals Engineering International