The third keynote lecture "Mining and complexity: a new look at old concepts" will be presented by Prof. Anna Littleboy, of the Sustainable Minerals Institute at the University of Queensland, Australia.
Anna is an experienced research director, specialising in resource sustainability and multidisciplinary integration. Her program develops systems and processes to share value from resource endowment through new business models, technological and environmental innovation and enhanced social performance from the minerals sector. Anna works towards a minerals sector that uses less energy and water, produces fewer wastes and delivers shared value to communities.
With a background in earth and environmental science, Anna’s focus is on multidisciplinary integration to address the long term risks of disruptive technologies. Anna has secured several multi-million dollar funding investments from Government and industry for minerals related research. She has worked on influential initiatives at the interface where science informs policy for a globally connected world and is experienced at working directly with industry, State and Federal Governments and International Institutions to mitigate environmental impact from the resources sector and develop trusting relationships between mining operations and their communities.