May 29, 2017

New chief for AusIMM

New chief for AusIMM New AusIMM chief executive officer Stephen Durkin.

A new leader takes his place at the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (the AusIMM) from today.

Stephen Durkin has been appointed as chief executive officer for the peak industry group, which represents 13,000 professionals working in the
minerals sector.

Mr Durkin was most recently chief executive of Engineers Australia. He holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

AusIMM president Colin Moorhead said Mr Durkin’s high-profile record of organisational transformation would position the Institute for further growth.

“The Institute represents professionals working in one of the few sectors in Australasia that is truly world class”, Mr Moorhead said.

“As leaders in a global industry, professionals working in the minerals industry are supported by the AusIMM’s network of development opportunities and professional standards. I look forward to working with Stephen to take the AusIMM to the next level of growth.”

Mr Durkin said he was excited by the opportunities presented by his appointment as AusIMM CEO.

“I am pleased to be joining an industry that is such an important world leader,” he said.

“I look forward to working with the Institute’s progressive and action-focused Board as we lead the AusIMM into a new era of recognition and support for minerals professionals.”