Mineral Resources

By April 15th, 2016

In 2014, in a major restructuring of CSIRO, the term Division was replaced by the term Flagship for the organization’s operating units and the title Chief replaced by the title Director. The Division of Process Science and Engineering was renamed Mineral Resources. As part of this restructuring 34 PSE staff transferred to the Manufacturing flagship, while 106 staff (32%) from the former Division of Earth Science and Resource Engineering and 11 staff from the former Division of Computational Informatics transferred to the Mineral Resources flagship.

The divisional changes associated with the histories of the divisions that formed the Mineral Resources Flagship are summarized in the figure below with further details at the following links:
Process Science and Engineering (2009-14)
Earth Science and Resource Engineering (2009-14)
Computational Informatics (2013-14)

History of Mineral Resources Divisions

Mineral Resources Origins

Chief of Division/Officer-in-Charge/Director

Division/Business Unit Chief/Director
Process Science and Engineering (2009-14) Lambertus Gerrit Jan (Bart) Follink (2009-2011)
Mark Fietz (Acting 2011)
Anita J Hill (2011-14)
Earth Science & Resource Engineering (2009-14) Michael Otis McWilliams (2009-14)
Computational Informatics (2013-14) Bronwyn Harch (2012-14)
Iain Collings (Acting, 2014)
Mineral Resources (2014-) Jonathan Law (2014-)


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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

• CSIRO Annual Reports

• CSIRO Communications