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AusIMM 2021 president Dave Clark. Image: AusIMM.

The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) has announced board director Dave Clark as the organisation’s 2021 president-elect.

Clark has built nearly 28 years of experience in the resources sector, having been an active AusIMM member during this time, including serving on the board since October 2015.

His roles at AusIMM include serving on and being the chairperson of the Mining Society committee, chairing and leading the reinvigoration of AusIMM’s Darwin branch and being an active committee member within the Melbourne branch.

Clark completed 10 years of site work with Rio Tinto and Newcrest Mining and spent the best part of 18 years in senior consulting and leadership roles with GHD.

Currently, he is a senior technical director geotechnical (mining) engineering and market development leader with GHD Advisory.

“It’s an honour to be elected president for 2021,” Clark said of his appointment. “I’m looking forward to working closely with AusIMM members, the board and management team as we lead the sector as the trusted voice and progress our journey as a more modern organisation.

“During my time on the board, AusIMM has undergone a significant strategic shift to be more financially sustainable and digitally focussed, which sees us well-positioned during this time of global uncertainty.

“I’m proud to be representing our members and taking on the responsibility of this important leadership role.”

AusIMM’s outgoing 2019 to 2020 president Janine Herzig applauded the election result, describing Clark as “a proven leader” with “a deep knowledge of AusIMM and the resources sector”.

“I thank (Clark) for his commitment, congratulate him on his election and look forward to working closely with him through the remainder of my presidential term as he prepares to take on his new role in 2021,” Herzig said.

Clark will commence his term as president in January 2021.