JKTech Pty Ltd, the technology transfer company for the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) of The University of Queensland, has appointed Dr David Way as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Dr Way joined JKTech as Operations Manager in 2011. In 2013, he was appointed General Manager Integrated Solutions, a role in which he was responsible for all technical consulting, the JKSimMet simulation software suite, laboratory services and testing equipment, and analysis, mine costing and benchmarking activities.
JKTech Chairman Dr Barry Kelly said Dr Way was highly regarded within the minerals industry, locally and globally, for his extensive technical and operational experience.
“David’s global reputation as a leading consultant to the industry, and his intimate knowledge of JKTech and the SMI, places him in a strong position to ensure that JKTech continues to deliver value to the global minerals industry and to The University of Queensland. The Board and I are delighted with his appointment.” Dr Kelly said.
Dr Way’s major areas of personal expertise include process mineralogy, base and precious minerals flotation chemistry, diamond beatification, carbon in leach gold extraction, project development and business development.
He has also driven the identification of significant value to the industry through the delivery of integrated solutions, via Mine to MillTM and Mine to Product process-optimisation consulting projects.
Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs