Mining3 has appointed Leeanne Bond as new chair of the board. Bond succeeds Theresa Mlikota who stepped down from the position and retired from the Mining3 board last month.


Leeanne Bond

Ms Mlikota brought 30 years of experience in the resources and construction sectors to great effect during her time on the board, noted Mining3. During her four-year tenure, she was a major force in the transformation of Mining3 from a commonwealth-funded CRC to a fully industry funded organisation. She also provided a steady hand in guiding Mining3’s partnership with CSIRO, focused its efforts in commercialisation, and promoted its expansion internationally.

Ms Bond has more than 30 years’ corporate experience including more than 16 years as a professional company director and board member. She is a prominent engineering leader, advocating for improved project governance, innovation and entrepreneurship, gender equity and workplace diversity and inclusion. Ms Bond was a founding executive of WorleyParsons’ business in Queensland, NT and PNG. She holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree and an MBA from The University of Queensland.

Prof. Paul Lever, Mining3 CEO, welcomed Ms Bond to the board. “Leeanne Bond’s expertise speaks for itself and we are very much looking forward to working with her to continue to strengthen Mining3’s ability to develop and deliver significant impact for our members and the minerals industry,” he said.

“I’m very pleased to be invited to lead the board of Mining3, a unique and respected industry funded organisation with a successful heritage as the former CRCMining now holding a strategic partnership with CSIRO. I look forward to continuing participation in Australia’s globally relevant mineral resources research sector,” Ms Bond said.

*Article published in the April-June 2020 issue of The Asia Miner