Dr Wayne Stange, the Managing Director of AMIRA International, has been appointed Director of the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) within the University of Queensland's Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI).


Dr Stange has held senior roles with Hatch, Accenture, Deloitte and Alcoa, as well as founding and operating his own consultancy Synergistics.

JKMRC has worked closely with AMIRA since 1961 when the AMIRA P9 project was initially conceived, marking a significant event which would shape JKMRC research and AMIRA's collaborative research approach for the next 50 years.

Dr Stange will be pivotal in the development and implementation of SMI's NextMine and NextWorkforce strategic initiatives.

Dr Stange succeeds Professor Geoff Gault, who has been JKMRC's Director for the last two years.