Lyle is an experienced leader, manager and engineer, having spent 35 years in the mining and processing industry, mostly related to technology commercialisation and implementation.
He is currently Chair of two Australian mining technology companies (MineWare and Blast Movement Technologies) and a partner of Jolimont GMS, a specialist investor in mining technology companies.
Lyle was CEO of GroundProbe for ten years, taking this Australian mining technology from university research to commercial success, becoming the world leader in mine slope stability monitoring. He previously held roles with Mount Isa Mine and Rio Tinto, including running MIM Process Technologies.
Winner of several awards, including E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year and the Warren Centre Hero of Innovation, Lyle is passionate about technology implementation and commercialisation and building the Australian METS sector.
Bernadette is Deloitte’s Australian Oil, Gas and LNG Leader. She has more than 25 years of experience across the oil and gas value chain and all stages of the capital project to operations lifecycle.
Bernadette has worked with companies in the upstream, downstream, midstream, LNG and trading segments as well as in conventional and unconventional oil and gas. Bernadette focuses on supporting Australian and international companies to be globally competitive. Day to day, she helps companies reduce cost, improve business performance and grow.
Prior to joining Deloitte, Bernadette was Managing Director for Energy in Accenture’s Perth practice and APAC Energy Lead from 2007 to November 2016. Throughout her career, Bernadette has held a number of senior global oil and gas sector roles, including with Exxon Company International, Esso Singapore and Arthur Anderson. She was also a Vice President in SAIC’s Oil and Gas consulting practice (later acquired by Wipro). Bernadette has an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York City, and has BS and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering.
Dr David Skellern
Dr David Skellern worked in radio astronomy for 10 years and taught electronics at the University of Sydney and Macquarie Universities for 16 years before coming to prominence in the IT industry through Radiata, which he co-founded in 1997.
Building on joint research by Macquarie University and CSIRO, Radiata demonstrated the world’s first chip-set implementation of the 54Mbit/s lEEE 802.11a high speed WLAN standard. Radiata was sold in 2001 to Cisco Systems Inc, where Dr Skellern was Director, Technology of the Wireless Networking Business Unit until 2004. He was appointed to the Board of National ICT Australia in 2003 and was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 2005-2010. He was a Director of the Capital Markets CRC 2004-2019, and Chairman 2013-2019.
Dr Skellern is currently also a Director and Chairman of RoZetta Foundation Ltd, the RoZetta Institute Ltd, Trovio Pty Ltd, digi.cash Pty Ltd, Digital Exchange Technologies Pty Ltd, and a Director of RoZetta Ventures Pty Ltd. He Chairs the Australia Telescope National Facility Steering Committee.
Christine is an experienced and skilled in-house legal counsel and company secretary for a number of Brisbane based science, technology and engineering businesses.
With qualifications in science and law, and extensive experience in technology commercialisation businesses, Christine provides valuable skills to protect the interests of a business and ensure that legal and regulatory requirements are met both in Australia and abroad.