Adrian Beer

Adrian is the Chief Executive Officer for METS Ignited. As a global industry leader, he brings extensive experience in the application of technology to the mining sector.

Adrian is passionate about collaborative transformation, business efficiency, and maximising the effectiveness of operations for the benefit of all stakeholders.

With a technical background in mineral processing, Adrian’s career spans project delivery, product technology strategy, small-scale technology start-ups and mining operations. Most recently, Adrian has held global executive strategy roles within two of the world’s largest industrial technology organisations.

As METS Ignited moves into the execution phase of its growth initiatives, Adrian is focussed on strategy delivery, further extending the reach of Australia’s leading Mining Equipment, Technology and Services sector.

Mark Johannessen

Mark Johannessen leads the finance and commercial operations for the METS Ignited Industry Growth Centre.

Mark brings a wealth of knowledge to the Growth Centre from his extensive industry experience working with major METS companies, including Downer EDI’s Mining Division, and global equipment manufacturers Caterpillar and Komatsu Australia.

Mark’s commercial acumen and industry knowledge has seen him represent METS Ignited at industry forums, round tables and conferences – as well as providing guidance and support to Industry Research projects including CRC, CRC-P and ARC applications. Mark heads up the commercial and finance functions for the organisation.

Kathleen Conrad

Kathleen oversees the Queensland Work Program on behalf of the Queensland Government and leads the Masterclass initiative nationally.

Coming from senior roles in IT and maintenance in both government and the private sector, Kathleen brings a different perspective to all things METS related.  Her proven skills in turning strategy into outcomes are particularly valuable as METS Ignited moves into the execution phase.

Kathleen is responsible for the Queensland Work Program, a key component of the METS Ignited activities in Queensland. She is also instrumental in the Masterclasses operational program focussing on building METS capability and workforce skills.

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