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.

Dr Ian Dover

Dr Ian Dover is a founding member of METS Ignited and a key figure in the establishment of the Industry Growth Centre.

With global experience driving technical, commercial and research collaboration – Ian has been managing the transition of METS Ignited from program development to one of focused delivery of outcomes for our sector, instrumental in setting the strategic direction and focus for the organisation.

Ian plays a pivotal role in defining collaborative business models for the application of the next generation of technology for the sector – engaging the METS and Mining value chain leading Australia’s role in the long-term sustainable future for the industry.

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.

Peter Clarke

Peter Clarke leads METS Ignited’s Industry Engagement nationally, in addition to his role as our senior executive in Western Australia.

With his extensive industry experience – Peter represents the Australian METS Sector internationally – working closely in partnership with Austrade and local membership organisations such as Austmine and AusIMM. Most recently Peter worked with BHP to pilot an Open Supply Innovation Program – connecting challenges with local suppliers and innovators.

Peter manages the cornerstone program of METS Ignited’s Collaborative Project Funds; providing matched investment to companies to accelerate the commercialisation of new technologies and solutions into the mining industry.

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