CRC ORE is committed to organisational excellence and is underpinned by a robust governance structure. On this page we profile:
- our board
- our board committees
- our organisational chart
- our program structure
CRC ORE Board Members: Christian Larsen, Dr Ben Adair, Gavin Yeates, Joe Pease, Stephen Liddell, Bill te Kloot, Dr Sue Keay and Jonathan Loraine, with Company Secretaries Suzanne Campbell and Rosemary Swanborough.
CRC ORE is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and funded by the Australian Government and the global minerals industry, including Mining companies, METS organisations and Researchers. It commenced in mid-2010 for a 5-year term and was recently awarded a further 6-year funding term, until July 2021. Together with in-kind support, CRC ORE is supported by over $110m of investment to achieve critical mass and capacity in its second funding term, including $34.4m of federal funding which is supported by major investment and backing by industry.
CRC ORE operates under the following legal agreements:
- Commonwealth Agreement between CRC ORE and the Commonwealth Government.
- Participants Agreement between CRC ORE and the Participants.
- CRC ORE’s Constitution.
CRC ORE draws on cross discipline collaboration between its Participants to produce innovative tools, techniques and methodologies that will transform the mining industry.
Board of Directors
CRC ORE is governed by an independent, skills-based Board. The Board brings extensive experience in a wide range of industries and disciplines. It delivers strategic advice and guidance on research projects, education and technology transfer activities. Its members understand the operational challenges of business improvement in the minerals sector. Meet our Board
The CRC ORE Board of Directors sets overall policy, determines the strategic direction for CRC ORE, directs the research focus and oversees technology transfer and commercialisation activities through quarterly meetings.
The Board has five key committees:
1. Implementation Council
The Implementation Council was established to facilitate the integration of CRC ORE’s research and development outcomes with current market products and services and transition the results into production scale implementations to improve productivity for Implementation Mining Participants. The Implementation Council is the principal forum to propose and manage integration projects by providing recommendations to the Board regarding the research implementation focus of the Centre and allocation of funds.
2. Centre Funded Projects Committee
The Centre Funded Project Committee provides governance for the Centre funded research, education and technology transfer activities of the company. It provides strategic advice and recommendations to the Board, covering both new Centre project proposals, and monitoring the quality, progress and results of ongoing projects and reports on progress against Commonwealth milestones.
3. Audit, Compliance and Risk Management Committee
CRC ORE’s Audit, Compliance and Risk Management Committee assists the Board in carrying out its duties to verify and safeguard the integrity of the company’s financial reporting, risk management and legal compliance.
4. Intellectual Property Management & Commercialisation Committee
The Intellectual Property (IP) Management and Commercialisation Committee provides policy direction for the management and commercialisation of the intellectual property created through the activities of CRC ORE.
5. Remuneration & Appointments Committee
The Appointments & Remuneration Committee is convened on an as needs basis to focus on appropriate remuneration policies, to enhance corporate and individual performance and to ensure the Company attracts and retains high quality of directors and senior executives.
CRC ORE's staff come from a multitude of backgrounds and are selected for their expertise across multiple fields. Meet our Staff
At the heart of CRC ORE are active collaborations across our participants. See our Participants