Executive Director and CEO
Canada Mining Innovation Council
Carl Weatherell joined the Canada Mining Innovation Council (CMIC) on March 1,
Carl has been described by others as a rebel and a heretic. He is a change agent
known for challenging the status quo, discovering new ways of doing things and
taking ideas to execution. He is a natural connector often bringing together
disparate and seemingly unrelated people, groups and organizations to create new
He has over 27 years’ experience working at the interface of business, government
and postsecondary institutions nationally and internationally. Carl has helped
position organizations for success and has established, managed or facilitated the
development of strategies with a number of organizations and over 15 different
consortia comprised of 200 businesses, 30 government organizations and 180
different academic institutions. He was a key member of the teams creating 3
national laboratories in photonics, fire research and astro-particle physics.
He has won awards for breakthrough leadership, technology transfer and was
nominated for an award related to the development of strategic relationships
between academia, industry and government.
Carl obtained graduate and undergraduate degrees in chemistry from Carleton
University and the University of Waterloo respectively. He holds one patent and has
publications in five different technical domains: hydrometallurgical engineering,
organometallic chemistry, analytical chemistry, environmental engineering and
Craig is Managing Director, Hatch Digital. With over 250 global staff, Hatch Digital is focused on the delivery of transformative digital solutions to improve the productivity of our client’s assets by eliminating sources of value destruction. Such solutions drive better decision making across the value chain and the asset’s lifecycle.
Craig has over 30 years of automation and robotics experience. He brings a wide range of expertise to the role, including new product and technology development and the delivery of innovation across multiple verticals—everything from space and medical robotics to industrial automation solutions. Craig holds both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Human Biology/Biomechanics from the University of Guelph and a Bachelor and Masters of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto.
Over the past 15 years, Greg has been leading high profile complex integrated IT Infrastructure projects covering Banking, Insurance, Transportation, Energy and Mining. In his most recent engagement at DeBeers Canada, Greg was responsible for the end to end project management and delivery of all technical systems at the newly commissioned Gahcho Kué diamond mine in the Canadian Northwest Territories. Describing himself best as a “technology diplomat” with a background in computer engineering at UofT and an MBA from Queen’s University, Greg’s specialty is in bridging the gap between IT and various other lines of business to drive innovation at every stage of the project lifecycle from developing the necessary business case to kick-starting projects through to implementation and support.
Jeremy is currently Chief Technologist for Robotics & Automation at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry, England.
He has been working in the field of automation for manufacturing since leaving University initially with ABB Robotics and then Vanderlande Industries. Having joined the MTC at its inception in 2010, he was responsible for the creation of the Intelligent Automation research theme. As the MTC has grown, his role has evolved to become Chief Technologist (Robotics & Automation) for the MTC Group which includes the Lloyds Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre and MTC Business Launch Centre.
Jeremy has been working with manufacturing industries for over twenty years to develop, improve and implement innovative manufacturing systems often through the use of advanced automation. The focus of this has been the development of industrial platforms that transfer human skill into automated manufacturing through. He has worked with many of the world’s leading manufacturing and automation companies such as Tesco, ABB, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, General Motors, BMW, Siemens and Amazon. He has significant experience in collaborative projects in the UK, Europe and globally.
Currently, Jeremy chairs the Automation Forum of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult and is working with the seven centres within the HVM Catapult to develop a transformative change in the use of automation within UK manufacturing. He is also a member of the National Advisory Board of the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Special Interest Group and a council member of the British Automation and Robotics Association.
Jeremy chairs the Institution of Engineering Technology’s Design and Production Sector Executive Committee and has previously held a position on the Institution’s Manufacturing TPN Executive Committee. He is a fellow of the Institution and has been a member since 1992.
Since 1 May ‘09 I have been employed by Eramet Research where I was employed as head of the department analysis, numeric modelling and characterization. Subsequently I was appointed as head of the department mineralogy, mineral beneficiation and material sciences. Currently I hold the position as Expert Scientist. My current activity focusses on the microtextural analyses of varies ores and applying automated mineralogy to simulate and model ore processing in order to improve yields and grades ahead of pyro and hydrometallurgical processing.
My activities involved the identification, classification and characterization of various minerals and their mode of occurrences in specific deposits. A close collaboration with the metallurgy section resulted in the identification and maximization of extraction and separation methods that could be applied in the pilot plant/laboratory scale test work. For this purpose, I was involved in the design, staffing, administering and managing a state of the art mineralogical research facility at ERAMET Research. My activities also comprise management, applied research, marketing, inter-company and interdisciplinary liaison and project coordination.
Previously ( March 2006 – May 2009) I worked first mineralogical consultant and as senior mineralogist for the former Kumba Resources, now EXXARO Resources (Pretoria, Rep. of South Africa), on various aspects concerning economic exploitation, beneficiation and quality improvement in the field of heavy minerals (ilmenite, zircon and monazite), lead-zinc, iron ore, coal, slag and sinters. My activities involved the identification, classification and characterization of various minerals and their mode of occurrences in specific deposits. A close collaboration with the metallurgy section resulted in the identification and maximization of extraction and separation methods that could be applied in the pilot plant/laboratory scale test work. For this purpose, I was involved in the design, staffing, administering and managing a state of the art mineralogical research facility at EXXARO’s Research and Development Department. My activities also comprise marketing, inter-company and interdisciplinary liaison and coordination. On the technical side, I am acquainted with and specialized amongst others in the fields of optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and Qemscan microtextural analyses and process modeling.
My professional academic background comprises 8 years of lecturing numerous topics in the field of mineralogy and geology at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, and the University of Pretoria. During this time I created a vast network of tertiary and academic institutions, as well as other R&D departments that are hosted in other companies. Results of my research were presented and published in numerous national and international conferences and in peer reviewed publications.
My 35 years of experience in the fields of mineralogy, geology, economic geology, combined with project and research management, have provided me with the required insight to resolve mineralogical and metallurgical challenges in the fields of ore dressing and product quality improvement.
I carry an MSc degree in Mineralogy (University of Mainz, Germany) and a Doctor of Science degree (University of Pretoria, Rep. of South Africa) in Geology.
The recently defined field of “Geometallurgy” is of special interest to me as it combines in an economically and scientifically integrated manner the various fields of geosciences and metallurgy in order to improve the understanding and economical potential of ore resources from brown fields’ exploration to the sale of the final product.
Tony is a member of the Group Management Committee (GMC) and a member of the Sustainability and Investment Committees. He joined Anglo American in September 2013 as a Group director for technical and sustainability, being appointed to the Board as technical director in July 2015, with responsibility for the Technical and Sustainability function. He is also a non-executive director of Anglo American Platinum and De Beers.
Tony joined AngloGold Ashanti in July 2008 as executive vice president – Business and Technical Development and served as joint acting CEO until July 2013.
His 35-year career in the mining industry has spanned iron ore, copper, nickel and gold and includes his roles as operations executive at Newcrest Mining and as the head of the gold business at Western Mining Corporation.
Tony is a mining engineer with an MBA from the University of Melbourne.