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International Exchange Lecturer (2014)

Paul Heithersay

Paul Heithersay (SEG 1993 F)

Proposed Talk Titles:

  1. South Australian IOCG Mineral Systems; Recent Discoveries and New Insights in the Gawler Craton.
  2. Government Mineral Exploration Incentives: A Review of the Australian Experience.
  3. Next Generation Mineral Exploration Targeting and Drilling.

Paul Heithersay was appointed to the position of Chief Executive of the Olympic Dam Task Force in December 2010. He also holds the position of Deputy Chief Executive, Resources and Energy. Paul's role at the Olympic Dam Task Force provides a "single entry point" into government for private sector stakeholders in the development of resource investment projects that are particularly significant in terms of size and complexity. As Deputy Chief Executive, Resources and Energy, he leads the Minerals, Resources and Energy divisions of the Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy. These divisions manage the state's mineral, gas, petroleum and energy sectors on behalf of the people of South Australia. Before joining the Public Service in 2002, Paul spent more than 20 years in the mining industry in Australia and Southeast Asia and China for North Ltd and its predecessor, Geopeko. In June 2012, he was awarded a Public Service Medal for his outstanding public service to the growth and development of the mineral resources sector in South Australia and in November 2012, he was elected to the Fellowship of the Fellows of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences (ATSE). In October 2013, Paul was the recipient of the prestigious Legend in Mining award for his role in guiding South Australia’s transformation into a major destination for investment in mineral resources and energy.

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Inquiries and/or Requests for Visits

Contact the SEG Traveling Lecturers Secretary:

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