Mining3 Welcomes Jacqui Coombes as Interim CEO

Mining3 is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Jacqui Coombes as the Interim CEO of Mining3, effective from 1 July 2023, following the resignation of Dr Jack Barnes. We thank Jack for his assistance in implementing the first stage of our strategy.


Jacqui Coombes headshot


Jacqui joins us at an exciting time as we continue our 30-year commitment to innovation and collaboration within the mining sector. With a reputation for strategic thinking and transformational leadership, Jacqui will be guiding our organisation through the next pivotal stage of our strategic plan and contributing to defining the selection criteria for the permanent CEO.

Jacqui‘s recent experience as the CEO of Amira Global, her profile and connections across the minerals industry and her focus on communication with stakeholders will drive a successful transition period for Mining3. She will work with the team to ensure the smooth delivery of our ongoing projects and further development of our project pipeline, technology development and commercialisation opportunities.

Leeanne Bond, Chair of the Board of Directors of CMTE Development Limited (Mining3) said, “I am pleased that Jacqui is available to bring her energy and fresh perspective to Mining3 to refine the roadmap for the next stage of our strategy. I look forward to the positive impact Jacqui will bring to Mining3, working closely with our dedicated team and the Mining3 board and member companies, research and commercialisation partners, the Hydra and Caving2040 research consortia and our other project teams in the coming months.”

Welcome aboard, Jacqui.


About Mining3

Mining3 is a leading research and technology organisation, with 30 years of delivering industry-changing value. We bring together the best thinking of mining companies, researchers and OEMs to deliver great value for the industry. In partnership with our members, we rapidly deploy world-class innovations to transform mining.
Our outstanding researchers and engineers develop tangible solutions to industry-identified challenges using both fundamental and applied research while leveraging our extensive history and acquired knowledge. Together we deliver tactical, strategic and visionary projects to make mines safer, more productive, more sustainable and carbon neutral.

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