Professor Neville Plint is the Director of the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) at The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.

Skills and experience:

Professor Plint holds a PhD, MBA (distinction) from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, and brings extensive leadership experience and a deep understanding of the mining sector having worked for 20 years with Anglo American in South Africa.

Professor Plint’s extensive background focused on delivering improved operational performance on mining sites by developing and implementing new technologies, whilst establishing a global network of research professionals in academic institutes, mining companies and research organisations.


  • Master of Business Administration, University of the Witwatersrand
  • MDP, University of the Witwatersrand
  • PhD (Chemistry), University of the Witwatersrand
  • Bachelor of Science, University of the Witwatersrand


Prof Neville Plint