Executive Team

Mining3 is led by a strong leadership team with diverse backgrounds in research, technology, technology transfer, financial, and legal expertise.

Jack Barnes

Chief Executive Officer

Jack Barnes has over 25 years of corporate experience including 10 years in executive leadership roles.

Skills and experience

Jack brings more than 25 years of experience spanning operational, strategic, commercial, and corporate roles in oil and gas.

A tenacious, global Commercial and Strategy Director with expertise in asset management, joint-venture governance, post-merger integration and business transformation in the energy sector. Has held P&L responsibility and led major capital and commercial business opportunities.

He joins Mining3 from Shell, where his most recent role was leading cost efficiency across Shell’s global businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Prior to this, he served on the Shell Australia Leadership Team in several roles including as leader of the post-merger integration of BG-Group in Australia and as VP for the Arrow Joint Venture in Queensland. His career has taken him around the world, and he has spent most of it living and working overseas.

Qualifications 

Jack has a First-Class Honours degree in Electrical Engineering from Sydney University and a PhD in Engineering from Cambridge University. Before his oil and gas career, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Cambridge University. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining in the UK.

 

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Amena Reza

Chief of Staff/Chief Financial Officer/Company Secretary

Amena joins us as a respected business leader, with over 25 years’ experience in senior executive level positions in both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors. 

Skills and experience

Amena is a business leader with over 25 years experience in executive-level positions in both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors. With a demonstrated track record in business improvement, financial performance and change management, Amena thrive on the challenges the business world presents and is motivated to use her skills to make a positive impact on the organisations she works with.

Amena wears a few hats for Mining3 including Chief of Staff, Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary.

Prior to joining Mining3 she operated her own Business Consultancy working for a portfolio of private and NFP clients as an Interim Executive/Strategic Business Consultant. She was also Managing Director of leading Brisbane based Architecture studio ML Design, who have delivered major projects locally and internationally for over 30 years and CFO of CPL (Choice, Passion & Life) formerly the Cerebral Palsy League of Qld where she was able to contribute her commercial skills and business acumen to an $150M not for profit.

Qualifications 

Amena has a Bachelor of Business Accounting from the Queensland of University of Technology; is a Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dr Erik Isokangas

Program Director

Erik Isokangas is a specialist in mining process analysis, design, and the implementation of new technologies for current and future mining systems.

Skills and experience:

Erik is a Program Director at Mining3. He leads research in mine process modelling and simulation, integrated mine process design and implementation, and the development of technologies for future mining systems.

Erik previously worked for Metso, a global equipment supplier to the mining industry, most recently as the Director of In-pit Solutions supporting mining customers in the design and feasibility of in-pit crushing and conveying systems. Prior to this, he led a consulting team in Finland, focused on process integration and optimisation for mines in Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and Africa.

Erik also worked for Thiess, a major mining contractor, managing and developing new technologies to support mining operations, including productivity monitoring systems, modelling and simulation of complex mining operations, benchmarking, laser-scanning systems, and data visualisation.

Qualifications:

Erik holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Doctorate in Mineral Processing from the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) at The University of Queensland.

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