Executive Team

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

Prof Paul Lever

Chief Executive Officer

Prof Paul Lever was appointed the CEO of Mining3 in May 2012. He is also the Professor of Mining at the University of Queensland.

Skills and experience:

Paul has extensive research experience in the fields of robotic and automated mining systems, smart mining machines and systems and intelligent data analysis techniques. He has worked on projects that include intelligent control algorithms for an automated (robotic) excavator and developing the science of bucket/material interactions to improve the performance of large excavators.

He held several positions at Mining3 prior to becoming CEO that included Research Director, Vice Present for Business Development and Program Leader. Before joining Mining3 in July 2000 he was head of the Mining and Geological Engineering department at the University of Arizona.


Prof Lever obtained a BSc in Mining Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, and received his MSc and Ph.D. in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

Charles Golding

Chief Financial Officer

Charles Golding has worked for Mining3 since 2004 and has held the positions of Business Manager, Commercial Manager and currently the CFO role.

Skills and experience:

Charles provides financial and operational services with responsibilities in the maintenance of Mining3’s IP register and all IP protection and patenting procedures.

His experience includes 18 years at Price Waterhouse and six years as Finance Director at LSE listed Meikles Africa Ltd. Charles has worked in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates.


Australian Chartered Accountant and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Natal.

Additional responsibilities:

CEO of GeoMole Pty Ltd, a Mining3 spin-off company

Kevin Greenwood

Chief Operating Officer

Kevin Greenwood has been the COO of Mining3 since 2010.

Skills and experience:

Kevin is responsible for ensuring Mining3’s research activities, including operations, engagement of industry members and commercialisation of intellectual property, result in real industry impacts.

Kevin’s experience includes more than 15 years mining industry experience: five years with WMC as an engineer at Olympic Dam and Kambalda and 10 years in senior executive roles with Leica Geosystems’ mining business in Brisbane and Denver. He was previously involved with Beeline Technologies, a start-up company focused on agricultural technology.


Bachelor of Engineering from University of Queensland (Power and Control Systems), and a Master’s in Business Administration from Deakin University.

Board Committee Member:


CEO of EdanSafe, which commercialised the SmartCap fatigue monitoring technology.

Jane Seawright

Company Secretary and Legal Counsel

Jane Seawright has been providing legal counsel and secretarial services to Mining3 since June 2010.

Skills and experience:

Jane is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, marketing professional, company director and company secretary. She has wide experience across a range of professional services and other sectors.

She has practised in Brisbane at a number of national and local firms, and is currently a consultant to Tobin King Lateef.

Jane has also served as independent chair of Fisher Adams Kelly, patent attorneys, a non-executive director of City North Infrastructure Pty Ltd and as chair of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research Trust.


BLLB (Hons), MBus (Marketing), FAICD

Additional representations:

Member, External Engagement Committee
QUT Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Netball Queensland Limited
General Counsel and Company Secretary
Northern Australia Primary Health Limited
Residential Tenancies Authority
Company Secretary
Tobin King Lateef