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Dr Ian Gould AM 




Professional experience

Dr Ian Gould commenced as Chancellor of the University of South Australia on 1 July 2008.

A geologist by profession, Dr Gould has forty years experience in the minerals industry in diverse and senior positions, mainly within the CRA and Rio Tinto Group, in which he was Group Executive for Exploration and later for Research and Development before becoming the Managing Director Australia, and then Group Managing Director for Normandy Mining Ltd.

Educated at the Sydney Technical High School and University of Sydney, Dr Gould has a PhD in geology.

Dr Gould has based his career upon a strong scientific interest and belief in the importance to the community of the mining industry, and has been a keen and early proponent of excellence in environmental management for the industry.

In 2007 Dr Gould became a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and in the same year was awarded the Institute Medal by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, of which he is also a Fellow and past President.

He has in-depth experience in corporate governance having served, mainly as Chair on a range of boards including the Australian Institute of Marine Science, the Australian Biological Resources Study, the CSIRO Minerals Sector Advisory Committee, the South Australian Resources Industry Development Board, the Royal Flying Doctor Service and St Andrew’s Hospital.

He is a professional with long experience in governance and leadership and a comprehensive understanding of the nexus between education, innovation, the community and business.

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