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Maelgwyn Mineral Services’ Mike Battersby to lead CEEC Board of Directors

Mike Battersby, a global processing leader, has been appointed Chair of the CEEC Board of Directors.

UK-based Battersby has been a CEEC (Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution) Director since 2012, bringing board expertise and more than 40 years’ experience in the minerals industry in operations, general mine management, technical consulting and corporate development to the role.

He replaces Joe Pease as the Chair of CEEC Board of Directors, who has served in the position for the past five years.

Battersby’s current board positions include Chairman and Managing Director of the Maelgwyn Mineral Services (MMS) group of companies in the UK, South Africa and Australia, and Director of Greenhills Technology International Ltd.

A chartered engineer, Battersby has operational experience with AngloGold, De Beers and Billiton in Africa, Europe, South America and Australia, plus more than 20 years working in the commercialisation of innovative technology, CEEC said.

In 1997, he co-founded the award-winning MMS, one of the leading technology development companies in froth flotation and gold processing.

He said: “CEEC’s mission is to share the latest energy-efficient comminution and minerals processing solutions to help miners achieve lower costs, reduced footprint, greater productivity, and enhanced business value. I am proud to have been appointed to lead an organisation with such an important mission and an impressive track record.”

“Positive actions on energy and productivity by industry are more important than ever, and CEEC’s work helps industry to collaborate, and identify and implement solutions to these challenges. Comminution, a major cost and energy consumer (3% global electrical energy), is key to tackling these issues.

“As the new CEEC Chair, my aim is to empower industry to apply practical tools to drive these improvements. CEEC’s free energy curves help mines to benchmark and explore best practice options. I look forward to working with the new energy curves team to develop further enhancements, and with industry to create complementary new tools that address the energy/water nexus.”

 

CEEC finds more board members, advocates to share new comminution solutions

The Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution (CEEC) has announced a revitalised leadership team to extend its global reach and strengthen engagement across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Australia, it says.

The first of the new directors to join the board is Marc Allen, a Singapore-based energy and emissions expert with a background in minerals processing. Allen has extensive experience in conducting energy audits across mining operations in the Asia-Pacific region, and expertise in renewables, energy costs, business case and risk evaluation, according to CEEC.

Chris Rule, a South Africa-based specialist with extensive minerals processing and operational experience including senior management, projects, and design for concentrating, smelting and Refining, is the second new face. Rule brings global knowledge of fine grinding and sensor sorting installations to the role, CEEC said.

Nick Wilshaw is the last new CEEC board member. He is a UK-based expert on grinding with experience spanning R&D, product development, production and product marketing, with expertise in plant specification design, commissioning and improvement, according to CEEC, which added “Wilshaw has a passion for reducing energy use via innovative fine grinding approaches”.

Two new advocates have also joined the not-for-profit registered charity.

This includes John Visser, a Perth-based processing expert with extensive practical industry experience across Africa and the Asia-Pacific, including study and project management, plant design and optimisation, and Romke Kuyvenhoven, a Santiago-based metallurgist with expertise in energy efficient process design. Kuyvenhoven is involved in professional education, industry research and productivity projects, and brings an expansive professional network across South America, North America and Europe to the role, CEEC said.

CEEC Director Joe Pease said: “Through these new appointments, we are ensuring that CEEC has experienced leaders strategically positioned around to world to keep us fully engaged with the issues facing comminution and mineral processing site specialists as well as the broader business challenges facing mining companies,” he said.

“Our new directors and advocates are actively engaged in their regions and internationally. They will help strengthen our network of mining leaders, technical experts and researchers, and keep us in touch with the latest innovations and leading comminution practices worldwide.

“We look forward to expanding our collaborations, partnerships and projects in North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Europe.”

Allen, Rule and Wilshaw join a CEEC Board already comprised of:

  • Joe Pease (specialist consultant to the minerals industry);
  • Michael Battersby (Managing Director, Maelgwyn Minerals Services Ltd);
  • Simon Hille (VP, Global Innovation, Metallurgy & Processing, Goldcorp Inc);
  • Dr Zeljka Pokrajcic (Technical Director, PETRA Data Science);
  • Greg Lane (Chief Technical Officer, Ausenco), and;
  • Alison Keogh (Chief Executive and Company Secretary, CEEC).

Visser and Kuyvenhoven, meanwhile, join a cohort of advocates from South America and North America that includes Chih Ting-Lo (Principal, EELO Solutions, Canada), Vladmir Kronemberger Alves (VKA Technology mineral processing specialist, Brazil), Peter Amelunxen (President, AminPro, Peru and Chile), Levi Guzman Rivera (Applications Leader, Moly-Cop, Peru), Laurie Reemeyer (Principal, Resourceful Paths, Canada) and Robert McIvor (Chief Metallurgist, Metcom Technologies, USA).

CEEC advocates support CEEC’s mission by engaging with and presenting to the global mining industry in their regions, helping industry share benefits and options to achieve energy-efficient mineral processing, CEEC said.

Pease said this next phase of CEEC’s business strategy signalled a renewed commitment to extending its global reach and collaborative partnerships.

“Our mission is to share energy-efficient comminution and minerals processing solutions to help miners achieve lower costs, reduced footprint, greater productivity and enhanced value. We look forward to collaborating with more mining, METS and research organisations in this shared initiative worldwide,” he said.