Adjunct professor, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland and senior fellow, Perth USAsia Centre at The University of Western Australia
Ian Satchwell is an adjunct professor at the Sustainable Minerals Institute within the University of Queensland and a senior fellow with Perth USAsia Centre at the University of Western Australia. Mr. Satchwell was previously director of the International Mining for Development Centre, a joint venture between the University of Western Australia and the University of Queensland, supported by the Australian Government. The Centre provided research, advisory, education and training services to resource-rich developing nations to support development of strong mining governance regimes, leading to better economic, social and environmental outcomes from mining.
Mr. Satchwell has three decades of experience in advising on policies and practices in minerals, energy, infrastructure, development and trade. He has worked on projects in Australia, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Mr. Satchwell has held management roles in Australian economics consultancy firms, advising industry, government and indigenous organizations on strategies for development of minerals and energy projects, infrastructure and local economies. Previously, he held executive positions within four different minerals and energy industry bodies in Australia and its states.
In addition to his CIRDI advisory council role, Mr. Satchwell is a member of the Green Business Task Force of the Business Advisory Council to the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. He is also an adjunct senior research fellow at the Energy and Minerals Institute at the University of Western Australia. Mr. Satchwell is a former national president of the Australia Indonesia Business Council and former board member of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia.