Alison Keogh is the CEO of CEEC International, an independent, not-for-profit group dedicated to keeping the mining industry at the cutting edge of mineral processing and comminution advances.
She has 25 years’ experience in the mining industry – on site, in consulting and in leadership roles. For the first decade of her career, Alison worked as a geologist for BHP, Rio Tinto and others in site-based operational positions. She then moved into senior consulting roles in resource evaluation, business improvement and as an independent expert specialising in mining valuation. In her current role, Alison works with global mining leaders to re-imagine mining, to embrace new technologies and processes, and to harness business value from incremental improvements and step changes.
Alison is passionate about driving improvement across the industry through the adoption of innovative practices, collaboration, developing diverse teams and leadership. She has held pro bono industry committee and board roles. She founded the AusIMM’s Sustainability Committee (precursor to the current-day AusIMM Community and Environment Society), raising awareness for best practice among professionals, and was instrumental in the establishment of several women in mining networks.
Alison’s contribution to the industry has been acknowledged through a number of awards, including being named one of the inaugural 100 top global inspirational women in mining (a peer nomination); an AICD Director’s scholarship; a Queensland Government business and industry commendation; and an AusIMM services award for leadership and contribution to the Institute and sector at board, branch and network levels.