Dr. Ian Gould AM
Ian became a member and student representative of the AusIMM in 1966, whilst completing a Bachelor of Science in Geology at Sydney University under a cadetship with the Geological Survey of NSW. He subsequently returned to the university as a Teaching Fellow, leading to a PhD on volcanogenic mineralisation in the Lachlan fold belt.
Thus commenced a long and unexpectedly broad career in the resources industry, encompassing exploration, mining, processing and marketing of minerals in companies such as Hastings Exploration, North Broken Hill, Comalco and Normandy and including Group Executive and Managing Director positions in the CRA Group. After numerous moves, he now lives in Adelaide with his wife Christine, who made all that possible.
In the 21st century, Ian’s interests have been non-executive, but often in chairing boards and committees focusing on health care, the environment, economic development, government advice and the resources industry. These include the Royal Flying Doctor Service, the Australian Institute of Marine Science, St Andrew’s Hospital and the CSIRO Mineral Resources Sector Advisory Committee.
In 2008, Ian was appointed as Chancellor of the University of South Australia, where he served for almost eight years and was also Convenor of the University Chancellors’ Council for some of those years.
Ian has been a staunch and often vocal advocate for the Australian resources industry and its dedicated professionals, often in association with the AusIMM, of which he has been President in 2004 and 2005 and the proud recipient of the Institute Medal in 2007.
In 2011 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to the mining industry and to the community.