Scholarship Committee – Member
Keith Yates is a geologist with more than 50 years’ experience across mineral exploration and mine development. Following his retirement in 2007, Keith has remained a prominent figure in the Australian resources sector, serving as a member of the South Australian Mining and Petroleum Experts Group and is Chair of the Minerals and Energy Advisory Council, both initiatives of the South Australian Government.
Keith’s career has involved working with a range of projects including gold, base metals and other minerals throughout Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. He is passionate about the value of education, especially in the STEM areas.
Keith is the recipient of a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of New England and a Minerals Sector Service Award for 60 years of achievement from the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).