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CEO of MMG receives Engineering's Distinguished Service Medal Award03 July 2012
CEO of MMG, Mr Andrew Michelmore was presented with the 2012 Distinguished Service Medal award at the Annual Monash Engineering Awards Presentation Dinner on 6th June at the Clayton Campus.
The Distinguished Service Medal is presented each year to honour outstanding achievement of engineers in the community.
Mr Michelmore holds a first Class Honours degree in Engineering (Chemical) from The University of Melbourne and a Master of Arts in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University.
Andrew has more than 28 years experience in the metals and mining industry including 12 years at WMC Resources Limited where he was CEO, having previously held senior roles in the company’s nickel, gold, alumina, copper, uranium, and fertilizer businesses.
Andrew’s commitment to the engineering industry extends through to his work as Chairman of the International Zinc Association. In October 2011 Andrew said on his appointment, “The IZA has a crucial role to play in sustaining long-term global demand for zinc and promoting its criticality to human health, crop nutrition and sustainable development.” He acknowledged the success of existing IZA programs such as ‘Zinc Saves Kids’ which aims to improve the survival, growth and development of undernourished children by funding UNICEF-supported zinc programs around the world.
Currently at MMR, Minmetals Resources Ltd, Andrew has championed a mining education milestone. MMG are providing funding for a mining engineering degree course at Monash. Monash has been working with the mining sector to develop a joint approach to filling the skills gap in that sector for some time. The Bachelor of Mining Engineering will help to stem the severe shortage of mining engineers, both here in Australia and globally.