Mr Gerard Danckert
Gerard Danckert is General Manager Strategy Head of Energy and Climate Change Centre of Excellence for Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore product group and has been with Rio Tinto since 2003. Whilst with Rio Tinto Gerard has held senior leadership roles in Resource Development, Operations and Mine Planning, and Technology & Innovation; including leading the design and implementation of Rio Tinto’s innovative Operations Centre and Integrated Planning facility. Before joining Rio Tinto, Gerard spent 20 years in operations management and technical leadership roles in the alumina, gold and iron ore industries.
He is currently working with Rio Tinto’s iron ore executive committee and is responsible for the product group’s business and operating strategy. Gerard also has accountability for the strategic production planning function that defines the project development and product strategy for Rio Tinto’s Pilbara operations. Gerard is a mining engineer with an MBA from the University of Western Australia. He is a Director of Rio Tinto Orissa Mining Private Limited, a member of the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA) and chair of the Mining theme advisory committee and also a member of the Curtin University Science and Engineering Faculty Advisory Council.