General Manager, Marketing / Australian Strategic Materials
Alister MacDonald has expertise in the zirconium/hafnium industry and its expanding global markets, with a deep understanding of the critical issues in rare earths/metals supply. For more than 30 years, he has provided market research, supply chain analysis, business development strategy and technical marketing services in industries including advanced ceramics, mineral sands, rare metals and precursors. As general manager of marketing at Alkane Resources, a multi-commodity mining and exploration company, Mr MacDonald champions its flagship Dubbo Project (a US$1B advanced manufacturing plant, unique in Australia), producing essential High K elements for advanced technologies such as semiconductors, clean energy, electric vehicles, and automation/robotics. Products include a suite of 19 critical elements for advanced technologies for sensors and data collection, through to next generation logic processors and memory devices to process and store the data. Other key technologies include nuclear medicine for the treatment of cancers, aerospace and defence applications, and advanced glass and steel refractories.