Christopher Dunks has experience in mechanical design, construction management and supervision, project controls, project management, contract negotiation, business development and new technology commercialisation. He has worked extensively with Bechtel, Worley Parsons, SNC Lavaalin and Jacobs (Aker Kvaerner). For over 20 years, he has been working on major minerals processing, refining and power projects in Australia and the US. Mr Dunks is the managing director of Synergen Met, a Brisbane-based company that is commercialising novel minerals processing technology. He was a founder and managing director of Rockwell Minerals, the company that merged with Elementos in 2013.