Business Briefing: Mark Woffenden

Event Date: 
15 April 2014
CBD location to be confirmed


Mark Woffenden, Chief Executive Officer

The Minerals and Energy Research Institute of Western Australia is a statutory body established by the Western Australian Government Minerals and Energy Research Act 1987 to encourage development of the minerals and energy industries within the State.

Mr Woffenden has thirty five years experience in the minerals industry, notably in leading research and business operations units, change management and process and technology improvement. 

Mark is the CEO of the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia, a position he took up in March 2013.
Prior to joining MRIWA, Mark was Executive Director of the Resources and Chemistry Precinct at Curtin University, a position he took up in June 2008 after seven years as CEO of the Parker Cooperative Research Centre for Integrated Hydrometallurgy Solutions. During this period Mark was also Deputy Chair of the CRC Association Committee (2005 to 2008).

Mark previously held senior management positions with Rio Tinto businesses, including Hamersley Iron and Comalco. 
Mark is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is Corporate Member, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.


American Chamber of Commerce in Australia
9325 9540
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