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The IMPC Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a lifetime of distinguished achievement and outstanding contribution to the advancement of the art, science and industrial practice of mineral processing together with participation in and contribution to the IMPC.

Composition:
The Chair of this Committee will be appointed by the Council. The Committee  includes the  President of the forthcoming Congress and the past three Presidents. Previous recipients of the Award may be consulted by the Chairman for an opinion on the candidates nominated.

Duties & Responsibilities:
The IMPC Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a lifetime of distinguished achievement and outstanding contribution to the advancement of the art, science and industrial practice of mineral processing together with participation in and contribution to the IMPC.

This Committee will choose the recipient who will be presented with an appropriate trophy arranged by the Organizing Committee of the relevant Congress and a Scroll. This will usually take place at the Congress banquet.  The recipient will be invited by the Organizing Committee to present a Plenary Lecture at the Congress at which the Award is made.

The Committee reserves the right not to make such an Award at any given Congress.

The Award may only be awarded posthumously when the recipient dies in the period between the decision to make the Award and the presentation ceremony.

Voting Procedures:

Only Members may nominate candidates for the Award.  Three other persons, who may or may not be Members but who are distinguished in the field of mineral processing and are not from the same organization as the candidate must support each candidate’s nomination.

No Member may nominate more than one candidate.  Nominations are to be forwarded to the Chairman of the Award Committee who will be appointed by Council at each Congress.

A nominating Member must obtain the approval of the candidate prior to their nomination and must include the following: a full CV of the candidate; the names and contact details of the other three supporters; a statement highlighting the lifetime achievement and global impact of the contributions of the candidate.

Voting will be by a simple majority of those present and eligible to vote. The Chairman will have a casting vote but only when there can be no apparent conflict of interest in his exercise of the casting vote. The Chairman is required to inform the Council of the name of one recipient. The decision of the Committee is final.

Unsuccessful nominees may be invited by their nominator to allow their candidacy to be taken forward for a maximum of two further Congresses.

Meeting Frequency:

This Committee will meet at least once before each Congress or more if required to determine an Award  winner.