Diana Drinkwater

Diana has over 25 years experience in the minerals industry. She spent her early career working in Australian mineral processing plant operations, site-based research and metallurgical process design, before moving to the education sector.

Diana has now spent 15 years working in metallurgical education and professional development, and has designed and delivered undergraduate and postgraduate education at The University of Queensland, University of New South Wales and the Lassonde Mineral Engineering program at the University of Toronto.

She was a part of the team that developed the innovative Mineral Education Partnership (MEP) between the three preeminent Mineral Processing Schools in Australia, and has also been involved in delivering the AngloPlatinum Graduate Development Program (AGDP) run by the University of Cape Town.

Diana currently works for JKTech Pty Ltd, the commercialisation arm of The University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute, as the program director for accelerated professional development.  She is currently chair of the  AusIMM Metallurgical Society, and is the first female member of the member of the International Mineral Processing Council (IMPC).  Diana also chairs the IMPC Education Commission.