David Dickson is the Global Industry Leader for Mining & Mills and Climate & Sustainability, and industry leader and member of IBM’s prestigious Industry Academy. David is an experienced senior executive, with significant international expertise. He has executed global leadership roles across industry in his three decades of experience, most notably in Tier 1 Miners and Oil & Gas supermajors, for operators, consultants, technologists, EPCs, R&D and academia, and is passionate about supporting innovation toward decarbonising industry, and our Net Zero agenda as a societal imperative. David maintains eminence in industry being a Chartered Professional Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, and a member of IBM’s Industry Academy; an executive group of seasoned Industry leaders whose focus is to drive competitive differentiation for IBM and our clients’ sustainable transformation agenda and is an author of many IBM and industry research studies & projects, and regularly speaks or chairs or participates in panels at industry conferences. Ultimately David is passionate about helping create pathways to a Sustainable Enterprise. He introduces a level of intelligent creativity, and an empowered culture with a growth mindset, to formulate innovative engagements, methods and solutions to support sustainable growth.