Dr Jared Osborne, GM Technical Development; BEng (Met), PhD Chem Eng, Grad AICD. Jared has 30 years of industry experience, local and international (incl. significant time in US and Southern Africa), that has included global technical, operations and productivity roles. He leads Rio Tinto’s technical development team and associated facility in Melbourne, Victoria where some of Rio Tinto’s brightest minds de-risk Rio Tinto’s growth pipeline by tackling complex metallurgical challenges and developing processes for our future orebodies. Jared is also key contributor to Rio Tinto’s global R&D leaders forum, engages key internal and external stakeholders, and represents Rio Tinto as a director of Amira Global. He is also Chairman of the AusIMM Education Endowment Fund which provides an outlet for his passion for investing in future leaders and in advancing educational initiatives to leave a positive legacy for the industry as a whole.