Austmine Chair Elizabeth Lewis-Gray Accompanies Prime Minister on Visit to North America

Published: 21/08/2014

“Elizabeth Lewis-Gray, Chair Austmine was invited by the Prime Minister to join a select delegation travelling to North America from 8th – 16th June. This was part of the Government’s plan to strengthen economic opportunities and build broader relationships with key partners.

The Minister for Trade and Investment, the Hon Andrew Robb, accompanied the delegation throughout the visit, which included Ottawa, New York, Toronto and Houston.  The business programme of the trip focussed on five key sectors;  investment and infrastructure financing, medical research, aviation, energy and resources and financial services and funds management. The extensive programme included business roundtables, a number of which focussed exclusively on the resources and energy sectors.

The mission was an excellent opportunity to promote the importance of the METS sector to the Prime Minister, the Trade and Investment Minister, and other key government representatives, as a major contributor to Australian mining productivity, innovation, and our country’s economic future.

Excellent networking opportunities with senior representatives of the resources and energy sectors in the USA and Canada were achieved.”

Images from left;   The Hon. Tony Abbott, MP, Prime Minister of Australia;  Elizabeth Lewis-Gray, Chair, Austmine;  and The Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, PC, MP, Prime Minister of Canada

Extract from Austmine’s newsletter to members, view it online

Elizabeth Lewis-Gray joined Austmine as Chair in 2013. Austmine is an Industry Association that represents Australian based Mining Equipment Technology and Service (METS) suppliers to the mining sector.

Elizabeth co-founded Gekko Systems in 1996.
Gekkospecialises in design and manufacture of plant, operations and services to the mining industry with a special focus on energy-efficient systems and the precious metals sector. The company also works in a focused way in the coal and polymetallics sectors. Gekko Systems has developed innovative mineral processing hardware for the recovery of heavy and precious minerals. Proprietary products include the InLine Pressure Jig – a continuous gravity device, InLine Leach Reactor – world leader in intensive leaching, G-Rex resin column and Python modular gravity and flotation system.
The company also has design and engineering capability allowing them to supply complete solutions where required.
Gekko Systems specialises in the recovery of sulphides, gold & silver and also have installations in tin, manganese and a range of other heavy minerals.Recent research into coal recovery through ACARP is looking exciting.

She founded CEEC International in 2011 and sits on numerous boards. The Coalition for Eco Efficient Comminution is an exciting global venture focused on promoting alternative strategies for improving energy efficiency around the comminution for the mining sector.