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Bio

Mike Katz (BSc, Michigan Tech 1960, MSc, McGill 1963, PhD, U of T, 1967) Experience Canada • Junior geologist Hudson Bay E & D, 1960 - 1961 • Government geologist Quebec DNR 1963 – 1967 Sri Lanka • CIDA expert Department of Geology, University of Ceylon Sri Lanka 1967 - 1970. Australia • Senior Lecturer, Applied Geology UNSW 1971 – 1988 Research in the Broken Hill mining camp • Director, Key Centre for Mines, UNSW 1988 – 2009 Over 70 Ausaid, UNDP, WB and ADB with major projects in Laos, Vietnam, Mongolia, China, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Korea ( South and North ), Indonesia and Iran • Adviser Tata Steel India 2002 – 2011 Mission to inspect coal and iron ore mines in 2005 • Consultant UNDP projects in Cambodia (2010) and Thailand (2013) and reviews for the APEC Mining Task Force (2011), RCS (2012) and the Ausaid IM4DC (2014) • Selection and Technical Assessment Panel for the Australia Awards Africa mining programs 2015 – 2020 • Consultant IGF IISD Project ‘ New technology for the mining industry’ 2018 - 2019