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Meet the Innovator – Gavin Gillett, Rio Tinto

15 July, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Meet the Innovator - Gavin Gillett, Rio Tinto
Our monthly lunch & learn style conversation series gives you an opportunity to hear from innovative leaders. Join Gavin Gillet, Rio Tinto.

This month’s Meet the Innovator we will be joined by Gavin Gillett, who holds multiple strategic roles with Rio Tinto and has more than 20 years of experience in the mining industry.

Gavin will lead this interactive session discussing the current challenges facing mining and what mining might look like in 2030 and beyond. Think…

  • The future in hyper specificity
  • New Power and the end of the industrial revolutions
  • In-situ Resource Utilisation (ISRU) e.g. Mining in Space
  • Mining Automation & Robotics beyond 2030 , and more!

About Gavin

Gavin is a member of Rio Tinto’s Inaugural 4.0 Pioneer Lab – A multi-national and multi-disciplinary team of nominated employees tasked to assess what the world could look like beyond 2030, and how new technologies and partnership opportunities can enhance Rio Tinto’s long-term growth and sustainability. The lab analyse disruption across a broad range of themes, including emerging technologies, evolving customer needs and changing socio-economic, political and environmental policies.Prior to his role in the Pioneer Lab, he was Acting Chief Pilot for Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore division and was primarily responsible for building capability in the use of drones for inspection and survey across 17 mines in the Pilbara. He is a member of the Rio Tinto Global Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) steering committee. The Australian Remote Operations in Space and on Earth (AROSE) steering committee and frequently participates in aerospace forums with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and more recently the Australian Space Agency (ASA) and Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) specializing in technology integration and lean regulatory frameworks.

Gavin has 20 years experience in the Mining & Construction industry. Gavin, his wife Jenni, and their son Lucas moved back to Perth in 2021 where he continues to enjoy 4wding, film making and his love for flying.


15 July, 2021
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


CORE Innovation Hub
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CORE Innovation Hub
191 St. Georges Terrrace, Base
Perth, WA 6000 Australia

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