Alan is a co-founder and director of Imvelo Pty Ltd., an Australian company leading a technology-driven transformation of the mining industry. With over 20 years of experience in operational and strategic mining roles, Alan served as Vice-President Technology at BHP from 2015 to 2019. He was responsible for executing major innovation programs, designing future mining operations, establishing strategic partnerships, and implementing digital and extractive technologies across multiple commodity value chains. Previously, he founded and led the Cooperative Research Centre for Optimizing Resource Extraction (CRC ORE) and held senior operational positions at Anglo American. Alan holds a PhD in mining engineering, a BSc in Geology, and is actively involved in various advisory roles and memberships in the mining and technology sectors.