MICA Medal

MICA has instituted a new award be entitled The Minerals Industry Consultants Medal (“the MICA Medal”) with 2008 the inaugural award year.

The award is for outstanding professional conduct in the service of the minerals industry, the AusIMM and the wider community. Nominees should be practising consultants to the minerals industry, with a record of distinguished service to the industry, the institute and the community generally. Nomination is be restricted to AusIMM and MICA members, irrespective of Chartered status.

Anyone considering making a nomination can view the nomination form. Nominations should be submitted by 30 June and can be made online simply by contacting us here or by clicking on the Contact button in the header of the home page.

Previous MICA Medallists

2008     Dr Kevin Rosengren

2009    Dr Brian White

2010    Mr Mike Lawrence

2011    Mr George Edwards

2012    Dr Carlos Sorentino

2013    no award

MICA Medal Citations

2008     Dr Kevin Rosengren  BE(Civil) 1958, BE(Min) 1959, MEngSc Melbourne 1961, PhD ANU 1968. MMICA, FAusIMM (CP), FIMM, MIEAust, MGSA

“Kevin has been an industry leader in the field of mining geomechanics for more than 40 years, during which time he has exhibited a practical and professional approach to all his work, and spent much time assisting students and mentoring young graduates”.

2009    Dr Brian White BSc(Hons), PhD, MBA, Mine Mgr Cert UK, NSW, WA, Qld. MMICA, FAusIMM, FIE(Aust), FIMM, MAIME, MIQ, MAUCTA, FAIM, RPEQ

“In recognition of his significant contribution to MICA and the AusIMM over many years, including Chairman of MICA and also Vice President of the AusIMM in1996, and Beryl Jacka Awardee in 1998.  Brian has been active in many Institute branches and committees, particularly Students and Young Professionals, Ethics, Education and Chartered Practising Status.  Also for his dedication in furthering the reputation and standing of MICA as the pre-eminent association representing minerals industry consultants in Australia and the Asia Pacific.”

2010   Mr Mike Lawrence BSc, GDPSM, HonFAusIMM (CP), FAIG, FIMMM (CEng) MMICA

“In recognition of outstanding continuous service to MICA since its inception in 1982 and to The AusIMM over more than 40 years.  His elevated standing in the minerals consulting field is symbolised by his contributions to resource asset valuation methodologies and to the AusIMM/MICA Alternative Dispute Resolution processes.  Along the way, more than 90 technical papers on aspects of valuation, due diligence, ethics and professional liability have been authored.  As Chair of the inaugural VALMIN Committee, he became a recognized authority whilst spearheading promulgation of the VALMIN Code.  Distinguished Institute service has already resulted in Presidency of The AusIMM in 1999, the Beryl Jacka Award in 2001 and Honorary Fellowship of the Institute in 2009.   His eminent career as an international consultant has enhanced Australia’s reputation for excellence in mining services.   It is fitting therefore, that, as one of MICA’s strongest advocates and longest serving members, he received the 2010 MICA Medal.”

2011 Mr George Edwards B Sc (Tech), C Eng, FAICD, FIE (UK), FAIE, F AusIMM (CP), MMICA

“In recognition of outstanding continuous service to MICA since its inception in 1982 and to The AusIMM for almost 50 years. He has been a leader in the Australian coal industry, earning a strong reputation internationally in providing consulting and advisory services, including work with the United Nations. He’s given distinguished Institute service, becoming President of The AusIMM in 1995, the first MICA member to be elected AusIMM President.  He has spent 50 years in promoting and progressing Australian Standards domestically and with ISO, chairing Standards Australia when it floated its commercial businesses. He has also been active in energy matters domestically and internationally, while Chairman of the Energy Council of Australia for a decade.

2012    Dr Carlos Sorentino PhD, M Env Stud,Dip RadioIsotope Tech, BE (Chem). MAIMVA(CMV), MMICA, MACS, FAusIMM (CP Env) (CP Man)

In recognition of the quarter of a century’s service that Carlos has given to MICA, playing a leading role in promoting professionalism amongst consultants as well as championing a wide range of issues of significance to consultants, amongst them environmental economics in the mining industry, mineral valuation and professional indemnity insurance.

He has served MICA as Chairman and has represented the Association on a range of committees including the VALMIN Committee, The AusIMM Ethics Committee, as foundation Chair of the Board of Chartered Professionals, the Emerging Issues Committee, the Joint Engineers Australia/AusIMM Committee, a number of conference committees and as a Councillor of The Institute.

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