Between October 2011 and June 2015, Ian Satchwell was Director of the International Mining for Development Centre, a joint venture between The University of Western Australia and The University of Queensland, supported by the Australian Government. The Centre provided practical research, advisory, education and training services to resource-rich developing nations to support development of strong mining governance regimes.
Ian has three decades of experience in minerals, energy, and trade and development policies at national and international levels. He has worked on projects in Australia, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Until 2010, Ian held senior management roles in Australian economics consultancy firms, advising industry, government and indigenous organisations on strategies for development of minerals and energy projects, infrastructure and local economies. In 2011, he undertook a six month assignment in Indonesia, advising the Government of Indonesia on trade and investment policies and regulations. Previously, Ian held executive positions within four different minerals and energy industry bodies.
Ian has been closely involved with economic and trade policy in his past roles as National President of the Australia Indonesia Business Council, Chairman of the Services Forum at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia, Director of the Australian Services Roundtable, and Board Member of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia. He is currently a member of the Advisory Council to the Canadian International Resources & Development Institute and an Associate Member of the Business Advisory Council to the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.