Tony Milnes

PhD (Geology & Geophysics);  Member – Geological Society of Australia; Fellow – Australasian Institute for Mining & Metallurgy (Chartered Professional, Environment); Life Member – American Society for Mining & Reclamation.

Tony Milne

Tony Milnes

Tony’s early career was in research at Monash University and CSIRO Mineral Chemistry in Melbourne, and then at CSIRO Land & Water in Adelaide.  His focus included soil formation, landscape development and weathering processes and he worked throughout Australia as well as in southern Africa, China, France and the US.  He later started research on minesite rehabilitation, leading one of CSIRO’s first multi-disciplinary, multi-Divisional ‘one-stop-shops’  – the Minesite Rehabilitation Research Program.

Tony was Chief Research Scientist when he left CSIRO in 1996 and joined the Executive Management team at Energy Resources of Australia in Darwin (Ranger and Jabiluka operations), later to become General Manager Environmental Strategy when the company was taken over by Rio Tinto.

Tony has been a Board Member of the Tropical Savannas Cooperative Research Centre (1997 – 2001), a member of the Engineering & Environmental Sciences Expert Advisory Committee for the Australian Research Council (2002 – 2005), and a member of the Commonwealth’s Alligator Rivers Region Technical Committee (2001 – 2010).  He is currently Visiting Research Fellow in Geology & Geophysics in the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Adelaide.

Tony has published a number of refereed papers in scientific journals and books, and has prepared many technical and project reports for industry and government.  Refer to profile


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