Dan Alexander Memorial Fund Description

This Fund has been established to honour the memory of Dr Dan Alexander. The Dan Alexander Fund will support PhD students at UQ, enabling the next generation of leaders to learn, grow and benefit from the impact of Dan’s legacy.

Why donate to Dan Alexander Memorial Fund?

Dr. Dan Alexander was a gifted leader and visionary. His mining career spanned 25 years and traversed the globe. He understood the mining industry because he had a rare blend of technical expertise, combined with practical experience, which enabled him to develop strong relationships and gain the trust of people across all areas of the mining operations. Dan tackled difficult problems by applying new methods and with humility – the warm, open, gregarious way he welcomed people into his thinking engaged people. He had a passion for sustainability in mining and could always see the big picture, going beyond current constraints, beliefs and perceived limits.

Dan’s relationship with the University of Queensland and ultimately JK Tech is long standing. In 1993 he graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree from UK and subsequently completed his PhD with the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC). His doctorate was conferred in 2007 and Dan became Alumni 189.

In 2000 Dan joined JKTech as a Flotation Specialist and his generosity of spirit toward colleagues, forward thinking and strong leadership skills saw him progress through the ranks until his appointment as CEO in 2010. During this time Dan played a lead role in maintaining and developing industry connections to continue the flow of new technologies from research into commercial application.

Following a period of great success as JKTech CEO Dan decided it was time to pursue new opportunities and in 2015 took on the role as Head of Technology Development at Anglo American based in London.

At work and away, Dan was associated with laughter, friendly banter and willingness to help others. He was known for his love of most sport and was particularly passionate about cricket. He also followed tennis and rugby, being a lifelong supporter of the Canterbury Bulldogs. He would always be ready to share his opinions on the Australian cricket team and, in the UK, discuss AFC Wimbledon’s progress through the leagues. Dan was a great storyteller, history buff, music fan, avid traveller and a wonderful family man.

With Dan, anything was possible. Your donation to the Dan Alexander Memorial Fund will help to support the next generation of visionaries and up and coming leaders.

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Why donate to Dan Alexander Memorial Fund

Dr Dan Alexander was a gifted leader and visionary. His mining career spanned twenty-five years and traversed the globe. He understood the mining industry because he had a rare blend of technical expertise combined with practical experience, which enabled him to develop strong relationships and gain the trust of people across the industry. Dan tackled difficult problems by applying new methods and he knew how to communicate with people in all areas of mining operations. Dan’s relationship with The University of Queensland and ultimately JKTech is long-standing. In 1993, he graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree from UQ and subsequently completed his PhD Degree with the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC). His doctorate was conferred in 2007, and Dan became Alumni no. 189. In 2000, Dan joined JKTech as a Flotation Specialist and his generosity of spirit toward colleagues, forward thinking and strong leadership skills saw him progress through the ranks until his appointment as CEO in 2010. During his time, Dan played a lead role in maintaining and developing industry connections to continue the flow of new technologies from research into commercial application. Following a period of great success as JKTech CEO, Dan decided it was time to pursue new opportunities and in 2015, took on the role of Head of Technology Development at Anglo-American based in London. Away from work, Dan was easy to talk to, particularly if it was sport where he was passionate about Australian cricket and rugby league. He was a strong supporter of the Canterbury Bulldogs and was always ready to share his opinions on the Australian XI or world cricket for that matter.

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