Gekko Systems is a company dedicated to driving change in the global minerals processing industry.
The people at Gekko have a passion for innovation and this is at the heart of Gekko's team approach to development. Working closely with our clients and solving their problems often leads to exciting new developments.
Elizabeth Lewis-Gray is co-founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Gekko Systems, based in Ballarat, Victoria. Gekko is a world leader in gold processing technology, and celebrated its 15-year anniversary in 2011.
Gekko has been successful with several awards, including: Winner Best Early Stage Category Award – Australian Venture Capital Awards; and twice listed in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50. Gekko’s latest award was the 2012 Mining Magazine Environmental Excellence Award.
Elizabeth is a member of the Australian Federal Government’s, Innovation Australia Board and the newly established National Precincts Board. She is also Deputy Chairman of Austmine as well as Chair of Austmine’s Strategy Sub-committee. Elizabeth was inducted into the Australian Businesswoman’s Hall of Fame in 2000, is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA), and has won several awards including the Warren Centre’s Innovation Heroes Award.
The founding Chairman of CEEC (Coalition for Eco-Efficient Comminution), Elizabeth was visionary in the formation of this not-for-profit organisation. CEEC aims to accelerate knowledge transfer in the field of eco-efficient comminution; an area of mineral processing with the potential for significant energy savings through beneficial comminution strategies.
Prior to her involvement in the mining sector, Elizabeth worked in stockbroking and strategic planning. Her qualifications include a Bachelor Degree in Economics and a Masters in Business Management.
Sandy Gray is co-founder and Technical Director of Gekko Systems, and is responsible for the Technical, Sales, and Research and Development teams. He has a background in mine management and over 15 years experience in mineral processing operations.
Since founding Gekko he has rejuvenated the art of gravity separation of alluvial gold using the basis of panning. Sandy is a world leader in gravity gold and leaching flowsheets design, materials handling and effective plant design.
A strong objective at Gekko is to target innovation to niche markets with little market competition. This clearly ensures that the company’s products and services stand alone and are differentiated from others. Sandy is the driving force behind these innovations and is responsible for their continued development. His inventions are breakthroughs in the field of mineral processing, with over 490 installations at mines in 43 different countries.
Sandy is a recipient of the prestigious Clunies Ross Award, Australia’s pre-eminent award for scientists, technologists and innovators. Other awards he has received include the AusIMM Mineral Operating Technique Award, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Technology, Communications, E-commerce & Life Sciences - Southern Region) and, most recently, the Premier’s Design Award in 2010. His committee memberships include the CSIRO Mineral Resources Sector Advisory Council and Water Resources Committee for Ballarat.
Gekko Management Team
With a global reputation to provide innovation that works, Gekko management teams oversee the supply of vertically integrated solutions to customers - from ore analysis, engineering and manufacturing, through to full operations management and support.
This is achieved by offering customers access to unique proprietary technologies, design and construct capabilities and on-site operational service packages.
Gekko management teams allow the company to offer a low-cost, ‘one-stop shop’ service and supply model.