Elizabeth Lewis-Gray - CEO & Managing Director
Elizabeth Lewis-Gray is co-founder, Chairman and Managing Director of the mineral processing technology company, Gekko Systems, which is based in Ballarat, Victoria. Gekko celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2006 and, since inception, has achieved a world leading position in a number of key sectors.
Gekko has won several awards, the most recent being: Winner Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Technology, Communications, E-Commerce & Life Sciences, Southern Region 2005; Winner Best Early Stage Category Award, Australian Venture Capital Awards, 2003; Deloitte Technology Fast 50, 2003; and Winner Telstra and Australian Government Small Business Cisco Innovation ward, 2002. Elizabeth is a member of the Australian Businesswomen's Hall of Fame.
Prior to her involvement in the mining sector, Elizabeth worked in stockbroking and strategic planning. Her qualifications include a degree in Economics, Diploma from the Securities Institute and a Masters in Business Management. She is a Director of the Australian Federal Government's Innovation Australia Board and Chair of the COMET Sub Committee. Her memberships include the Australian Institute of Management and she is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).
Sandy Gray - Technical Director
Sandy Gray is co-founder and Technical Director of Gekko Systems, with responsibility for the Technical, Sales and Research and Development teams. With a background as a mine manager, Sandy rejuvenated the art of gravity separation of alluvial gold using the basis of panning and has had over 15 years experience in mineral processing operations. Sandy is a leader in gravity gold and leaching flowsheet design, materials handling and effective plant design.
Sandy invented Gekko’s patented systems including the InLine Pressure Jig, InLine Leach Reactor and the Python modular plant. He is a recipient of the prestigious Clunies Ross Award, Australia’s pre-eminent award for scientists, technologists and innovators. Other awards have included the AusIMM Mineral Operating Technique Award in 1998, the Ernst &Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2005 (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.
Sandy's designs are breakthroughs in the field of mineral processing with over 400 of these inventions installed at mines in 40 countries worldwide.
"Gekko Systems operates on the basis of working with customers to assess the best possible technical outcomes for their projects. We explore with the customer the characteristics of the ore, the potential recoveries and the economic benefit that our technology can deliver.
From the outset we are working towards developing the best technical options for the specific circumstances of projects, to maximise the economic and environmental outcomes. For a greenfield operation our predictive laboratory procedures enable the customer to optimise the selection of equipment for a location's ore characteristics.
We have the capacity to audit the mill of existing operations and advise clients on process improvement and how Gekko's equipment range can be tailored to each project's specific needs. From here Gekko provides a full engineering package to implement these decisions, working closely with the customer to ensure the project's expectations are met."
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