The Mining Innovation Network is pleased to have such an accomplished list of Advisory Board members, including:

David Camerlengo
Senior Advisor

David Camerlengo is General Manager at Unearthed; working intimately with industry clients on their innovation agenda and accelerating startups from across the globe to solve complex challenges in the resources sector (mining, energy and oil and gas).

Prior to this, David was Trade & Investment Commissioner to North America for the Queensland government, responsible for the state’s commercial engagement in the region. During this time, David helped hundreds of startups and SMES scale and grow in North America and delivered the “Advance Queensland” innovation agenda in the market.

David was President of global design, engineering and advanced manufacturer, EGR. Over 10 years with EGR in the USA, David helped grow the operations to employ over 120 employees and be a significant contribution to the global EGR Group.

David is passionate about Australia’s entrepreneurs and represented Queensland on the board of the Open Worldwide Innovation Network (OWIN) to create global pathways for Queensland companies. He also was a board member of the Australian American Chamber of Commerce in the USA.

David holds a Master of Science in Technology Commercialisation (MSTC) from the University of Texas–Austin and Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He’s a worrisome Chelsea football supporter, occasional half-marathon runner and can be typically found on Queensland’s beaches with his family.


Gavin Yeates
Strategy & Advisory – Non Executive Director
Gavin Yeates Consulting

Gavin is an industry leader in geoscience, mining and technology. Building on a 35-year career with BHP where he held senior executive roles as Head of group wide technical functions including technology, he now consults to mining and METs companies, Governments and research organisation as well as contributing at Board level including CRC Ore and the AusIMM. Gavin brings a deep understanding of the mining industry, and its professionals, along with a vision for the future.


Peter Knights
Professor and Discipline Leader for Mining Engineering
School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering at the University of Queensland

From 2006-2015 he held the BMA Chair in Mining. From 1996-2015 he was an Assistant and subsequently Associate Professor with the Catholic University of Chile, based in Santiago, Chile. His research interests focus on maintenance and reliability engineering with an emphasis on data driven maintenance decisions applied to conventional and automated mining equipment, mine planning and novel mining systems. He leads a research group comprised of 2 academic staff, 4 PhD and 2 M.Phil. students.