Frank has over 20 years of practical experience in the development and engineering of metallurgical processes. He has worked on processes for a wide range of commodities, including rare earths, base metals, precious metals, lithium, titanium and uranium. His particular area of expertise is in the application of systems engineering techniques to ensure seamless project development from concept through to commercialization in a timely and cost effective manner. Front end engineering to take into account technical, economic, regulatory and environmental considerations are central to his approach. Following completion of his doctorate in chemical engineering in 1995, Frank has led process development teams at ANSTO (2008 – 2014), BHP Billiton (2005 – 2008) and Intec Ltd (1995 – 2005).