Monday, 9 July 2012

John Rayner making the most of his early retirement

It is good to hear that Dr. John Rayner, a long serving member of the Minerals Engineering Editorial Board and a regular attendee at past MEI Conferences, is putting his early retirement to great use.

John (63) will be riding in the Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer®, a unique, two-day cycling event to take place on August 18-19, 2012, journeying over 200km through Queensland scenic countryside to Conquer Cancer. The money raised by participants in The Ride will benefit the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR), a worldwide leader in cancer research and discovery.

Through donations John is aiming to raise A$2500 to support the important work of QIMR.

To follow John’s ride preparation and to learn more about this ride go to his event web site

Immediately prior to his retirement John was working for the Queensland Government where he ultimately had a role handling emergent issues with a strong technical component. Prior to that he was with CSIRO Minerals, initially in a research management role, then as International Business Development Manager.

He is a former Fellow of AusIMM and received an Australian Postgraduate Research Award to support his PhD work at JKMRC.

John is now enjoying life - good food, good wine, good company and a very little consulting.

We all wish him well on his new venture.

1 comment:

  1. Go John! Good luck with the bike ride, I'm sure it will be a fantastic experience.


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