Dr Eric Lilford (FAusIMM) is an engineer and a minerals and energy economist, holding the position of Professor and the Head of Minerals & Energy Economics, WASM : Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering, at Curtin University. He is also the Chair of a clean energy storage solutions company (salt cavern development for hydrogen, helium, compressed air and other energy-based materials storage solutions) and a Director of a clean-energy focussed minerals company. He has extensive international experience in senior management roles in the mining industry, including MD and CEO positions. His +30 year background includes investment banking, marketing & business development as well as academia across the resources, energy and advanced technology sectors. Dr Lilford is on the panel of experts for the IMF and provides training programmes to governments and industry practitioners alike in the minerals and energy economics sectors.
Dr Lilford’s extensive publication track record predominantly focuses on economic issues within the natural resources sector, including the economics of ESG, decarbonisation, clean energy and other relevant topics.