State of Play Team
Graeme founded State of Play in 2012. His current work focuses on understanding and advising on business strategy for the global resources industry at the nexus of economics, social and technology change. Graeme is based in Western Australia, travelling widely to support the development of strategies for most of the major mining companies over the past 15 years. A PhD in Engineering by training, Graeme has developed an industry-wide reputation as one of its leading thinkers.
Paul is an original member of the State of Play team, supporting its development and growth since 2012. He is responsible for the analysis and authorship of the biennial State of Play survey reports and CEO Perspectives report focusing on the nature and role of strategic level innovation in the global resources industry. Paul has over a decade of experience advising companies on strategy, technology and innovation – particularly in mining and oil & gas – across Australia, Europe, Africa and North America.
Xavier is the Research Lead for State of Play, conducting much of the research, analysis and writing for State of Play publications. Xavier has experience in advising organisations on strategy, business model design and innovation, particularly with mining and utilities sectors. An economist and political scientist by training, Xavier has worked with a range of organisations aiming to catalyse innovation in the resources industry.
Madi is Analytics Lead for State of Play, responsible for conducting analysis on innovation strategies that are driving the global resources industry. Madi completed her Bachelor degree in finance and accounting, and has experience in Corporate Finance, having previously worked for CBA. Based in Perth, she works with the State of Play team on advising a range of mining and utilities organisations on the next economic, social and technological industry developments.
Peter has been a pivotal driver of the State of Play’s engagement with the Indian mining industry, culminating in the release of the State of Play: India 2017 report. His deep understanding of each of the technical, market and social aspects of mining is rare, having pioneered Rio Tinto’s commercial and expansion strategies in developing countries, being Chief Operating Officer of the Walk Free anti-slavery organization, a signatory of China’s first ever energy export contract and advising the Australian government on Australia’s Natural Resources Development Hub. Peter is based in New Delhi.