Robert Rounsley is the Chief Technology Development Officer at Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL), an company with its headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. IPL is the parent company of leading explosives manufacturer Dyno Nobel.
Rob joined Dyno Nobel in 1998 as a senior development chemist and since then, has built up extensive experience in the mining, quarry and construction sectors. Throughout his 20 year career, Rob has worked across broad technology programs including manufacturing plants, process and equipment, bulk products such as ammonium nitrate, high explosives and initiation systems, mining technologies and a wide range of digital products and systems.
New technologies continue to change the way Dyno Nobel is innovating on the ground to both exceed customers’ expectations and improve the safety and efficiency of mining operations. As such, Rob considers himself privileged to have worked with many pioneers of modern explosives across the Dyno Nobel facilities throughout Europe, the United States, Africa and Asia Pacific.
A member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, the American Chemical Society and the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Rob holds an honours degree in Synthetic Chemistry, a master’s degree in Analytical Chemistry and an MBA in Technology Management.
Rob recently held the role of Chairman for DetNet, and is currently on the Board of Directors for the joint venture company producing electronic detonators.