Bill Hancock was informed the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) Board of Directors approved his promotion to Fellow Member status effective end of July 2014. This is AusIMM’s most senior membership level. The Fellow Member elevation was made based on his experience and industry professional stature.

Melbourne, Australia based, AusIMM is the second largest mining professional society in the world at 14,000 members from all sections of industry who are supported by a wide network of branches and societies not only in Australasia but also internationally. Founded in 1893, AusIMM provides services to mining industry professionals in all areas of the global minerals sector. Their efforts focus on providing leadership and ongoing professional development to support their membership professional careers as well as allowing the members high quality industry professional input and public education.