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Who's Who in the 21st Century

International Biographical Centre, 2001


 LAING William Peter, b.8 Oct 1948. Geologist. m. Susan Kay Turner, 1 s, 1d. Education: BSc (Hons 1st Class), Sydeny Univ; PhD, Univ Adelaide. Appointments: Exploration Geol, Hastings Exploration, NL, 1970-72; Snr Geol, CRA Exploration Pty Ltd, 1979-82; Snr Lectr, Geol, James Cook Univ, 1983-89; Mngng Dir, Prin Cnslt, Laing Exploration Pty Ltd, 1989-present; Hon Rsch Fell, James Cook Univ, 1993-present. Publications: Num scientific pprs in intl jrnls; Transactions of the Institute of Mining and Metallgury, Benchmark Papers in Geology, 1975-98; Monographs: Structural Geology in Drillcore; Ore Systems Analysis, 1989-99; Co-des, Drillcore Orientometer (intl export), 1989; 93 Geological Consultancies, Aust, Pacific, S Am, Afr, 1983-99; Musical recdngs (LP, audio cassette, CD), folk bands: Hammer'n'Tap, 1981; Treepenny Bit, 1988; Mango Jam, 1996. Honours: Hon Rsch Fell, James Cook Univ, 1993; Aust Day Awd, Turingowa City, 1997. Memberships: Fell, Soc of Econ Geols Fell, Australaisian Inst of Mining & Metall; Fell, Austl Inst of Geoscientists; Geol Soc of Aust; Austl Soc of Exploration Geophysicists; Scientists for Global Responsibility, Convenor, N Qld Br, 1986-90. Hobbies: Community musician (choral singer, soloist, bush band musician, musical director); Community activist in peace, indigenous and local community issues; Surfing; Birdwatching; The bush. Address: 11 Mclauchlan Creascent, Kelso, QLD 4815, Australia.


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Australian Men and Women of
Science, Engineering and Technology

Australian Academy of Science, 
Laing, William Peter, Dr
(Bill Laing), b. 8 Oct 1948
Home address: 11 Mclauchlan Crs, Kelso, QLD 4815
AH Tel: (07) 4789 1401
Business address: 11 Mclauchlan Crs, Kelso, QLD 4815
BH Tel: (07) 4789 1401, BH Fax: (07) 4789 1451
Foreign languages: German
Academic qualifications: BSc Hons (Syd) 1990; PhD (Adel) 1977
Current Employment: Managing Director/Principal Consultant Geologist
Previous Employment: Senior lecturer in Geology, James Cook University of Northern Queens land, 1983-89; Senior Geologist, CRA Exploration, 1979-82
Honorary Positions: Honorary Research Fellow, James Cook University of Northern Queens land
Major Current committees/boards/consultancies: consultant, South Australian Department of Minerals and Energy; consultant, Australian Geographical Survey Organisation
Current professional associations/memberships/clubs: fellow, Society of Economic Geology; Australasian Institute of mining and Metallurgy; Australian Institute of Geoscientists; member, Geological Society of Australia; Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Recent private sector work: Exploration and mining consultancies inter alia CRA, BHP, Western Mining Corporation, Shell, Newcrest, MIM, in Australia and Pacific region
Availability: Media interviews
Other interests: scientists for global responsibility; education
Area of specialisation: Economic Geology; Structural Geology; Remote Sensing; History and Philosophy of Science; Technology Transfer