The Institute Medal is the most prestigious award and highest honour conferred by the AusIMM.
It is awarded in recognition of eminent leadership of the Institute and/or the resources sector. It was first awarded in 1935.
This award may be presented to anyone who has provided eminent leadership to the resources sector.
2022 Institute Medal Recipient
Dr Ian Runge is a pioneer of the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) industry, and has contributed enormously to the resources sector through his technical insight, entrepreneurial leadership and teaching.
His ground-breaking work in mining technology, software, and mining economics in the 1970s significantly helped lay the foundations for Australia's pre-eminent position as a global leader in mining technology.