Steve Hall is a leading Australian academic in mining education. Steve developed the concept and structure of The Business of Mining in late 2014. Steve is a metallurgical engineer with interests in socio-environmental aspects of mining, including mine closure. He has taught and researched in the UK, Canada and Australia. He is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), an Academician of the Russian Academy of Mining Sciences and the regional representative for the World Forum of Universities of Resources on Sustainability. Steve was Director of the Western Australian School of Mines from 2010 until early 2016. Steve is currently responsible for Mining Education Australia, a collaborative venture in curriculum development, research and delivery across the four partner Universities (New South Wales, Queensland, Adelaide and Curtin).