Adam Price is Product Manager for all of RPMGlobal’s simulation products. With over 23 years of experience in the mining industry Adams extensive knowledge includes: Mine Management, Technical studies (nationally and internationally), Mine Haulage Simulation and Scheduling.
Adam also has broad experience in underground metals and more recently mineral sands mining. Prior to his employment at RPMGlobal Adam spent 6+ years working as a superintendent for mines across Australia followed by 5+ years working as a project manager.
As Product Manager for RPM’s Simulation products Adam engages with customers to find out how they use simulation products and then works with a software development team to bring that to market. As a current member of AusIMM and holding a Bachelors Degree of Engineering (Mining) from the University of Queensland, Adam is a leader in his field.
Program Director - Exploration to Mine & Sustainability
Adele Seymon is a Program Director – Exploration to Mine & Sustainability at AMIRA International, a global mining industry member-based organisation. At AMIRA she is responsible for creating opportunities that provide solutions to members’ business challenges through collaboration. With 20 years of diverse experience in the minerals exploration, government and finance sectors, Adele works passionately with her networks to improve efficiencies in exploration and mining operations, through application of best practice R&D. She has a BSc (Hons) from Monash University and a Diploma of Business from the Mt Eliza Centre for Executive Education, Melbourne Business School. Adele is a member of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG), and a committee member of the Geological Society of Australia, Victorian Branch
Adele Seymon will be interviewing on Exploration Technology in the Spotlight: A Q&A with Head of Exploration. Download the programme now
Adrian Pearce is a researcher and innovator in planning and scheduling and has contributed deeply in research on reasoning about actions within the field of artificial intelligence. Adrian Pearce’s research has improved the efficiency and robustness of a range of applications including production scheduling for mining, trusted autonomous systems for cognitive robotics, supply chain management, logistics and air traffic management.
Together with his colleauges, Adrian Pearce has made fundamental breakthroughs which faciliate collaborative constraint and resource optimization over complex supply chain networks. This involves satifying constraints, such as resource or processing capacities, while meeting temporally extended goals, such as maintenance constraints. More productive and profitable mine scheduling algorithms have been developed, and algorithms for cognitive robotics which facilitate improved human-robot interaction, by meeting both human and robot constraints, have also been developed for deploying trusted autonomous systems. Such optimisation and scheduling techniques are widely applicable, from investigating quantum error correction, to options analysis and financial trading.
Adrian Prendergast is a senior analyst at Morgans, where he is the lead analyst covering large cap miners (BHP, Rio Tinto, South32, Fortescue, and Newcrest), additionally Adrian also covers both large and small cap oil & gas (including Woodside, Oil Search, Santos, etc.).
A Minerals Economist, Adrian also leads the team responsible for the commodity price forecasts and contributes to sector think pieces. Adrian joined Morgans in 2015 following 11 years at Baillieu Holst where he worked as an analyst covering the mining and energy sectors.
Adrian has a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Finance and Accounting) from Deakin University and a Masters in Science (majoring in Mineral and Energy Economics) from Curtin University.
Ahmad is a PhD student from the University of Western Australia. He considers himself an explorer, having spent 10 years in some of the most challenging places in the world looking for mineral deposits. Despite this, he has spent the last few years studying to be something quite the opposite: an economist. But instead of working on his PhD, he spends far too much of his time hosting the Exploration Radio podcast – a podcast on exploration and explorers. Currently he is part of a mineral exploration start-up exploring in Eastern Greenland – an excellent way for him to get subsidised trips to Greenland.
Ahmad Saleem joins the line up of speakers at International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC). Download the programme.
Alan Broome is a professional director and business advisor with over 40 years’ experience in the metals, mining and energy industries.
Alan has extensive knowledge of the mining industry accumulated through involvement with mining technology companies, government agencies and major international mining companies in promoting Australian mining and developing global trade.
He is a Director and Chair of a number of Australian mining technology companies including Micromine Pty Ltd., Hedweld Group Pty Ltd., Interlate and CB3 Mining Ltd. He was also previous Chair of the Australian Government Action Agenda promoting Mining Technology, and has been recognised by the Commonwealth with an Order Of Australia for services to the Mining Technology Sector and by the Australian Institute of Export as an “Export Hero”. The Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy has also awarded Alan with a President’s Award for services to the Mining Sector; and the inaugural Life Member Award for contribution to Austmine and the METS sector.
Alan Broome AM, Chairman Emeritus of Austmine, joins the lineup of speakers at the International Mining and Resources Conference. Download the programme now.
Alex Dorsch, CEO: Alex is an experienced consultant, engineer and corporate advisor in the energy and resource sectors, most recently working as a Specialist consultant with the global management consultancy McKinsey & Company. He has broad experience in corporate strategy, business development, equity markets, project development and exploration.
Alex has extensive experience in business management and design. She has been a creative director for global ad campaigns (Phillip Treacy, Le Roni, Doc Martens) and was the founding CEO of art dealership The Court, as well as M2 Magazine prior to her move into technology.
Alex has a background in Design Psychology from the Courtauld Institute and is a guest lecturer at Hult Business School, as well as a regular panel critic for the Bartlett School of Architecture’s Computational Architecture Department.
Alexandra Blood was appointed Executive Director of Mineral Resources in 2017. As part of the newly formed SA Department for Energy and Mining, her division is the lead environmental and technical regulator for the exploration, mining and quarrying sector, and home of the world renowned Geological Survey of South Australia. DEM has the challenge of balancing sector growth and supporting investment whilst ensuring responsible exploration and mineral production. As well as innovative policy, case management and regulatory functions, the division delivers high quality geoscientific data and advice as well as mineral development and investment strategies.
Alex has over 20 years global experience within mining, oil and gas, infrastructure and industrial projects and has a proven record of complex project delivery and leadership. She sits on the National Board for environmental professional certification and in 2012 Alex became the first woman named Environmental Practitioner of the Year by the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand.
Alexis Valenza has a Master of Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology from the University of Montpellier, France. He has worked since 1995 with international mining and hydrogeological consulting firms on large environmental, geotechnical and infrastructure projects – including tunneling and underground dewatering – in Europe, Africa, Middle East and South-East Asia. With a broad base of expertise, Alexis thrives on the challenges that come with untangling complex problems.
He is dedicated to delivering innovative problem solving and high level technical precision to clients who appreciate his holistic approach to water management. In 2011, Alexis launched Valenza Engineering, a Melbourne-based consultancy providing technical and advisory services to the mining, construction, water resource and contaminated land industries, in groundwater and related environmental science.
Alexis Valenza, Director of Valenza Engineering, joins the Industry Dialogue session on Supporting development projects in Africa that will facilitate the growing demands of the continent, during the Africa Focus Day at IMARC. Download the programme.
With over 22 years of experience within the mineral resource industry, Amy Lamb’s expertise spans technical and production management across multiple commodities and disciplines. A large part of Amy’s industry experience includes incremental and step change improvement implementations at large copper concentrators, including Kennecott Utah Copper, Oyu Tolgoi and Las Bambas. Her current role is Lead Metallurgist at MMG.
Andrew has operated in the mining industry for over 23 years. He is the CEO and Managing Director of Kingston Resources (ASX:KSN). Kingston is a metals exploration company, the Company’s priority is the world-class Misima Gold Project in PNG, which contains a JORC resource of 2.8Moz Au, a production history of over 3.7Moz and potential for additional growth through exploration success.
Prior roles include Portfolio Manager of the Global Resource Fund at Perpetual Investments, General Manager with Orica Mining Services, based in Germany, and extensive mine management and operational experience in Australia. Andrew has a Bachelor of Engineering Mining (Honours) from Western Australian School of Mines, a Masters of Business Administration from Newcastle University and a First Class Mine Managers Certificate.
Andrew Dinning is a founder and the Executive Chairman and CEO of Sarama Resources Ltd. Sarama was incorporated in 2010 and is a gold exploration and development company focused on Burkina Faso.
Andrew has over 30 years experience in the international mining arena having worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo, West Africa, UK, Russia and Australia.
He has extensive mine management, operations and capital markets experience and has spent most of his career in the gold sector. Andrew was a Director and President of DRC based Moto Goldmines Ltd from 2005 to 2009 and oversaw the company’s flagship Moto Gold Project (now Kibali Gold) develop from 4 million ounces of gold to +22 million ounces of gold and took the project from exploration to pre-development before Moto Goldmines was purchased by Randgold Resources and AngloGold Ashanti in October 2009.
Andrew has a MBA, a First Class Mine Managers Certificate (Western Australia and south Australia) and a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) degree.
Andrew Dinning will join a panel discussion on where are our opportunities, what challenges do we face, and what support do we need to get going within the Africa Focus Day at IMARC. Download the programme.
Andrew Elf is the Chief Executive Officer of Mitchell Services Limited, and a Board Member of the Australian Drilling Industry Association.
Andrew commenced his mining services career after six years working within the agriculture, defence and steel industries in various finance roles. Having worked in the mining services industry for over thirteen years and more specifically in the drilling industry, he has also held various senior leadership roles.
Andrew has completed a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration majoring in Strategy & Planning. Andrew is a Fellow of CPA Australia and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Andrew has extensive experience throughout Australia and internationally. His clients range from global listed mining and energy organisations to governments and junior exploration companies.
Andrew is an SAP Analytics Architect with more than twenty years consulting experience across large SAP projects in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Scandinavia, Asia and Australia.
Andrew’s industry specialisations include SAP Analytics solution development for Mining, Oil & Gas, Telco and Banking sectors. Consulting clients have included Total Exploration & Production, Rio Tinto, Telstra, HP, Barclays Bank, JohnsonDiversy and CSIRO.
As Technical Director, Andrew heads up the Concerto Analytics Centre of Excellence, responsible for innovative product development and driving successful project outcomes through strong leadership with an emphasis on methodology and governance.
Andrew has a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Information Systems (Honours) from Swinburne University.
Andrew Hely, Technical Director at Concerto Analytics, will be joining the line up of speakers at this year’s International Mining and Resources Conference. Download the programme now.
Andrew Job is a mining engineer and holds a master’s degree (Finance) from the University of New South Wales. He has research interests in the application of hyperspectral machine learning techniques for real-time ore characterisation, and is a Fellow of the AusIMM with 20 year’s experience in the mining sector. Andrew’s experience has included leading large-scale business re-structures, implementing business turn-around projects, developing start-up mining projects. He has also developed new and implemented several new technologies in the mining sector that have focussed on equipment automation.
Plotlogic is a mining technology company, based in Queensland Australia. Plotlogic’s first commercial product, OreSense(R) LV integrates artificial intelligence with ground based hyperspectral imaging technology OreSense systems identify key variations from the mine’s geological model – providing real time information which will enhance the way that coal, iron ore, gold, or any mineral is mined, improving resource recovery, and reducing costs per tonne.
Immediate Past Chairman, ICMM & Former Chairman, MCA
Former Chief Executive Officer, MMG Limited
Andrew Michelmore was Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MMG Limited from 2009 until February 2017 following his tenure as Chief Executive Officer of Zinifex Limited and then OZ Minerals Limited.
Prior to this he spent two years working in London and Russia as Chief Executive Officer of EN+ Group and became interim Chairman of RUSAL, an EN+ portfolio company, in October 2006.
Andrew has more than 35 years’ experience in the metals and mining industry. He spent 12 years at WMC where he was Chief Executive Officer and prior to that held senior roles in the company’s nickel, gold, alumina, copper, uranium and fertiliser businesses.
He holds a First Class Honours degree in Engineering (Chemical) from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Arts in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University. He is a Rhodes Scholar and a fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. Andrew is Chairman of the Jean Hailes Foundation for Women’s Health and Chairman of the Council of Ormond College at the University of Melbourne. Andrew is also a Director of China Matters and Deputy Chair of the Asia Society Australia.
He was Chairman of the International Zinc Association (IZA) from October 2011 to December 2015, Chairman of the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) from June 2013 to June 2016 and Chairman of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) from October 2015 until his resignation in May 2017.
Andrew Muir has more than 25 years’ experience in mining and finance, having originally qualified as a geologist from UWA in 1993.
As a geologist, Mr Muir spent 12 years working in many remote parts of Western Australia in a variety of roles in both exploration and mining. His exploration roles included: the early stage drill-out of the Jundee gold deposit; grassroots exploration around Southern Cross and Bullfinch; and a number of years at the Granny Smith operation where he was the Lake Cary project geologist. Whilst at Granny Smith, Mr Muir was instrumental in the discovery of the multi-million ounce Wallaby deposit.
His mining experience includes both open pit and underground roles at a number of sites including Agnew, Paddington and Kundana. In 2005 Mr Muir transitioned into the financial markets, working as a Resources Equity Analyst for firms such as JP Morgan, Hartleys and PCF Securities, and in the Corporate Finance team at Argonaut. In 2009 he won the Starmine and Australian Financial Review Stock Picker of the Year for Mining and Metals.
Mr Muir holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours, majoring in geology, from the University of Western Australia, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia (now FINSIA) and is a Fellow of Finsia. B. Sc (Hons), GDipAppFinInv, FFin
Andrew O’Connor is Partner, Engineering & Asset Management at KPMG. Andrew O’Connor is passionate about bringing information and structure to how Asset Management decisions are made. Andrew is an Asset Management and Reliability Engineering professional with over 20 years experience in the Defence, aviation, maritime, mining, utilities and nuclear sectors.
Andrew has a PhD in Reliability and Risk, authored a book on statistical modelling of asset systems and is a is a Certified Asset Management Assessor (CAMA). Andrew O’Connor co-founded two engineering businesses winning the Telstra Business Awards and BRW Fast 100 company before joining KPMG as a partner leading their Engineering and Asset Management practice.
Deputy Director - International Cooperation Department
China Nonferrous Metals Industry
Ms. Angela Cao has been the Deputy Director of International Cooperation Department of China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association(CNIA) since 2013. Prior to that she worked in CNIA and was responsible for international cooperation business for about ten years.
Angela holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology in the PRC and a Mater of International Economics from Flinders University in Australia.
Other Current Appointments
Vice Chairperson, the Statistical Committee of International Copper Study Group(ICSG)
Deputy Secretary General, China Nonferrous Metals International Cooperation Alliance
Angela Cao, Deputy Director – International Cooperation Department, China Nonferrous Metals Industry will be joining the line up of speakers at IMARC. Download the programme here.
Resources Industry Lead, Australia and New Zealand
Ann Burns is the Resources Industry Lead, Australia and New Zealand in Accenture, where they help mining, chemicals, energy, utilities and water companies adapt and thrive as they face the disruptive changes and seismic shifts in industry dynamics.
Ann Burns’ real passion is in finding answers to the challenging questions that digital innovation is asking: If digital is inevitably going to be the catalyst for change how do you avoid digital disappointment? How do you manage an ambidextrous organisation with the old world and new world in parallel? Can data truly be monestised? How best to elevate people with the use of technology and create exceptional workforce experiences? These are big and exciting questions. It’s a fascinating time to be working in the resources industry.
Ann Burns will be facilitating a panel debate on What role is diversity having in our organisation, and how are we fulfilling the workforce experience and skills gap within the People, Projects & Infrastructure conference at IMARC. Download the programme.
Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland
Professor Anna Littleboy is a Professorial Research Fellow in Minerals and Society for the 21st Century at the Sustainable Minerals Institute. An experienced research manager, she leads multidisciplinary initiatives linking social, environmental and technical performance for the minerals industry both at UQ and previously as Research Director for CSIROs Resources and Sustainability Research Programme she
Originally a geochemist, Anna’s early career was spent in the lab and on site managing field programmes to characterise environmental risks from reactive contaminant transport. This catalysed an interest in understanding the role that technology and values play in decision making around industrial operations, regional impact and sustainability outcomes
Anna has worked on influential initiatives at the interface where science informs policy for a globally connected world. She has managed large collaborative programmes for Federal and State Governments, Industry and global think-tanks. Anna is a Fellow of the Minerals Institute, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Global Agenda Council on Responsible Minerals Development. She currently sits on the advisory board for METS Ignited and is a recipient of a CSIRO medal for Business Excellence.
Anna Rabin (Director Africa and Middle East) is a political risk and foreign policy expert. During her time with Dragoman, Anna has worked with clients to provide bespoke political, commercial and strategic advice.
She has experience developing country entrance, exit, and monitoring strategies – including competitor analysis, scenario planning and provided advice around engagement with government, the public sector and multi-laterals. Anna previously worked as a Senior Consultant with africapractice, a strategy and communications consultancy, based in its Tanzanian office.
At africapractice Anna was responsible for leading projects across East Africa and managing a team of consultants advising some of the largest investors in the region in sectors such as oil and gas, power, telecommunications, agriculture, financial services and the construction industry.
Anna previously worked as an East Africa Analyst at Think Africa Press in London. She has a Master’s Degree with Distinction in African Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, a Bachelor’s Degree with First Class Honours in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Certificate in Commerce.
Anna Rabin, Director at Dragoman, joins the lineup of speakers at the International Mining and Resources Conference. Download the programme now.
Anne-Marie Ebbels has more than 24 years’ experience of operational, engineering and consulting in the mining industry. Her expertise includes mine design, scheduling, drill and blast, economic modelling, supervision and contract management.
Anne-Marie has worked with a wide range of commodities with different mining methods including open stoping, narrow vein mining, drift and fill, cut and fill and caving.
Anne-Marie has significant practical experience in mine planning and scheduling using 5D Planner and EPS. Her consulting experience includes scoping, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, technical reviews, due diligence, economic modelling and site support. Anne-Marie is a competent person for JORC and NI 43-101 Reporting and has completed numerous Ore Reserve reports for lead-zinc, copper and gold deposits.
Anne-Marie is also the current chair of the Underground Mine Operator Conference being held in 2020.
Newcrest is one of the world’s largest gold mining companies. We safely deliver superior returns to our stakeholders from finding, developing and operating gold and copper mines.
We are committed to maintaining a safe environment for our people, operating and developing mines sustainably in line with our environmental standards, and building lasting relationships with the communities in which we operate. Our vision is to be Miner of Choice for our people, shareholders, host communities, partners and suppliers.
We pride ourselves in being agile, bold and having an owner’s mindset.
Anthony Radici joined Rio Tinto in 2017 as general manager in Rio Tinto’s major capital projects group with oversight of the Koodaideri mine and rail study and the AutoHaul® autonomous rail project. Prior to Rio Tinto, Anthony had more than 15 years’ experience in the resource industry, working in study delivery, project and construction management for Jacobs and Sinclair Knight Merz. During his career he has delivered major capital projects such as the Cape Lambert Port B and Dampier Port upgrade projects in the Pilbara.
A civil engineer by training, Anthony is focused and passionate about the application of innovation to enhance safety and productivity in construction, including the use of digital assets, additive manufacture and building information modelling technologies.
Antoine Desmet is the analytics program for surface equipment at Komatsu (then Joy Global). Antoine Desmet’s role is to deliver high machine reliability by detecting which components are about to fail, and predict their remaining useful life to help schedule timely maintenance.
From very technical beginnings, Antoine Desmet has moved into a lead role: developing an analytics strategy that delivers value to both their business and customers. From raw sensor data, all the way to maintenance insights; his team-mates and he is delivering the value-chain that he has architected.
Antoine Desmet oversees the development, execution and publication of analytics that detect patterns or anomalies in huge datasets, acquired from our mining plants. His “machine learning” algorithms first teach themselves how the mining machine works, and then use this knowledge to detect abnormal patterns. This “unsupervised” approach is simple, automated and mass-producible.
Antoine Desmet’s responsibilities also include Research and Development: anything from coding a custom Hidden Semi-Markov Model, to deep learning using Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) and LSTMs in TensorFlow. Antoine Desmet has supervised the Research and Development projects of 7 interns: it’s one of the most rewarding aspects of his work, especially when he gets to present our papers at international conferences. Antoine Desmet consider himself an expert in anomaly detection in time-series data, using machine learning. He has used Research for nearly a decade, and he is also adding Python to his arsenal. Along the way, he has acquired a lot of domain knowledge in industrial process analytics, reliability engineering, and mining in general.
Antoine Desmet caught the “data mining” bug during his PhD at Imperial College London, where he had to make sense of results hidden in millions of database records. There, Antoine Desmet built a Neural Network to perform real-time guidance and traffic optimisation. Antoine Desmet’s background is electronics engineering (major in software and networks). He has earned three degrees from three different countries.
Mr. Arnoud Balhuizen, BBE, has been the Chief Commercial Officer of BHP Billiton Limited, BHP Billiton Group and BHP Billiton plc since March 2017.
Mr. Balhuizen served as the President of Marketing and Supply at BHP Billiton Limited, BHP Billiton Group and BHP Billiton plc since March 1, 2016 until March 2017.
Prior to this, he served as President Marketing at BHP Billiton since 2013. He started his career with Billiton in 1994 working for the Marketing and Trading division in the Netherlands and since then he has held various marketing roles, including General Manager Marketing for Copper Cathodes, Vice President Iron Ore Marketing and Vice President Petroleum Marketing.
With 20 years’ experience as a BI, Analytics, and software development lead, application architect, and UX/UI specialist, Ashley Bosworth has an overriding interest in close collaboration and co-development with clients to turn their requirements into excellent user-experiences that exceed their expectations.
Ashley Bosworth is a director of Pulse Mining Systems, renowned for the Pulse Mining ERP which is the world’s only 100% industry-dedicated mine management system, and the new specialist division Pulse Analytics which is quickly and easily bringing the Digital Mine concept into reality for mining companies, Ash is a qualified engineer who is gaining international recognition for his work in analytics and applications development as well as collaborative methodologies.
Ayesha Ahmed is in her third and final year of a PhD in Economic Geology at the University of Tasmania Centre for Ore Deposit and Earth Sciences (CODES). Her project focuses on identifying patterns in alteration mineral chemistry around porphyry deposits and using those patterns to provide insights into ore-forming processes. Her field site is the Yerington porphyry Cu– Mo–Au district in Nevada, USA.
Ayesha is passionate about integrating new technologies into the exploration workflow. In 2010, she completed a master’s degree at the University of British Columbia Mineral Deposits Research Unit in Canada. She used a number of different analytical techniques (ASD, C-O isotopes, apatite fission track thermochronology, XRD) to define the distal alteration footprint of Carlin-type gold deposits. She spent summers working in remote field camps near the Arctic Circle of Canada exploring for VMS Cu-Pb-Zn, and BIF-hosted gold deposits.
Following successful completion of her master’s degree, Ayesha spent five years exploring for orogenic gold deposits in Western Australia. She was a project geologist at Gold Fields St Ives where she was fortunate to be part of the team to discover the multi-million ounce Invincible gold deposit (Gold Fields Ltd).
Ayesha is an active member of the geological community. She is the chair of the 2018 Gordon Research Seminar: Geochemistry of Ore Deposits, which will be held in New Hampshire, USA in August. She was the 2017 University of Tasmania Women in Mining Network representative. Her role included organising a series of lectures that highlighted the balancing act required of young professional mothers and fathers working in the resources sector. As the mother to a young boy, the issue of equal opportunity in the mining industry has been especially important to her.
Barry Fehlberg is a geologist with 40 plus years of multi-commodity exploration experience and a proven track record of ore-body discovery. He has held many executive positions in both ASX and overseas listed Companies. His experience includes exploration for gold, base metals, diamonds, nickel, vanadium and iron ore commodities. During this period he has negotiated many joint ventures and sales agreement with Company peers, both major and junior.
Successful ventures include discoveries at Koongie Park (base metals), Mt Gibson (gold, base metals), Bellevue and Bullabulling (gold), Ellendale (diamonds) and Julia Creek (vanadium). In more recent times, Mr Fehlberg led the exploration team that discovered the Railway Iron Ore deposit for United Minerals Corporation NL. This company was taken over by BHP Billiton in 2010 in a $204 million transaction.
He was a founding member and now life member of AMEC, the association of Mining and Exploration Companies. In this role he has liaised with all tiers of government in progressing industry concerns.
Barry Fehlberg is an Honours Geology Graduate of the University of Adelaide (1968).
Originally from Ireland, Dr Adair has over 27 years’ experience in the Minerals Industry. He has worked for approximately half his time in applied R&D for the sector and the rest in a variety of company roles, most notably with Rio Tinto (in Australia and the United States) as well as in the South African Platinum Industry. Prior to joining the CRC in 2015, he worked at the University of Queensland both as Director of the JKMRC and then running an Industry funded Ore Sorting Centre. His primary interests are in step change technology to improve the Energy, Production and Water signatures of operating sites in the Minerals Sector.
Ben Heard is a consultant with Frazer-Nash Consultancy and is the founder of Bright New World. Ben Heard is a leading voice for the use of nuclear technologies to address our pressing global challenges. It certainly didn’t start that way but following a critical appraisal of his anti-nuclear stance, he found it unsupportable. Ben holds a Masters in Sustainability from Monash University and a Ph.D. in science from the University of Adelaide.
His thesis modelled Australian electricity supply with a focus on the potential role of nuclear technologies in lowering greenhouse emissions in partnership with renewable technologies. He has presented his published research findings around Australia and the world. Ben is a sustainability advisor to Canadian nuclear innovator Terrestrial Energy, and was a member of the public advisory panel for siting Australia’s domestic nuclear waste repository. Founding Bright New World took Ben back to his NGO beginnings, to give environmentalism a reboot for the 21st century. With the Frazer-Nash team he provides techno-economic assessment and analysis as well as risk-communication, advocacy and stakeholder consultation services.
Dr.-Ing. Benedikt Meier is the Head of Product Management/Technology, Innovation and Sustainability (TIS) with thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG in Essen, Germany.
Dr. Benedikt Meier completed a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in 1988 from the University of Hanover, followed by the Doctoral Degree in 1992. Benedikt Meier commenced his industrial career in 1988 with thyssenkrupp as an R&D Engineer, responsible for the development and market introduction of the engine function test. After an 8 year assignment in the US with thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, he joined thyssenkrupp Elevator AG in Düsseldorf in 2007 where he held several positions in R&D including Head of Process and Project Management, Sustainability Officer, Head of Escalator R&D and Head of PMO. Dr. Benedikt Meier also serves as a Professor at the University of Hanover in Germany and Northampton in the UK.
Benjamin Little is Senior Vice President at IAMGOLD Corporation, a leading international gold producer. He heads the Corporate Affairs, HSS, and People functions and is a member of the Executive Leadership Team. Ben is also Chief Executive Officer of Euro Ressources SA, a French affiliate of IAMGOLD focused on precious-metal royalties.
Prior to joining IAMGOLD, Ben was Director of Government and International Affairs at Barrick Gold Corporation. He is a corporate lawyer, having practised at a leading business law firm in Toronto. He has also served as Senior Policy Adviser to Canada’s federal Minister of Industry.
Mr. Little studied at Queen’s University (gold medallist), Oxford University (master’s degree in international relations, Commonwealth Scholar) and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.
He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Bar Association, and has served or continues to serve on the boards of directors of many organizations, including SEMOS (Mali), the World Gold Council (Alternate), Euro Resources S.A. (France), the Canada-Chile Business Council, Minalliance (Quebec), the Mining Association of Canada, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Canada-Peru Chamber of Commerce and the Canada-Pakistan Business Council.
Global Business Development Manager, Minerals Vertical
Bernardo Marinho is Global Business Development Manager for Minerals Vertical at Siemens AG, Germany. He received a B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from Federal University of Minas Gerais and a post-graduate specialization certificate in Industrial Engineering at the Catholic University of Minas Gerais, both located in Brazil.
Mr. Marinho has acquired a comprehensive knowledge of mining operations and technologies through his experience in executing, managing and selling engineering and IT projects. As co-responsible for developing Siemens digitalization solutions portfolio in mining, he is currently involved in several initiatives worldwide helping mining customers to capture value from digitalization.
Bernardo Marinho, Global Business Development Manager at Siemens, will be delivering a presentation on: Sharing practical experience of digital transformation in the mining industry, at this year’s IMARC. Download the programme now.
Dr Bill Shaw is now an independent mining consultant with his own company Ore Control. He has more than 30 years of experience in turning mineral resources into mined ore. His expertise is in Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve estimation, mining grade control, reconciliation and geometallurgy.
Bill has audited resources and reserves for many commodities to international standards including the JORC, US-SEC, Canadian NI43-101 and South African SAMREC Codes, and has managed large evaluation projects and major audits .His main focus on the JORC Committee has been the relationship between JORC and other International Codes and in the quantification of errors associated with resource and reserve estimation.
Björn holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and joined Scania in 1987.
He started his career within engine production and has since then among other things worked as Area Sales Manager, covering markets all over the world between 1998 and 2001. In 2001 he took up the position as Regional Manager covering UK, Ireland, USA, Canada and the Benelux Area.
In 2006 he became Director with global responsibility for Sales, Marketing as well as product planning of Scania’s construction vehicles. Since 2012 Björn is running the Business Area Scania Mining with a global responsibility for Scania’s development of all Sales & Services to the Mining Industry.
Blayney Morgan has an extensive history of delivering assurance services to clients across a broad range of industries including the agribusiness, energy and resources, and health and aged care sectors.
He is also a leading advisor on Australian-Sino transactions, having worked on some of the largest direct investments into Australia from China.
Blayney values building long-term, sustainable partnerships, and invests time to understand the commercial objectives of his clients. This allows Blayney to provide effective assurance and advisory services that deliver real value for his clients.
As a registered company auditor, Blayney has extensive experience with auditing companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), international securities exchanges, privately owned enterprises and government owned enterprises. He has advised many domestic and overseas entities during the Initial Public Offering (IPO) process and specialises in providing financial due diligence services.
Brad commenced as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Bis in 2015.
Bis successfully concluded a protracted recapitalisation process late last year, which resulted in a generational reset of the company’s balance sheet and a sustainable capital base for the business. The new capital structure has delivered a renewed optimism within the business and enabled Bis to actively pursue growth opportunities.
Brad is a highly experienced business leader with a wealth of industry knowledge and experience. He has been a key member of Bis’ leadership team since 2008, including serving as CFO for five years. He has also led the company’s corporate development commercial functions.
Before joining Bis, Brad was General Manager Corporate Development at GRD Limited, where he was responsible for group strategy, business incubation, corporate finance and investor relations. He also led GRD’s Global Renewables operating business in Australia and Asia for three years. Brad has also worked in management positions in the consulting practices of Mainsheet Corporate and Arthur Andersen.
A member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Brad holds a Graduate Diploma, Applied Finance, from the Securities Institute of Australia and a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University in Western Australia.
Bradley Norman has a Bachelor of Economics Commerce from Melbourne University and is an Associate of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Having spent 20 years as a corporate consultant dealing with some of the largest distressed company workouts throughout Asia Brad joined OceanaGold in 2010 where he had the prime responsibility to secure the required permits and social license to operate of its now flagship Didipio Mine. The Mine announced commercial production in March 2013 and has been the recipient of both Philippine and ASEAN awards for its operational, health and safety and community relations performance. In June 2018 Brad was appointed as Executive Officer for External Affairs primarily to deal with ongoing government and permitting requirements.
Bradley Norman joins the line up of speakers at International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC). Download the programme.
Mr. Brandon Macdonald originally hails from the Yukon Territory in Canada’s north and started working in the mining industry as a soil sampler at 15 years old. He went on to complete a Geology Degree at University of British Columbia and an MBA at Oxford University. He has a diverse experience base including exploration geology worldwide and investment banking.
Brett Cunningham is the Managing Director and founder of the Mining Leaders Group. Brett works with a range of executive teams and high potential leaders in mining companies, METS and industry bodies in Australia, South America, Asia and Africa focused on driving individual, team and organisational performance. He was formerly the General Manager of the Technology and Knowledge Transfer Groups at JKTech responsible for the transfer of leading edge research into practical applications of technology and knowledge onto mine sites around the world. Brett believes passionately about integrating people and technology to solve complex mining challenges.
Prior to Joining JKTech, he was the Deputy Director – Operations at the Sustainable Minerals Institute. Brett has delivered MBA and executive programs to FTSE and FORTUNE 500 companies, developing participants from over 130 countries across all sectors including the minerals industry. Formerly from the London Business School and Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) based in Hong Kong, he is experienced in working with governments and companies from both emerging and developed markets.
Brett’s education includes a BA from Griffith University and an Executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.
Brian Hall is a mining engineer with degrees in mining engineering and commerce from the University of Queensland. He worked for the Consolidated Gold Fields group from 1973 to 1982, at Mt Lyell in Tasmania and at the West Driefontein gold mine and the Black Mountain base metals operation in South Africa. From 1982 to 1994, he held various planning and operating management positions at Mount Isa Mines Ltd in North west Queensland.
Brian joined what is now AMC Consultants in Melbourne in 1994. He has worked in mine planning, design and scheduling, computer simulations of operations, technical audits, strategic reviews, feasibility studies, cut-off grade studies, and strategy optimizations in Australasia, Asia, Europe, and North America. During the last 15 years, Brian has specialized in the optimization of cut-off grades and strategic mine plans. He presents workshops on project evaluation, the theory and practical application of cut-off grades, and mine and business strategy optimization. He has authored the authoritative textbook, Cut-off Grades and Optimising the Strategic Mine Plan, published by the AusIMM in 2014.
Brian also lectures at Curtin University in Perth, where he presents a unit in the Master of Mineral and Energy Economics programme three times a year. Brian officially retired from full time work earlier this year, but is still available for part-time provision of training, advice, and general grey-haired arm-waving.
Brian Oldham joined Rio Tinto in 2001 to assist with the establishment of shared services. Brian then led the Information Systems & Technology shared services team in Salt Lake City through 2006 before being appointed to lead Global Infrastructure in the company’s newly created Corporate IS&T group. From 2007 until 2013, Brian oversaw IS&T support to a global programme of acquisitions and divestments. He was then appointed VP Operations in the IS&T group to lead all aspects of IT operational service delivery, including network, infrastructure, service desk, site support and application support.
In November 2015, Brian was appointed VP Industrial & Operational Technology in the IS&T Group to focus on the IT/OT convergence within Rio Tinto, as well as delivery of major I&OT projects and delivery of services at the operation to support industrial systems. In October of 2018, Brian was appointed Chief Advisor IS&T Americas & EMEA.
Bruce Dennis Maluish is Managing Director & Executive Director at Ventnor Resources Ltd. Mr. Maluish is also on the board of Nexus Minerals Ltd.
In his past career Mr. Maluish held the position of Managing Director & General Manager at Abelle Ltd., Managing Director & General Manager at Hill 50 Gold NL and Non-Executive Director at Blackwood Corp. Ltd.
Campbell has over 15 years experience in creating emerging technology for heavy industry. Through engagement with global capability hubs, Campbell has initiated and led innovative and value adding change for equipment manufacturers and mining customers.
With a background in AI and business management, Campbell brings a unique perspective to optimising mining operations. Grounded by commercial acumen, Campbell’s unconventional approaches challenge the norm in exploring and exploiting business improvement opportunities.
Campbell is a co-founder and CEO of ELARA an A.I. software that is able to optimise margin in mining operations by fine tuning strategy and execution decisions. Campbell is also a co-founder and non-executive director of global management consulting business Quartile One.
Campbell Morrison, Chief Executive Officer of ELARA, joins the panel at the Optimised Mine Operations Workshop at IMARC. Register for a workshop now.
The Natural Resources and Environment engineer in is the first woman to hold the position of National Mining Secretary for the Argentinian Government. Before assuming the new position, Carolina Sánchez worked as Technical Director of the INTI Center (Jujuy). Previously, she was an advisor to the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Production of the province of Salta, coordinating Provincial Environmental Engineering Programs and outstanding projects related to mining activity. She is a teacher and researcher at the National University of Salta; she participated in several International Cooperation projects and was a professional consultant for International Financing Organizations.
Carolina Sánchez, National Mining Secretary for the Argentinian Government, joins the Government Panel Discussion: The positive industry impacts of LATAM’s “pro-business” governments: What does this mean for international METs, investors and miners? during the International & Local Opportunities Conference at IMARC. Download the programme.
Casey Blundell has recently commenced her third year of a PhD in Structural Geology and Geophysics at Monash University, Victoria. Her project is multidisciplinary and utilizes potential field data (aeromagnetic and electromagnetic data) in combination with detailed field structural analyses to reconstruct a litho-structural history for the polydeformed Otago Schist region of New Zealand. This study then uses these data to identify the prospective locations for, and provide insight into the possible controls on orogenic-style gold mineralisation such as that known at the active Macraes deposit (OceanaGold).
Casey is interested in applying this methodology to other, under-explored terranes to constrain the traditional exploration window. She is also keen to develop her skills across a range of potential field analyses to provide comprehensive assessment of new terranes and maximizing the use of existing potential field datasets. In 2015 Casey completed her honours degree at Monash University exploring the structural controls on IOCG-type mineralisation within the remote Mt Isa block using a combination of field structural mapping and geophysical analyses. She is a passionate teacher and has been involved in numerous field mapping camps for undergraduate and honours-level students in a range of geology disciplines since commencing her PhD. She is also active within her local geological community, serving as VP to the Monash Student SEG chapter in 2018, and involved in two successful field trips to the Iberian Pyrite Belt in southern Spain (2018), and to the alkalic porphyry systems of the Macquarie Arc (2017).
Catriona Beadel has worked in the Mining Industry since the start of her career in 2010. Catriona Beadel has a BSc (Geology) and an MSc (Metals and Energy Finance). Catriona Beadel joined Rio Tinto as Principal Advisor in July 2017, where she sits on the Ventures team.
During her career, Catriona Beadel has held a variety of roles in both the technical and financial spheres. She has held positions in exploration and resource geology, transitioning to investment analyst roles with asset managers and private equity funds. She has worked in Australia as well as in the UK and Africa.
Catriona Beadel is a director of Young Mining Professionals UK, which she founded in 2017, and sits on the International Board. Catriona Beadel is a committee member of the Association of Mining Analysts, and is also on the Advisory Board of Mines and Money London.
Chad Gates, Managing Director at Pronto Software, has several decades of experience in the IT sector with a deep understanding of the business and technology drivers of Australian organisations, across a wide variety of industries, including mining and construction. He leverages his experience in marketing, product development and customer engagement to provide a fresh perspective on critical business issues – including how key technological changes can be leveraged for revenue growth.
Chad is an active member of The CEO Institute of Australia, he is regularly called upon to help leaders better understand topics such as big data, AI and security – as they navigate disruptive change. Under Chad’s leadership, Pronto Software has experienced strong growth – including the launch of three new business units, Pronto Cloud, Pronto iQ and Pronto Woven – which have all reported double digit revenue increase since they began operations.
Pronto Software is an Australian developer of award-winning Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) business management software. Headquartered in Melbourne, the organisation has a local development centre, support offices and consultants across the country. Businesses who choose Pronto Software, gain a team with decades of industry experience and a single-minded dedication to helping our customers achieve their goals.
The team is focused on innovation – both in terms of how they work and the technology they build. Pronto Software’s R&D investments in bold initiatives has enabled them to consistently deliver outstanding value to our customers. This is why for over 40 years, Pronto Software has been the trusted IT partner of over 1,700 global and local businesses. This includes Anitua, Australian Laboratory Group, Batchfire Resources, Copper Chem, Greyhound Australia, K92 Mining, Mitchell Services, RSEA, St Barbara, Stonestreet’s Coaches, Tilly’s Crawler Parts, and Wagners.
Mr. Chaudhary is a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) – Mechanical from BITS, Pilani. He has undergone various prestigious management programs like Young Managers Program at INSEAD, France in 1997, Tata Group Executive Leadership Program in 2007 conducted by Michigan Ross School of Business and Executive MBA from CEDEP, France in 2008-09.
Mr Chanakya Chaudhary joined Tata Steel in 1988 as Graduate Engineer Trainee in the Raw Material Division at Jharia, Dhanbad, India. During his stint in the Collieries division, he worked in various capacities and was subsequently transferred to Total Quality Management (TQM) (Business Excellence Group), wherein he was responsible for working with various divisions of Tata Steel for getting ISO-9000 certification,. He has worked as a lead assessor for Tata Group in its journey of Business Excellence and for JRD Quality Value Award based on the Malcom Baldridge Award Criteria. He was appointed as Chief Resident Executive, Delhi in 2004 and was handling Corporate Affairs of the Company. He was appointed as Group Director-Corporate Communication & Regulatory Affairs on 1st November 2013. He was responsible for spear heading the Communication Strategy and Policy Advocacy for the Company. Mr Chaudhary has been entrusted with the role of Vice President, Raw Materials in May 2018. Since then, he has been driving many changes and improvements in this division to meet the current challenges and making the Raw Material Supply chain robust and sustainable.
Mr Chaudhary serves on the Board of New Millennium Iron Corporation, Canada; Mjunction Services Limited, Steel Strips Wheels Limited, S&T Mining Company Private Limited, T M Mining Company Limited, T S Alloys Limited, Sedibeng Iron Ore(PTY)Ltd., Black Ginger (PTY)Ltd.
He is the co-chairmen FICCI Mining Sub-Committee. He Serves as a member of the National Committee for Mining of CII, Indian Steel Association (ISA); He serves as member on the managing committee of FIMI(Federation of Indian Mineral Industries). He is also member of Raw Materials committee of World Steel Association (WSA).
Charles has 13 years Private Equity experience at Partner level working actively with management teams on financings, restructurings and marketing. Charles currently is a Director of JGMS portfolio companies Newtrax Technologies, SciAps and SmartCap. He is also a Director of Monash Health.
Charles has a Masters of Business Administration from the Melbourne Business School (he was the HJ Heinz Scholar in 1991), is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, a GAICD and has a Bachelor of Science/Arts from the University of Melbourne.
Charles Gillies, Managing Director at Jolimont Global Mining Systems, will be joining the Pitch Battles judging panel at the International Mining and Resources Conference. Download the programme now.
Charlie Yang is a professional practitioner with over ten years of experience in the mineral and energy sector, primarily focusing on investment, fundraising, listing and other transactions. Started his career with HSBC, Charlie has accumulated abundant natural resource exposures in the past decade. Charlie is now a Director at Cedrus Investments. Prior to joining Cedrus Investments, Charlie was a Director and Head of Mineral & Energy Advisory at Hong Kong listed GCA Group. Charlie is also a committee member of the Kangaroo Mining Club.
Charlie holds a doctoral degree in Mineral Economics from the University of Geosciences. Charlie also holds a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science and a master degree in finance from the University of New South Wales.
Charlie is a Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder and an International Certified Valuation Specialist and specialize in mineral asset valuation. Charlie is also a Member of the AusIMM and a committee member of the special committee for drafting global mineral rights valuation guideline of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Charlie also frequently acts as a keynote speaker in international conferences, forums and seminars for stock exchanges, professional organisations and industry associations. Charlie is also a board member of several listed and private natural resources companies.
Chee Hoe Lee is the Global IA Cyber Security Evangelist based out of Yokogawa Europe . Chee Hoe Lee has over 20 years of experience in Industrial Cyber Security spearheading as Security Engineer, Consultant, Project Manager, Cyber Security Sales and Business Development across various industries. Chee Hoe Lee has Distinction Degree in Information Technology from Queensland University of Technology and holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), GICSP certifications from GIAC and ISA/IEC 62443 certification.
Chee Hoe Lee had recently participated as a panel speaker during the SPE Symposium for Oil & Gas industry and CS4CA MENAT in Dubai. In addition, Chee Hoe Lee had also participated as a speaker during the ICS Cyber Security Conference in Singapore. Chee Hoe Lee is the program governance for one of the world’s largest Oil & Gas customer in overseeing deployment, architecture management and managed services for Cyber Security.
Chee Hoe Lee will be presenting on Cyber security and perpetual connectivity enabling digital transformation in mining within the Technologies, Innovation & Operational Excellence conference at IMARC. Download the programme.
Chris Beal is the Chief Executive Officer of NextOre. Chris Beal is an Associate Director of RFC Ambrian, providing advisory services to global natural resources companies. He is Acting Chief Executive Officer and manages the corporate and operational affairs of NextOre.
Mr Christopher Cairns completed a First Class Honours degree in Economic Geology from the University of Canberra in 1992. Mr Cairns has extensive experience having worked for:
BHP Minerals as Exploration Geologist / Supervising Geologist in Queensland and the Philippines
Aurora Gold as Exploration Manager at the Mt Muro Gold Mine in Borneo
LionOre as Supervising Geologist for the Thunderbox Gold Mine and Emily Anne Nickel Mine drill outs
Sino Gold as Geology Manager responsible for the Jinfeng Gold Deposit feasibility drillout and was responsible for the discovery of the stratabound gold mineralisation taking the deposit from 1.5Moz to 3.5Moz in 14 months.
Mr Cairns joined Integra Mining Limited in March 2004 and as Managing Director oversaw the discovery of three gold deposits, the funding and construction of a new processing facility east of Kalgoorlie transforming the company from explorer to gold producer with first gold poured in September 2010. In 2008 Integra was awarded the Australian Explorer of the Year by Resources Stocks Magazine and in 2011 was awarded Gold Miner of the Year by Paydirt Magazine and the Gold Mining Journal.
In January 2013, Integra was taken over by Silver Lake Resources Limited for $426 million (at time of bid) at which time Mr Cairns resigned along with the whole Integra Board after having successfully recommended shareholders accept the Silver Lake offer.
Mr Cairns is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, a member of the JORC Committee and a Board member of the Australian Prospectors and Miners Hall of Fame.
Chris Panaou is a Process Consultant for Hatch and has worked on numerous complex hydrometallurgical projects with a range of experience in process engineering, engineering management and project management. Through his career, Chris has gained experience on a wide range of process technologies. He is consulted within the Hatch by many others to seek his advice on process, technology and materials. Chris has successfully completed roles including Project Manager, Engineering Manager, Process Lead, Consultant, and Solvent Process Lead relating to Lithium, Nickel and Tailings operations.
Chris Panaou will be presenting in the Future Energy Projects and the Renewables Market stream and will discuss Insights into lithium development issues: An understanding of the various processes available, or being developed, to produce lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide at IMARC. Download the programme.
Chris Tabrett is the General Manager of Strategy and Growth for Monadelphous, a leading Australian engineering group providing construction, maintenance and industrial services to the resources, energy and infrastructure sectors. Chris is responsible for the strategic growth activities, strategic planning and M&A for the Monadelphous Group. He has been with the company since 2004 in various business development, strategy and operational roles.
Before joining Monadelphous, his career included operational management roles with a law firm and an asset management consulting business. He has post-graduate qualifications in Engineering and Metallurgy.
Christiaan is a Partner in McKinsey & Company’s Perth office. Christiaan leads the McKinsey Oil and Gas practice in Australia, and the Digital in Industry group in Asia. He joined McKinsey in 2003 and has served utilities, mining, mineral and energy related clients since 2004 on operational and strategic topics. He is a frequent publisher of reports on issues affecting the Australian Oil and Gas sector, and on digital transformations in the resources and industrial sectors.
Christiaan studied applied physics with a specialization in Material Science at the University of Groningen and the University of California at Berkeley.
Christine Eriksen has over 20 years experience, predominately in technology, across mining, energy, finance and technology services. This includes leading small and large technology teams to transitioning transformation programs into production. Chris leverages the diversity of industry experience and networks to optimise operations and ensure organisations maintain a focus on future proofing.
Chris has worked closely with teams to deliver the technology for the Roy Hill mine. Roy Hill is a recently developed 55 million tonne per annum (Mtpa) iron ore mining, rail and port operation in West Australia’s Pilbara region. Situated approximately 340 kilometres south east of Port Hedland in West Australia, Roy Hill is a low phosphorus, Marra Mamba iron ore deposit located in the Pilbara – close to Asia and in one of the world’s premier iron ore provinces. Roy Hill is an independent iron ore operation with West Australian majority ownership. Roy Hill is introducing a new wave of innovation, improvement and knowledge to Australia’s iron ore industry. This is from optimising existing investments and industry partnerships to leading mine automation based on safety, performance and cost benefits.
Christine Gibbs Stewart has 30 years of experience in international business, industry development and general management. Christine Gibbs Stewart has worked across a number of different industries including mining, food and beverage, HVAC, IT, design, aviation and automotive. Christine Gibbs Stewart has extensive experience in working with governments in Australia and abroad to develop and deliver industry and economic development programs. Christine Gibbs Stewart has contributed to and authored several publications including major industry reports, country specific business insights and international trade and export handbooks.
As CEO of Austmine, Christine Gibbs Stewart is firmly focused on delivering value to the organisation’s members, creating opportunities and driving strategic innovation and collaboration across the industry. In 2016, Christine Gibbs Stewart was recognised for her work by winning the Industry Advocacy Award at the Australian Women in Industry Awards.
Christine Gibbs Stewart has a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan, USA, and an MBA in International Management from the University of Technology, Sydney.
Christo Visser is Senior Vice President for Origination at the global engineering and project delivery company, DRA.
Christo Visser has extensive industry experience in organisational business development at senior levels, and specialist skills in client relationship management. Christo Visser has a successful track record of understanding and analysing customer’s needs, prioritizing them and setting strategic direction for the successful conversion into profitable projects.
Christo Visser is also responsible for the global marketing, branding and communications function of DRA. Christo Visser holds a Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA (International Business), from The Central Queensland University in Australia and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute for Leaders and Managers
As Senior Vice President for DRA, Christo Visser is focused on implementing DRA’s growth strategy in Australia, South East Asia, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Clyde Russell is Asia Commodities and Energy Columnist at Reuters.
Clyde Russell has been a journalist and editor for 26 years covering everything from wars in Africa to the current resources boom. Born in Glasgow, he has lived in Johannesburg, Sydney, Singapore and now splits his time between Tasmania and Asia. Clyde Russell writes about trends in commodity and energy markets, with a particular focus on the rise of China. In more than a decade of living in Australia, Clyde Russell covered the rapid development of liquefied natural gas, iron ore and coal projects and the subsequent travails of over-supplied markets.
Prior to moving to Sydney, Clyde worked as an editor for Reuters in Johannesburg covering gold and precious metals as well as the development of post-apartheid South Africa. Before becoming a financial journalist in 1996, Clyde Russell covered civil wars in Angola, Mozambique and other African hotspots for Agence-France Presse. The release of Nelson Mandela and South Africa’s often violent, but ultimately successful transition to democracy were early career highlights.
Clytie Dangar is the General Manager, Stakeholder Engagement of CRC ORE, she has recognised expertise in high-level engagement and relationship development within the global mining industry with over 20 years of international experience in developing and negotiating complex, high-value transactions, principally within the mining and commodity trading sectors.
Clytie joined CRC ORE from Orica where she held a number of senior roles in Global Account Management as well as managing Orica’s New Zealand Mining Services business for three years as Country Manager. Early career development with Rio Tinto Aluminium lead to a move to London where she worked in commodity trading for six years before returning to Australia. She worked for KPMG in a Business Development role for two years before joining Orica in 2006. Clytie holds a Bachelor of Economics, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors International Directors course and a Chief Executive Women (CEW) scholarship winner in 2015.
Clytie Dangar joins the line up of speakers at International Mining And Resources Conference (IMARC). Download the programme.
Colin McVie, Project Development at Mining Plus, joins the Industry Dialogue session on Supporting development projects in Africa that will facilitate the growing demands of the continent, during the Africa Focus Day at IMARC. Download the programme.
Prior to joining Merdeka Copper Gold, Colin Moorhead served as EGM Minerals, Newcrest Mining Ltd, Australia (2008- 2015), GM Resources & Reserves of the same company (2006-2008), Geology Manager, PT Nusa Halmahera Minerals, Gosowong Gold Mine, Indonesia (2003-2006), Technical Services Manager, Cadia Holdings Ltd, NSW, Australia (1997-2003), and various other positions in the mining industry in a career spanning 29 years since 1987.
Colin has worked in exploration and mining for 3 decades since graduating from the University of Melbourne with a BSc. (Hons) majoring in geology and geophysics in 1987. Most of his career was spent with Newcrest Mining Limited where amongst other roles he was Chief Geologist for periods at Telfer (WA), Cadia (NSW) and Gosowong (Indonesia) mines before returning to Melbourne as General Manager Technical Services for the Newcrest Group in 2006. In 2008 Colin was appointed Executive General Manager Minerals responsible for global exploration, mining geology, resources and reserves governance and orebody knowledge. Colin left Newcrest in August 2015 and in January 2016 was appointed Chief Executive Officer of emerging Indonesian gold producer PT Merdeka Copper Gold, Tbk.
Colin is currently President of the AusIMM.
Colin is also a Graduate of AICD and a graduate of Harvard Business School, Advanced Management Programme (AMP).
Craig Feebrey is a geologist with over 23 years of global exploration and commercial experience. He has held senior technical and management positions across major international mining organisations and junior exploration companies. His focus has been in gold and copper exploration and mining across Australia, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas. Craig’s current position is Executive Vice President and Head of Exploration for mid-tier gold producer, OceanaGold Corporation. Craig is a Chartered Professional Geologist and holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Geology) and Master of Science degree from Hokkaido University, Japan, and a Bachelor of Science and Graduate Diploma of Science from the University of New England, Australia.
Craig Feebrey will be presenting on: How are mining companies freeing up exploration and development budgets to exploit new reserves, or engaging in acquisitions to feed their exploration pipeline. Download the programme now.
Craig is responsible for the Cadia and Lihir operations.
Craig joined Newcrest in 2014 as General Manager Lihir. Prior to joining Newcrest, Craig worked in various roles at Nyrstar, most recently as Vice President Smelting, based in Zurich, and General Manager and Director Nyrstar TN Mining Operations in the U.S. Craig has extensive international experience in both the metals processing and mining industries.
Craig Jetson will be presenting on: What role is diversity having in our organisation, and how are we fulfilling the workforce experience and skills gap? Download the programme now.
Dalton Xie has more than 25 years experience in mining and commodity businesses including iron ore, pig iron & steel, copper, gold, manganese ore, chrome ore and graphite. He started his business career with Minmetals in the mid-1980s. After completing his postgraduate studies in Australia, he was employed with Rio Tinto in Perth and Shanghai. Dalton was the first expatriate of Hamersley Iron of Rio Tinto establishing direct sale of iron ore in Shanghai as a Sales Manager in 1995.
Prior to forming his own company United Overseas Resources Ltd. (UORES) a mineral investment and trading house in Hong Kong, he worked with Cargill the world largest private company as Manager Ferrous Raw Materials North Asia covering China, Korea and Taiwan for steel-making raw materials of iron ore, pig iron and scraps. He is also a co-founder of Cargill’s iron ore business and trading unit, which has become one of the largest iron ore traders in the world.
Dalton has also participated in significant projects, such as Channar Iron Ore JV between Rio Tinto and Sinosteel – the largest Chinese mineral investment overseas in the 20th Century, and strategic consultation such as Jindal Steel Pelletising Project in India. He has an excellent knowledge and experience of managing business in a cross-culture environment. Furthermore he has provided advice to a number of resource juniors as a consultant and has worked as a representative on the behalf of these companies in China.
As the inaugural chairman of the Hong Kong-based Kangaroo Mining Club (KMC), Dalton acts as a private ambassador helping foster the business relationships between the Australian mining companies and their Chinese counterparts. Under his leadership, KMC has now been well recognised as a resourceful platform for the mining & resources industries between Australia and China.
With both a Chinese and Australian education background, he has an MBA from Griffith University, Graduate Certificate of Mineral Economics from Western Australia School of Mines/Curtin University and a BA from Sichuan International Studies University in China.
Daniel Hynes heads up the commodity research offering and is a Senior Commodity Strategist at ANZ. He brings with him over 20 yeas of experience in the morning & metals industry, including commodity research and trading from around the globe. His primary role at ANZ is to set the bank’s strategy and price forecasts for the global metal and energy markets.
Daniel Hynes travels globally marketing to key industry participants, is often interviewed by local and international media, and participants in commodity-based seminars.
Prior to joining ANZ in 2014, Daniel Hynes worked around the world as a senior commodity analyst for a number of investment banks including Citigroup and Merrill Lynch, as a commodity hedge fund. Daniel Hynes also spent his early career as a mining engineer, primarily with WMC Resources.
Daniel Hynes holds MBA in Technology and Finance and a Bachelor of Mining Engineering.
David Cormack is a Partner within Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy and Operations practice where he specialises in helping clients develop and articulate a clear vision of their future, formulate strategy and implement projects to deliver strategic and operational objectives. He is the Consulting National Mining Sector leader and has over 25 years of deep mining industry consulting and operations experience. David has gained an excellent understanding of the entire mining value chain from exploration to corporate affairs.
David Cormack’s experience includes establishing and leading large programs of work for major global mining companies to deliver strategic objectives through a holistic view of the enterprise, from strategy to project delivery.
David Cormack has spent more than ten years working in the corporate environments of the world’s leading resources organisations and has developed good corporate etiquette in dealing with senior executives.
David Cormack specialises in identifying business improvement opportunities and leading multi-disciplined teams to deliver outcomes that support strategic objectives. This includes defining and executing strategy, implementing performance management frameworks, risk management, reorganisation and transformation.
David Cormack is a strategic thinker and leverages his knowledge of industry operating models, value chains, strategies and challenges to define and implement practical value-adding solutions.
David Garofalo was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Goldcorp in February 2016. Prior to joining Goldcorp, David was President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Hudbay since July 2010.
Before joining Hudbay, David served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer with Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (1998–2010). Earlier in his career, he served as Treasurer and held various finance roles with Inmet Mining Corporation (1990–1998). David was named Canada’s CFO of the Year by Financial Executives International Canada (2009) and Top Gun CFO by Brendan Wood International (2009 and 2010) and was recognized by IR Magazine with awards for Best Investor Relations by a CFO (2009 and 2010) and Best Investor Relations by a CEO (2011). He was also The Northern Miner’s Mining Person of the Year for 2012.
A graduate of the University of Toronto (B.Comm.), David is a Chartered Public Accountant and a Certified Director of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D). He also serves on the boards of directors of the Vancouver Board of Trade and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
David Garofalo will be presenting on: Goldcorp’s Borden Mine – embracing change for an all-electric mine of the future. Download the programme here.
David Grabau has strong technical proficiency and experience in the resources and energy sectors, with a valuable combination of experience in both government and ASX top 20 corporates.
Since joining Austrade as Senior Investment Specialist for resources and energy in April 2018, David has worked closely with a number of international companies on potential opportunities in the Australian market.
More recently, he has been working closely on Australian capability in lithium and rare earths. David’s previous senior commercial roles include advising major resources and energy companies across strategy, risk, and project management. David spent several years working with BHP Billiton across its minerals and petroleum businesses, including management roles in Group Risk and Corporate Development.
David Grabau will be presenting on Critical minerals, rare earths and lithium: Understanding the gaps in the Australian market and where we may require foreign direct investment to create a viable industry within the Future Energy conference at IMARC. Download the programme.
David King is the Director of Operations at Sumitomo’s Minera San Cristobal Silver, Lead and Zinc mine in Nor Lipez Bolivia. Dave has worked at this facility for the last 10 years from startup. Prior to that he worked at Rio Tinto’s Kennecott Copper Mine in Utah and various other gold operations in the US. David has worked in the mining industry for the last 28 years.
David Lawie has held global positions in Exploration Geochemistry and R&D with both Pasminco and Anglo American before joining ioGlobal as Managing Director in 2004. ioGlobal provided geochemistry and geometallurgical consulting services, cloud based data management and the ioGAS desktop analytics. In late 2012 ioGlobal was sold to IMDEX.
Now as Chief Geoscientist for IMDEX and Chief Technologist for IMDEX Mining Solutions, Dave’s role involves moving IMDEX into real-time, at rig sensing technology, from exploration through to production. Dave will provide a brief insight into how IMDEX’s latest initiative, partnering with Orica and supported by METS Ignited, aims to deliver real time material characterisation for optimised blasting outcomes.
Mr David Mason has a broad corporate, management and mining background achieved through working in the exploration and mining industry for 35 years throughout Australasia, Asia, Southern Africa and South America. David Mason is the Managing Director of Dark Horse Resources, a member of the DGR Global Group, focussing on mineral resources in South America.
Dark Horse currently holds a large portfolio of lithium and gold properties in Argentina and intends to be a lithium hydroxide and gold bullion producer within several years. Prior to this, David Mason had executive director roles with Intra Energy Corporation Limited (ASX:IEC), a coal producer in East Africa; Overseas & General Limited (ASX:OGL) an Indonesian mining company; Haddington Resources (now Altura Mining, ASX:AJM) a new Australian Lithium producer; and the Swabara Group, which developed the Adaro Indonesia coal mine, the Pulau Laut shipping terminal and the 1,260MW thermal Paiton Power Station.
David Mason holds a BSc (Hons) and a PGradDipBA from the University of Queensland and an MBA from University of Southern Queensland.
David Moult is Chair of Yancoal’s Health, Safety and Environment Committee.
Mr Moult is an experienced Director and the former Managing Director and Chief Executive of Centennial Coal Company Limited (“Centennial Coal”).
Mr. Moult was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Coal Services Pty Ltd in 2014 and is a former Non-Executive Director of Centennial Coal and former Chairman and Director of the Australian Coal Association Low Emissions Technology Ltd.
Mr Moult is a former Director of the Minerals Council of Australia, former Chairman of the New South Wales Minerals Council and former Director of the Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group and Port Kembla Coal Terminal.
David Richardson has over 30 years international experience in corporate strategy, international project development, strategic partnering, and finance, including 15 years in Asia with companies such as Pacific Dunlop and Amcor. Most recently he spent 10 years in venture capital in Japan and Australia, before founding Magmatic Resources in 2014.
Magmatic Resources Limited’s (MAG) is an Australian focused mineral exploration company with six projects in two of Australia’s most prosperous mining jurisdictions.
East Lachlan, NSW:
The East Lachlan is Australia’s largest gold – copper porphyry region and 2nd largest gold region and is home to many major mines and deposits including:
Australia’s largest gold mine Cadia Valley (52 Moz Au and 9.2Mt Cu endowment),
Northparkes mine (3.7 Mt Cu and 4 Moz Au endowment),
Cowal mine (7.8 Moz Au endowment).
MAG purchased four gold, copper, and base metals exploration projects in 2016 from Gold Fields (worlds seventh largest gold producer). Gold Fields maintain a 20% shareholding in MAG.
Gold Fields and MAG have spent in excess of $16m on exploration on these projects and past 10 months exploration results include the discovery of a new and expansion of two other large near surface gold targets:
Boxdale-Carlisle Reefs 15km near surface Gold Trend, see ASX announcement 4 December 2017
Lady Ilse Gold- Copper discovery: 10km target under thin cover, see ASX announcement 19 February 2018
MacGregors 2km mineralised near surface gold trend, see ASX announcement 20 March 2018
With a liaison office in Tokyo Japan, MAG has a Joint Venture (JV) on our Parkes project with the Japanese government resources agency Japan Oil Gas Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC).
In March of 2018 MAG agreed to purchase the Mt Venn Copper, Nickel and Cobalt Projectfrom Montezuma Mining Company Ltd. Mt Venn covers 60% of the Mt Venn Igneous Complex and is immediately along strike from the recent Cu-Ni-Co discovery of the same name by Great Boulder Resources. Magmatic also acquired the Yamarna Gold project 40km to the east in the underexplored Yamarna greenstone belt, only 15km northwest of the 5.8Moz AuGruyere mine under construction (Gold Fields/ Gold Road JV).
Member for Caulfield, Shadow Minister for Innovation, Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources Shadow Minister for Renewables
Parliament of Victoria
David Southwick was elected as the Member for Caulfield in the Victorian Parliament in November 2010 and was re-elected on 29th November 2014. In April 2013 David was appointed as the Parliamentary Secretary for Police and Emergency Services. He worked in this role as part of the Liberal/National Coalition until the change of government in November 2014.
In December 2014, David was appointed into the Shadow Ministry as the Shadow Minister for Innovation, Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources and Shadow Minister for Renewables. David has served as one of Parliament’s representatives on the board of the Victorian Responsible Gaming Foundation (VRGF) and is a former Chair of the Parliament of Victoria’s Education and Training Committee.
David has an extensive background in innovation, entrepreneurship and small business. Prior to entering Parliament he established a number of businesses in the manufacturing and service sectors. He also spent a number of years in academia, including serving as RMIT’s first Entrepreneur in Residence and as Head of the Executive Education Unit (Faculty of Business and Law) at Victoria University.
David holds a Bachelor of Business from Victoria University. In 1991 he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship in recognition of his service on the Victoria University Council. David continues in his commitment to young people and various local charities. In recognition of his work assisting local youth, David was awarded the City of Stonnington’s Citizen of the Year in 2009.
As the Member for Caulfield, David has supported local initiatives including a charity fundraising run at Caulfield Racecourse. As the Chair of the Social Inclusion Leadership Committee (SILC) he seeks to promote the inclusion of people with disability in employment and community life in Victoria.
President, Chinese Chamber of Commerce - Perth Branch
Dr Sun Xiaoxuan (David) is the Managing Director of Sinosteel Australia and prior to this, since 2012, he held the position as the Deputy General Manager. David Sun commenced his working career in China with Sinosteel Corporation before transferring to Australia in 2007.
Through Sinosteel Australia, Sinosteel has been operating in Western Australia for the past twenty years as a joint venture partner with Hamersley Iron in the CMJV, which operates the Channar iron ore mine in the Pilbara. The CMJV signed on the 16th November 1987, at the time of its commencement the CMJV was the largest investment between China and Australia. Today, it still remains one of the largest Chinese overseas investment projects. To date, production has totaled 250 million tonnes, all of which has been supplied to China. The Channar project has made an historic contribution to the development of the steel industry in China and the prosperity of the Western Australian economy. The project received considerable attention and strong support from both the Australian and Chinese Governments.
David currently holds the position as the President of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce (CCCA) Perth Branch and prior to this was the Secretary General.
In 1994 David graduated from Nanjing University of Science and Technology, where he received a Bachelor of Economics. He then completed a Master of Management from Tianjin University of Commerce, followed by a Phd of Economics from the China Academy of Social Sciences.
Since 2012 David has proudly represented the CCCA Perth branch which was established in 2006 as a non-profit organization dedicated to safeguarding the legitimate rights and interests of its members. The organization also services its members by increasing their business presence, fostering mutual understanding between Australian and Chinese businesses, and promoting bilateral economic and trade relationships.
There are 61 members under the CCCA Perth branch, with membership mainly comprising of Chinese companies and agencies registered in Western Australia. The business activities of CCCA Perth branch members cover various sectors, such as mineral, oil and gas, transportation, hospitality, agribusiness, finance and telecommunications.
In addition to the CCCA David is also an Advisory Council member the Curtin Business School.
David has continued to work tirelessly to build, develop and strengthen the bilateral relations between China and Australia. He has immersed himself in many events and projects to enhance the relationship between the 2 countries. He is true advocate and prides himself in building a stronger platform for more business and investment opportunities that will benefit both countries for now and in the future.
Denise has been a partner with KPMG in Perth for more than 20 years and has extensive experience in providing audit and advisory services to major companies in a variety of industries with operations in Western Australia, nationally and globally.
Denise has significant audit and advisory experience in the financial services, infrastructure and mining and mining services sectors along with strong experience in investigating accountants’ reports and in acquisition due diligence reports for a variety of industries, notably energy & natural resources and financial services including reports on historic and forecast financial results.
Denise is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a registered Company Auditor and an accredited Greenhouse and Energy Auditor.
Denise was appointed to the Takeovers Panel in 2013 and was formerly a member of the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (2011-2014) and a member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board, all Federal Government Committees/Boards. Denise was appointed to the KPMG Australia Board in 2012.
Denise was formerly Pro-Chancellor at Edith Cowan University and a Director of the Industrial Foundation for Accident Prevention and Australian Scholarships Foundation.
Denise McComish, National Sector Leader, Mining at KPMG joins the lineup of speakers at the International Mining and Resources Conference. Download the programme now.
Denzyl Moncrieff is an Aboriginal Geologist working for Rio Tinto Iron Ore in the exploration team. His mother is a Nyoongar and his Father is a Yamatji. He spent his younger days camping, fishing and hunting with his family where he developed a passion for rocks and the outdoors. He was introduced to geology by his high school science teacher and went on to study a BSc (Applied Geology) at Curtin University. He has traveled to almost 40 countries around the world and is an avid photographer and guitarist.
Denzyl Moncrieff joins the line up of speakers at International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC). Download the programme.
Diana is a metallurgical engineer and professional educator with 30 years’ experience across a range of minerals industry sectors and commodities. She is a regular industry speaker and published author in the area of minerals industry education and graduate professional development.
Diana spent her early career in operations, engineering design and process commissioning, which provided a solid foundation in the practical aspects of minerals engineering she brings into her education and technology transfer activities. In 2013 Diana was the first female member appointed to the International Mineral Processing Council (IMPC), and she has is currently chair of the IMPC Education Commission.
Diana Drinkwater FAusIMM, Principal Consultant, Mineralis & Director, AusIMM, is the interviewer during the session Keynote – Lithium in the Spotlight: Q&A on how lithium suppliers are looking to meet growing demands and what challenges this battery metal face? in the Future Energy Conference at IMARC. Download the programme.
Mr Dirk Treasure is a metallurgist with both technical and corporate experience. Dirk Treasure has a Bachelor of Mineral Science from Murdoch University in Perth and has been an active member of the mining industry since 2006. He is a member of AusIMM and AICD and was recently awarded the Komatsu-sponsored Emerging Leader of the Year Award by Australian Mining Monthly.
Mr Dirk Treasure spent seven years in novel metallurgical process design employed by service providers and mining companies directly. Dirk Treasure has designed, built and managed pilot plants across various deployment scales for hydrometallurgical, pyrometallurgical and electrolytic technologies. His technical experience includes working as the Principle HPAL/Leach Metallurgist for Ravensthorpe Nickel Operations and, during his time as Operations Manager of ABR Process Development, he oversaw development of technology from conceptual design to commercial reality.
Prior to joining Chrysos, Mr Dirk Treasure worked within the financial and commercial side of the mining industry. During his time in corporate finance at RFC Ambrian, he oversaw Chrysos’ seed capital raising and company formation. He also managed the transaction for acquisition of the underlying PhotonAssay technology from CSIRO.
Dirk Treasure has joined Chrysos Corporation as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, a role he has held since the company began operations in January 2017.
Don Lindsay was appointed President of Teck in January 2005 and assumed the additional responsibility of Chief Executive Officer in April 2005. Before joining Teck, Don was President of CIBC World Markets and led the bank’s Investment and Corporate Banking Division as well as the Asia Pacific Region. Earlier in his career he was responsible for CIBC’s Global Mining Group. Don holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) Mining Engineering from Queen’s University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Don is a member of the Board of Directors of Manulife Financial Corporation and was recently appointed Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Business Council of Canada, formerly known as the Canadian Council of Chief Executives. He is Chair of the International Council on Mining and Metals, Chaired the 2017 Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference, and recently completed a two year term as Chair of the Board of Governors for Mining and Metals at the World Economic Forum. In the community, Don is Chair of the Board of Directors of the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation in Vancouver and served as Chair of the successful $200-million capital campaign to build a new acute care hospital. Additionally, he serves on the Board of York House School and is an Honorary Governor of the Royal Ontario Museum.
As Chair of the International Zinc Association from 2007 to 2011, Don led the development and launch of the Zinc Saves Kids campaign, a program developed in partnership with UNICEF to address zinc deficiency, which claims the lives of approximately 450,000 children annually around the world. Under his leadership, Teck also launched its Zinc & Health program, which to date has reached more than 140 million people worldwide.
In 2014, Don received a number of awards including the Nature Trust of British Columbia Conservation Champion Award, the British Columbia Community Achievement Award, the CIM Distinguished Service Medal, the Business in Vancouver CEO of the Year Award and was named to the Order of British Columbia. Don was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee medal in 2002 and was honoured again a decade later with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal. He was named the Mining Association of British Columbia’s Mining Person of the Year in 2009, and in 2012, he received the Kathleen Beaumont-Hill distinguished alumni award from Queen’s University. In 2013, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Vice President Technology, Strategy and Innovation
Dr. Alan Bye is Vice President Technology at BHP Billiton. Alan and his global team are accountable for defining the Technology strategy and execution of innovation programs across the company covering both digital and extractive technologies. This includes responsibility for strategic partnerships, emerging technology, innovation labs, enterprise architecture and intellectual property management.
Prior to this Alan led the establishment and was CEO at the Cooperative Research Centre for Optimising Resource Extraction. A $100m venture involving 34 partners with the purpose of ‘Transforming Mining into an Advanced Manufacturing Industry’. He was previously, Professor and Director of the Bryan Research Centre at the University of Queensland.
Alan has a mining operational background, spending 10 years with Anglo American where he held mining operational roles both in underground and open pit operations. Over his career Alan has worked in 15 counties covering 9 commodities.
Dr Alan Bye, Vice President Technology, Strategy and Innovation at BHP, joins the lineup of speakers at the International Mining and Resources Conference. Download the programme now.
Director of Environmental Stewardship and Social Progress
Dr Nicky Black is Director of Environmental Stewardship and Social Progress at the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). Prior to joining ICMM, Nicky was Head of Social Performance at De Beers, the world’s leading diamond company. She serves on a number of Boards and Advisory Panels, including as Chair of the Global Compact Network UK – the UK focal point for the United Nations Global Compact. In addition to a PhD in Strategic Management, she holds degrees from the Universities of McGill, Canada and Oxford, United Kingdom.
During the K2Fly Social License to Operate Workshop, Nicky will be explore the global drivers for responsible mining, and share some of the work ICMM has underway to enhance societal acceptance of mining.
Duncan Harris is founder and Director of Arete Capital Partners (since 2014). Duncan was appointed Chairman of Multicom Resources (2018), an unlisted mining explorer with a vanadium deposit (Saint Elmo) in North Queensland. Duncan joined Maecenas Capital (in 2017) as Executive Chairman and is also the Managing Director of Mossgiel Group Pty Ltd, a private investment company.
Duncan’s particular focus has been the global Mining and Resources industry where he has provided strategy development, business transformation and implementation advice to various business units within tier-one companies such as BhP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Xstrata, along with a raft of mid market companies in both first world and emerging countries across Asia, Africa, Russia and the CIS.
Duncan is the Australian representative for the Business Council for Africa as well as a founding member of the British Business Network Australia.
Duncan is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
MineLens provides mining companies with the strategic business intelligence they need to identify, quantify, and prioritize value creation opportunities in their operations. It combines advanced analytics, a comprehensive database of mining performance benchmarks, and global mining expertise.
Before McKinsey, Eben van Niekerk served 5 years at Anglo Americans Platinum division in South Africa as a Graduate Mining engineer (underground: metals), as well as 6 years at BHP Energy Coal South Africa (BECSA) in the South African operations as a Production Manager (underground and opencast: coal).
With more than 25-years of experience in commodities and related sectors. Eddie was the Managing Director of Jefferies & Co. in New York from 1999 till 2008, responsible for international equity sales and trading prior to the founding of EAS.
Prior to Jefferies, Eddie worked as Managing Director for Marc Rich & Co. in Sydney, Australia and as a personal and private advisor to Solomon Lewand his associated companies out of Melbourne, Australia.
Following the completion of his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Wollongong, Australia, Eddie began his career in New York as Vice President on the Asian equities sales and trading desk at Barclays de Zoete Wedd. Eddie holds the series 7, 24, 63 & 79 licenses.
Asset President, Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO)
Mr. Edgar Basto served as an Acting President of Copper at BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton PLC from October 01, 2014 to March 1, 2015. Mr. Basto served as Asset President Escondida at BHP Billiton plc. Mr. Basto served as the Chairman and President of Minera Escondida Limitada. Mr. Basto served as Asset President of Escondida at BHP Billiton plc.
He has been with BHP Billiton since 1989 and has worked at the Cerro Matoso and Cerrejón operations in Colombia and Tintaya in Peru. He served as Vice President of health, safety, community, environment and sustainability at BHP from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Basto worked as Vice President of operations at BHP Billiton’s base metals division, in charge of overseeing the Cerro Colorado and Spence operations in Chile, Antamina in Peru and Cannington in Australia. He served as an Executive Officer at BHP Billiton Limited. Mr. Basto has been a Director of BHP Billiton Minerals Pty Ltd. since March 02, 2016.
Edgar Basto will be presenting on: Innovation as more than technology; its a cultural and behavioural shift. Download the programme now
Professor Edward Buckingham is Director of Engagement at Monash Business School. Teaching Business Models & Strategy on both the MBA and Global Executive MBA programs at Monash are amongst his favourite activities. His professional career includes business and academic roles. Edward Buckingham began his career with the Boston Consulting Group in Shanghai advising MNCs and SOEs; later managed a €50million French manufacturing business, now part of Clariant, and worked for Schlumberger, the international oil and gas services company. He lectured at Nottingham University’s Business School in Ningbo, China and was Director of INSEAD’s Executive MBA programs (France, Singapore the UAE and Beijing).
Since returning to Monash in 2015 Edward Buckingham has presented masterclasses and co-authored an article on the future of work in the resources sector for the AusIMM and been a keen supporter of the university’s engagement with the resources sector. Edward Buckingham is secretary of the Monash Business School Business Advisory Board and sits on the Monash Infrastructure board. He graduated with a BSc in Materials Science and a BA (Hons) in Indonesian Literature from Monash University and was its first undergraduate exchange student to Indonesia. Edward continued with post graduate studies in China at the Johns Hopkins Nanjing Centre. He also holds an MBA from INSEAD and his PhD, from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, focused on organisational boundaries and business strategy in Indonesia. Edward Buckingham is fluent in Indonesian, Mandarin French and English.
Efrat Fenigson is directing Airobotics’ marketing and communications strategy, while positioning the company as the leader in automated industrial drones. Efrat Fenigson’s role is aimed at addressing the unique needs of the world’s most complex industrial environments, such as mining, by providing access to Airobotics’ fully automated drone system, to collect data, digitize assets and gain actionable insights.
Previously Efrat Fenigson served as Senior Director of Marketing Communications at Viaccess-Orca, an Orange Group subsidiary. Efrat Fenigson also founded and managed the ‘New Media’ sector of the Israeli Export Institute (IEICI), enabling hundreds of Israeli startups to take their first steps in global business, and contributing to international sales.
In addition to being a frequent speaker at industry events, a blogger and a startup mentor, Efrat Fenigson is also a guest lecturer in academia.
Efrat Fenigson’s experience extends beyond business development and marketing, having worked as a Software Engineer in the video game industry.
Efrat Fenigson holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computing from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
Professor Elizabeth A. Croft is the Dean of Engineering at Monash University and Professor in the Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering.
Her research in industrial robotics and human-robot interaction advances the design of intelligent controllers and interaction methods that underpin how people and autonomous collaborative systems can work together in a safe, predictable, and helpful manner. She held the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (BC/Yukon) from 2010-2015 and the Marshall Bauder Professorship in Engineering Economics, Business and Management Training from 2015-2017.
Her recognitions include a Peter Wall Early Career Scholar award, an NSERC Accelerator award, WXN’s top 100 most powerful women in Canada and the RA McLachlan Award for Professional Engineering in the Province of British Columbia. She is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, the Canadian Academy of Engineers, Engineers Canada and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
A highly experienced business leader with extensive international experience as a Chief Executive Officer and group executive, Elizabeth has a proven track record in financial and operational leadership across a number of industries, including resources, construction and infrastructure, financial services and travel and hospitality.
After joining Fortescue as a Non-Executive Director in February 2013, Elizabeth was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director in February 2017. She is a former Chief Executive Officer of Helloworld Limited and Heytesbury Pty Limited and has also held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Stella Group and Entertainment Rights Plc.
Elizabeth has significant exposure to the impact of the growth in Asian economies, particularly China, on the Australian business environment and economy as well as a deep understanding of all aspects of financial and commercial management at a senior executive level in both listed and private companies.
A member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Chief Executive Women, Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and Master of Applied Finance degree.
Elizabeth has previously held Non-Executive Director roles with NEXTDC Limited, Mantra Group Limited, Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Limited and ImpediMed Limited.
Enrique Molina is a Civil Engineer of Mines of the University of Chile, M.Sc Mineral Economics Curtin Technology Western Australian School of Mine, with 23 years of experience in the mining industry. Throughout his professional career he has assumed executive roles leading multidisciplinary teams and fulfilling various functions in areas such as production, project management, mining-metallurgical planning and technological innovation, covering a large part of the value chain of the mining business.
Eric Rasmussen joined the EBRD in 1995 at the EBRD London HQ and dealt with energy efficiency in district heating and industrial companies in the former Soviet Union (FSU). He was based in Russia from 1997 to 2013. He was appointed Deputy Country Director for Russia in 2003 and promoted in 2006 to Director of Industry, Commerce and Agribusiness in Russia in with responsibility for the industrial sector (including among other oil field service and energy equipment manufacturing, chemicals, metallurgy, mining, forestry, automotive, retail, agribusiness, telecom and equity funds). Eric Rasmussen was appointed Director Natural Resources 15 April 2013 and is now based at the EBRD HQ in London.
Mr. Rasmussen received his Master of Business Degrees from Aarhus Business School, Denmark, with major in banking, finance and a private law degree. Mr. Rasmussen holds Danish citizenship.
Eric Rasmussen joins the line up of speakers at International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC). Download the programme.
Vice minister of Mines, Fernando L. Benalcazar has been in the extractive industry for 26 years and has provided project management and support for numerous international projects in Syria, France, Canada, United States, Oman, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil and Ecuador. He focuses on new ventures, investment opportunities, operation excellence, sustainable development, and stakeholder engagement. He has authored or coauthored more than 12 technical papers and holds a MS degree in civil engineering from COPPEat the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He holds a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation in the USA and serves on SPE’s Sustainable Development Technical Section since 2012. He is Vice Minister of Mining of Ecuador Government.
Fraser MacCorquodale is a leader in the discovery and growth of Newcrest’s core assets, including Golpu and Toguraci. His 30+ years of experience extends to discovery of multiple epithermal (Pajingo, Kilkeny-Cracow) and porphyry deposits (Marsden). Fraser also has strong technical experience in epithermal, orogenic and porphyry deposits throughout Australasia. As Newcrest’s General Manager of Exploration, he has successfully led both greenfield and brownfield exploration teams. He has developed and implemented the strategy for Newcrest’s re-entry into the America’s.
Fraser MacCorquodale, General Manager – Exploration at Newcrest Mining, will be joining the line up of speakers at IMARC. Download the programme.
Gary Cochrane is the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Bounty Mining. Gary Cochrane has more than 30 years’ experience in the mining, engineering and construction industry in Australia, China, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. He has held senior management and technical roles at operating mines in Australia and Papua New Guinea.
Gary Cochrane has spent the last 22 years as an international mining and management consultant to the coal and hard rock mining industries.
Gary Cochrane is a regular commentator on coal industry strategic supply and demand positions and coal investment opportunities and is a regular speaker at international coal conferences in Australia, China, and Japan.
Gary Cochrane was a founding investor and former director of Millennium Coal which is now an operating coal mine in Queensland producing 3 million tonnes per annum. He is also on the board of a junior resource company with a specialisation in process technology. Gary completed an Executive MBA in Global Energy at the Haskayne Management School in Calgary, Canada in 2014.
Gary Cochrane joined the board on 27 November 2007 and became Chairman on 28 February 2008.
Gary J. Goldberg was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and joined the Board of Directors of Newmont Mining Corporation on March 1, 2013. He had served as President and Chief Operating Officer since July 2012, and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since December 2011.
Prior to joining Newmont, Mr. Goldberg was President and Chief Executive Officer of Rio Tinto Minerals, and served in leadership roles in Rio Tinto’s coal, gold, copper and industrial minerals businesses. Mr. Goldberg has over 35 years of experience in the mining industry and served as Chairman of the National Mining Association in the United States from 2008 to 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Platteville and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Utah.
Gary Goldberg will be presenting on: : Aligning business growth opportunities with sustainable practices across the industry – top three considerations of CEOs today. Download the programme here.
Gastón Carrión is a Managing Director for Accenture based in Australia, leading the global HR transformation practice. Gaston provides strategic advisory to our oil, gas, utilities, mining and energy clients in the Human Capital and HR agendas.
He has more than 15 years’ experiences in Human Resources and supporting strategic and large business transformation programs. He holds a Global Executive MBA from the London Business School, Columbia Business School and Hong Kong University. Gaston’s recent studies and projects are related to the Workforce of the Future and future of HR trends. He is currently supporting some of our global clients in their transition to new HR models and enterprise digital transformation.
Gavan Collery is a business communications professional with almost 40 years of experience in corporate affairs, investor relations, communications and journalism – in industries ranging from minerals and resources to financial services and media.
With professional services in companies like Indophil Resources NL, Western Mining Corporation and Elders Resources NZFP, and before that with the IPR Communications Group and as a Melbourne-based journalist, Gavan Collery is an experienced and outcomes-focused corporate affairs and investor relations professional.
Gavan Collery is a skilled communicator – through presentations, the written word, video, multi-media and other forms of communication.
Gavan Collery has an exceptional and broad network of contacts that span the corporate, media, financial services and government spectrums – locally, nationally and internationally.
Gavin also holds the position of Executive Director of the Minerals Tertiary Education Council (MTEC) and is currently the Acting Executive Director MCA Victoria Division.
Gavin was awarded the 2013 LH Martin Award for Excellence in Leadership in Higher Education for his work in promoting minerals education at multiple governmental, institutional, and corporate levels. Gavin has held various professional roles in industry, academia and government in both South Africa and Australia, and is a stand-up comedian in his spare time.
Gavin Lind will be presenting on: How can we achieve industry growth if we don’t have the people and the skills to support it? Addressing the technical and operational skills shortage in Australia. Download the programme here.
Gavin Wood will be presenting on: Your Digital Strategy in the Spotlight – this panel will ask mining digital leaders to discuss what is their digital strategy, what they want their strategy to achieve, and how they will change the current way they operate to implement and embrace it Download the programme here.
Gavin in an established mining industry executive and leader in strategy, mining, geoscience and technology, with demonstrated capacity to deliver value and drive change across global organisations. A 35 year veteran of BHP Billiton having held a number of senior roles including Group Head of Resource and Business Optimisation, Vice President Mineral Resource Development and Vice President Mine Optimisation, until “retirement” in June 2015. In his final role with BHP he lead the development of BHP’s Group Technology Strategy, a global approach to technology development and implementation across all functions and businesses.
Career began in operations, technical leadership and projects before progressing to a corporate role to be involved in the independent review of some of the largest and most complex capital projects and M&A transactions prior to Board sanction as well as leading large-scale technology development and implementation into operations. Formerly a member of the Joint Ore Reserves Committee, and a Director of AMIRA international Pty Ltd., and is currently an independent Director of CRC Ore Ltd, and a Director of the AusIMM and Board Chairman of the Premier Research Industry Fund Research Consortia at the University of Adelaide. He continues to be active as a strategic advisor to mining companies, suppliers and government institutions through his consulting business.
A graduate from University of Adelaide with a BSc(Hons) in Geology and Economic Geology, and holds a Graduate Diploma in Business from Curtin University in Western Australia.
Gavin brings a deep understanding of the mining industry, and its professionals, along with a vision for the future to help define the opportunities that a technology enabled future mining industry presents.
Gavin Yeates will be presenting on: Rethinking whole of value chain optimisation vs silo operations, processes and technologies – what will it take to actually achieve this, is it even achievable? Download the programme here.
Geoff Byrne is the Principal Consultant at Niboi Consulting. He has 40 years’ professional experience and works in the fields of strategic advice; mine closure planning; risk assessment; corporate reporting; systems and performance auditing; and liability assessment. Geoff Byrne is the Principal Consultant at Niboi Consulting. He has 40 years’ professional experience and works in the fields of strategic advice; mine closure planning; risk assessment; corporate reporting; systems and performance auditing; and liability assessment. Geoff has worked globally in the mining, metals, manufacturing and resource development sectors.
Mr Geoffrey Gao, aged 48, was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MMG and re-designated from a Non-executive Director to an Executive Director of the Company in August 2018. He served as a Non-executive Director of the Company from April 2011 to July 2018. Mr Gao was a member of the Company’s Audit Committee, Governance and Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee and Risk Management Committee from May 2013, February 2017, August 2015 and October 2015 to July 2018 respectively.
Mr Gao was appointed a director of China Minmetals Non-ferrous Metals Company Limited (CMN) in February 2016. He is a director of certain subsidiaries of CMC, including Top Create Resources Limited (Top Create) since February 2012. Mr Gao was also appointed as the Chairman of Copper Partners Investment Co., Ltd. (Copper Partners Investment) in July 2016, and of Album Enterprises Limited (Album Enterprises) in May 2016.
Mr Gao holds a Master’s degree in Business Management from The Renmin University of China in the PRC. He has extensive experience in enterprise risk management and control.
Mr Gao joined the CMC and its subsidiaries (CMC Group) in 1993. He worked in the Futures department of China Nonferrous Metals Import and Export Corporation from 1993 to 1997. He was the General Manager of the Risk Management department of CMN from 2000 to 2009, the Vice-President of CMN from January 2008 to February 2016 and the President of CMN from February 2016 to August 2018. Mr Gao was also the Vice-President of China Minmetals Non-ferrous Metals Holding Company Limited (CMNH) from January 2011 to January 2016.
Geoffrey Gao, Chief Executive Officer of MMG will join the panel discussion on Aligning business growth opportunities with sustainable practices across the industry – top three considerations of Chief Executive Officers today, within the Global Mining Principles conference at IMARC. Download the programme now.
Convenor of the National Mining & Energy Group of the Australia Indonesia Business Council which represents companies doing business with Indonesia as resource investors and operators or as exporters of mining equipment technology and services. Founder of ‘AJM’ minerals and energy publications and marketing events in Australia and Asia and 25 years’ experience in-country in Indonesia including market entry, corporate communications and stakeholder relationships and advisory and consulting to Australian and Canadian resource and METS companies, the Australian Trade Commission and Australian state governments, the Indonesia Ministry of Energy and Minerals Resources and the Energy and Mining Departments of Indonesian provinces.
Permanent Secretary,Ministry of Mines and Steel Development
Until her appointment as Permanent Secretary,Ministry of Mines and Steel Development at Nigerian Government; Barrister Georgina Ekeoma Ehuriah, who is an astute public servant with years of cognate experience, was the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs, Office of Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF).
She is, among her other accomplishments, alumni of University of Nigeria Nsukka, where she graduate with a Bachelor of Arts. She later obtained a Masters Degree in Public Administration and Bachelor at Law, respectively, from the University of Lagos. Barrister is also a holder of Diploma in French from the Village Du Benin, Togo.
Barrister Georgina Ekeoma Ehuriah, Permanent Secretary,Ministry of Mines and Steel Development at Nigerian Government joins the Government Panel Discussion: Promoting opportunities for sustainable mining practices within Africa – the Governments’ perspective on Africa Focus Day at IMARC. Download the programme.
Since 1999, Gerald Whittle has been the CEO of Whittle Consulting. In this role, Gerald Whittle undertakes optimisation studies and model design, business analysis, management reporting and client presentations. Gerald Whittle conducts Strategic Assessments and Enterprise Optimisation studies for a range of major, mid cap and junior mining companies. These studies have spanned almost all commodities, including pits and/or underground mining, complex minerals processing streams and marketing channels.
As a recognised thought leader on mining optimisation, Gerald Whittle travels the world delivering Whittle Consulting Money Mining & Sustainability seminars. These seminars challenge conventional thinking and bridge organisational silos, revealing substantial opportunities for value enhancement for current or planned mining and minerals processing operations.
A skilled communicator, Gerald Whittle brings together important lessons learnt in other industries including; Activity Based Costing, Theory of Constraints and sustainability considerations. His knowledge sheds new light on the unique challenges of business planning and optimisation for the minerals industry. Gerald Whittle is also a qualified accountant with over 35 years of international business experience in business planning, analysis and change management.
Gerald Whittle will be joining a case study Innovation at the forefront of a mine site – what positive results have we seen within the Africa Focus Day at this year’s IMARC. Download the programme.
Gerard Barron is an entrepreneur and CEO who has a record of building globally focused companies in technology, media and future-oriented resource development.
His passion is building companies that will help us build a truly sustainable future. He has been involved in the early strategic development and financing of DeepGreen since its formation in 2011. In 2001, he made his mark in advertising and media by founding Adstream, and remained CEO of the business until December 2013. During that time Adstream grew from a single office in Sydney to over 40 offices in 30 countries around the world.
Mr. Barron has also been a first money investor in industry-leading companies, including Nautilus Minerals and Sirtex Medical. He is focusing on DeepGreen because he believes the company will help supply the world with the essential metals to build the technologies needed for a sustainable future, while avoiding the impacts of terrestrial mining, such as deforestation, tailings and child labour.
Gianni is an internationally known investor and strategist who specializes in decoding complicated current events. He is a published author who draws from over 20,000 hours of research, and is a sought-after commentator related to wide ranging themes – from the divestment pivot in modern energy, to the rise of a new spending class in emerging markets. An avid proponent of realistic environmentalism, he has enlightened audiences around the world with his unique brand of storytelling that colourfully demonstrates how the environment and investment often go hand-in-hand. Frequently interviewed by the media, he is known for his algebraic way of thinking when providing solutions to complicated global problems.
His new book, My Electrician Drives a Porsche?was introduced to audiences by way of a one-of-a-kind coast to coast journey across America in an all-electric Tesla, now credited as the world’s first zero emission book tour. Gianni is a graduate of electrical studies from The British Columbia Institute of Technology, and he is an established expert in the analysis of the global energy matrix and in the study of how technology will impact commodities and emerging markets. Fluent in English, German, Italian, and Croatian, he makes his home in Vancouver.
Gianni Kovacevic will be presenting on: Scrutinising the winners and losers as we go through a global revolution in global energy and transportation – are miners able to provide the critical materials to make it possible? Download the programme now
Head of Africa Branch, Middle East and Africa Division
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ms Gita Kamath is a senior career officer of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She was appointed as Assistant Secretary of the Africa Branch in May 2017.
Ms Kamath has held a range of positions in the Department including Assistant Secretary, Agriculture and Food Branch, Assistant Secretary, Domestic Legal Branch, Director, Arms Control Section, and Second Secretary and later First Secretary, Australian High Commission, Singapore.
From 2010 to 2013, Ms Kamath was Australian Ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy, Paris. She also served as non-resident Ambassador to Chad and the Central African Republic.
Prior to joining the Department as a Graduate Trainee in 1993, Ms Kamath worked as a corporate solicitor with the law firm Clayton Utz in Sydney.
Ms Kamath holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of New South Wales, a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Master of Arts (Foreign Affairs and Trade) from the Australian National University. She is admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales as a legal practitioner.
Glen Diemar is an Exploration Geologist with experience through Australia, Indonesia and Central Asia. Glen has worked in all areas of geology including exploration, production and development studies. He completed a Masters degree at the University of Tasmania on the genesis of BHP’s giant Olympic Dam deposit. Recently he lived in the Kyrgyz Republic, exploring for Kumtor-type Orogenic Gold deposits and was involved in a team who completed a 12-month pre-feasibility study on the 6.8M Oz Taldybulak Porphyry Cu-Au-Mo deposit.
New South Resources Pty Ltd explores for gold and base metals in NSW. NSR’s licences are highly researched and contain superior targets which have the potential to hold the Lachlan Fold Belt’s next large epithermal and VMS deposits. The companies focus is NSW as it is a low risk jurisdiction full of great people and great opportunities. We have been exploring as a private company over the last 10 years and the company holds 100% of four exploration licenses EL6525 Oberon, EL6516 Dobroyde, EL8577 Dobroyde Extended and EL6768 Dobroyde South.
New South Resources is making discoveries to seek a high risk-high return for its tight shareholder base. At Dobroyde we are targeting an epithermal gold system down plunge from the small but outcropping JORC 2012 gold resource. Recent drilling led us to believe the epithermal transitions into carbonate base-metal style alteration and mineralisation. The Oberon licence boasts historic mine workings for gold and base metals over 5km in length, these are in late Silurian to early Devonian volcanogenic hosted massive sulphide deposits of similar age, surface expressions and mineralogy to the giant Woodlawn deposit near Goulburn, NSW.
Graeme Robertson, the chairman of Intra Energy Corporation, educated in Sydney, has spent his working life in Asia and Africa in developing mining and energy operations and corporate and financial services businesses.
He has been CEO and Managing Director of New Hope Corporation Ltd from 1982 to 2005, President of PT Adaro Indonesia from 1989 to 2005 and Chairman of Intra Energy Corp coal mining in Tanzania since 2010. In corporate and financial services he is currently Chairman of Intrasia Group with interests and Board membership in AfrAsia Bank Ltd for banking, LJ Management (Mauritius) Ltd for corporate structuring and administration and Intrasia Investments Ltd for financial structuring.
Graeme is an Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister of Mauritius in the development as a LNG hub as well as being President of AustCham Mauritius and the Mining and Energy Club.
Graeme is a keen sportsman and humanitarian with interests in education and health sustainability and women empowerment in remote villages.
Graham Jeffress is a geologist with over 30 years’ experience in exploration geology and management in Australia, PNG and Indonesia. He is Principal Geologist with CSA Global in Perth and manages the corporate services work undertaken by CSA Global.
He has worked in exploration (ranging from grassroots reconnaissance through to brownfields, near-mine, and resource definition), project evaluation and mining in a variety of geological terrains, commodities, and mineralisation styles within Australia and internationally. He is competent in multidisciplinary exploration, and proficient at undertaking prospect evaluation and all phases of exploration. Graham has completed numerous independent technical reports (IGR, CPR, QPR) and valuations of mineral assets.
He now coordinates and participates in CSA Global’s activities providing expert technical reviews, valuations, and independent reporting services to groups desiring improved understanding of the value, risks, and opportunities associated with mineral investment opportunities. Graham was a Federal Councillor of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists for 11 years and joined the Joint Ore Reserves Committee in 2014.
Mr Kerr has been Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of South32 since October 2014, and Director since 21 January 2015.
Responsible for running all facets of the business, Mr Kerr successfully led the establishment of the company and its public listing in three countries in May 2015.
Mr Kerr has a strong track record in global resource development and is passionate about health, safety and sustainability. Before joining South32, Mr Kerr worked in a wide range of roles across the BHP Billiton Group, including as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) from 2011 to 2014. He also spent two years at Iluka Resources as General Manager Commercial.
Mr Kerr has a Business degree from Edith Cowan University and studied at Deakin University to become a Certified Practicing Accountant.
Graham Kerr will be presenting on: Aligning business growth opportunities with sustainable practices across the industry – top three considerations of CEOs today. Download the programme now
Greg Cochran was appointed CEO of Reward Minerals in December 2017 to build and lead the team responsible for developing the Lake Disappointment Sulphate of Potash Project.
Greg Cochran is a highly experienced international mining executive with over 30 years’ experience in technical and commercial roles, general management and executive positions in Africa, Australia and Asia, across a broad spectrum of minerals.
Prior to Reward Greg Cochran was Managing Director of Deep Yellow Limited and previous roles include CEO of Terramin and Executive Vice President: Australia and Asia for TSX-listed Uranium One.
At Uranium One he built a strong corporate and project team in South Australia to develop the Honeymoon mine and guide it through both state and commonwealth permitting processes. He was also the architect of the Mitsui Uranium One Australia Joint Venture. He led the due diligence on Uranium One’s C$3.8 billion acquisition of UrAsia Ltd and went on to manage the company’s Kazakh joint venture interests.
Greg Cochran also worked for Mitsubishi Development whilst the earlier part of his career was spent with BHP Billiton and its predecessor companies in the Gencor/Billiton stable.
Greg Cochran is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He holds a MSc. in Mining Engineering and Mineral Economics from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management in the UK.
Greg Cochran also holds South African mine manager’s certificates of competency for both metalliferous and coal mines.
Oumarou Idani is the Minister of Mines and Quarries of Burkina Faso graduated from the Interstates School for Rural Equipment Engineers in 1981, and obtained a Post-Graduate diploma (DESS) in technical management of companies in 1991 from Financial, Economics and Banking Studies Centre of Paris. For more than 35 years Mr Oumarou Idani has devoted his time to public service as well as involvement in the private sector.
Early in his career, he served as an Advisor to the Minister of Environment and Tourism, and Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. From 1984 to 1987 he was General Manager of the prestigious National Electricity Company of Burkina Faso (SONABEL). From 1988 to 1993 he worked as a senior civil servant for ministries in charge of agriculture, breeding and water. From 1993 to 2015 he ran his own company the Ergeci-Development. From 30 December 2015 to 20 February 2017 he was a Member of Parliament of the National Assembly. Currently he serves as Minister of Mines and Quarries and his challenges are the formalisation of Artisanal and Small scale mining to enable them to contribute more to the national economy; and the implementation of the 2015 Mining Code and other laws pertaining to gold trade and explosives.
Oumarou Idani will join the Ministerial Panel Discussion: Promoting opportunities for sustainable mining practices within Africa – the Governments’ perspective within the Africa Focus Day at IMARC. Download the programme.
Hedley Widdup is an Executive Director of fund manager Lion Manager Pty Ltd. Lion Manager Pty Limited is a specialist mining investment team that provides investment management services to Lion Selection Group.
Hedley graduated as a geologist with first class honours from the University of Melbourne in 2000, following which he gained extensive experience working with WMC Resources at the Mt Keith Nickel Mine, Olympic Dam, Mt Isa (Black Star open cut mine) and the St Ives Gold Mine where he was Senior Mine Geologist of the combined open pits.
Hedley joined Lion Manager in 2007 and completed a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment with FINSIA in 2011.
Hedley Widdup will be presenting on: The ultimate checklist for juniors – what makes a good story, how to position your value proposition, what investors are looking for, how to reduce your risk profile? Download the programme here.
Henry Okraglik is responsible for the overall strategic management of WSP’s Digital practice, with teams in Australia, the US, the UK, the Philippines and Sweden. Henry Okraglik has occupied a number of leadership and executive roles over the last two decades.
Specializing in technology commercialization, Henry Okraglik is renowned in the industry as a problem solver, disruptor and thought leader in all things digital – particularly integrating the use of software to enhance customer projects. Henry Okraglik is committed to business innovation and enjoys delivering smart solutions and quality outcomes.
His Excellency Dolgorsürengiin Sumiyabazar (Mongolian: Долгорсүрэнгийн Сумъяабазар) is the Minister of Mining and Heavy Industry of Mongolia. He was elected to the Parliament of Mongolia twice – in 2013 and 2016. He was also a high-ranking Mongolian traditional wrestler, professional mixed martial artist, grappler and kickboxer who has fought for K-1 and New Japan Pro Wrestling.
His Excellency Dolgorsürengiin Sumiyabazar, Minister of Mining and Heavy Industry of the Mongolian Government, will deliver the Opening Address of Mongolia@IMARC in the Collaboration Theatre at IMARC. Download the programme.
Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Commerce and Industrial Relations; Electoral Affairs; Asian Engagement
West Australian Government
Initially elected as the Member for Cannington in September of 2008, the Honourable William (Bill) Johnston MLA is an active member of the Cannington community, working to help people solve problems in both their lives and their community. As an engaged member of the community, Bill Johnston holds “mobile offices” regularly on street corners in the Cannington electorate, in an effort to bring politics to the community. Bill is a member and supporter of many local groups with the belief that volunteers make where you live into a community.
Through an old fashioned commitment to service and strong family values, Bill Johnston’s efforts were recognised as he was re-elected for a second term in office on March 9, 2013.
Prior to entering Parliament, Bill spent 7 years as the State Secretary of WA Labor, which gives him a unique insider’s view to politics. This means he is effective for our community because he understands politics and he knows where to lobby in order to meet the needs of our community.
As a former senior official of the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association, the union representing retail and warehouse workers, he fought for fairness for low-paid workers in industrial rights, workers compensation and working conditions.
The Honourable William (Bill) Johnston, West Australian Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Commerce and Industrial Relations; Electoral Affairs; Asian Engagement, will be joining the lineup of speakers at this year’s IMARC. Download the programme now.
Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh is a Barrister at Law. He was the Local NUGS President from 1993 to 1994 whilst at the University of Ghana. He practiced law at Akyedee Legal Services in Sunyani from 1998 to 2004 and within that period lectured at Sunyani Polytechnic.
He served as the head of the NPP’s campaign in the Brong Ahafo Region in 2012 and 2016 in his capacity as Chairman of the party in that region.
The Hon. Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, Minister of Lands & Natural Resources of the Ghanaian Government, joins the Government Panel Discussion during Africa Focus Day at IMARC. Download the programme.
Abdu Rishad Bathiudeen is a Sri Lankan politician, a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka and the Minister of Industry & Commerce of Sri Lanka since April 2010. He is the Leader of the All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) Party, a registered political party in Sri Lanka. Bathiudeen was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) from the Vanni Electoral District in December 2001 and was re-elected in April 2004, after which he was again re-elected in April 2010 and 2015 June from the same Electoral District which comprises Vavuniya, Mannar and Mullathivu Administrative Districts.
Rishad Bathiudeen holds a National Diploma in Technology (NDT) in Civil Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Engineering (C.I.E.), UK.
He is a scholar, mineworker, trade unionist, development consultant and a farmer.
The Honourable Richard Musukwa, Minister of Mines and Minerals Development for the Zambian Government, will be joining the Ministerial Panel Discussion on Promoting opportunities for sustainable mining practices within Africa within the Africa Focus Day at IMARC. Download the programme now.
The Honourable Tim Pallas was elected to the Victorian Parliament in 2006 and is the State Member for Werribee. The seat of Werribee was created at the 2014 election as a result of changes to electoral boundaries in Melbourne’s growing western suburbs. Tim Pallas is currently the Treasurer of Victoria Government and Minister for Resources in the Andrews Labor Government.
Hon. Tim Pallas previously served as the Minister for Roads and Ports and later Minister for Major Projects under the previous Labor Government. Hon. Tim Pallas has worked hard for the local community in Wyndham, delivering the funding for the Regional Rail Link, new and upgraded schools, more than $1.8 billion for road upgrades and increased funding for both Mercy and Western Health.
As a Minister in the Bracks/Brumby Government, Hon. Tim Pallas was responsible for overseeing major infrastructure projects including the M1 upgrade, Deer Park bypass, Geelong Ring Road, the AAMI park development and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Executive Chairman & Founder, Arete Capital Partners
Hugh Morgan AO is Principal of First Charnock Pty Ltd and Executive Chairman of Arete Capital Partners Pty Ltd. He was Managing Director of WMC Limited from 1986 until 2003. Prior to that he was Director of Marketing and Finance for North Broken Hill Limited from 1971 until 1976.
He was Chairman of Central Norseman Gold Corporation Limited from 1986 until 1994, Chairman of Hill 50 and KLVS and Director of Alcoa of Australia Limited from 1977 until 1998 and of Alcoa Inc from 1998 until 2001. He was on the Council of the MCA (previously named the Australian Mining Industry Council) from 1976 until 2003 and President from 1981 until 1983.
He served on the World Gold Council from 1986 until 1991 and its Chairman for two years. He was a Board member of the ICMM from 1991 until 2003 (previously known as the ICME) and its Chairman for two years.
He served as a Board member of the Reserve Bank of Australia for fourteen years. He is a graduate of Law and Commerce from the University of Melbourne.
Hugh Morgan AO, Principal of First Charnock, will facilitate a Keynote Dialogue session at IMARC. Download the programme.
Ian Cockerill is the Director of Orica, Ivanhoe Mines, Endeavour Mining. Ian Cockerill has nearly 40 years of experience in the mining industry, having previously been responsible for business development at AngloGold, and chief executive officer of both Gold Fields Ltd and AngloCoal, between 1999 and 2009.
Ian Cockerill is currently chairman of Petmin Ltd, a JSE mining company concentrating on bulk commodities, a non-executive director of Orica Ltd in Australia and the senior lead independent director of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. In addition, Ian Cockerill is chairman of Leadership for Conservation in Africa, a not-for-profit organisation promoting sustainable employment opportunities linked to conservation projects across the African continent.
Ian Dover is the General Manager, Industry Implementation of METS Ignited. Ian Dover’s national and international career has included metallurgical process and research group management in the international aluminum industry as well as senior, interim and turnaround executive roles for mid-sized manufacturing, IT and resource industry suppliers. Ian Dover spent 12 years as a project manager, then managing director, of a consulting firm specialising in technology-intensive businesses and value chains.
During this time Ian Dover developed and introduced the agile 80/20 business strategy and operations improvement methods for companies in rapidly changing business environments. He was commissioned to implement this approach for the development and growth of the ICT sector in Queensland during the 90s. He later extended this to value chain improvement in the manufacturing, heavy engineering, telecommunications, healthcare and energy sectors.
Ian Dover led CSIRO’s Minerals Business Development and Commercialisation activities for a number of years. He has 20 years’ experience as a company director with board roles including a major Australian university, Austmine and a national health services charitable group. Ian has long-held interest in technology development and commercialisation and has personally invested fund and expertise into eight start-ups, with two of these being highly successful.
Ian Dover will be judging the IMARC’s METS Investment Pitch Battle within the Collaboration Theatre at IMARC. Download the programme.
In February 2015, Iván Arriagada joined Antofagasta Minerals S.A., a Chilean-controlled company listed on the London Stock Exchange and a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. In April 2016, he was appointed CEO of Antofagasta plc, the holding company of Antofagasta Mining Group.
Iván is a Commercial Engineer, graduate from the Adolfo Ibañez Business School at Universidad Federico Santa María and holds a Master of Science from the London School of Economics.
Prior to joining Antofagasta Minerals, he held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Codelco. Before this, he was President of Pampa Norte at Base Metals BHP Billiton, Vice President of Operations at Base Metals BHP Billiton and Chief Financial Officer for Copper at BHP Billiton.
Mr. Arriagada previously worked in the oil and gas industry at Royal Dutch Shell International, holding various posts in finance and business development, primarily in England, USA and Argentina.
Iván Arriagada, will be presenting on: How mining contributes to the social, economic and institutional development of host countries and communities Download the programme now
Portfolio of the DVC & Vice President (Education) Monash University
Jacinta Elston is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous), Portfolio of the DVC & Vice President (Education) of Monash University.
Jacinta Elston is passionate about contributing to the development of people and organisations. Jacinta Elston is committed to serving and supporting the Indigenous Australian community, with a background in Indigenous health, higher education and public health.
Jacinta Elston’s specialities includes Workshop facilitation, Strategy planning and development, Life coaching for professional and Personal development, Conflict resolution coaching, Indigenous public health, Capacity building of indigenous professionals and Culturally competent Indigenous services.
Jacqueline Murray joined RCF in 2012 after working in business analysis and improvement roles with BHP Billiton. Prior to this she worked in various geotechnical engineering roles in underground and open pit operations within BHP Billiton and WMC Resources. Mrs. Murray holds a MBA from Melbourne Business School and a bachelor of geological engineering from RMIT University. She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mrs. Murray serves on the Board of Directors of portfolio company Alliance Mining Commodities.
Jacqueline Murray will be presenting on: Besides politics, what other risks and challenges continue to impact mining investment and market sentiment? Download the programme now
Jake Klein is the Executive Chairman of Evolution Mining. The company was formed in November 2011 and has a reputation for reliability and consistency. This has allowed Evolution to pursue a counter-cyclical M&A growth strategy to upgrade the quality of its asset portfolio and become Australia’s second largest ASX listed gold miner and one of the lowest cost gold producers in the world. Evolution currently operates five 100% owned assets and has an economic interest in the Ernest Henry copper-gold mine in Queensland. All assets are located in Australia.
Jake was previously the President and CEO of Sino Gold Mining Limited where he managed the development of that company into the largest foreign participant in the Chinese gold industry. Sino Gold was purchased by Eldorado Gold in late 2009.
Jake has previously held positions of non-executive director on the boards of Lynas Corporation and Oceana Gold. He is also a former President of the NSW Branch of the Australia China Business Council.
Jake Klein will be presenting on: When you’re a mid-tier miner and everything is a critical asset; top five lessons learned. Download the programme now
James Batchelor is a Camborne School of Mines Mining Geology Masters graduate and moved to Western Australia in 2006 to pursue a career as a Resource Geologist. Over the past 12 years he has had the opportunity to work on a wide range of geology and mining technology projects including Rio Tinto’s Mine of the Future and more recently the Roy Hill Iron Ore SMART Mine and Orebody Knowledge programs.
James joined the Roy Hill project in 2010, originally with Hancock Prospecting and with Roy Hill Iron Ore since 2012, and helped take the Greenfields project through to an operating Iron Ore mine. Most recently he has focussed on developing AI, immersive visualisation and analytical capabilities with Maptek Pty Ltd, a project that has allowed him to indulge his passions for both geology and technology. As well as his work with Maptek James also collaborates on multiple geological and mining technology projects both internal and external including Measurement Whilst Drilling, Geometallurgy, Advanced Downhole Geophysics and Data Science Training in conjunction with Core Skills. James is also competent person for the Roy Hill mineral resource and oversees the geological modelling and resource estimation team.
James Clements leads business and product development in the commercial and industrial space for Sydney-based technology company, Wattwatchers Digital Energy, focusing on a growing suite of energy, building and asset management use cases across diverse industry sectors. Wattwatchers specialises in monitoring, analysing and controlling electricity at circuit level in real-time through the cloud, and won the Australian Technologies Competition New Energy Award in 2016.
Joining Wattwatchers in 2017, James’ CV includes stints with Envizi, AGL New Energy, Presync and GE Ecomagination, with over 20 years of experience in technology rich environments such as aviation, healthcare, resources and clean technology. He has a proven record of strategy development, effective client relationship management, business development and cleantech advocacy.
As a new energy solutions business developer and strategic advisor, James has contributed to the adoption of digital energy solutions, energy storage and analytic building technologies. James has a Masters in Business Administration – from Macquarie University – specialising in Marketing and Finance. His first full-time career role was as an avionics engineer with Qantas.
James Clements, Commercial & Industrial Business Lead, Wattwatchers Digital Energy joins the lineup of speakers at IMARC. Download the programme now.
James Stoddart is an expert in scoping, prefeasibility, feasibility and optimization studies; due diligence; developing and analysing cost and financial models; and reviewing and benchmarking mine systems. He has a strong interest in organizational development and optimization of management systems to improve operational performance.
Over his twenty five years with Hatch, Jan worked with clients around the world aligning business strategy, technology and project development. Jan has managed every aspect of the design, construction, commissioning and operation of large mines and metallurgical facilities, from the study phase through detailed design to commissioning and operations. He is skilled at guiding the project team in delivering the desired project benefits to clients, including his expertise in the development and implementation of new technology projects from pilot plant studies through all engineering phases, construction, commissioning and plant operations.
Over the course of his career, Jan has successfully completed numerous challenging assignments relating to process development and improvement, new technology evaluations, testwork, mining in remote regions, commercial and strategic decisions, sustainability, community interface, team building, joint venture projects, safety management and quality systems.
Janenie is a young professional with degrees in Geology and Geophysics. She started her career as a geologist with Rio Tinto and has since gained experience in a number of industries including oil and gas, architecture, and engineering. Janenie is currently a Corporate Partnerships Manager at AusIMM where she works closely with mining organisations and the tertiary sector to develop and implement strategies for the long-term benefit of the sector.
Janenie is incredibly passionate about strengthening the sector’s talent framework; she believes in the potential of the mining industry to encourage more students and young professionals in pursuing a resources career. As part of her commitment towards contributing to the growth of the sector, Janenie serves as a young professional on various Steering Committees including the Women in Mining Network, the Melbourne Mining Club, and the London Metals Exchange Down Under Community.
Janine Herzig has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mineral Processing) from the University of Queensland. She has more than 25 years of experience in the minerals industry, encompassing executive management, consulting, technical and production roles with companies including Mount Isa Mines, WMC and Iluka Resources as Principal Metallurgist. Following her site roles, Janine Herzig moved to Adelaide to take on the role of General Manager with AMDEL (now BV), providing mineral testing services (mineral processing, geoanalytical, mineralogical and materials testing) to the mining industry.
In 2009 Janine Herzig established a consulting business, undertaking due diligence projects, desktop reviews, independent audits and acting as an expert witness in the field of mineral sands processing and tailings management.
Janine Herzig has served on the Adelaide Branch Committee of the AusIMM since 2005, was elected to the AusIMM Board in 2013 and re-elected for a second term in 2015. Always passionate about the industry and the Institute, she also serves on specialist committees including Ethics, Governance, Professional Accreditation, and the Policy and Advocacy Committee which she has Chaired since 2014.
During the AusIMM’s 2018 Congress, Janine Herzig, a Fellow and Chartered Professional of the AusIMM, was elected to the role of President for 2019.
Jarryd is a veteran of the commodity world. For almost a decade, he held various senior positions at Noble Group, having been based in South East Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Jarryd’s skillset is highly diverse, with exposure to an array of commodities and geographic regions. In addition to managing and growing trading books, Jarryd built a number of successful trading and distribution businesses throughout Africa.
Prior to his experience in the commodity space, Jarryd was a commando in one of the world’s most elite military units. Jarryd is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Business (BBus) from the University of Technology, Sydney.
Jarryd Rubinstein, Director – Commodities at EverBlu Capital, joins the Finance & Investment Panel Discussion: New investment opportunities in Africa – an industry view of where next & why, during Africa Focus Day at IMARC. Download the programme.
Jason Chang is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of EMR Capital, and a member of its Investment Committee.
Prior to EMR Capital, Jason was the Head of the Asia Practice for KPMG in Australia, responsible for all Asian based transactions, projects and Asian corporate clients. Jason has spent a significant part of his career, on the ground in China, assisting Chinese state and private owned enterprises acquire metals and mining projects globally, working with major Chinese resources companies, investors, commodity end users and government. Jason also has considerable experience in the Indonesian and Indian markets, where he successfully led significant investments and established joint ventures.
Jason is a member of the Board of Commissioners and Executive Committee of PT Agincourt Resources, the owner and operator of the Martabe gold and silver mine located in North Sumatra, Indonesia.
Jason was the President of the Australia China Business Council (Victorian Branch) and a member of its Board of Directors from 2008 -2015 and remains a Committee Member of the Victorian Branch. He graduated from Monash University (Australia) with Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Law and Masters in Law.
Jason Chang will be presenting on: Besides politics, what other risks and challenges continue to impact mining investment and market sentiment?Download the programme here.
National Manager - Bituminous Products Sales Transport and Infrastructure
With over 20 years’ experience in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods/Grocery Industry and a Bachelor of Business, Jason Eggleton was recruited by Downer in September 2010 to bring a different perspective to its Transport and Infrastructure customers. Currently Downers National Manager – Bituminous Product Sales, Jason’s and his team have introduced a different perspective and world leading insights to challenge industry status quo and collaboratively deliver innovative and safe bituminous product solutions to optimise its customers success.
Jason Eggleton will be presenting on Downers Haul Road Solutions which, by improving the quality of the customers haul road network, is helping customers realise significant benefits in profitability, productivity, safety and environment.
Jason Stirbinskis is the Managing Director at Andes Resources. Jason Stirbinskis is currently a Director of Mount Burgess Mining, a role he will retain going forward but in a reduced capacity. Jason Stirbinskis has previously been MD/CEO of Central Asia Resources, Philips River Mining and Drake Resources. Jason Stirbinskis is a Corporate Geologist and has also held GM roles within metallurgical/engineering consultancies and has many years executive level experience in banking and finance. Jason Stirbinskis immediate focus will be to articulate the Company’s corporate strategy and the next exciting phase of the Company’s growth.
Jason Ward is an exploration geologist with 20 years’ experience in a wide variety of commodities and deposit types with a specialization in gold and copper. Jason Ward has an extensive track record of successfully managing exploration teams working with a wide variety of cultures in challenging terrains and remote locations around the globe including the South Pacific Rim, the Middle East, South and Central America, SE Asia and the Arctic.
Jason Ward is Exploration Manager for the Cascabel Project as well as SolGold’s Ecuadorean Country Manager and President of the Cascabel Project holding company, Exploraciones Novomining S.A. (ENSA), which is 85% owned by SolGold.
Jason Ward has worked for SolGold since its inception, playing a leading role in the exploration of the Company’s founding projects in the Solomon Islands. Jason Wardhas developed, over the last 20 years, outstanding skills in landholder relations, local labour force development and project and exploration management and is applying these skills at Cascabel to the great benefit of SolGold.
Javier Orellana heads Schneider Electric’s digitization consultancy team responsible for supporting the mining, mineral & metals; water & waste water; Infrastructure and Consumer Package Goods industry. In this role, Javier is responsible for providing consultancy services to industry to assist in the definition of digitization and technology strategies and roadmaps.
Prior to managing the consultancy team, Javier headed the Mineral Processing & Optimisation Centre of Expertise from the mining, mineral and metals segment at Schneider Electric. His role specifically focuses managing the execution of innovation programs across multiple product groups and provide expertise in the areas of process optimization, mineral processing, regulatory & advance process control, instrumentation, data analysis, data & information management, modelling and simulation, industrial networking and security, process systems architectures, and control systems design as well as project management.
In his previous role as lead analysis at Rio Tinto Process Excellence Centre, Javier was responsible for the development of the centres integrated operations platform and the management of business improvement projects delivered in collaboration with Rio Tinto mining operation globally.
Javier background in technology, digital transformation, process engineering, process control, process modelling and optimisation have played a key role in the integration of advance process control methods and approach for process improvement and optimization using Schneider Electrics automation solutions. as well as provide technical support in the validation and testing. Further, Javier deep knowledge of technology and data integration/management have enable Javier to help business to better leverage digital system to deliver tangible business value.
Over his career, he has been active in the fields of technology, engineering education and process control, both in academia (School of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, The University of Sydney) and industry. Javier has presented conference papers at professional meetings of CHEMECA, UICEE Annual Conference on Engineering Education, International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education & Training and IICA.
The University of Technology, Sydney (B. Applied Science / Major in Material Science, 1989)
University of Sydney (Grad. Cert., Higher education 2005).
The University of Sydney – Doctor of Philosophy Candidate – Engineering education (2008)
Macquarie School of Business (Macquarie University), Master of Business Administration (MBA) (2012 -2013)
TRAINWEST, Western Australia Certificate IV Training and Assessment Accreditation (TAA)(2008)
Hirschmann Industrial Professional Certification (HiNS) , (HiTP), (HiDP) (2011)
Highly Proficient in managing large projects and execution
Highly Proficient in managing people and teams
Highly Proficient in Process Control and Optimisation including;
Advance process control methods (IMC, MPA, Feed Forward, MIMO)
Regulatory process control
Highly Proficient in developing process Models and Simulation systems
High fidelity modelling – gPROMPs, Hysys, MatLab and MiMic
Low Fidelity modelling – PLC, first priciple
Process Engineering (Petrochemical, Chemical, Mining and Mineral Processing)
Highly Proficient in design and development of integrated system architecture – Industrial systems
Extensive experience in designing complex industrial networks from corporate to device layer
Layer 3 – routing and security (Switches and router)
Layer2 – data segregation, data management,
Cyber security and network stability
Automation and control; Expertise in
PLC (Modicon) , DCS (TDC3000 and Experion, MOD300), SCADA (VijeoCITECT)
Education – Development and delivery – Specifically in Experiential Learning
Academic and Technical writing
Recent Major Projects – Metals, Mining & Minerals
Development of business strategy for Mineral Processing & optimisation CoE
Integrated operations consulting – Iron Ore Canada
Digitization and enabling technologies consultancy – MMG
Rio Tinto Process Excellence Centre analytical lead responsible for managing projects and providing consultancy services for site process improvements (operational efficiency)
Hancock Coal – Network architecture, System Engineering (defining SE solution Hardware and Software), Process engineering (Standards development – PLC)
BMA, network audit and recommendations
Sedgman – Validation of motor control solution
North Parks – Validation of Ethernet Remote I/O solution
Javier Orellana, Business Consultant, Digital Transformation at Schneider Electric, will be presenting on: The Digital Journey in Mining: The impact of technology and digitisation on people and operations at this year’s IMARC. Download the programme now.
Jay Armburger is currently focused on advancing the applications of leading technologies to the Underground Mining portfolio. Prior to his current responsibilities, Jay has held several positions in Engineering, Research & Development, Product Management, and Portfolio Strategy. Over a 26-year span in Underground Mining, his experiences include Longwall Shearer Systems and Room & Pillar products. As a leader on the corporate team, Jay represented Bucyrus in the product integration planning organization prior to Caterpillar’s acquisition in 2011.
Most recently, Jay was the Product Manager for the Hard Rock Vehicle product line in Tasmania, Australia where he launched the R1700 Emissions program (EU Stage V), next generation Command for Underground Automation, portfolio expansion with the AD22 truck and initiated the Underground Battery Electric vehicle program.
Jay has a Master’s in Business Administration from Gannon University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.
Jay Armburger joins the line up of speakers at International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC). Download the programme.
Jean-Sébastien (J-S) Jacques was appointed a director of the Rio Tinto board in March 2016 and became chief executive officer in July 2016.
J-S has over 25 years’ experience in heavy industry and mining. He has gained extensive global experience leading businesses in developed and emerging markets in Australia, Asia, Africa, Americas and Europe. J-S has a strong strategic approach guided by a consistent set of values and a proven track record of delivering results.
J-S was appointed chief executive officer of Rio Tinto’s Copper group in 2013 and chief executive officer of the Copper & Coal group in February 2015. He led the transformation of this group delivering a step change in both safety and cash performance whilst reshaping the portfolio to focus on its highest quality assets. He also had responsibility for two of the group’s major growth projects, Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia and Resolution in the US, both of which saw significant progress during his tenure. He was the Chairman of the International Copper Association from late 2014 to 2016.
Prior to joining Rio Tinto in 2011, J-S worked in a wide range of operational and functional roles in the aluminium, bauxite, steel industries and served as group director, Strategy for Tata Steel Group from 2007 to 2011.
J-S holds a Master of Science from École Centrale Paris.
Jean-Sébastien Jacques will be delivering a keynote address on Shifting the industry’s focus and behaviours from financial austerity to sustainable growth. Download the programme now.
As one of the Global 100 Women in Mining for 2016 (WiMUK) Jeannette is a proven leader with an excellent understanding of the entire mining value chain. Experience obtained both on underground and surface mines, encompasses large and small-scale exploration and production in a variety of commodities and geographies.
Jeannette McGill has been leading technology programs for both research and Tier 1 producers and is a recognised thought leader on technology disruption for the mining sector. Currently leading change through the integration of IT/OT deployment through mine site connectivity in LTE, fibre, radio etc for a mining sector focused vertical inside Telstra.
Jennie Olszewski currently owns and runs High Grade Mechanical in CEO capacity for 8 years – recently won Australian Business Awards Employer of Choice 2018 awards and Mineral Resources RKCC Regional Corporate Business of the year award 2018.
Recently creating this start up for Australian Aboriginals to potentially have a foot in the door for the hemp industry and support environmentally cleaning up any synthetic non-biodegrable shirts out of the industry.
Worktoorl Workwear has developed a hemp blend material to meet Australian Standards and created high visibility work wear for the mining, civil and other industries.
The brand Wortkoorl Workwear which means “moving forward together” is clearly aligned to their vision to rid the industry of synthetic non-biodegradable hi-vis shirts and to create employment opportunities for Aboriginal Australians.
Group Executive, Health, Safety and Environment & Managing Director
Joanne has worked in the Mining Industry since 1981, following an earlier career as an economist. She has a BSc (Psychology and Economics), a Graduate Dip (Management) and has completed Business Leadership Programmes through the University of NSW and London Business School. Joanne was appointed Rio Tinto’s Group executive, Health, Safety and Environment in July 2016, and additionally holds the position of Managing Director Australia, a role that overseas Rio Tinto’s representation in Australia.
During her career, Joanne has held a variety of leadership roles in human resources, training, communications, health, safety, environment, government and community relations at both a corporate level and in Rio Tinto’s key commodities including iron ore, exploration, energy, aluminium, diamonds and coal. She has worked in most of the states of Australia as well as in the UK and the USA. Joanne is a director of the Business Council of Australia and a member of their Economic Policy and Competitiveness as well as their Governance and Citizenship Committees.
She is a director of the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, a member of Chief Executive Women and is a Special Advisor on the Male Champions of Change. She was also one of the Co-Chairs for 2017’s B20 Energy, Climate and Resource Efficiency Taskforce. In 2012, Joanne was awarded the Chamber of Minerals and Energy WA Women in Resources Champion and was recognised as one of the Australian Financial Review and Westpac’s 100 Women of Influence for 2016.
Joe has over ten years of mining industry experience. He graduated from Camborne School of Mines with an MEng in Mining Engineering, where he was awarded the Rio Tinto Mining Engineer Scholarship. His first permanent role led him to Finland, where he worked on a greenfield gold development in the Arctic Circle for Agnico-Eagle. After this he worked as a mining engineer in Saudi Arabia, on another greenfield construction project: the Jabal Sayid Copper Mine.
After the project closed he moved to London, spending the past four-and-a-half years consulting to the mining industry in a technical, due diligence and business improvement capacity. Consultancy has led Joe to work for numerous mining companies including Rio Tinto at Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia and Pueblo Viejo for Barrick. Joe joined Inmarsat to lead its mining sector development, partnering with innovative mining business to help utilise Inmarsat’s industry leading satellite communications services.
Joe Cucuzza is the Managing Director of AMIRA International. Experienced Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the mining & metals industry. Skilled in facilitating collaboration, and delivering results. Joe Cucuzza is successful in building local and global multi-company, multi-institution collaborative programs that address complex problems. Joe Cucuzza has deep knowledge in innovation and collaboration. Joe Cucuzza is sensitive to cultural differences and with an extensive global network in minerals industry and research community. Also, Joe Cucuzza has strong business development professional with a Master of Business (Enterprise Innovation) focused in Business & Entrepreneurship from Swinburne University of Technology. Graduate of the AICD.
Joe Cucuzza will join a panel discussion on Supporting development projects in Africa that will facilitate the growing demands of the continent within the Africa Focus Day at IMARC. Download the programme.
Mr. John Dorward has over 20 years of experience in the mining and finance industries and most recently served as Vice-President, Business Development at Fronteer Gold Inc. Mr. John Dorward was an integral part of the team that sold the large Michelin uranium deposit, acquired AuEX Ventures Inc., and successfully advanced Fronteer Gold’s properties prior to the Company’s sale to Newmont Mining Corp. for $2.3 billion in 2011. Mr. John Dorward is currently the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Roxgold (TSX: ROXG).
Prior to his role at Fronteer Gold, Mr. John Dorward was the Chief Financial Officer of Mineral Deposits Ltd. from 2006 to 2009, where he was responsible for financing the construction of the Sabodala Gold Project in Senegal, West Africa. Prior to that, Mr. John Dorward was the Chief Financial Officer at Leviathan Resources Ltd., an ASX-listed gold producer, before its acquisition in 2006. He was a non-executive director of Pilot Gold Inc. from 2011 to 2015 and is currently a non-executive director of Navarre Minerals Ltd., an ASX-listed explorer, and Contact Gold.
John Forwood has more than 25 years experience in the Australian and international resources industry. John Forwood worked as an exploration geologist in Australia, Tanzania and Indonesia, including the drill out of the 3.8 million ounce North Mara gold deposit. John Forwood spent 17 years with Rand Merchant Bank’s resource finance division, arranging and providing debt and equity finance for junior mining companies globally.
John Forwood was a manager of the Telluride Investment Fund, a junior resources equity fund which returned more than 25% pa during 2002-2015. John Forwood is a founder and director of private company Rodinia Resources Pty Ltd, which is focused on red mud ‘waste to value’ projects in Jamaica and the southern USA. He is a qualified solicitor and was admitted to practice by the Victorian Supreme Court. John Forwood is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (AusIMM) and the Society of Exploration Geologists (SEG). He is currently Investment Manager at the Lowell Resources Fund.
John Kirkman is the co-founder and managing director of Manufacturing intelligence. He has significant experience in managing large business and technology teams to deliver transformation and growth projects. John Kirkman has experience across a number of sectors and technology domains including mining, oil and gas, health, defence, process control and operations management.
John Kirkman contributes to international interoperability and Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF) standards. He is passionate about enabling and implementing interoperable architectures to realise vastly improved operating models that deliver bottom line business outcomes.
John Lamb is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Myanmar Metals. John Lamb is an experienced business leader in the mining, construction, forestry and transport sectors. His career of over 25 years includes Chief Executive roles for Shaw Contracting (civil construction) and Lloyds North (transport and forest services); general management roles at the Rosebery (underground polymetallic) and Century (open cut zinc/lead) mines and many years of business and technical management, principally in the minerals sector.
John Lamb has built and managed mining operations throughout Australia and has served as a director on the boards of industry bodies, regional land management councils, a large pastoral company and several small businesses. John Lamb has consulted widely in the fields of business improvement, risk management and strategic planning.
A qualified surveyor, John Lamb also holds degrees in management and business; is a Chartered Professional Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and an Order of Merit Graduate of the AICD Company Directors course.
John Lamb was a director of the Tasmanian Minerals and Energy Council for six years, operates a private business consultancy and is chairman of business broking firm Tasmania Invest.
Mr Lewins is a qualified Mineral Engineer with some 40 years experience in the Mining Industry who has worked in Africa, Australia, Asia and the Former Soviet Union. He has extensive experience in managing the development of mining projects from Feasibility Studies through to successful operations.
In Australia Mr Lewins managed the development and operations of a number of mines including the Tom’s Gully, Tick Hill and Nolan’s Gold Mines and the McArthur River Lead – Zinc Mine while with MIM Holdings. His other experience includes the development of a Copper SX/EW operation in Mongolia, a Gold Mine in Armenia, Platinum and Gold Mines in South Africa, as well as numerous gold and base metal studies in various parts of the World.
Over the last 20 years Mr Lewins has held numerous senior corporate positions with ASX and TSX listed resource companies. He has been working with K92 Mining Inc since June 2015 on the redevelopment of the Kainantu Mine and was appointed the Chief Executive Officer for the company in August 2017.
John Lewins, Chief Executive Officer at K92 Mining, joins the lineup of speakers at this year’s IMARC. Download the programme now.
John Mulligan is Director of Member and Market Relations at the World Gold Council, leading its programmes to support the world’s major and most forward-thinking gold mining companies and its engagement with partner and stakeholder organisations.
Additionally, John Mulligan contributes to the organisation’s wider research and communications outputs to improve understanding of the whole gold supply chain. He has written extensively and comments regularly on gold market, investment strategy and sustainability issues.
John Mulligan joined the World Gold Council in early 2005, working initially on the investment research programme and then, from 2007, as Investment Marketing Manager, specifically addressing institutional and HNW investors.
John Mulligan has worked in or around the financial markets for over 25 years, including senior roles in business development, product management and marketing, trading systems and market data analysis.
Beyond the financial markets and immediately prior to joining the World Gold Council, John Mulligan consulted on research, analysis and knowledge management projects for a range of clients, from small businesses to international corporations and supranational organisations including, for example, SOAS (University of London), the BBC World Service and UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime).
John Mulligan has degrees from the University of Sussex and Birkbeck College, University of London.
Mr John Welborn was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Resolute Mining on 1 July 2015. Mr Welborn is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Welborn is a Director of the World Gold Council (appointed 2017) and is a non-executive director of Equatorial Resources Limited (appointed 2010), Kilo Goldmines Ltd (appointed 2017), and is Chairman of Orbital Corporation Limited (appointed 2014). Mr Welborn is Chairman of the Environment and Community Development Committee and the Safety, Security and Occupational Health Committee.
Executive Director and Founder of Core Group, providing innovative metallurgical / process solutions for the environmentally friendly treatment of complex ores, metallurgical testwork, process design, and project management services. Focus on environmentally sustainable and cost effective processing solutions, particularly for complex ores and minerals. Core has been honoured with a number of industry awards for its innovations. Core has extensive experience in the production of speciality minerals such as rare earth elements, vanadium, graphite, scandium, cobalt, and lithium.
With Glencore Technologies, Core offers the Albion Process for the treatment of complex refractory minerals. Core is commercialising the Toowong Process for the removal of contaminants from base metals concentrates, and is proud to be the recipient of an Australian Commonwealth Government grant for this important environmental technology.
Jonathan also provides Corporate and Government Strategic Advisory Services widely, with experience in all phases of resources life-cycle, from management of multinational exploration programs, construction of tier-one mining projects, operational management and improvement, and technical support and services. Operated at executive management / board level in major mining houses, through to founding entrepreneurial junior companies.
Founded Neuchatel Partners, providing advisory services to government and to the resources industry, executive interim management services, identification and execution of acquisitions, project appraisal, financing and structuring, and board level advisory.
Jonathan is Chair of the Cooperative Research Centre for Optimising Resources Extraction (“CRC ORE”), a $ 110m collaboration between the Australian Commonwealth Government, research institutions, mining companies, and METS suppliers. It is focussed on delivering whole-of-system optimisation and productivity improvement for the mining industry.
Jordan Eliseo is an economic analyst and financial market commentator with over 20 years experience in financial markets.
He’s worked in both Sydney and London for companies including JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Cazenove and AMP Capital, where he was head of investment analytics for their Multi-Asset Group.
A gold bull since 2003, he is also the author of 2 books; “Gold for Australian Investors”, and “Dire Straits: Money for Nothing – Debt for Free”, and has been Chief Economist for ABC Bullion since 2013.
Jordan Eliseo will be presenting on: Gold vs. Bitcoin: Is this investment battle affecting the mining industry? Download the programme now.
Jorge Ramiro Monroy holds a Bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York and an MBA in Finance from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Prior to Emerging Markets Capital, Jorge worked for Frontier Securities, a Japanese owned investment advisory and securities brokerage. He was part of the natural resources investments advisory team, advising and capital rising for mining companies with projects in Mongolia looking for investors in Asia and the Middle East.
He is currently a Managing Director of Emerging Markets Capital, an M&A Advisory firm based in Hong Kong focusing on mining transactions between China and Latin America. He has advised numerous Chinese and other Asian companies that are looking to acquire or invest in Gold, Iron Ore, Copper, Silver and Potash assets in Latin America.
He has been a speaker at natural resources conferences and is a contributor for Latin America focused mining magazines.
Jorge was a founding member of the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. He is a Director of Offshore Bunkers Hong Kong, marine fuel trading company based in Hong Kong. He is also an advisor and shareholder of Standard Investment, a Mongolian Investment Bank.
Jorge is fluent in English, Hindi, Spanish and Portuguese and speaks conversational Chinese.
Jorge Ramiro Monroy joins the line up of speakers at the International Mining and Resources Conference. Download the programme now.
Jose Blanco is the founding partner of Blanco Partners, a cross-border advisory firm that he established in August 2012, following a 22-year career overseeing the Australian operations of Spain’s and one of the world’s largest banks, Banco Santander.
The firm has partners in Australia, Spain and several countries in Latin America and provides companies with strategic advice and other assistance to facilitate their entry and business activity in one or more of those markets.
As chairman of the Australia-Latin America Business Council from 1992 to 2018 and vice chairman of the Council on Australia Latin America Relations from 2001 to 2010, Jose has played a major role in helping to build the commercial relationship between Australia and the Latin American region.
Jose has played an equally important role in building the Australia-Spain commercial relationship, having served as a member of the governing committee of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Australia from 1982 to 2000 and then as the Chamber’s president from 2001 to 2007.
Jose has also served as a non-executive director of a number of foreign companies in Australia; been a partner in the Sydney-based law firms, Bodors and Cutler Hughes & Harris; served as Honorary Secretary of the Overseas Bankers Association of Australia from 1993 to 2001; and was a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of International Studies at the University of Technology Sydney, from 1997 to 2001.
Honours awarded to Jose include the Spanish “Orden de Merito Civil”; Chilean “Orden de Bernardo O’Higgins” (Clase Comendador) and the “Orden Olímpica” from the Spanish Olympic Committee in 2001.
José Rafael Jabalera was born on November 29, 1984 in Chihuahua. He studied at the University of Chihuahua and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He worked as an administrator of a company in the construction industry and in personal business in the agricultural sector.
Start in the public service on November 2010 as promoter of the mining industry of the State, from October 2016 is appointed Director of Mining in the Ministry of Innovation and Economic Development of the Government of the State of Chihuahua.
He participated in the creation of the Chihuahua Mining Cluster in which he is currently adviser, he has participated in conferences and international congresses specialized in Mining.
Among its functions in the Mining Department is to promote the geological potential of the State of Chihuahua and thus seek the attraction of new mining investments, as well as facilitate the development of these investments in its various stages. Another function is the development of small-scale mining in the State and this through support in training, advice and credits for their mining operations. He is currently in search of new technologies for mining operations that make them more profitable and safe as well as sustainable with the environment.
Nació el 29 de noviembre de 1984 en Chihuahua. Estudio en la Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua y se recibió como Licenciado en Administración de Empresas. Se desempeño como administrador de una empresa del ramo de la construcción y en negocios personales del ramo Agropecuario.
Inicio en el servicio publico a partir de noviembre del 2010 como promotor del la Industria minera del Estado, a partir de octubre del 2016 es nombrado Director de Minería en la Secretaria de Innovación y Desarrollo Económico del Gobierno Del Estado de Chihuahua.
Participo en la creación del Clúster Minero de Chihuahua en el cual actualmente es consejero, ha participado en conferencias y congresos internacionales especializados en Minería.
Dentro de sus funciones en la Dirección de Minería esta la de promocionar el potencial geológico con el que cuenta el Estado de Chihuahua y con esto buscar la atracción de nuevas inversiones mineras, así como le facilitar el desarrollo de estas inversiones en sus distintas etapas. Otra de las funciones es el desarrollo de la minería a baja escala en el Estado y esto por medio de apoyos en capacitación, asesorías y créditos para sus operaciones mineras. Actualmente se encuentra en búsqueda de nuevas tecnologías para las operaciones mineras que las hagan mas rentables y seguras así como sustentables con el medio ambiente.
Prior to assuming his current role at Codelco-Chile, Juan Benavides was Chairman for AFP Habitat. He has also held executive roles at numerous corporations and possesses an extensive trajectory in the private sector, having several positions within the Falabella holding company. Mr. Benavides is graduate of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where he received a Bachelor degree of Business
Mr. Juan Luis Kruger Sayán, also known as Juancho, has been General Manager at Minsur S.A since March 2013 and served as its Chief Executive Officer since March 15, 2013. Mr. Juan Luis Kruger Sayán served as the Head of Operations for South America Region and Executive Vice President of Gold Fields Ltd. since August 1, 2009. He served as Vice President of Gold Fields Ltd. Mr. Juan Luis Kruger Sayán joined Gold Fields in October 2007 as Senior Vice President and Country Manager for the Peruvian Operations and led the start up team at Cerro Corona. He served as the Head of Operations for Peru Region at Gold Fields Ltd.
He held senior management positions for LAN Airlines, Glencore, McKinsey&Co., Telefonica and Procter&Gamble in South America. He served as General Manager of Gold Fields La Cima S.A. until March 2013 and served as its Executive Vice Chairman. Juan Luis Kruger Sayán served as a Director of Minsur S.A. He has over fifteen years of broad experience in corporate finance, strategic planning and general management in the mining, consumer goods, airline, telecommunications and financial services industries in South America. Mr. Juan Luis Kruger Sayán has a Bachelor degree in Business and Finance from Universidad del Pacifico and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Juan Luis Kruger Sayán will join a panel discussion on LATAM in the Spotlight: A Q&A with LATAM Executives within Strategic Global Growth & Diversification session at IMARC. Download the programme.
Judyta van Heukeleis Board Member of WIMAR SG, she is an internationally oriented business developer with a track record of sustainable value creation in the start-up and organic growth space. She brings 12 years’ experience in the commodities and raw materials supply sector.
Her current role as Principal Research and Development at BHP involves growing high-potential (technology) trends into a commercial value-adding project and collaborative industry-wide ventures. She plays at the intersection of commercial, technology and innovation, often through bringing together a multidisciplinary ‘team of teams’ to pioneer, experiment, prototype and uncover core promises of selected digital trends.
Prior to BHP, Judy worked on a green side of the resources industry. She set up and oversaw day-to-day business of Inashco Singapore – a first Asian subsidiary of rapidly growing Inashco Group specializing in the recovery of non-ferrous metals from the Incineration Bottom Ash (IBA).
Before relocating to Singapore, Judy worked in The Netherlands in the innovation arm a metal trader. She was responsible for originating, evaluating and executing investment opportunities, being start-ups, ownership stakes or off-take contracts. She covered both primary and secondary metal extraction sector.
Judyta’s career in mining began in 2005 in Poland when she joined KGHM – a top-tier copper and silver producer. In KGHM she worked on designing and implementation of management systems for ‘Rudna’ Mine.
Judyta obtained her Master’s Degree at the Mining Faculty of University of Science and Technology AGH Krakow, followed by a Master’s Program: European Minerals Engineering Course (EMEC), coordinated by Delft University of Technology.
Passionate about fostering diverse and inclusive workplace culture, never stops seeking and leveraging solid partnerships to provide measurable business outcomes for diverse talent. Since 4 years she’s been serving as an active contributor and a Board Member of WIMAR SG. Her WIMAR SG roles included a Secretary, Events Advisor and Mentoring Programme Coordinator.
Juergen Kuebler leads a team of cloud market experts to exponentially grow IBM‘s business partner ecosystem in North America. Juergen Kuebler has more than 20 years of business experience in channel management and business development spanning startups to Fortune 500 companies. Previous leadership roles include vice president of Worldwide Strategic Sales at JD Edwards (acquired by Oracle), director of Strategic Sales Americas at SAP and co-founder of two born-on-the-cloud companies, Stratascope and FMNOW.
Juergen Kuebler received his bachelor’s degree from the Universityof Mannheim, Germany, with majors in computer science, international management and economics. Juergen Kuebler lectured Business Analytics and Total Value Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
Julie Shuttleworth was appointed to the role of Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Fortescue Metals Group in January 2018.
Julie is a highly experienced mining industry executive with over 23 years’ experience in Australia, China and Tanzania, including 19 years in gold/copper working for Newcrest Mining, Sino Mining and Barrick Gold, and over four years in iron ore with Fortescue. She commenced as General Manager, of Fortescue’s Cloudbreak Mine in 2013, and subsequently took up the position of General Manager, Solomon Mine from 2015.
To date, Julie has received numerous accolades including 2011 Australian Mine Manager of the Year, 2012 West Australian Business Woman of the Year, inclusion in the 2013 WIM(UK) 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining, and selection as one of the 2014 Australian Women of Influence.
Julie is a Fellow and Chartered Professional of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), and a member of the International Committee of the Society of Mining Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), and the Mining & Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA). Julie also serves on the AusIMM Council for Diversity & Inclusion.
Julie holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Extractive Metallurgy and Chemistry from Murdoch University, as well as Diplomas in Financial Markets and Management. She has attended Harvard Business School and INSEAD Business School and sponsors the Julie Shuttleworth Prize in Mineral Processing at Murdoch University.
Kate Hobbs is Managing Director of her own management consulting company, a business she established after finishing a decade-long stint working for WMC and BHP in South Australia, Since then, she has worked with a variety of mining industry clients across Australia and internationally, as well as recently spending some time in the role of Chief Operating Officer with an established fertiliser manufacturer. Most of Kate’s career has been spent working with senior leaders and their teams to improve their bottom line through more effective business processes, from the front line to the board room.
Kate Hobbs has a broad range of experience from operational, project and consulting roles across a number of industries and has Bachelor degrees in Marketing and International Studies, as well as a Masters of Mining Engineering. She is also a qualified Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt and has proven skills across a range of areas, including strategic and tactical planning, management system development and implementation, diverse team leadership, organisational culture, and operational improvement.
Kate Hobbs is a non-executive director of Variety the Children’s Charity SA as well as a Founding Member of the AusIMM’s Council for Diversity and Inclusion, the outgoing Chair of the National Women in Mining Network (WIMnet), immediate Past Chair of WIMnetSA, and a current committee member of the AusIMM Mining Society.
With over 15 years’ experience in the civil construction and mining industries, Katie is a passionate advocate for promoting investment and support of regional communities. Throughout her career, Katie has held a range of roles across civil works, hydrogeology, engineering and environmental science.
In her role as General Manager Transformation and Readiness, Katie leads future activity to manage technical and non-technical business transformation to challenge ways of working for OZ Minerals. Katie has an intimate understanding of the importance of environmental investment, social performance and the significance these activities play in any exploration, mining or engineering development of the future.
Katie Valentine is a Partner at KPMG and leads KPMG’s mining consulting practice in Australia. Katie Valentine has advised clients in Australia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East on strategy, performance improvement, organisational effectiveness, operational readiness and innovation.
Increasingly, Katie Valentine works with her clients to understand the opportunities that advances in technology and analytics offer for understanding and unlocking value and better ways of managing work. She is fascinated by the challenges and opportunities facing the mining industry in the future and what this will mean in terms of technology, social license to operate, collaboration, people and leadership.
Katie Valentine has bachelor degrees in engineering and commerce, is a Fellow of Leadership Western Australia and was a finalist in the WA Telstra Business Woman of the Year.
Kaye Frigo is the Group Manager, Leadership & Culture of OZ Minerals. Kaye Frigo is an HR professional who values working with people to achieve results. She have strong generalist experience across mining, energy, health and aged care sectors, management consulting and both federal and state public sectors.Kaye Frigo is a self-aware (and so, effective) leader and business partner with experience at Senior Management and Executive levels.
Kaye Frigo enjoy both strategic and operational HR. While building a constructive culture is a critical focus, often times it’s the practical solutions that add most value for the business on a day to day basis.
Kaye Frigo will join a panel discussion on Making mining relevant: What Australia’s universities are doing to foster greater interest for the mining sector, what mining and METS companies are doing to help mentor young graduates, and what industry programs are available to support all stakeholders within the Collaboration Theatre at IMARC. Download the programme.
Kellie Hill has been leading land access negotiations for major mining, infrastructure, renewables, agribusiness and oil ang gas projects throughout Australia for the last 17 years. She is also co-founder of Agreement Hub which works with both Traditional Owners and companies about contract compliance, governance and corporate sustainability. Kel has served on a number of boards including four years as a director of Australian Mining and Exploration Companies Association, chairing its Aboriginal Affairs Committee for five years, is currently chairing an advisory board for Australian Executor Trustees as well as being advisory board member for a private business working with Aspergers children. In addition to a law degree from Murdoch University, she is currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Corporate Sustainability from NYU Stern.
Ken Brinsden is a Mining Engineer with 25 years’ experience in surface and underground mining operations. Mr Brinsden graduated from the Western Australian School of Mines in 1993. Between graduation and 2006 he worked for WMC Resources, Normandy, Central Norseman Gold Corporation, GoldFields and Iluka Resources in production, management, brown-fields and green-fields mine development roles.
Mr Brinsden was in the role of Chief Operating Officer then Managing Director at Atlas Iron between 2006 and July 2015, contributing to the substantial growth of Atlas Iron from a junior explorer to a significant Pilbara iron ore producer. Mr Brinsden remained a Non-Executive Director of Atlas until May 2016.
Mr Brinsden joined Pilbara Minerals as Chief Executive Officer in January 2016 and was appointed Managing Director and CEO in May 2016. He has led the significant growth of Pilbara minerals through corporate development, financing and project execution at Pilgangoora such that it has become one of the leading lithium development projects globally and facilitated Pilbara’s entry into the ASX 200.
Amongst Mr Brinsden’s pursuits in the community he is a member of the Dean’s Council at the University of Western Australia’s Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, and a Council Member at the Western Australian School of Mines Alumni (WASMA).
Ken Brinsden will be presenting on: How will lithium suppliers meet its growing demand, who’s building the mines to extract it, what challenges does this battery metal face? Click here to download the programme.
Agent General, UK & Commissioner, Europe and Israel
State Government of Victoria
Prior to his current role as Agent General and Commissioner, Ken spent 20 years with Qantas Airways Limited in a variety of senior positions including Group General Manager Worldwide Marketing, Regional General Manager Asia, Qantas & British Airways, Chief Executive, Jetstar Asia and Chief Executives Representative to Asia.
Whilst at Qantas, Ken also held a number of non-executive directorships including Commissioner, Australian Sports Commission, Director, Australian Grand Prix Corporation Limited and Director, Victorian Major Events Corporation Limited. He was also a Director of Toll Limited.
Associate Professor Ken Williams is the Academic Convener of the Advanced METS Doctoral Training Centre, Associate Professor within the Centre for Bulk Solids and Particulate Technologies, Chief Investigator within the ARC Research Hub for Advanced Technologies for Australian Iron Ore, and a researcher at the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources at the University of Newcastle, Australia.
Ken is engaged in numerous industry-centric research projects through each of these groupings, with expertise in the area of mining and mineral processing. Ken has established significant international collaborations and supervises a number of postgraduate students in Mechanical Engineering.
Keryn is the Group Chief Executive of ERM. She commenced this role in April 2017, having previously been the Global Director of Operations and the Regional CEO for Asia Pacific. Keryn joined ERM in 1993 and has worked with clients across a range of geographies including Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and Latin America.
She has over 25 years’ experience in sustainability and Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) consulting across a broad range of sectors including mining, oil and gas, chemicals, infrastructure and power. She has supported clients in the development of sustainability and EHS strategy, evaluation of mergers, acquisitions and divestments, as well as project development and implementation and operational performance management, working at corporate and site level. Her specific technical expertise including social and environmental impact assessment, due diligence and management.
Kim Eales holds a Bachelor of Business (Human Resources/Marketing) from Griffith University, Gold Coast.
Kim is a founding member of Resolutions Systems and has 10 years’ experience in the mining sector as both an Ops leader in Rio Tinto and in implementing MaxMine. Operationally, Kim’s core focus has been tyre life improvement, haul fleet optimisation and operator engagement to sustain performance.
Kim’s career began in Human Resources, working in multiple industries before finding a home in mining with Rio Tinto. Kim then transitioned from Human Resources to a Mine Operational leadership role. Kim has a passion for turning operations around and his focus has always been people-centric.
Some of the key foundations and principles associated with the MaxMine product have found their origins in his hands-on experience delivering successful results as an operational leader. The Mine2Mill project was born through a desire to add further value to the mining process on a daily basis.
Improving an operations ability to plan ahead for the remainder of a shift based on what you are currently mining and where you are planning to mine. Through this process creating the ability to truly fine tune the operation and turn technology into tonnes.
Underpinning this project is the MaxMine platform, supported by Petra Data Sciences and Manta controls. MaxMine was developed by Resolution Systems, a team of Mining Operational Leaders, Mine Operational Improvement Coaches, Big Data and IOT experts who have been using big data to identify and implement major improvements for blue chip companies in vehicle fault diagnosis, automotive manufacturing, pulp and paper, oil and gas and even the world’s first injection of steam into a lead blast furnace for over 20 years.
Founded in January 2015, Resolution Systems first trialled MaxMine in July 2015 at Newmont Boddington and progressed to commercial operation in August 2016.
Since then, MaxMine has been growing steadily, our first overseas site at South32 in South Africa, and our first large mining contractor site with Macmahon Contractors in the Pilbara, Western Australia, and more underway.
With over 1 million hours of on-asset operation, MaxMine is now proven on both mechanical and electric trucks with multi-million dollar savings being realised across the globe.
Kirsty Danby has 20 years’ experience in the corporate communications and public relations arenas. She has worked as an in-house consultant for BHP, Woodside Energy and Alcoa and is now the Founding Director of Platform Communications where she provides strategic communications, issues management and stakeholder engagement advice to clients across mining, oil & gas and government.
Her extensive industry experience ensures she understands industry impacts and issues and knows how to best manage and communicate to stakeholders to avoid public and political debate, protest or actions that might cause project development delays or reputation impact.
Kirsty is currently Chairman of Curtin University’s Board of Humanities, President of the WA Mining Club and on the Boards of Solaris Cancer Care and the Petroleum Club of WA. She is also the Chairman for AOG Diversity & Inclusion.
Passionate about innovation and problem solving, and here’s why:
All the way from Wyoming, USA, and raised on a cattle ranch – Kurt had to make do with what he had available. After completing high school, he served 6 years during the Cold War on a Nuclear Submarine in the United States Navy majoring in Advanced Digital Electronics and Laser Technology as a sonarman.
After his military service, he set off for another adventure – Australia! He met his wife, who was from Kingaroy and the rest they say is history!
Well, that was over 29 years ago, since then he spent 24 years in senior management positions in various industries and started 4 businesses in Australia (including this latest startup – Quick Safety). With 14 years’ experience as a Business consultant and analyst, coupled with 7 years of training/consulting in the Middle East, he has been associated with the Electronics/Electrical Industry in the USA, then in Australia, since 1980.
Kurt is super excited about solving issues in Electrical Compliance that he has experienced while providing a world class safety/information system for all the trades. Passionate about business and helping people is what drives Kurt to produce products and services that will make a difference in the world, just like Quick Safety.
Kym Fullgrabe is Senior Trade Commissioner Sub-Saharan Africa based in Johannesburg. Kym Fullgrabe leads Australian Government activities across Africa in the promotion of trade, investment and education with a team of 8 business development staff in Johannesburg, Accra, Nairobi and Port Louis. Prior to this position, Kym Fullgrabe was Senior Trade Commissioner and Consul General based in Sao Paulo.
Before joining the Australian Trade Commission in 2009, Kym Fullgrabe spent 12 years as the Managing Director of a private investment and consulting company with business interests in Australia, Brazil, China, Russia, USA and central Europe.
Kym Fullgrabe has also held Senior Executive Service positions in the Industry Ministry of the Australian Federal Government, served on the Boards of companies and government organisations and has worked at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris.
Kym Fullgrabe has a B.Sc (Hons) and commenced his working career as a medical physicist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia. Kym Fullgrabe speaks English and Portuguese.
After starting her career in the British civil engineering industry, Laura Tyler moved into mining in 1994 and has worked across three continents in operations spanning civil engineering, open pit mining and underground mining. Laura Tyler joined BHP Billiton in 2004.
In July 2018, Laura Tyler was appointed Asset President of Olympic Dam with responsibility for the safe and sustainable operation of one of the world’s most significant polymetallic orebodies producing copper, uranium, gold and silver in remote South Australia.
Immediately prior to this, Laura Tyler spent three years as Chief of Staff to the CEO, a role that was part of BHP‘s Executive Leadership Team and involved working closely with senior executives on delivering the company’s strategic plan. Laura Tyler was also Head of Geoscience and Resource Engineering for BHP during this time, and continues to hold that role today.
Before that, Laura Tyler was Asset President of the Cannington Mine in Queensland, and held other technical and operational roles at the EKATI Diamond Mine in Canada and corporate HSEC in London. Prior to joining BHP Billiton, Laura Tyler worked for Western Mining Corporation, Newcrest Mining and Mount Isa Mines in various technical and operational roles.
Laura Tyler will be presenting a Keynote Address about Sustainable mining within the Strategic Global Growth & Diversification session at IMARC. Download the programme.
With over 21 years of exploration, project studies and commercial experience in both the junior and major arena, Len Kolff has a proven track record in Africa, Europe and Australia.
Len Kolff is the Chief Geologist at IronRidge Resources. As a key member of the Simandou iron ore discovery team and a grassroots iron ore discovery in Liberia, Len Kolff is an accomplished and proven explorer. Also accredited with the discovery of Cu-Au mineralisation at Northparkes, he has made discoveries and value-added in a diversity of geological settings. Len Kolff holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London and a Masters of Economic Geology from CODES, University of Tasmania. Len Kolff is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, the Society of Economic Geologists and the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and currently resides in Brisbane, Australia.
China Metallurgical Industry Planning and Research Institute
Li Xinchuang, enjoying special allowance approved by the State Council, Professorate Senior Engineer and registered consulting engineer (investment). Now he works as President and Chief Engineer of China Metallurgical Industry Planning and Research Institute (MPI), Vice Chairman of China Iron & Steel Association (CISA), as well as Director of Technical Economics Branch of the Chinese Society for Metals.
He has participated in and undertaken development planning of China’s iron & steel industry from the “Eighth Five Year Plan” to the “Thirteenth Five Year Plan”. He has participated in and undertaken drafting of key industry policies for the development of China’s iron & steel industry, the adjustment & rejuvenation planning for the iron & steel industry and guideline of overcapacity elimination.
He has participated in and undertaken development planning for several hundred domestic and overseas iron & steel enterprises, as well as early stage debate for key projects. He has published nearly 100 articles on the development of iron & steel industry, and published three books entitled “Sustainable Development of Iron & Steel Industry”, “How to Transform and Upgrade China’s Steel Industry” and “The road map of China’s steel industry– Reduction, Innovation and Transformation”.
Li Xinchuang, President & Chief Engineer at the China Metallurgical Industry Planning and Research Institute, will be joining the lineup of speakers at the International Mining and Resources Conference. Download the programme now.
Mr Lindsay Owler is a geologist and geophysicist with over 20 years’ experience in mineral exploration and development and over 10 years’ experience in public company administration. Mr Owler has established and led mineral exploration operations in South East Asia, Africa, North America and Australia.
He holds a Bachelor of Science and is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Lorna Rechichi, General Manager – Business Services at Monadelphous, is responsible for driving value and operational excellence by leading change and delivering strategic outcomes through the implementation of innovative, value focussed and sustainable solutions, both internally and for Monadelphous’ customers.
With 20 years’ experience in Business Advisory, Lorna has managed prestigious portfolios across a range of blue-chip clients within the resources industry. Lorna focuses on identifying a pipeline of improvements through a holistic innovation approach, shaping collaboration and driving the implementation of new technology. Lorna holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Strathclyde in Accounting, Mathematics and Statistics, CA from Scotland’s Institute of Chartered Accountants and received an Order of Merit Award upon graduating from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Lorna Rechichi joins the line up of speakers at International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC). Download the programme.
Luis Canepari is a visionary mining technology leader who has shaped Goldcorp to be the primary catalyst in revolutionizing the mining industry. Luis Canepari adopts disruptive technologies that are igniting Goldcorp’s shift into the digital generation and fosters advancements in the industry through the #DisruptMining innovation competition. Luis Canepari created Goldcorp’s Digital Transformation Strategy, rethinking the entire mining life cycle to unlock productivity with integrated digital solutions and other innovative technologies to protect workers, reduce costs and optimize all aspects of the business. Luis Canepari’s innovations are helping Goldcorp to execute their 20/20/20 Strategy to increase reserves and production while decreasing all-in sustaining costs by 20% over five years.
Luis Canepari equips Goldcorp’s portfolio of gold mines with a strong, reliable technological backbone, enabling digital expansion and investing in exciting advances such as artificial intelligence to improve exploration potential, remotely-monitored autonomous equipment and machinery, augmented-reality holographic displays to enable machine operators to communicate and collaborate from remote locations, cloud computing and mobile solutions such as digital employee tracking technology, and sensor-based monitoring systems.
On a global scale, Luis Canepari has deployed Goldcorp’s multi-year SAP ERP template encompassing several cloud systems, developed a cyber security and disaster recovery strategy and completely revamped the firm’s technology infrastructure, intranet and records management systems.
Manish Chawla is the Global Industry GM for Industrial Products, based in San Jose, California. At IBM, Industrial Products covers the Manufacturing, Resources and EC&O (Engineering, Construction & Operation) segments. Manish took this role in Jan 2016 after leading the IBM business in these industries in the US, and then Asia Pacific to sustained growth.
Manish oversees the business IBM does for clients globally in these industries – including solutions, services (consulting & outsourcing), software, cloud, hardware and Research engagements. Manish has direct accountability for the strategic/top clients in his portfolio globally. He is also accountable for setting cross-BU strategy for the industry, developing industry solutions, driving industry marketing, sponsoring key partnerships / ecosystem alliances as well as nurturing industry skills and domain capabilities across the sales and delivery teams globally.
Manish is currently focused on driving Digital Re-inventionTM and productivity for IBM’s clients in these industries leveraging Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, Cognitive Solutions, Automation and Blockchain. He has over 21 years of diverse management / technology advisory & solution experience related to global business transformations in these industries. This includes several years of frequent executive management/C-level interaction as a trusted business advisor helping his clients envision roadmaps to drive step-change in key areas of their organizations.
Manish joined IBM in 2008 in the US with a focus on Industrial sector clients, eventually moving on to lead this segment in IBM US from 2011 to 2013. He then relocated from the US to India to lead Industrial sector in Asia Pacific from 2014 to 2015. Prior to that, Manish worked at BearingPoint US (formerly KPMG Consulting) from 1999 to 2007 and consulted with several global Industrial Sector clients on a variety of global ERP-driven transformation initiatives. Before joining KPMG in 1999, Manish worked with Accenture in India & the UK for three years focused on BPR / manufacturing cost reduction projects as well as ERP implementations.
Manish holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India and a Bachelors in Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering, University of Delhi, India.
Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea is a scientist, executive and entrepreneur. She is the Executive Director of the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM with the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, co-founder and CEO of Women in STEMM Australia, and an independent consultant in cell and gene therapies.
For over 15 years, Dr Evans-Galea has led research programs in cell and gene therapy for inherited diseases at world-leading organisations in the United States and Australia. Her research and leadership have been internationally recognised with numerous awards. Dr Evans-Galea has also served with the executive of Australasian Gene and Cell Therapy Society (2013-2017) and the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy immune responses committee (2015-2016). She is currently the Australasian Associate Editor with Gene Therapy, a Springer Nature journal.
An internationally recognised advocate for equality and equity, Dr Evans-Galea served on the Science in Australia Gender Equity Expert Advisory Group and is currently a member of the inaugural Ministerial Council for Women’s Equality in Victoria. Strongly committed to empowering the next generation, Dr Evans-Galea actively mentors STEMM students and professionals in the non-profit, public and private sectors. She is an Ambassador for the Victorian Honour Roll of Women and the Scienceworks Museum. Dr Evans-Galea has also represented Australia at Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings.
Championing STEMM research, education and innovation, Dr Evans-Galea has served with advisory groups in State and Federal governments, and communicates regularly on a range of STEMM-related topics via social and mainstream media.
Maria operates PB Innovate and knows how best to inspire the team and clients to become involved with PB Innovate and their product. Maria is in charge of administration and finances as well as the HR portfolio and has held the similar position within PB Automation since 2006.
The product “Lantori” is the shining light in the automated process industry. It takes you immediately to the part in the system where the failure occurred and brings any valuable diagrams and documentation related to that part including any part number and supplier information.
Lantori embraces the uniqueness of your plant and provides a rapid fault fining system for process control and automation. Equipment manufactures as well as independent vendors provide for diagnostics and fault finding tools for STANDARD equipment but do not cater for the uniqueness of the plant, LANTORI DOES!!!!
Mariette Bylsma was appointed General Manager Yandicoogina Operations, Rio Tinto in February 2018. Prior to her current role, Mariette spent 2.5 years as general manager Project Services, based in Brisbane Australia. She was responsible for leading a multi discipline project support team in developing value maximizing strategies for both study and implementation stages, and accountable for service delivery of project controls, procurement, contracts, risk and assurance to mega projects in Australia, the United States and Canada.
Mariette has championed change and business transformation; during 2017 she led the implementation of the Rio Tinto Projects Lean In Construction program across a global portfolio of projects.
Mariette’s mining career started in South Africa with BHP Billiton in 2005. She moved to Australia in 2008 and held a number of leadership roles across BHP’s manganese, nickel and iron ore businesses. Mariette joined Rio Tinto in 2013 as manager Hydrogeology drilling. She has a diverse background having worked in HSEC, business planning and strategy, project services and operations.
Mariette holds a National Diploma in Industrial Engineering from the Tswane University of Technolgy in South Africa and a Bachelor Degree in Technology management from the Hanze University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Mariette speaks English and Afrikaans having grown up in South Africa.
Dr Mark Cutifani, FREng, 60, has been Chief Executive of Anglo American since April 2013. He is a member of the Board and Group Management Committee (GMC), is a non-executive director of Anglo American Platinum, chairman of Anglo American South Africa (AASA) and chairman of De Beers. Having begun his career in 1976 as a trainee engineer in the Australian coal mines, Mark has since worked across six continents, 25 countries and with more than 20 commodities.
He has built a reputation based on his broad industry, technical and commercial knowledge, and is recognised as an industry innovator with a track record of building high performance teams and delivering improvements across all facets of the business. In his previous role as CEO of AngloGold Ashanti, Mark led the revitalisation and restructuring of its global mining business, delivering significant business improvements, ranging from safety, operations, capital discipline, project delivery and broader financial restructuring.
Mark has also held the positions of COO for Inco and Vale’s global nickel business, as well senior executive positions with the Normandy Group, Sons of Gwalia, Western Mining Corporation, Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines and CRA (Rio Tinto). With a leadership style that puts its focus on people development, accountability and the delivery of sustainable value, Mark has placed an emphasis on developing strong shareholder, employee and stakeholder relationships.
Mark Cutifani, will be interviewed as part of the Development Partner Dialogue: Taking a leadership position in transitioning the mining sector to becoming a true development partner. Download the programme.
Fairfax Media has appointed Mark Hawthorne – a seasoned and experienced publishing professional – to the newly-created role of Publisher, Victoria for Australian Metro Publishing.
Mark Hawthorne has more than 25 years experience in journalism spanning news, business, politics, sport and lifestyle. Mark Hawthorne has worked at Fairfax for the past 13 years, most recently as Senior Editor of The Age since September 2013. Mark Hawthorne was previously National Business Editor of Fairfax’s metropolitan mastheads including BusinessDay sections of The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, as well as the Money, Executive Style and My Small Business titles.
As a reporter, Mark Hawthorne has broken stories on the organised crime links to Opes Prime, as well as the financial collapses of Bill Express, Hastie Group and BrisConnections. Mark Hawthorne’s reporting of the collapse of BrisConnections was highly commended at the Melbourne Press Club’s Quill Awards. A Melbourne boy, Mark Hawthorne attended Whitefriars College and Monash University. Mark Hawthorne started on the path to journalism as a 14-year-old in 1986, working as a weekend copy boy at The Sunday Observer newspaper.
Prior to joining Fairfax in 2004, Mark Hawthorne spent seven years working in London, where he held senior editorial positions at Sunday Business newspaper, before moving to Conde Nast, the publisher of Vogue, GQ and Vanity Fair.
Corporate Consultant (Geology and Project Evaluation)
Mark is a leader in the mining and geoscience consulting industry. Mark provides technical advice, mine and project reviews, due diligence and audits, process improvement studies, as well as training and mentoring in all aspects of orebody knowledge, from exploration reporting, resource definition and reporting, mine geology and grade control through to inputs into reserving and feasibility studies. He assists clients in understanding, developing and reporting on their mineral assets.
Mark’s technical experience covers a wide range of commodities, geological, geographic and mining settings. Mark has held positions as Chair of the Southern Queensland branch of the AusIMM, the Consultants Society of The AusIMM, the Geostatistical Association of Australasia, and Secretary of the Geostatistical Association of South Africa.
Mark leads the newly formed GHD Advisory business line which combines business strategies with technical capability across a client’s business and asset lifecycle.
He is business leader with over 30 years’ experience in both listed and privately-owned global engineering service companies. Experience ranges from global enterprise management, engineering, project management and turnkey construction through to operations and maintenance in a wide range of industries including mining, power, environment, water and infrastructure.
Mark’s diverse track record and experience in the mining community allows him to act as an effective Austmine director in the promotion of Australian based businesses associated with providing world class mining services and equipment capability to the mining sector, both in Australia and globally.
Mark was previously a Non-Executive Director of Aspire Mining Limited, where he was responsible for the activities focused on discovering and developing world class premium coal deposits in Ovoot, Mongolia.
Mark Rivers started his career with the Australian Army holding various supply chain leadership positions across Australia and internationally exiting as a Lieutenant Colonel. He joined Rio Tinto as a logistics manager in 2005, relocating to Johannesburg in 2007 as leader procurement operations for Africa. In early 2009 he took up the role of GM Emerging Markets Procurement in Shanghai where he led Rio Tinto’s team in China and India and grew the spend profile from $250m to over $1b annually.
In May 2013 he relocated to Utah to work for the CPO in the role of Strategy and in 2015 added the additional responsibilities of Source to Pay Global Process Ownership for Rio Tinto with a focus on driving process efficiencies in the procurement space including all of Rio Tinto’s procurement systems. He has recently moved to a SVP role with Management Control to continue his focus on improving contractor management across a wide variety of industries via improved data, benchmarking and developing predictive analytics. He holds a B. Sc. (Chem), Grad Dip in Logistics and a MBA.
Mark Rivers, Senior Vice President at Management Control Inc will be presenting in the People, Projects & Infrastructure Conference at IMARC. Download the programme now.
Mr. Mark Selby has over 20 years mining industry experience and has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of RNC since February 2014. He joined RNC as Senior Vice President, Business Development in 2010. Mr. Selby was previously Vice President, Business Planning & Market Research with Quadra Mining Inc. (‘‘Quadra’’). Prior to joining Quadra in 2008, Mr. Selby founded Selby & Co. in 2006 to provide consulting advice to mining companies, private equity and hedge fund clients on commodities and business issues. From 2001 until 2007, Mr. Selby held a series of senior roles with Inco Limited (“Inco”) culminating with his role as Assistant Vice President Strategic Planning and Corporate Development. Before joining Inco, he was a partner at Mercer Management Consulting from 1994 until 2001 where he consulted to clients in the transportation and resource sectors. Mr. Selby graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours). Mr. Selby is the Chairman of Orford Mining and a member of the Advisory Board of Cobalt 27 Capital Corp.
Mark Selby joins the line up of speakers at International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC). Download the programme.
Mark Warren is a Chartered Professional Engineer with 35 years’ international industry experience across a range of sectors with particular focus on the global mining industry. His experience includes Board, chief executive, managerial and technical roles across most commodities and geographies in public and private companies.
Mark Warren is currently a Director of Optiro, an advisory services firm and Austmine Limited, the industry leading body for the METS sector.
Mark Warren joins the line up of speakers at International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC). Download the programme.
Dr Mark Yumin Qiu is an experienced executive in the mining industry and has held senior positions in Australian, Canadian, and Chinese mining companies, with a proven track record of creating value for stakeholders through discovery, acquisition, mine development and production. Dr Qiu received his PhD degree in Economic Geology at the University of Western Australia.
As General Manager Project Generation and Acquisition and Head of Exploration and Business Development, respectively, Dr Qiu made a major contribution to Sino Gold during its formation in the late 1990s, its ASX listing in 2002 and its $2.5 billion sale to Eldorado Gold (NYSE: EGO; TSX: ELD) in 2009. Dr Qiu led the team that discovered the White Mountain gold deposit which was brought into production within four years from discovery.
More recently, Dr Qiu led the team that acquired the Southern Cross Gold Operation in 2013, brought it from care and maintenance into production in 2015 after successful exploration, feasibility studies, processing plant refurbishment and mine development, and sold it for $330 million in February 2017.
Dr Qiu is a Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is currently an Executive Director and Vice President of China Hanking and the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Hanking Australia and HGM. He is also a non-executive director of Primary Gold and Corazon Mining Limited (ASX: CZN).
Director of Mining Financier and Mining Engineer, Private Equity Funds
Martin Boland is currently a Director in Taurus Funds. Martin Boland is the Director of Mining Financier and Mining Engineer, Private Equity Funds. Martin Boland has in excess of 10 years’ experience in investment banking at Barclays Capital and prior to that with ABN AMRO, based in Australia and the UK. His experience covers equity capital markets as well as mergers and acquisitions. Martin Boland holds a Bachelors degree in Finance and Commerce as well an MSc in Mining Engineering.
Mary McGeoch is the Mining Leader of Engineering & Asset Management team in KPMG, AHRI is a certified Asset Management Auditor, Assessor (CAMA) in Australia, USA, Canada, France and Brazil. Certification complies with ISO 55001 asset management standards in core requirements and knowledge; ISO 17021-5 and ISO 19011.
Mary McGeoch is passionate about organisations using value chain, organisational design and an evidence-based approach through auditing, assessment and frameworks to optimise use of their assets and create value. This includes a focus on: Asset Management System design, policy and strategies; Strategic asset and organisational reform programs; ISO55001 compliance, effectiveness and efficiency maturity assessments and Asset performance and cost optimisation models. Mary McGeoch’s PhD research and senior management advisory has expanded to the UK, Americas, and middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe. Mary McGeochis now an alumni member of the CRC for infrastructure and engineering asset management (CIEAM) wherein which she co-developed an Asset Management Maturity model.
Mary Thompson is the Iron Fortune company founder, a director and a major shareholder. Mary spent the first 16 years of her 30 year career in funds management and investment banking at organisations including Macquarie, where she reached the position of Division Director (10 years), Bankers Trust and J B Were.
Iron Fortune Pty Ltd is a privately owned Australian resource company focused on investment in businesses or assets aligned with the mineral exploration sector. Iron Fortune has identified Timor-Leste for potential investment and is a recognised foreign company there. Iron Fortune aims to generate shareholder value through:
1.Analysing and acquiring assets or interests including exploration rights
2.Determining and implementing low cost-high return strategies for prioritised asset divestment and/or development
3.Providing partial returns to shareholders following individual asset divestments or value creation events
4.Achieving a “liquidity event” currently forecast to be between three and ten years time, depending on the currency, commodity and equity market cycle
Masaki “Sox” Konno is the Managing Director, Asia Pacific South, Dassault Systèmes. The third largest enterprise software company in the world with EUR3.05mn in revenue and over 15,000 employees globally, Dassault Systèmes helps businesses to model, simulate and collaborate better than ever before on some of most complex projects in the world. Sox is responsible for setting the strategic direction and overseeing overall performance of the company, as well as providing leadership to a team of over 700 staff across the AP South region.
Prior to this, Sox was Vice President, Asia, at BIOVIA, industry-leading software that provides global, collaborative product lifecycle experiences to transform scientific innovation. He joined Dassault Systèmes when the holding company of BIOVIA — Accerlrys — was acquired in 2014. Before that, he grew the business at Accerlrys by almost four-fold to USD40 million and transformed the sales approach from being primarily product based to solution based over an 11-year period.
Sox has also held senior executive positions at Gracenote and Sony. At Gracenote, his team was behind many successful multi-division, multi-product, worldwide initiatives to promote the company’s entertainment technology and music database both in the cloud and on connected devices. Additionally, he worked at Global Crossing Japan and managed to triple sales for various domestic and global accounts when he was there.
Sox spent his formative years in Canada, excelling in team sports such as football, basketball and volleyball in high school. He graduated with a B.B.A. in Marketing with a Minor in Economics from Bishops University in Quebec, Canada, before subsequently moving to Asia for his career and family.
Masaki “Sox” Konno, Managing Director, Asia Pacific South at Dassault Systémes will be joining the lineup of speakers at IMARC. Download the programme now.
Matt Briggs has 20 years’ experience in Australia and internationally in various aspects of mine geology, exploration, project management and strategic leadership in the gold industry. He previously headed Group Strategic Planning for Gold Fields Limited and has been directly involved or managed teams that have discovered several multi-million ounce gold deposits.
Matt Fifield is the Managing Partner of Pacific Road Capital and a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to joining Pacific Road, Matt Fifield worked with private investment firms Resource Capital Funds, AMCI Capital and The Cline Group where he was a founding shareholder of Foresight Energy, a substantial US coal company. Matt Fifield began his career as an investment banker in the mining sector with Dillion Read and UBS.
Matt Fifield is the Chairman-elect of the Natural Resource Investor Committee for AVCAL, Australia’s private equity industry association, an active participant in the Young President’s Organization, and a member of the Australian Davos Connection. Matt Fifield holds an MBA from Wharton and a Bachelors of Geology from Princeton.
He is an expert on doing business with Asia, he has advised on some of the largest direct investments into Australia from China and has extensive experience in IPO’s both in Australia and abroad, as well as due diligence assignments and mergers and acquisitions.
In his role as a registered company auditor, Matthew Schofield has extensive experience in the audit of small and mid-cap ASX listed Companies, and large Chinese enterprises and their Australian based subsidiaries.
Matt Schofield will be presenting on: The Consequences of the Belt and Road Initiative: Foresight around the flow on of projects, benefits and other supply chain developments. Download the programme here.
Head, Worldwide Business Development, Mining & Resources
Amazon Web Services
Matt Tuohy has been consulting in the Mining industry for over 15 years. Having worked at both Rio Tinto and BHP in software engineering and technology leadership roles largely focusing on industrial data acquisition, analytics, automation, geospatial data management and systems integration, Matt Tuohy has a passion for innovation in heavy industry and understands the challenges associated with change.
Now with Amazon Web Services, as the Worldwide Business Development Head for the Mining and Resources vertical, Matt Tuohy works with the largest resources companies in the world providing technical and thought leadership, helping them disrupt and transform their businesses. Matt Tuohy drives the overall AWS market and technical enablement strategy for the vertical; presenting to key customers and partners on innovation and cloud strategy; speaking at events especially on Future Mining, Innovation and Culture; driving designs for scalable architectures to help businesses retire code, eliminate waste and focus on their goal; and helps build an ecosystem of innovators and entrepreneurs to revitalize the Mining and Resources industry.
Matthew Gill is a mining engineer with over 35 years’ experience, and is currently the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at White Rock Minerals. Matthew Gill has a strong technical, operational and executive management background, having worked in roles ranging from an underground miner, supervisor, department head and site operations general manager, through to CEO and managing director, in Australia (Tasmania, WA, Victoria and NSW), Papua New Guinea, India, Ghana and Bolivia.
Matthew Gill holds three First Class Metalliferous Mine Manager’s Certificates of Competency and has been instrumental in the successful development of three gold mines. Matthew Gill is a three-time winner of the Australian Mine Manager of the Year Award and received the AusIMM Leadership Award in 2008. Matt Gill has previously worked for Singapore-listed LionGold Corp, Renison Goldfields, Placer Pacific, WMC and Rio Tinto, and is currently MD&CEO for ASX-listed White Rock Minerals. Matthew Gill is also a non-executive director of AuStar Gold Ltd.
Mauro Mezzano co-founded Vantaz 15 years ago, and is an Industrial Engineer and MBA. He has participated in several Projects of Business Processes Transformation, focused mainly in the mining industry but also in other industries like Forestry, Retail, Consumer Products, Finance and others.
Mauro is currently living in Brisbane Australia, having relocated from Santiago last September driving the globalization of the company, which considers a full transformation of Vantaz, potentiating Australia office (started up in 2007), enhancing Asia practice and opening new offices in South Africa, Canada and USA.
Meg Kauthen has over 12 years’ experience in international development and developing strategic partnerships between communities, business, NGOs and government to deliver shared value for stakeholders. She has extensive experience in applying marketing and communication skills to design strategies that engages communities via applying Human Centred Design and Community 4 Development approaches. The team at Business for Development has worked with a range of mining companies to develop Social Licence to Operate strategies via utilising this model in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. The team also develops inclusive agribusinesses that harness the power of the markets and connect smallholder farmers to commercial opportunities.
Melanie McCarthy (MAusIMM CP) holds a BEng in Chemical Engineering and a BA from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She holds a MEngSc in Mining Engineering from the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) and is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Melanie has over 20 years’ experience working in mines and processing facilities throughout Australia and was the Mine Manager at Costerfield for 10 years. She is currently the General Manager, Costerfield of Mandalay Resources.
Melanie McCarthy has lived on remote sites and contributed to rural communities throughout Australia over the last twenty years.
Melanie McCarthy current role as general manager she lead a team of 250 people running a narrow vein underground mine and process plant exporting their product to China. Melanie McCarthy is a qualified life and business coach. Melanie McCarthy enjoy helping develop leaders for their community and transforming people’s outlook on life, and ultimately their happiness.
Melanie McCarthy is an experienced chairperson and non executive director, having held roles in the government sector in natural resource management and private agribusiness.
Executive General Manager – Product Strategy and Marketing
Michael is a product strategy, marketing and sales manager with over 17 years’ experience in the mining industry. He is currently the Executive General Manager – Product Strategy and Marketing for RPMGlobal where he is responsible for positioning RPM’s growth strategy, cultivating opportunities in new and existing customer markets, and ultimately growing demand for RPMs solutions globally.
Having spent a vast amount of time working abroad, Michael has substantial international operational experience, particularly in the mining sector across many commodities and methods. He has previously held management roles in sales, marketing and product management in the mining technology and services market. Michael holds a Commerce degree from Griffith University.
Mike is a senior partner in McKinsey’s Sydney office. Drawing on 20 years of experience in the resource industries (in particular oil and gas), he advises major energy and mining companies in Australia, Asia, and the United States and leads our Oil & Gas Practice in Australia.
In the past few years, Mike has led the work on a liquid natural gas project that involved extensive reorganization and project execution improvement, developed commodity strategies for a major diversified mining company, and completed multiple operational performance improvement studies in oil and gas and mining. He has conducted several market scans and due diligence projects for private-equity firms investing in the mining and oil and gas sectors; identified growth options for a downstream oil and gas company; and helped a coal-mining operator negotiate major equipment purchases for its existing operations and expansion projects.
Mike began his career at Shell, spending 11 years working in Australia and the United States. This work included several corporate advisory roles and as an operations manager at an Australian refinery.
Mike Ellis will be presenting on: Collaborating for change – how industry can work together to positively promote the sector, attract and develop its workforces of the future, and embrace ever evolving technologies. Download the programme now.
Michael Nossal is responsible for Newcrest‘s growth and development activities, including Newcrest’s global exploration program and a growing portfolio of strategic partnerships, farm-in arrangements and investments across Asia Pacific, West Africa and the Americas.
Mike joined Newcrest in July 2015. Prior to joining Newcrest Mike was at MMG where he was Executive General Manager Business Development. He has over 25 years’ resource industry experience in Australia and internationally and has worked extensively in the gold sector and base metals with En+ Group, Macquarie Bank, WMC Resources, Normandy Mining and Kenmare Resources.
Michael Nossal will be presenting on: Mining companies aren’t learning the previous lessons of cash indiscipline during mining growth cycles: agree or disagree? Download the programme here.
Michael Place is the Unit Manager of Projects at Gold Fields. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering Science in 2007 Michael Place’s goal has always been to be a reliable, consistent and inspiring leader. Ensuring that all personnel feel valued and safe in everything they do is Michael Place primary purpose.
As a Mining Engineer Michael Place have worked in gold & base metals as a consultant, contractor and an owner-operator in Australia and Internationally. Michael Place holds a First Class Mine Managers Certificate (WA & SA) and has primary expertise in personnel management, project management and leadership. Michael Place ‘s current role involves leading the Granny Smith Projects Department. This involves project execution planning, budget preparation, contractor management, scheduling & cost analysis.
Michael Place also has a strong focus on maintaining a safe and enjoyable workplace.
Michael Place joins the line up of speakers at International Mining And Resources Conference (IMARC). Download the programme.
Michael Trumbull has a degree in mining engineering (first class honours) from the University of Queensland and an MBA from Macquarie University. A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, he has over 40 years of broad mining industry experience with mines / subsidiaries of MIM, Renison, WMC, CRA, AMAX, Nicron, ACM and BCD Resources.
From 1983 to 1991, he played a senior executive role in expanding the Australian gold production assets of ACM Gold. From 1985 to 1987, he was Project Manager and then Resident Manager of the Westonia open pit gold mine and treatment plant in Western Australia. Westonia production for 1986/87 was 650,000 tonnes at 3.0 g/t head grade and 90% mill recovery for 56,000 ounces of gold. From 1987 to 1991, he was General Manager – Investments for the ACM Group.
From 1993 to 2011, he was a Director of BCD Resources Group and was involved in the exploration, subsequent mine development and operation of the Beaconsfield underground gold mine in Tasmania. From 1993 to 2003, he was the sole Executive Director of BCD and, from 2003 to 2004, was the Managing Director.
Michelle Ash joined Barrick in 2016, and was appointed Chief Innovation Officer later that year. In this role, Ms. Ash oversees the Company’s strategy for long-term innovation—ways innovation can drive productivity in the existing business, optimizing our approach to research and development, as well as opportunities to deliver alternative business models.
Ms. Ash has more than 20 years of experience in the mining and manufacturing industries, including as Head of Alliance Planning and Co-ordination for the BHP Mitsubishi Alliance, and General Manager Strategy for MMG. She joined Acacia Mining Plc in October 2013 as Executive General Manager, Business Improvement and Planning, and later became Chief Operating Officer. At Acacia, Michelle worked with mine general managers to drive a business improvement culture, spearheading significant operational improvements that led to meaningful reductions in operating costs.
Ms. Ash holds a degree in psychology from Deakin University, and both a degree in Civil Engineering, and an Executive MBA, from the Melbourne Business School.
Mick Cairney has over 40 years’ mining experience having commenced his working career in mines in the Lower Hunter Region, gaining experience in both operational and technical roles. Managing operating mines and also leading major mine project development, Mr Cairney continued his operational focus with Centennial Coal after it acquired the NSW Government’s Powercoal assets in 2002.
Mr Cairney previously held the positions of General Manager HSEC, General Manager Western Operations and Executive General Manager Operations, within Centennial Coal before being appointed to his current role of Managing Director & CEO in May 2017.
Mick Wilkes is a mining engineer with 35 years of broad international experience, predominantly in precious and base metals across Asia and Australia. He has been the President and CEO of OceanaGold Corporation since 2011.
In previous roles he was the Executive General Manager of Operations at OZ Minerals responsible for the development of the Prominent Hill copper/gold project in South Australia and General Manager of the Sepon gold/copper project for Oxiana based in Laos. His earlier experience included 10 years in various project development roles in Papua New Guinea and, at the outset of his career, at Mount Isa Mines in operations and design.
Mick holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Queensland, a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University, and is a member of both the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In addition, he is Chair of the Governance Committee and a member of the Administration Committee of the World Gold Council.
Miguel Incháustegui is a lawyer by profession, graduated from the University of Lima and has an MBA in Business Administration from the San Ignacio de Loyola University. Since September 2017 he has been working as an independent consultant. The new Vice Minister of Mines has a recognized trajectory of more than 13 years in the extractive sector, during which he has led corporate affairs and sustainable development issues in various companies in the private sector.
Incháustegui worked, between 2000 and 2004, in the mining company Volcan, as head of the Legal Department. Next, he held the position of Manager of Institutional and Legal Relations at the South African company Gold Fields, between 2004 and 2009. From 2009 to 2012 he worked at the mining company Lumina Copper, as vice president of Government Affairs and deputy to the General Management of the company. That same year he returned to Gold Fields, where he held the position of vice president of Corporate Affairs and Sustainable Development until September 2017.
Mike Capps, General Manager Australia & New Zealand of Redeye Technologies is a senior business leader, with an innovative and dynamic approach to driving business performance through creativity, passion, discipline and unrelenting commitment. A leader who works at a fast pace to rapidly transform business in today’s rapidly changing environment.
Mike Spreadborough is a mining engineer with extensive experience in the development and operation of mineral resources projects spanning a range of commodities including copper, gold, uranium, lead, zinc and iron ore. Over the past 20 years, Mike has held senior executive roles with several mining companies including Chief Operating Officer of Sandfire Resources and Inova Resources Ltd (formerly Ivanhoe Australia), General Manager – Coastal Operations for Rio Tinto and General Manager – Mining for WMC and later Vice President – Mining for BHP Billiton at the world-class Olympic Dam mine in South Australia.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Mining Engineering from the University of Queensland and an MBA from Deakin University, as well as a WA First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Clean TeQ Holdings Limited.
Miranda Werstiuk is a driven and focused corporate finance and investment banking professional with 25 years global experience in the resource finance sector. An outgoing, vibrant individual, with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, she has been with IBK Capital, a private Toronto-based, resource-focused investment bank since1994. She has taken an active role in financial advisory assignments for clients working over a broad range of commodities. Recent highlights include working with Cobalt Blockchain, a junior company focused on building a metals trading business in the DRC to source conflict-free cobalt, copper, tin, tantalum & tungsten (3Ts) using their proprietary blockchain-based traceability platform, MinTrax(TM); North American Nickel; a junior resource company focused on a new district scale, high-grade nickel-copper-PGE project in Greenland and GBM Resources; a near-term gold producer in Queensland, Australia. Her efforts have been directed to marketing and selling of private placement financings, with a total value of over $165 million to date for several companies. She has also undertaken advisory work for clients in the renewable energy/fuel, biotechnology and software sectors.
As a member of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum and Vice-Chair of Women in Mining – Toronto, Miranda’s wealth and diversity of experience has given her the opportunity to be involved in volunteering, networking and mentoring across many facets of the mining business. She has also been an active volunteer and Peer Group Leader for the Canadian Diabetes Association for over 15 years. Since 2006, she has been a judge at the IBK Capital-Ivey Business Plan Competition, Canada’s premiere student business plan competition.
Miranda is a graduate of Queen’s University (BScH – Biology (1989) and of McMaster University (BAH – Social & Physical Anthropology (1992), as well as having competed a range of business courses at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Toronto. She also completed the Queen’s University E-Business Program in April 2000.
Mitch Hooke is globally recognised for his in-depth knowledge and strategic leadership in both Australian and global public policy advocacy, and commercial operational practices, spanning over 30 years as a national and international industry leader across the agricultural, food and grocery, and mining industries.
Born of the land, educated in its agricultural ecosystems disciplines at the University of New England, and a pioneer of zero tillage farming systems as an agricultural advisor early in his career, Mr Hooke moved to Canberra where he consecutively served as Chief Executive Officer of the Grains, Food and Grocery, and Minerals Councils of Australia, retiring from the MCA and the International Council of Mining and Metals at the end of 2013.
Mitch Hooke was also concurrently actively engaged in commercial enterprise associated with his public policy career as Senior Agricultural Advisor to a commercial rural enterprise servicing the agronomic needs of grains producers across the Darling Downs in Queensland; and as Non-Executive Director of Elgin National Industries (USA), a Chicago–based private equity company of a global group of companies servicing the mining, minerals processing, and bulk materials handling industries in engineering and construction management and industrial plant equipment.
Mitch Hooke is currently:
• Chairman of Partners in Performance International – a global management consulting firm uniquely positioned across minerals resources, agricultural, industrial manufacturing and services industries.
• Non-Executive Director of GTL Energy Ltd – a technology Co. in the early stages of commercialising a unique proprietary technology to upgrade low rank coals,
• Non-Executive Director of Rex Minerals Ltd – an Australian minerals exploration and start-up development publicly listed company with large scale copper-gold-iron ore deposits in South Australia,
• Independent Non-Executive Director of Grains Producers of Australia – the peak national representative body for Australia’s grain growers.
• Member of the Advisory Board to Micromine Pty Ltd – a leading Australian global provider of innovative software solutions spanning the entire mining cycle (from geological exploration and data management to resource estimation, 3D mine design, planning and production control).
• Member of the University of New England Senior Advisory Group to “provide the UNE leadership with sage advice and uniquely qualified perspectives based on leadership experience and expertise”;
• Emeritus Member, International Policy Council on Agriculture, Food and Trade
• Member of the Winifred West Schools Company – Frensham, Gib Gate and Sturt in Mittagong, NSW
Mitch Hooke was appointed as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) on Australia Day 2016.
Mitch Hooke was raised on a sheep property in Victoria’s Western District and was educated as a boarder at The Geelong College in Geelong, Victoria. He completed a Bachelor of Rural Science and an Honours Thesis in agricultural industrial politics at the University of New England in Armidale, NSW.
Mitsuhiro ”Mick” Hirano is the President and Chairman of the Board of Minera San Cristóbal S.A., the biggest mining company in Bolivia operating an open-pit Zinc-Lead-Silver mine.
Minera San Cristobal S.A. is a 100% subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation with headquarter in Japan.
In his professional career, Mick has been working for Sumitomo Corporation for 28years, a leading integrated trading company engaged in diverse businesses based on its global network. He has been engaged various business such as petroleum products, carbon products, copper and gold mining business. Before becoming a President of Minera San Cristobal in November 2017, Mick served a General Manager of Non-Ferrous Metals Business Department of Sumitomo Corporation, responsible for copper and gold mining and trading.
Mick graduated the University of Tokyo (Economics)
Mitsuhiro Hirano will be joining the LATAM in the Spotlight: Q&A with LATAM Executives within the Strategic Global Growth & Diversification session at the IMARC. Download the programme.
In addition to representing clients in complex commercial litigation in Australia, Monique Carroll is a cross-border and regulatory disputes specialist and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Her experience includes working in Australia and China acting as advisor and counsel in international arbitrations, international trade and investment treaty disputes and as international counsel providing strategic oversight for regulatory and government related disputes across jurisdictions.
In 2012 and 2013 Monique worked in the Beijing office of King & Wood Mallesons where she gained a deep understanding of commercial and cultural issues relevant to China related disputes. Whilst in China, Monique represented SOEs, private companies and foreign clients in relation to private equity, emission reduction purchase agreements, joint venture, commodity and ship construction disputes, investment treaty protection and commercial and compliance matters before the Chinese courts.
Monique also has significant experience acting for Australian companies on cross-border risk mitigation including in respect of anti-bribery and corruption and enforcement of contractual rights.
Monique utilizes a variety of methods to resolve disputes: mediation and negotiation; constitutional and administrative challenges to government decisions; litigation and arbitration. She has experience with arbitration conducted under ICSID; the UNCITRAL Rules; London Arbitration Act, WTO Dispute Resolution Rules and GAFTA, and located in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore and London.
Client’s appreciate Monique’s ‘can do’ attitude, attention to detail and practical solutions to complex issues. In 2017, Monique was recognised as a finalist Special Counsel of the Year by the Women in Law Awards.
Namrata Thapar is Global Head of Mining for IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. Ms. Thapar leads IFC’s investment team responsible for supporting the mining sector and developing IFC’s mining business with a focus on sustainability and development impact across the emerging markets.
IFC’s financing includes investments in equity, mezzanine and senior debt. She joined IFC in 1999 and has managed investments in mining transactions globally with clients ranging from major diversified companies to juniors through equity, project and corporate financings. She is based in Washington D.C.
Namrata Thapar, Global Head of Mining for IFC, will be delivering a keynote address on sustainable mining – managing political, social and environmental risk. Download the programme now.
Narayan Sreenivasan drives key naval and defence programs to support client’s business transformation in Australia and South East Asia. He also drives industry supply chain capability programs with governments, industry and academic bodies.
During his time with Dassault Systèmes Narayan has led groundbreaking projects in the aerospace, defense and automotive sectors, developing operational platforms for submarines, fighter and trainer aircrafts and heavy commercial vehicles. His functional expertise is in knowledge management, systems engineering, data interoperability and collaboration methodologies.
Narayan was previously the lead Design Engineer for digital collaboration at National Aerospace Labs in India. He currently heads up the Dassault Systèmes Business Transformation team in Asia Pacific South.
Navin Nirmalrajan has over 22 years experience in the IT industry and has worked in software operations and IT consulting with both start-ups and within larger corporate environments. Navin has extensively serviced global markets and has been driving the InfoScope land management system and the SAP partnership.
In his current role, Navin drives both the customer and operational interfaces of the business and understands the changing expectations of the market. Apart from overseeing the operational aspects of K2Fly, Navin is also responsible for strategic partnerships, product commercialisation and identifying new and emerging markets. Navin’s strength is his highly analytical and leadership skills with a practical approach to finding winning solutions for all stakeholders.
As Director of Hexagon Mining, Dr Neal Harries manages revenue and profitability of the mining business in the Asia Pacific region. Neal has been with Hexagon since January 2011 and has undertaken senior management roles, including managing the Product Management teams, New Business (Technology Partner and Autonomous Mining Strategy) and General Management of the NAFTA Mining Business. As well as being a current Director for the APAC region, Neal is also the General Manager of the Hexagon Georadar Mining Division in Australasia.
Neal was previously part of the leadership team at GroundProbe Pty Ltd, where he focused on business development and managing the geotechnical services business. Neal has worked in the Mining Industry for over 23 years, and has worked as a consultant engineer with Golder Associates, as well as roles in research organizations. He has a BSc (Hons) in Geology from Cardiff University of Wales and a PhD in Mining Engineering from University of Queensland with a focus on Rock Mechanics. He is a Certified Registered Engineer.
Dr Neal Harries, Director APAC at Hexagon Mining, will be presenting an update on the company at the International Mining and Resources Conference. Download the programme now.
Project Director, Business Transition, Kestrel Coal Resources
Neil Grimes, B. Bus, (W.A.I.T.), CPA, MBA, Grad. Dip. Defence Studies, is the managing director of Mannerim Partners, a consulting firm that helps mining businesses and project owners with financing, management, planning, and operations. Prior to founding Mannerim in 2015, Neil was well-known as a senior mining industry executive working on projects relating to copper, uranium, gold, coal, and other resources.
Neil was Project Director, Business Transition, following the 2018 acquisition of the Kestrel mine from Rio Tinto by EMR Capital and Adaro Energy (Kestrel Coal Resources). Using the Pulse Mining ERP and Pulse Analytics, Neil directed the rapid transformation of Kestrel towards a state-of-the-art digital mining enterprise.
Mannerim Partners has a growing list of clients in Australia and SE Asia focused on new business development projects. Other clients have included Rex Minerals, White Rock Minerals, Plentex Limited, Mincore Engineering, Dharmawangsa Group, and Rizal Resources.
With Ashley Bosworth, Director, Pulse Mining Systems, Neil is co-presenting the case study on the successful Kestrel business system transition, titled “The Digital Mine Today Through Agile Collaboration”, in the IMARC Collaboration Theatre from 3.00pm to 3.30pm on Wednesday 31 October 2018.
Mr Neil Marston is the Managing Director and Company Secretary at Bryah Resources and is a qualified accountant and Chartered Secretary with over 35 years’ experience working in the resources and other industry sectors. Mr Marston has served recently as the Managing Director and Company Secretary of ASX-listed Horseshoe Metals Limited. He has extensive experience in the areas of mineral exploration, capital raising, corporate governance and compliance, project management, mining and environmental approvals, contract negotiations and stakeholder engagement.
Deputy Manager - Department of International Cooperation and Development
China National Uranium Company
Mr. Ni Tao, Deputy Manager of International Development Department, CNUC, which is a subsidiary of China National Nuclear Corporation (“CNNC”).
Mr. Ni Tao has Dual working experiences not only in development & investment of oversea uranium projects in CNUC for more than 10 years, but also in managing and operating CNUC overseas uranium project as a role of vice president for several years.
Ni Tao will be presenting an analysis of uranium price trends within the Exploration and Mining Finance Opportunities session at IMARC. Download the programme.
Nic Limb is the Chairman of FAR Limited, an ASX (ASX: FAR) listed oil exploration and development company. Nic qualified as a geophysicist and worked through the late 70’s and 80’s in the mineral exploration field in Australia. He then worked for a number of years in banking as a resource specialist involved in financing and merger and acquisitions.
In 1993 he formed and became Managing Director of a listed exploration company that grew over the next 7 years into a large gold producer in Australia and was subsequently taken over in 2001.
In 1996 he formed Mineral Deposits becoming its long serving Executive Chairman. MDL was an Australian mineral sands producer which moved its focus to Senegal in West Africa in 2003 and under his leadership developed a large gold mine in the east of the country which came into operation in 2009. In 2011 Mineral Deposits began development of one of the largest mineral sands projects in the world which came into production in 2014. Mineral Deposits has recently been taken over.
In 2011 he became Chairman of FAR Limited, a West African focussed oil explorer. In 2014, in Senegal, FAR and its partners made what was the largest offshore oil discovery in the world that year. Subsequently FAR has expanded its foot print in other countries in West Africa while drilling out and progressing the 2014 Senegal discovery toward a development starting in 2020.
Nic Limb, Chairman of FAR Limited, joins the lineup of speakers at the International Mining and Resources Conference. Download the programme now.
Nicholas Mather graduated in 1979 from the University of Queensland with a B.Sc. (Hons, Geology). Nicholas Mather has 35 years’ experience in exploration and resource company management in a variety of countries. His career has taken him to numerous countries exploring for precious and base metals and fossil fuels. Nicholas Mather has focused his attention on the identification of and investment in world class resource exploration projects. Nicholas Mather is currently CEO of SolGold plc, heading up a tier 1 copper gold porphyry in Ecuador. Nicholas also sits on the board of DGR Global, Dark Horse Resources, IronRidge Resources, Aus Tin Mining, Armour Energy and Lakes Oil.
Nicholas Mather was Managing Director of BeMaX Resources NL (an ASX-listed company) from 1997 until 2000 and instrumental in the discovery of the world class Ginkgo mineral sand deposit in the Murray Basin in 1998.
As Executive Director of Arrow Energy NL (also ASX-listed) until his resignation in 2004, Nicholas Mather was the Co-Founder and drove the acquisition and business development of Arrow’s large Surat Basin Coal Bed Methane project in south-east Queensland. He was Managing Director of Auralia Resources NL, a junior gold explorer, before its USD23 million merger with Ross Mining NL in 1995. Nicholas Mather was a Non-Executive Director of Ballarat Goldfields NL until 2004, having assisted the company in its recapitalisation on the ASX in 2003. He was also founder and Chairman of TSX-V listed Waratah Coal Inc until its AUD130m takeover by Minerology Pty Ltd in December 2008. Nicholas Mather was a founding director of Orbis Gold which was sold in 2014 for AU$178 million.
Nicholas Mather is a member of the Company’s Health, Safety, Environment and Community Committee.
Nick Beaton is the General Manager – IES. Within CRC ORE, Nick is responsible for Program 3: Extraction, with the main focus of developing the Integrated Extraction Simulator (IES).
Nick has enjoyed a successful 30-year career in the development and commercialisation of technology for the global mining industry.
His professional experience spans senior appointments with Datamine, Mincom, KPMG and CAE Mining, with postings to the UK, South Africa, Germany, the USA and Switzerland.
In addition to his extensive mining industry experience, Nick Beaton has also worked in management consultancy in Europe, leading pan-European projects in business restructuring, technology development and enterprise system “roll-outs” for automotive, chemical and pharmaceutical clients.
Nick Holland has been CEO of Gold Fields – the South African-based gold miner – since 2008. Prior to that he was CFO of the company for 10 years. Under Nick the company has introduced its vision of “Being the global leader in sustainable gold mining” and has made significant strides in becoming a truly global mining company with operating mines and projects in six countries.
Before joining Gold Fields Nick held senior positions in other South Africa mining companies, including Impala Platinum and Gencor. He joined the mining industry in 1990 from accounting firm Deloitte where he spent the first 11 years of his professional career after graduating with a B.Com and B.Acc from Wits University in Johannesburg. Nick matriculated at King Edwards VII School, also in Johannesburg.
Nick Holland will be presenting on: Gaining a social license to operate – has this become harder, what challenges do we still face, and how can we get better at this? Click here to download the programme.
Nick Rees joined National Australia Bank (NAB) in early 2016 and is currently Head of Natural Resources. Nick Rees leads NAB’s specialist industry coverage team with overall responsibility for relationship management and origination activities across the Mining & Metals and Oil & Gas sectors.
Nick Rees has 20 years’ broad-based experience across the natural resources industry, institutional banking and natural resources financing, and has led a wide range of transactions in Australia and the Americas spanning corporate, structured and project finance.
Before joining NAB, Nick Rees spent 4.5 years in New York where he established and led a Mining & Metals Project Finance business in the Americas for Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). This followed four years in CBA’s Brisbane office leading its Natural Resources business in Queensland.
Nick Rees holds Bachelor Degrees in Mining Engineering (First Class Honours) and Applied Geology, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment (Corporate Finance major) and has completed the Leadership Essentials Program at Columbia Business School in New York. Nick Rees is a Senior Associate of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.
Head of Programme, Mining for Sustainable Development
Dr Nicole Bieske leads the Mining for Sustainable Development programme at Transparency International. Nicole Bieske has over 14 years’ experience in senior leadership roles in not-for-profits, both in International Non-Governmental Organisations and at the grassroots.
At Oxfam Nicole Bieske managed policy, advocacy and campaigns teams within Australia and globally. Prior to her role at Oxfam Nicole Bieske was the CEO at Inner Melbourne Community Legal where she oversaw the provision of legal services to vulnerable and marginalised community members through a range of legal outreach programs and community partnerships.
Nicole Bieske has significant governance experience having served on both the Australian and global boards of Amnesty International since 2004, including serving as chair of each board. Nicole Bieske began her professional life as a corporate lawyer but left to undertake a PhD in international law. Nicole Bieske has worked as an academic in the Faculty of Law at Monash University and as a human rights consultant for the United Nations. She has appeared before Parliamentary Committees, participated in international delegations to United Nations meetings and spoken in the media on a range of issues.
Nicolette began her career at Siemens in July 2001 in South Africa where she held various Human Resources functions e.g. Talent Acquisition Manager, and Learning and Development Manager, of which her last function was HR Head for Africa. Nicolette joined Siemens Australia in June 2011. Nicolette’s career in Human Resources started in 1994 when she joined the Girintek Group of companies in the Electronic Warfare Industry in South Africa.
Nicolette holds tertiary qualifications in Human Resources, Commercial Practice and Management.
During her tenure at Siemens Africa, the Recruitment Centre Southern Africa was awarded best practice status during a Siemens Global Audit in 2003 and again during a global research project in 2006. Nicolette was the project manager for various South African and international human resources best practice projects within the Siemens Group e.g. PMP design in 2005, Skills Revolution, Renaissance Project – Harnessing our golden skills, Source & Develop IT Tool, Share Matching Plan, Contractors Management Risk, etc. Nicolette presented, on invitation, to the Siemens AG CO, Mr Peter Loescher on the topic of “Diversity in South Africa” in 2009. She recently implemented a new Talent Management Framework for the Siemens Asia-Australia Region with the aim of ensuring best practise activities regarding developing and retaining talents within the organisation.
Nigel Grigg, Business Development Manager for Gekko, joins the Industry Panel Discussion: Challenges that LATAM mining and METS companies face, and what opportunities this presents, in the International & Local Opportunities Conference at IMARC. Download the programme.
NingNing Zhang born in Beijing went to Canada for tertiary education at age of 17. Following a degree in Destination Management, she worked for Parks Alberta for 3 years. She moved to Australia in 2007 to follow her passion in Education and Marketing. She has gained another degree with La Trobe University in Strategic Marketing, then stayed and worked at the University for 7 years. Ning is now the Managing CoDirector of Global City Connect: an international company focused on building value-based relationships for Australian government organizations, industries and businesses.
Ning is also the Chair of the Bendigo Sister City Association, she represents the Mayor of City of Greater Bendigo at international conferences to help improve trade and partnership opportunities for regional communities. She recently presented at the Victorian Parliament on the revolutionary concept of creating value for Sister City Relationships through strategic engagement, alignment and creating an activation plan that focuses on tangible outcomes in the areas of education, agribusiness and tourism for local governments.
Ning’s work in the mining and resources industry includes consulting to Mandalay Resources who export mineral concentrate product to the Hunan Province in China. In this role Ning leads by challenging the traditional concentrate marketing agency structures, including helping to build profile and forming direct relations with Chinese clients. This is forging a new platform that delivers both stronger trade and cost efficiencies. Ning has been invited to 2018 IMARC in Melbourne as the key-note speaker in the Asia Focus on the topic of Sustainable Collaboration with China.
In a sense, Ning is constantly educating her clients in how to create mutual prosperity through developing deeper understanding of culture and building genuine people-to-people relationships within the trade dynamic. This is facilitated through the delivery of direct consultation services, leading outbound delegations, facilitating transparent workshops, and inbound training initiatives.
Over recent years particularly, Ning has built strong networks within China and across Australia including all levels of government. This creates pathways for accelerated growth opportunities. Ning has direct relationships with Jiangsu and Hebei Provincial Governments in China. Global City Connect recently signed MOUs with Nantong (Jiangsu), Haimen (Jiangsu) and Zhangjiakou (Hebei) for the purposes of exploring and activating cooperative relationships for Australian government organizations and industries. Ning is also working closely with the off-shore offices of AusTrade and State Government Commissioners, this builds confidence for clients in that trust, market access and trade negotiations happen in an open and collegiate manner.
In Australia, Ning works closely with industry leaders; including ANZ International on the Be Trade Ready Program to facilitate investment and acceleration programs, RMIT University to facilitate inbound government delegations, Kangan TAFE developing international marketing platforms and engagement, and many local governments to develop and activate international engagement strategies.
Owen Hegarty has more than 40 years of experience in the global mining industry. This included 25 years with the Rio Tinto group where he was Managing Director of Rio Tinto Asia and Rio Tinto’s Australian copper and gold business. Owen was the founder and Managing Director of Oxiana Limited, where he led the growth of Oxiana from a junior explorer to a major Asia Pacific base and precious metals producer. Oxiana became OZ Minerals.
Owen is also Chairman of the Tigers Realm Minerals Group and Non-Executive Director of Tigers Realm Coal. Owen until end of 2016 was Vice Chairman of ASX listed Fortescue Metals Group (FMG). Owen is a Fellow and Former Director of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and a member of a number of Government and industry resources advisory bodies.
In 2006, Owen was awarded the AusIMM Institute Medal for his leadership and achievements in the mining industry, and in 2008 he was awarded the GJ Stokes Memorial Award for his distinguished service to the mining industry. Owen is currently the Executive Chairman of EMR Capital, a specialist mining private equity company. EMR has some US$2.5 billion funds under management and has 8 mining projects and operations worldwide.
Owen Hegarty will be presenting on: Challenges and risks with country and commodity diversification and global growth – top three considerations. Download the programme here.
Pablo Schatz is a dynamic executive with wide experience in international trade, government relations and corporate affairs.
A lawyer by trade, over the past seven years Pablo Schatz has developed an international-oriented career, supporting foreign government and businesses understand and navigate Latin American business and regulatory landscapes, while promoting responsible business in the region.
Pablo Schatz currently hold a leading role at the Trade and Investment Office for Latin America of the Victorian Government, Australia, supporting Victorian business access LatAm markets and working with LatAm companies investing in Australia.
Patrick Cocquerel joined Westpac Institutional Bank in 2003 to develop the bank’s presence in the Oil & Gas sector. He is now Head of Natural Resources in charge of the bank’s worldwide relationships with companies involved in the Oil & Gas, Metals, Mining, Commodity Trading and Engineering sectors. Before joining Westpac, Patrick spent seventeen years working with a European Banking group in Paris, Sydney, Madrid, Los Angeles and Houston.
Patrick Cocquerel, Global Head of Natural Resources at Westpac, joins the lineup of speakers at this year’s IMARC. Download the programme now.
Australian Trade and Investment Commissioner and Resources and Energy Team Leader - the Americas
Australian Trade and Investment Commission
Patrick Hanlon is the Trade and Investment Commissioner and Deputy Consul General responsible for Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas and he is currently working in Austrade.
Based in Houston, Texas Patrick leads the Americas regional team focused on attracting overseas investment for the Australian resources and energy sectors and promoting Australian resources and energy businesses across North and South America. While also assisting Australian businesses enter global value chains, Patrick was previously the Trade Commissioner for Southern Africa, based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Prior to joining Austrade, Patrick was an adviser to the Australian Minister for Trade, where he worked with Australian businesses seeking to enter new markets.
He has also held positions with the Motor Trades Association of Australia where he represented and promoted the interests of the automotive retail, service and repair sector on the national level in Australia.
Patrick is a graduate of Bond University with a Bachelor of International Relations and has lived and worked in South Africa, China and Norway.
Patrick Mutz is the Managing Director of Image Resources. He has more than thirty years of international mining industry experience in technical (metallurgist), managerial, consulting and executive roles in all aspects of the industry from exploration through project development, mining and mine rehabilitation. Patrick Mutz has operational experience in open cut, underground, and in-situ mining and related processing, on projects in the USA, Germany, Africa and Australia. Since his arrival in Australia from the USA in 1998, Patrick Mutz has served as CEO / Managing Director of a number of publicly listed and private mining companies based in South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia, primarily involved with project development and company transitioning from exploration to production. Mr Mutz is a Fellow of the AusIMM and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Patrick Mutz holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and an MBA from the University of Phoenix in the US. Patrick Mutz joined Murray Zircon as a senior advisor in early 2012 and served as its Chief Operating Officer during the pivotal transition period from development to operational status in the latter part of 2012. In February 2013 Patrick Mutz was invited to take on the role as CEO and to lead the company on its goal of becoming South Australia’s newest mineral sands mining company.
Patrick Walta is a qualified metallurgist, mineral economist and board executive with experience across both technical and commercial roles within the mining and water treatment industries.
Graduating from Melbourne University with degrees in Chemical Engineering and Science, Patrick has gone on to complete postgraduate studies including an MBA, Masters of Science (Mineral Economics) and a Diploma of Project Management. In addition, Patrick is a graduate of the AICD’s Company Directors Course.
In 2018 Patrick was awarded the MNN Emerging Leader of the Year Award and in 2015 Patrick was also awarded the Young Achiever of the Year award at the Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
Patrick co-founded the Raging Bull Group of entities in 2009, targeting acquisition and ‘economic rehabilitation’ of historic mine sites via extraction of remnant mineralisation. The Raging Bull Group now manages interests in several mining and water treatment assets.
In 2017 Patrick founded New Century Resources and became Managing Director following the successful negotiation and acquisition of the Century Zinc Mine in QLD. His role is focused on leading the Company in all facets of the restarting of operations, again establishing Century as a significant zinc producer.
Patrick also has a broad level of resource industry experience through Rio Tinto, Citic Pacific Mining, Cradle Resources, Carbine Resources, Primary Gold and Clean TeQ.
Paul Bartholomew is Senior Managing Editor for S&P Global Platts, based in Melbourne. He is responsible for Platts’ Steel Policy & Industries and Metals Analytics teams in Asia and is editor of Steel Raw Materials Monthly, Global Market Outlook and the China Steel Sentiment Index.
Paul was previously Country Manager, Australia, for London-based Steel Business Briefing, and spent two years in SBB’s Shanghai office as China Editor. He has more than 18 years’ experience in media, communications and research across a range of industries.
Prior to joining SBB, he worked at research company East & Partners, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Penton Media and other business media organisations. He is a regular presenter at industry events and media commentator.
Paul Beesley joined RPMGlobal in 2012 as Chief Technology Officer. Paul has over 35 years’ experience in the information technology industry mostly working in and around the mining and METS sectors.
Starting his career working for the state government in Queensland, Australia, Paul has worked in a wide variety of technology development and management roles around the world. Paul has a proven track record for commercial enterprise software development, from developing large, scalable enterprise solutions to mobile and wearable applications. His experience has allowed him to build expertise across key areas such as application architecture, information management, software development technologies, scalable distributed systems and more recently cloud based technologies, augmented reality and virtual reality.
Managing large global research and development teams working across multiple product lines in distributed virtual teams has given Paul a thorough understanding of the complexities of bringing innovative software solutions to market.
Paul Beesley, Chief Technology Officer at RPM Global, joins the line-up of speakers at the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC). Download the programme now.
Chief Economist, Australia, New Zealand and Global Commodities
Managing Director, Global Research, HSBC Bank Australia
Paul Bloxham is the Chief Economist (Australia, New Zealand and Global Commodities) and Managing Director, Global Research, HSBC Bank Australia Ltd. He is chief spokesperson for HSBC on forecasts and trends for the Australian and New Zealand economies and their interaction with global financial markets and international economies. Paul is also a key spokesperson on HSBC’s unique view on global commodity markets and works closely with HSBC’s global equities team in this regard. Paul is a critical member of the HSBC Global Research team, working with 350 analysts, economists and strategists in 24 countries.
Paul has published a number of papers, including on housing and household finances, asset prices and monetary policy and global commodity market trends. Paul is a regular commentator on local and international business television and a frequent contributor of opinion editorials to the Australian newspapers. Paul is also a member of the Australian National University’s Shadow Reserve Bank Board and is an Adjunct Professor at Curtin University. Prior to joining HSBC in 2010, Paul Bloxham spent 12 years as an economist within the Reserve Bank of Australia’s Economic Analysis Department where he headed up the overseas economies and financial conditions sections, as well as working on domestic forecasting and prices. He holds a Master’s degree in public financial policy from the London School of Economics.
GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. We provide engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients.
Paul Buch, Market Leader- Power at GHD will be presenting on: Proven cost benefits of renewables and energy storage: how to keep your operations lean and green. Download the programme now.
Paul Greenhill is a technical and management professional with 30 years’ experience in senior line management, resource consulting and technology management. He has an extensive background in consulting and the management of research in industry. Paul has been responsible for scoping and feasibility studies, due diligence, technical reviews for projects in Australia, Europe, Latin America.
Paul is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and holds BSc(Hons) and PhD degrees from the University of Tasmania. He has postgraduate training from INSEAD and AGSM.
Paul’s experience includes senior management, project management, techno-financial modelling, project studies and operational consulting, research management and technology evaluation.
Paul McLoughlin is an experienced and passionate Director for KM&T with 19 years experience with in the automotive industry across both operations and maintenance. Highly developed Lean Manufacturing integration skills with extensive management experience working with in the field of consulting across all sectors from 2012 to date.
Paul McLoughlin has worked for Jaguar LandRover as the Ford Production System Manager UK. Working across all the manufacturing environments as a Process Area Manager with last manufacturing responsibility being for LandRover trim and final.
Paul McLoughlin has also worked as an Operations Manager for Ford Performance vehicle with the responsibility for a V8 engine manufacturing plant and a vehicle modification facility. Paul’s responsibilities also included the development of a manufacturing facility for Toyota based in Melbourne called Toyota Racing Development.
From 2012 to date, Paul has been working with KM&T to deliver bespoke business improvement solutions based on lean principles. Focused on assisting clients with the actual implementation of change, from business operating strategy to front line management coaching and development. Paul has worked with clients within the manufacturing, mining, rail, aerospace, healthcare and FMCG sectors. More recently Paul has worked within a major paper manufacturing facility in a seconded role for 16 months as the General Manager for the Maintenance Department where he has established a proven track record of driving sustainable measurable improvements whilst focused on cultural change for the organisation.
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Peter Betson, Deputy Secretary Resources, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, will deliver the Victorian Government address in the Collaboration Theatre at IMARC. Download the programme.
Peter Bryant is an executive business strategist with more than 30 years of experience developing and driving high-growth strategies for companies in the US, Asia Pacific and Europe. He has advised executive teams at a range of enterprises, from emerging businesses to Global Fortune 500 companies, and held senior leadership roles at global companies, and is currently the Board Chair at Development Partner Institute.
Peter is a serial entrepreneur, having been CEO/President for two emerging technology companies and Co-Founder of an enterprise software services company. He actively advises startups and mentors with accelerators such as Clean Launch, Founders and Innovation Pavilions. He co-authored The Growth Champions –The Battle for Sustained Innovation Leadership, published in 2012.
Peter is a leading authority on business, sustainability and technology innovation in multiple sectors, including resources and energy. He is an active speaker around the world and has advised many leading companies, including JCI, BP, GE, Castrol, Rio Tinto, BHP, Baker Hughes, and Anglo American. Peter is Co-Founder and Board Chair of the Development Partner Institute, a not-for-profit that will continue the transformational multi-stakeholder work catalyzed and incubated by the Kellogg Innovation Network.
Mr. Bryant holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. He holds a CA from the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He was a founding board member of the Colorado Innovation Network (COIN) and sits on the Board of Advisors for Chrysalix, a leading clean tech venture fund, and the World Economic Forum’s Mining 2050 program.
Peter Bryant will be presenting on: Development Partner Dialogue: Taking a leadership position in transitioning the mining sector to becoming a true development partner. Click here to download the programme.
Peter Clarke is the General Manager, Industry Engagement of METS Ignited. He has a Bachelor of Engineering from University of Western Australia, 1974, and a Master of Science from the University of Surrey, 1978. Peter Clarke has spent most of his career in technology development and commercialisation in a range of industries including mining, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and agriculture. Peter Clarke has been a co-founder of four companies, a robotics and engineering business, a computer vision company, a refrigeration product design company and a mining services company.
Peter Clarke was awarded the WA Innovator of the Year in 2007, made a University of Sydney Innovation Hero in 2011 and accepted the Australian Museum Eureka Commercialisation prize for this work with Scanalyse Pty Ltd in 2013. Peter Clarke has worked closely with the innovation and start-up space and is a mentor on several accelerator programs including CSIRO ON, Uneartherd, Vocus Upstart, Curtin Ignition and Start Something. Peter Clarke has an extensive network throughout the global mining industry with a good knowledge of the METS markets in Australia, Chile, Peru, Brazil, USA, Canada, Europe, Central Asia and Africa.
Peter Clarke will be facilitating a panel discussion on Funding innovation and technology projects – challenges and opportunities to get the industry ahead within the Collaboration Theatre at IMARC. Download the programme.
Professor & Head of Division of Mining, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
The University of Queensland
Prof Peter Knights’ research interests are in: Mine maintenance management, Mine operations and process control, Mining simulation, Mining equipment automation
Peter Knights is BMA Chair and Professor and Head of the Division of Mining Engineering within the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering.
From 1996 to 2004 he was employed as an Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Engineering of the Catholic University of Chile, based in Santiago, Chile. He was subsequently named as Associate Professor and Canadian Chair in Mining. Peter holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering for the University of Melbourne, Australia, a Masters degree in Systems Engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Mining Engineering from McGill University, Canada.
For the past twenty-five years Peter’s research work has focussed on maintenance and reliability engineering. He is best known for: promoting the now widespread use of logarithmic scatter plots (also known as jack-knife diagrams) to characterize and prioritize downtime events; for his industry training courses on Root Cause Failure Analysis and for developing pragmatic approaches to RCM.
His recent work has focussed on mine data analytics and the reliability and planning issues associated with novel mining systems. He has a number of maintenance publications in prestigious international journals such as the Journal for Quality in Maintenance Engineering and the Journal of Reliability Engineering and System Safety.
Peter Knights will be presenting on: Rethinking whole of value chain optimisation vs silo operations, processes and technologies – what will it take to actually achieve this, is it even achievable? Download the programme now.
Peter Ledwidge, a founder of Mako Gold, is a qualified geologist with over 30 years’ experience in the exploration and mining industry. His career has focussed primarily on gold exploration along with some base metals exploration. Peter has worked extensively in Canada, Africa and Australia, in a variety of roles in exploration, development and mining projects.
Most recently he spent six years working for ASX-listed Orbis Gold in progressing senior management roles whereby he secured all of Orbis’ permits in Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire. Peter played a critical role in the discovery of the Nabanga gold deposit in Burkina Faso and thereafter contributed geological ideas which helped achieve success for the company including the discovery of the Natougou gold deposit, which was recently put into production by TSX-listed Semafo.
Peter is fluently bilingual in French and has established and maintained good professional contacts in Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire in government as well as the private sector.
Peter Ross is the Executive Director, Origination at Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF). Peter Ross is a highly experienced finance specialist strongly credentialed in delivering project finance, advisory and equity outcomes with particular emphasis in the infrastructure and resources sectors.
Peter Ross ‘ key skills, capabilities and areas of expertise include Leading a team or specific workstreams providing financial and commercial advice for both greenfields project development and acquisitions, Raising debt financing in the capacity of a borrower, an adviser or a lender, All aspects of equity including raising capital, equity investment and divestment, special purpose vehicle management and board representation, Highly competent in financial analysis, modelling and financing optimisation and Strong communication and presentation skills including presentations to boards and financiers.
Peter Williams is the Chief Executive Officer of Aus Tin Mining and has over 20 years’ experience in the resources sector, both in Australia and off-shore across a range of commodities including base and precious metals, industrial minerals and bulk commodities. Most recently Peter was Managing Director of the Institutional Banking sector at the National Australia Bank.
Mr Peter Williams started his career with Mount Isa Mines followed by operational and management roles at Mt Lyell and Norseman and subsequent to this worked in the finance sector (Bankwest and ANZ) equity markets (Carmichael Capital Markets).
Pieter de Boer’s key role in PB Innovate is that of “Chief Scientist” He is the visionary who brings PB Innovate ideas to fruition and leads the product development with internal and external resources. Pieter understands the demands of business economics. He has managed the business with clear vision and no obstacle was unsurmountable. His positive attitude and steadfast belief in LANTORI are testament to this.
As a young man couldn’t help himself but be attracted to study the exciting fields of electronics and was fortunate to commence his career at grass root level in the service department of Siemens in The Netherlands. Through various study and immediate practical application of what he was learning Pieter demonstrated his ability as an innovative employee that saw him quickly rise through the ranks to become a sought after Service Engineer.
After migrating to Australia and furthering his knowledge as an engineer the time was right in 2000 to set up his own company, PB Automation, specialising in control systems with a difference. PB Automation became known for its quality and innovative solutions for complex problems.
The product “Lantori” is the shining light in the automated process industry. It takes you immediately to the part in the system where the failure occurred and brings any valuable diagrams and documentation related to that part including any part number and supplier information.
Lantori embraces the uniqueness of your plant and provides a rapid fault fining system for process control and automation. Equipment manufactures as well as independent vendors provide for diagnostics and fault finding tools for STANDARD equipment but do not cater for the uniqueness of the plant, LANTORI DOES!!!!
Mr Pip Darvall is a geologist with a background in exploring for a range of commodities in Australia and overseas, and extensive management experience in several industries. Prior to joining Jindalee in 2017 he ran his own consultancy company specialising in resource project evaluation and management, and as Exploration and Resource Geology Manager drove a rapid growth in Atlas Iron’s resource base over 5 years from 2010 to 2014. Pip is a member of the AusIMM, Australian Institute of Geoscientists and the Society of Economic Geologists.
Jindalee Resources Limited (ASX: JRL) is a West Australian based exploration company with direct and indirect exposure to gold, base and strategic metals, iron ore, uranium and magnesite through projects generated by the Company’s technical team. Jindalee listed in 2002 and has a track record of rewarding shareholders via priority entitlements to several successful IPO’s and payment of a special dividend, without ever having to go back to shareholders to raise capital. Jindalee’s strategy is to acquire prospective ground cheaply, add value through low cost exploration and, where justified, either introduce partners to assist in funding further progress, or fund this activity via a dedicated company in which Jindalee retains a significant interest. At 30 September 2018 Jindalee held cash and listed securities worth $4.5M, combining with the Company’s tight capital structure to provide a strong base for leverage into new opportunities, and the opportunity for significant value creation for shareholders.
Dr Pius Kasolo is well known and respected in the mining sector, for both his technical expertise in the field of mining exploration and for his acumen as a highly effective business strategist.
Dr Pius Kasolo studied geology at the University Of Zambia School Of Mines; Pius Kasolo holds an Msc. In Basin analysis from Nancy Ecole de mine, in France; a PhD in Economic Geology from the University of Southampton, UK; a Post-Doctoral Research (University of Southampton, UK); Pius Kasolo has authored and co-authored numerous articles and has addressed international conferences and symposia on issues relating to the mining industry.
Dr. Pius Kasolo has over 20 years of experience in the mining sector as a consultant and at senior management level, during which he has worked in, and provided consultancy services to, organisations with major international mining interests. Pius Kasolo has undertaken various high level research studies, consultancy assignments and evaluations in the mining industry and other business sectors for the European Union, BHP, the University of Southampton and the Zambia Revenue Authority among others. Pius Kasolo has held various senior positions in the mining industry including that of Exploration Manager for JCI Limited of South Africa (then Part of the Anglo American Corporation) covering various countries namely Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Ghana, Mali and Gabon. Dr. Pius Kasolo has served as Director on several companies in Africa including Firestone an Australian Listed company.
Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer of ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc in October 2014, Dr. Pius Kasolo was owner and Chairman of Zambezi Holdings, a diversified investment company and Chief Executive Officer for Zambezi Mining Services (a concrete lining products firm based in South Africa).
Prabhav Sharma is a Partner at McKinsey & Company and primarily serves resources clients in Africa, Australia, Europe, India, and Indonesia. Much of his work has focused around operational performance turnarounds in the mining sector. More recently, he has focused on driving large-scale improvements in the resource sector through the use of technology, advanced analytics, and innovation.
Prabhav is passionate about workplace productivity as a fundamental driver of prosperity in the economy, which is reflected in the work he has undertaken over the last several years.
Examples of Prabhav’s recent client experience include the following:
leading a technology-based transformation for a large gold-mining business
spearheading a performance and organisational-health transformation for a large copper business
designing an overall turnaround program for a gold-mining company in Asia, across four countries and five separate assets
leading a holistic performance transformation of a copper-and-gold asset in Asia
leading a holistic performance transformation of an iron-ore major
developing a maintenance turnaround for a large coal company in Asia, focused on improving productivity by 30 to 40 percent
Prabhav Sharma, Partner at McKinsey & Company will be joining a panel at the International Mining and Resources Conference. Download the programme.
Prashanth Mysore has 20 years’ experience in Technical Portfolio Management, Solution Consulting & best practices Development for PLM based solutions across the capital project industries Energy, Process & Utilities, Natural Resources & Mining, Architecture, Engineering & Construction, Marine & Offshore sectors.
Currently based in Adelaide, Prashanth is working for Dassault Systemes WW team with responsibilities including expanding technological capabilities in Digital Manufacturing & Manufacturing Operations Management and ensuring quality of the domain & market development. He has specialised in Manufacturing Operations management, Productivity Improvements, Lean Manufacturing, System & Solution Architecture, and Product Lifecycle Management Systems. Prior to this, He has been a Methods Engineer & Production Manager in leading Automotive Companies Suzuki & Toyota in India.
Prashanth has a degree in Mechanical Engineering form National Institute of Engineering India.
Rachel Ball is Head of Public Policy and Advocacy at Oxfam Australia, where she leads a team of advocates working across labour rights, inequality, mining, climate change and aid policy. Rachel Ball is an expert on human rights and has extensive experience as a lawyer and advocate, with a particular focus on women’s rights and corporate accountability. In 2017, Rachel Ball sat on the Australian Government’s Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group on Business and Human Rights.
Prior to joining Oxfam, Rachel Ball was the Director of Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre and a lawyer and King & Wood Mallesons.
Rachel Ball will join a panel discussion on Ideas and initiatives for fostering new collaborations across multiple stakeholders within the People, Projects & Infrastructure conference at IMARC. Download the programme.
Rachel Nicholson specialises in Disputes and Investigations and is based in Melbourne. Before joining Allens, Rachel spent several years managing World Bank, ADB and Australian funded law reform projects in Asia.
Rachel has particular expertise advising on complex regulatory and law enforcement investigations and is recognised as a market leader in anti-bribery and corruption and business crime matters as well as business human rights obligations. Rachel has strong experience engaging with a broad range of authorities including the AFP, DPP, ASIC, ACCC and the ATO. With local counsel, Rachel also acts in investigations conducted by the US DOJ and SEC and UK Serious Fraud Office.
Additionally, Rachel’s litigation experience includes advice on tort, competition and administrative law actions for clients across a range of sectors including mining, oil and gas, energy, banking, manufacturing, health and federal and state governments.
Rachel has advised on regulatory disputes and litigation brought in Australia, the US, the UK and Papua New Guinea. Rachel has also advised on investigations and legal issues for offshore projects in China, Indonesia, India and across Africa.
This includes advising:
Financial Services Royal Commission – advising an international bank in relation to the Commission;
State government departments on disability discrimination and equal opportunity claims commenced in state tribunals or the Federal Court;
Amcor and Air France, KLM and Martinair in class actions in the Federal Court alleging cartel conduct;
ExxonMobil on all litigation emanating from the LNG Project in PNG;
numerous resources, banking and finance and manufacturing companies on development and implementation of anti-bribery, sanctions and human rights-related polices;
clients across a range of sectors on independent investigations into allegations of foreign bribery or sanctions breaches including involving Australian, US and UK enforcement authorities;
mining and oil and gas clients including Barrick Gold on investigations into alleged human rights violations by public or private security forces at mine sites. This includes audits of alignment with the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights;
Chevron in China and other clients on design and implementation of project-level grievance mechanisms;
BHP Billiton on PRRT-related proceedings in the Federal Court and various tax disputes concerning Olympic Dam;
AngloGold Ashanti and ExxonMobil on various tenement related disputes in Australia and PNG respectively;
Newcrest, ExxonMobil, Glencore and Rio Tinto on various class actions and representative proceedings involving tort and constitutional law claims commenced in Australia and overseas alleging environmental, social or human rights impacts.
Rachel leads the firm’s Governance, Risk and Compliance team and regularly advises clients on risk minimisation steps and compliance reviews including emanating from internal investigations or regulatory action.
Rachel led the Allens team that advised the UN Special Representative on Business and Human Rights in development of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Rachel was also on the IFC’s Expert Panel for review if its ‘Guidance for Projects and Companies on Designing Grievance Mechanisms’, and on the International Commission of Jurists’ Expert Panel on Corporate Complicity in Human Rights Violations.
Rachel is a Director of the UN Global Compact Network Australia and leads its Anti-Corruption Leadership Group.
Mr. Rajiv Babooram is one among the only six Counsellors on Economic Matters currently serving in the Diplomatic Missions of Mauritius abroad. The objective of the Government of the Republic of Mauritius in creating this new position is to mainly implement and enhance the economic diplomacy strategy by creating a strong and vast diplomatic footprint in emerging markets.
Mr. Babooram has taken up his post at the Mauritius High Commission in Canberra, Australia since March 2018. He is responsible for promoting Trade and Investment relations between Mauritius and Australia as well as New Zealand.
Prior to joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade of Mauritius, he was employed at the Economic Development Board (EDB) of Mauritius, the National Trade and Investment promotion agency for the Mauritian Government. During the five years he spent at the EDB, Mr Babooram has led several trade delegations from Mauritius to the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Turkey, Dubai, Bahrain and Turkey. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Roehampton University, UK, and has a first-class degree in Banking with Economics & Law from the London Metropolitan University.
Rajiv Babooram joins the line up of speakers at International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC). Download the programme.
Reg joined Canaccord in 2009 as a Mining Analyst, and has 9 years experience in the resources and finance sectors. This includes previous roles with several Australian and UK based corporate finance houses/stockbrokers, as well as a number of corporate development and managerial positions with several listed and unlisted mining and exploration companies. His current resources sector research coverage focuses primarily on precious metals companies, including mid-cap production companies through to earlier stage exploration companies. Reg has a B.Bus degree and holds post graduate qualifications in Applied Finance.
Reg Spencer will be presenting on: Understanding the lithium-ion battery supply chain and the relevance for investors. Download the programme now.
Ric Gros has more than 30 years in senior leadership roles across mining equipment, mineral processing, infrastructure, construction, B2B industrial, FMCG and global supply chains. And Ric Gros is the Chief Executive Officer of METS Ignited.
Ric Gros’ previous roles include Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, non-executive directorships and chairmanships in private and listed environments. And Ric Gros’ experience includes leading operations with turnover exceeding $350m, Group portfolio management, mergers & acquisitions, start-ups & commercialisation, capital raising & venture capital, with extensive end-to-end local and international supply chain management expertise.
Richard Boele has over 20 years of experience in advising and managing human rights and social risks in a range of sectors including mining, resources, retail and property. Richard Boele’s particular strengths are engaging senior corporate leaders on strategic human rights and social risks as well as leading large consultancy assignments in socially and politically complex environments. He is a widely published thought-leader and known by clients for asking the challenging but important questions that lead to many an executive’s career “ah-ha” moment.
Richard Boele is a former director of the UN Global Compact Network Australia and has led business and human rights projects across a range of sectors such as mining, oil & gas, resources, retail, FMCG and financial services. Richard Boele is also sought after as a conference facilitator and speaker.
Richard Day has 18 years experience in the South Australian public sector spanning the energy, climate change, and industry development portfolios.
He is currently Acting Director of the Low Carbon Economy Unit within the South Australian Department of Energy and Mining, which is charged with capturing the investment and industry development opportunities associated with the state’s transition to clean energy. Current areas of focus include renewable energy, energy storage, clean hydrogen, zero emission vehicles and the battery value chain.
Richard has led the development and implementation of a Hydrogen Roadmap for South Australia, which was released in September 2017.
Richard Day will be presenting on Could Australia become a regional hydrogen export superpower? What role might South Australian wind and solar play within the Future Energy conference at IMARC. Download the programme.
Richard Goldberg is Gekko’s Group Manager for Innovation and Collaboration. He has over 30 years experience in developing and delivering new products to the market place. Richard has worked within a number of leading corporations and start-up organizations across the globe in the semiconductor, academic, and energy sectors, most recently developing equipment for the subsea oil and gas industry.
A technology professional with a Ph.D. in physics, Richard has published over 90 scientific papers and holds a number of patents. Throughout his career he has held primary responsibility in managerial, engineering, R&D, and product management roles. At Gekko his focus is to utilise innovative ideas and technology to provide customer focussed solutions to the mining industry.
Richard Goldberg will join a panel discussion on Funding innovation and technology projects – challenges and opportunities to get the industry ahead within the Collaboration Theatre at IMARC 2018. Download the programme.
Richard Morrow is a Melbourne-based stockbroker with establishment broking house, Baillieu Holst, and chairman of the globally acknowledged Melbourne Mining Club, Australia’s most successful resources networking organisation. Richard began his relationship with the resources sector as a journalist with the Australian Financial Review in the 1980s.
He joined global stockbroker Smith New Court in London before returning to Australia in time for the 1987 sharemarket crash. Richard became a director of the then E.L. & C. Baillieu where he has been entrenched for more than a quarter of a century, advising high net worth investors.
He is a Fellow of the AusIMM and a director of Lowell Resources Fund Management, investment manager of dynamic small resources-focussed listed investment company Lowell Resources Fund (ASX ticker: LRT).
Richard Morrow will be presenting on: The ultimate checklist for juniors – what makes a good story, how to position your value proposition, what investors are looking for, how to reduce your risk profile? Download the programme.
Richard Schodde has over 30 years experience in a wide variety of project analysis and strategic planning roles within the international resources industry – including 15 years at WMC (in its Business Development Group and as Strategic Planning Manager for the Exploration Division) and more recently, 4 years at BHP Billiton (as Minerals Economist in their Global Exploration Team). In 2008 he founded MinEx Consulting to provide strategic and economic advice to mining and exploration companies.
From his work Richard has developed a deep understanding of the drivers behind mineral exploration and the associated economic and business risks of mining. This underpins his work in helping companies identify how to make money out of exploration.
Richard holds a First Class Honours Degree in Materials Engineering and a MBA. Along the way he has become experienced in geology. He serves on a number of industry committees including the AusIMM and the Melbourne Mining Club. In 2009 he was appointed an Adjunct Professor at the School of Earth Sciences at UWA (Centre for Exploration Targeting) and is a member of SEG, SME and PDAC. He has also on the Editorial Board for the Journal for Resources Policy – an international journal devoted to minerals policy and economics, aimed at economists and decision-makers in academia, government and industry Richard has published several papers on exploration performance and is internationally recognized by his peers as a world leader in mineral economics.
Richard Schodde will be presenting on: Where, what, when, and who? Highlighting key global exploration opportunities, trends and a perspective on the cycle of mineral exploration. Download the programme now.
Richard Taylor is the Chief Executive Officer of Terramin. Richard Taylor is a mining executive with more than 15 years’ experience in senior international and resource sector roles. Richard Taylor was most recently Managing Director of PanAust Ltd’s Asia business subsidiary, Phu Bia Mining Limited, where he held responsibility for business development initiatives in Myanmar and exploration in Laos. Richard Taylor has held senior executive roles with Mineral Deposits Limited, Oxiana Ltd, MMG and the World Bank.
Richard Taylor is a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and has held board roles with a number of companies and not for profit organisations. Richard Taylor holds an MBA from the University of Cambridge and is a qualified lawyer admitted to practice in New South Wales.
Rob Henderson is the President & CEO of Amerigo Resources Ltd. based in Vancouver, Canada. He been with Amerigo since 2012 and is responsible for the operation of Minera Valle Central (MVC) in Chile. MVC has been in operation for 26 years and produces copper and molybdenum concentrates from the fresh and historic tailings of Codelco’s El Teniente Mine. A recent expansion project at MVC is expected to increase production to 80 – 85 million pounds of copper per year.
Rob is a professional engineer with an MBA. He has over 30 years of international experience operating, building and acquiring mineral properties and projects. He has worked in mine operations for Kinross Gold Corporation, Rand Mines and DeBeers, and with SNC Lavalin and Hatch delivering engineering services to international mining clients.
Rob Henderson, Chief Executive Officer of Amerigo Resources, will be speaking at the Plant and Processing session at IMARC 2019 with a key note case study on the scale and success of how Minera Valle Central re-processes the tailings of the El Teniente’s mine in Chile. Download the programme.
Rob has 24 years’ experience in the mining industry holding roles across the all aspects of the value chain in different commodities and different countries.
Rob currently holds the role of Vice President Operations at South32’s Cannington silver, lead and zinc operation which includes a remote underground mine, mill and supporting infrastructure, a road to rail loading facility outside of Cloncurry and port storage and loading operations in Townsville.
Prior to this, Rob held various operational, strategy development and planning, and marketing roles in the South32 and BHP Billiton’s Manganese business. This included Vice President Operations at the Groote Eylandt Mining Company, Head of Resource Planning and Development, and Manganese Ore Book Owner.
Rob has also worked for the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance in various roles in operations and business and project development; for a small consulting group advising clients on mine operations and optimisation, risk management and acquisitions and divestments; and for Xstrata in operations roles.
Rob holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) and a Masters in Finance.
Rob Jackson joins the line up of speakers at International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC). Download the programme.
Rob Thomson, who was appointed as managing director of Stonewall Resources in November 2016, has previously had key roles in taking 8 exploration projects through to mining operations. These include Finder’s Wetar 28,000tpa copper cathode project in Indonesia, Kingsgate’s 125,000+ ozpa Chatree open-cut gold mine in Thailand, Oxiana’s 125,000+ ozpa Sepon open-cut CIL gold mine in Laos, and Climax Mining’s Didipio 150,000+ oz ( gold equivalent) gold/copper project in the Philippines.
Rob holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Queensland and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Wollongong. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Rob started his career in underground gold mining in Southern Africa more than a few decades ago and went on to successful roles as CEO; executive director and director (ASX, AIM and TSX.V) and field roles building and establishing mines as general manager and project director, with local and international mining companies.
Robert Milbourne is the Managing Director of Mining Standards International (MSI). MSI was founded by Robert Milbourne in 2015 to address the global challenge in transparency and accountability in the mining sector. Joined by senior industry professionals with over 100 years of mining experience, MSI has a team of professionals with expertise in geology, mineral processing, governance, finance, social impact and certification systems.
Robert Milbourne is an international corporate and transactional lawyer focused on the mining and natural resources sector.Experience in most commodities, and completed projects in over 20 jurisdictions around the world.
Robert Pritchard is a lawyer with over 40 years’ experience in the development and financing of a wide range of resources projects.
He is Executive Director of the Energy Policy Institute of Australia, Managing Director of ResourcesLaw International and Chairman of the St Baker Energy Innovation Fund. Robert served for 9 years on the Finance Committee of the World Energy Council.
Robert Pritchard will be presenting on: What is going to be the best value option of energy mix, and how will the market service the renewable energy sector? Download the programme here.
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.
Mr Robin H Chambers AO, was one of the founders of Chambers & Company in 1984. Prior to that he had been General Counsel of CRA Limited (now Rio Tinto Limited) for 14 years. He graduated with degrees in Australia and the United States, and was an associate with Chadbourne & Parke LLP in New York before returning to Australia to join CRA.
Over his career as an international lawyer, he has been General Counsel on numerous projects, including many of the major resources projects developed in Australia, as well as on projects across Asia and other continents.
He was co-founder of the Australian Mining & Petroleum Law Association and one time President. He is a life member of AMPLA. This body is the leading resources and energy law organisation in Australia. He was a member of the National Board of the Australia China Business Council from 1986 until its merger with the ACCCI in the mid 1990s. Thereafter, he held the position of State Vice President for many years. He was made a life member in 2007.
He is the only non-Chinese director of the Chinese Government-owned Sinosteel Australia Pty Ltd, a director of Wuhan Steels Australian Subsidiary. He was previously a director of YTC Resources Ltd appointed by Yunnan Tin Group Company Ltd and Co Chairman of the China Advisory Board of Fortescue Metals Group.
Ronan Collins is the Director and Head of Product Development for CARDBORED – a drilling and sampling solutions company. He has commercialised a broad range of technology and data infrastructure products in both Underground and Open cut Mining over the past 10 years, with several crossovers into other industries. Having a passion for sustainable mining, he is particularly interested in process and cost effective environmentally friendly solutions. With a background in biomedical R&D, and experience in non-invasive procedures, he sees significant opportunities and cross pollination in both the Exploration and Production Drilling Sectors. When not in the office, Ronan enjoys working in his garden – predominantly replanting it after his 2 dogs. He is currently working on Autonomous Drilling solutions and lives in Perth with his wife Elaine.
CARDBORED provides exploration sampling data in real time using Autonomous Electric Drill Rigs. We achieve this through the use of environmentally friendly, disposable drilling consumables, which allows us to drastically reduce the size and cost of our Drill Rigs.
Russell Clark is a highly experienced and successful senior resource sector executive, and has more than 38 years’ experience in technical roles, project development, general management and executive positions in the UK, USA, Africa, South America, Papua New Guinea, and throughout Australia.
Prior to joining Kasbah Resources in October 2017 Russell Clark was Managing Director of Wolf Minerals from 2013 to 2017 where he had responsibility for successfully financing and developing the Hemerdon tungsten and tin project in United Kingdom. Prior to his role with Wolf Minerals he was the CEO of Azimuth Resources and Managing Director of Grange Resources Limited.
Mr Clark previously worked for Renison Goldfields for 18 years at numerous mining operations and spent eight years with Newmont where his final role was Group Executive of Operations, responsible for eight mining operations in Australia and New Zealand. Mr Clark has a mining degree from the Royal School of Mines in London, and a post grad diploma in Finance and Investment Analysis.
Russell Clark, Chief Executive Officer at Kasbah Resources, joins the lineup of speakers at this year’s IMARC. Download the programme now.
Ryan Welker specializes in developing commercial development strategies, resource acquisitions/divestures, joint ventures and project debt finance for projects and companies throughout the world.
He previously worked for Standard Bank, Hancock Prospecting, Mineral Resources Limited and Rio Tinto as well as a broad range of mining finance groups, mining companies and other mining industry service companies as a consultant and director. His direct project experience has been with some of the worlds largest developments including Roy Hill and Alpha/Kevin’s Corner in Australia.
Ryan has a B.A. (Honors) in International Finance and Accounting from Regent’s Business School in London and holds Series 7 and 63 licenses.
Ryan Welker, Head of Mining at EAS Advisors joins the lineup of speakers at the International Mining and Resources Conference. Download the programme now.
Sam Riggall has been CEO of Clean TeQ Holdings Ltd since 2013. Clean TeQ is developing the Syerston Project in central NSW, which will become one of the largest suppliers of nickel and cobalt sulphate to the lithium ion battery industry.
Prior to his appointment at Clean TeQ, Sam Riggall was Executive Vice President – Business Development and Strategic Planning at Ivanhoe Mines Limited. Sam Riggall was an executive director of Ivanhoe Australia Limited and a non-executive director of Oyu Tolgoi LLC.
Sam Riggall worked for the Rio Tinto Group in a variety of roles for almost 15 years. Sam Riggall was the mining executive responsible for Rio Tinto’s Industrial Minerals businesses before taking on the role of Commercial Manager for Rio Tinto’s global project generation group. Sam Riggall worked in several business development and project evaluation roles within Rio Tinto, including leading the four-year negotiation with the Mongolian Government to secure an Investment Agreement for the Oyu Tolgoi Project. Sam Riggall has worked extensively in China and throughout Asia.
Sam Riggall is also a director of Syrah Resources Limited, which is currently constructing the world’s largest graphite mine in Mozambique.
Sam Street is the Director, Corporate Finance at Morgans & Melbourne Mining Club. Sam Street specialises in equity capital raising for small to mid cap companies. Sam Street has been with Morgans for more than 10 years and has worked on over 100 IPOs, placements and rights issues.
A decade in the equity markets has provided Sam Street with deep-seated relationships across corporates and institutional investors both domestically and abroad.
Prior to joining the Corporate Finance team, Sam Street was in the Equities Research team with Morgans in the Brisbane office. Sam Street has previously worked at Deloitte in tax and audit and in institutional banking at the Commonwealth Bank.
Sam Street Qualifications and Professional Affiliations are Bachelor of Business (Bkf/Acc), QUT, Graduate Diploma Applied Finance & Investment, Kaplan, Graduate in Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), AusBiotech Victorian Branch Committee and Melbourne Mining Club – Steering Committee.
Sam Bennett leads the Resources business group across Australia and New Zealand at WSP, providing professional project and construction management services and engineering design to the mining, resources and industry sector.
Sam has extensive experience in the delivery of complex, major projects within both private and public sectors, including mining, rail, highways, power, airfield and urban redevelopment, from heavy civil engineering through to control systems and communications. Sam has held major project leadership roles on projects in the UK, the Middle East, Singapore, Indonesia and Australian including, most recently, as WSP’s Project Director for the Roy Hill Project in Western Australia.
Sandeep Biswas was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer on 4 July 2014. He joined Newcrest Mining in January 2014, as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer.
Skills, experience and expertise
Mr Biswas was previously Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Aluminium, a wholly owned subsidiary within the Rio Tinto group, which incorporated the bauxite, alumina, refining and smelting operations in Australia and New Zealand. He began his career with Mount Isa Mines, working in both Australia and Europe. Mr Biswas has also worked for Western Mining in Australia and Rio Tinto in Canada and Australia. He has experience in research, operations, business development and projects, across commodities including aluminium, copper, lead, zinc and nickel.
Other Current Directorships / Appointments
Vice Chairman of Minerals Council of Australia
Director of the World Gold Council (from 2017)
Member of ICMM Council
Sandeep Biswas will be presenting on: Aligning business growth opportunities with sustainable practices across the industry – top three considerations of CEOs today. Click here to download the programme.
Sandy Gray is co-founder and Technical Director of Gekko Systems, and is responsible for the Technical, Sales, and Research and Development teams. He has a background in mine management and over 35 years’ experience in mining and mineral processing operations, having invented his first jig at 17 years of age in the Curnamona Basin in South Australia.
A world leader in gravity gold and leaching flowsheets design, pre-concentration, polymetallics, materials handling and effective plant design, Sandy invented Gekko’s patented systems including the InLine Pressure Jig (IPJ), InLine Leach Reactor (ILR), G-Rex Resin Exchange and the Python Processing Plant. His inventions are breakthroughs in the field of mineral processing with over 600 installations at mines in 43 different countries over the last twenty years.
Sandy Gray is a recipient of the prestigious Clunies Ross Award, Australia’s pre-eminent award for scientists, technologists and innovators. Other awards he has received include the AusIMM Mineral Operating Technique Award, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Technology, Communications, E-commerce & Life Sciences – Southern Region), the Victorian Premier’s Design Award in 2010 for the Python low height modular plant and received the Professional Excellence Award 2017 The AusIMM
In recent years Sandy’s main focus has been on improving plant economics incorporating technologies/flowsheets which focus on overall plant productivity improvements in energy, reagents, and maintenance/operations. He believes that to maximise the benefits of the new flowsheets it is necessary to have a completely integrated approach and possibly the most exciting transformation will come through the total downstream benefits of fine crushing up front for optimum liberation ahead of any further process.
Sandy’s career includes the introduction of intensive cyanidation for the recovery of gravity gold concentrates into the gold industry through the development of the InLine Leach Reactor. This technology is now used throughout the world in most gold mines with gravity circuits. Another achievement is the application of VSI (vertical shaft impact) technology to improve pre-concentration outcomes through a focus on liberation characteristics. This was used originally as a stop-gap for HPGR, but Sandy believes it will become a standard metallurgical tool for those trying to optimise liberation.
Sandy Gray is currently completing research and development into coarse liberation, resin thiosulphate and other environmental processing opportunities to further advance Gekko’s capabilities.
Sara Prendergast has worked in the Australian mining industry for over 15 years living in a range of remote outback locations across a variety of commodities. She is a Senior Finance professional with Orica leading the performance reporting for their largest division of Australia, Pacific and Asia. Her career has seen her taken on challenges such a ~$30bn expansion project closure, $4bn asset overhaul, managing salvage of assets >$125m, finance and commercial system and process improvements, lead finance function transformations, design and implement and in some cases restore financial governance of mining organisations, lead major cost improvement initiatives (multi-million) and strategy formation during boom and bust.
Sara is a Director on The Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) board during a period of major transformation. AusIMM is the peak body for mining professionals and represents >13,000 mining professionals globally. AusIMM delivers an ongoing program of professional development services to ensure members are supported throughout their careers enabling them to provide high-quality professional input to industry and the community. In this role, she has contributed to developing a strategy that modernises the definition of what is a mining professional beyond geology and engineering. Sara is also a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and increased the financial and commercial assurance of the organisation.
In 2017, she was granted a scholarship to research how to attract women in operational roles. Following the research paper’s release, she has consulted on the topic with many organisations as well as speaking engagements with the Minerals Council of Australia, WIMnet – NSW, Rio Tinto, NAWIC, NAWO, and Downer to assist in building the numbers of women engaged in their operational roles.
In 2017, Sara was recognised in the Australian Exceptional Women in Mining awards by the Minerals Council of Australia based on her contribution to the success of women in the mining industry and her ability to achieve a directorship in the Mining Industry.
Rev. Séamus Finn is responsible for the Faith Consistent Investing program for the Oblate Investment Pastoral Trust. Rev. Séamus Finn has also been a member of the Justice/Peace and Integrity of Creation Ministry team of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate since 1986 and held various positions for that ministry. The JPIC team is also responsible for the Faith Consistent/Socially Responsible Investing program both for the OIP and the U.S. province of the oblates.
Rev. Séamus Finn has represented the Oblates at the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility in New York since 1988 and currently serves as the ICCR board chair. He represents the Oblates at International Interfaith Investment Group and on other interfaith investment initiatives. These responsibilities include active engagement as shareholders with individual corporations and participation in various roundtable multi stakeholder discussions that include the mining sector as well as the oil and gas sector.
Matthew grew up in Logan just south of Brisbane. After achieving a First Class Honours Degree in Economics at the University of Queensland, Matthew worked at the Productivity Commission where he eventually rose to the level of Director. During that time Matthew worked on projects ranging from competition laws, housing affordability to counting the number of policies that Australian governments have introduced to tackle climate change (the answer was 244).
Becoming increasingly frustrated at the lack of coherent economic policy by the Rudd Government, Matthew went to work for Barnaby Joyce as his Chief-of-Staff ahead of the 2010 election. In that role, Matthew helped develop policies to provide tax concessions for vital infrastructure and to encourage people to move to the regions, worked on a Senate inquiry that recommended stricter environmental controls on coal seam gas developments and developed a Coalition report on the potential to invest in new dams throughout Australia.
At the 2013 election Matthew was elected to the Senate. He took up his position as a Senator in the Nationals party room in July 2014 as a Senator based in Rockhampton, the first Senator to be based in Rockhampton for more than 20 years.
Matthew is a former Lions Youth of the Year and worked as a Leader with the Christian Brothers on Edmund Rice Camps, where he met his wife. They now live in Yeppoon near Rockhampton, with their four sons and baby daughter. While Matthew’s family is very proud of him being preselected by the LNP to run for the Senate, his Father remains slightly disappointed that he gave up cricket at 16 and therefore never fulfilled his true calling to play test cricket for Australia.
Senator The Honourable Matt Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, joins the lineup of speakers at the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC). Download the programme now.
Serena Lillywhite is the Chief Executive Officer at Transparency International Australia. Serena has had a 18 year career in responsible business conduct. She is an experienced corporate accountability practitioner, researcher and advocate.
Serena is well known for her work on the social dimensions of international business, particularly: governance, corruption, human rights, labour rights, resettlement and gender. This has included work in the financial service sector, mining and the garment and apparel sectors.
Serena is an experienced political lobbyist and communicator and has advised governments and the OECD on policy issues associated with extractives, financial services, supply chains, taxation, transparency, and corruption. Serena has been a member of several OECD high level working groups, including the development of the OECD Guidance on Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement and Due Diligence in the Extractives Sector.
Serena is an expert in the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, among other corporate accountability mechanisms and performance standards. Serena holds a Masters in International Business from The University of Melbourne, and has authored several corporate accountability publications. She has lived and worked in China and Cambodia, as well as other countries in the Asia pacific region, and countries of Africa.
She previously worked for Oxfam, the Brotherhood of St Laurence and RMIT where among other positions, was the Director of the RMIT campus in China. She has held positions on several advisory boards, including the University of Queensland Center for Social Responsibility in Mining, the University of Melbourne Asian Law Center, and the NAB Stakeholder Engagement Forum.
Serena Lillywhite, Chief Executive Officer of Transparency International, will be facilitating the Transparency International Dialogue: Responsible business, transparency and corruption risks: What can industry do? during the People, Projects and Infrastructure Initiatives conference. Download the programme now.
Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner - Latin America
Shannon took up the role of Senior Trade Commissioner in Santiago in January 2016 and manages Austrade’s posts in Chile and Argentina and has responsibility for Paraguay and Uruguay.
Shannon started her career in law, working within large Australian law firms before joining Australian non-profit organisation, The Global Foundation where she led domestic and global teams facilitating public and private sector relationships and policy development in the areas of mining, renewable energy, financial services, education, agribusiness and manufacturing. Most recently she was Director of SP Consultancy, with business interests in Australia, Brazil and the United States focusing on developing strategies in management, leadership, community engagement, communications and branding for large organisations. Shannon continues to sit on the Advisory Board of The Global Foundation.
Shannon holds a Bachelor of Law (Hons.) and Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University and speaks Portuguese and Spanish.
Shannon Powell will be presenting on: The positive industry impacts of LATAM’s “pro-business” governments: What does this actually mean for international METs, investors and miners? Download the programme here.
Executive Vice President, Head of External Affairs and Social Performance
Sharon Flynn has over 20 years of experience designing and implementing sustainability strategies with global multi-nationals in the mining, oil & gas, construction and forestry sectors. Sharon has also worked in the non-profit sector in community development, biodiversity conservation and peace building.
Prior to joining OceanaGold, Sharon worked with the One Earth Future Foundation, Rio Tinto, Bechtel, GrupoNueva and Conservation International, among others. She holds a Masters in International Relations and Management from the University of California, San Diego.
Shaun McCarthy is the Chief Executive Officer of Multicom Resources and is an accomplished Civil Engineer with over 15yrs experience across the mining and construction sectors. Having held senior positions in private and public mining companies over the past 7yrs, Shaun successfully help to guide QCoal’s Byerwen Coal Project through a rapid development to first coal, and before that OZ Minerals Prominent Hill Project through a large-scale expansion, more than doubling the size of the open pit operation.
Shaun’s experiences extend across the full lifecycle of a Project from feasibility and approvals through to construction, commissioning and operations. These attributes are critical for Multicom in expediting its new supply of Vanadium to this growing market.
Mr. Shigeru Oi has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation since June 2014 and served as its Senior Executive Officer. Mr. Shigeru Oi is a Senior Staff Member of Metals Group and in charge of Resource Development Department in charge of Corporate Planning Department (Projects). Mr. Shigeru Oi served as Senior Executive Officer and Director of Pan Pacific Copper Co., Ltd. Mr. Shigeru Oi served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Pan Pacific Copper Co., Ltd. until July 2015.
Shigeru Oi has been a Representative Director of JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation since 2013. Mr. Oi has been a Part-time Director of JXTG Holdings, Inc. since June 2014. He served as a Director at JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation.
Shigeru Oi will join a panel discussion on how industry can work together to positively promote the sector, attract and develop its workforces of the future, and embrace ever evolving technologies within the Stakeholder Engagement, Collaboration and Managing Change session at IMARC. Download the programme.
Born on 16.05.1962, Shri Anil Kumar Nayak has done his M.A. in Politics from School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi and M.Phil in Ethnicity and Political development in the Ivory Coast from Delhi University. He joined Indian Ordinance Factory Services (IOFS-1986 Batch) on 15th Feb’ 1987.
He was Deputy Director General, Ordinance Factory Board, Kolkata before joining as Chief Labour Commissioner in Ministry of Labour in August, 2015.He got wide experience of working in other Government departments viz. Under Secretary to 5th Pay Commission, Deputy Secretary in Ministry of Defence, Regional Provident Fund Commissioner Gr.-I of Bihar etc. He has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Mines in March, 2018.
He brings with him varied experience in technical as well as administrative fields.
Siri C. Genik has spent over 25 years working on major capital projects around the world. She has worked in the Natural Resource and Infrastructure industries. During the course of her career, Siri has developed particular expertise in Strategic Planning, Risk Management, Stakeholder Engagement and Governance, with a strong focus on Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability and Agreement Negotiation. Siri has worked with the Board Room, Leadership as well as Project Delivery teams.
Siri has worked with players of all sizes in the Natural Resource & Energy sector, including Glencore Xstrata, BHP, Suncor, Rio Tinto, SNC-Lavalin and Hatch. She has also worked in Infrastructure with Hydro-Québec, and in Panama, as well as the Port of a major Canadian city. Siri is currently working on developing a sustainable business model for the “green-financing” of small cap energy and natural resources companies. She is also a strong believer in the “cluster approach” to mining, where the interface of related industries such as forestry, agriculture, infrastructure, academia, finance, R & D as well as workforce planning delivers strong sustainable bottom line results to shareholders and stakeholders alike.
Siri is a director of a number of profit and non-for-profit boards, and focuses on organizations supporting education and mentoring for access and integration into industry. She is the Vice-President of Women-in-Mining Canada and a member of Prospectors & Developers Assn of Canada’s Sustainability Committee and Student Mentorship Committee.
Siri is a lawyer, member of the Bar of Québec, as well as a qualified mediator. She is perfectly fluent in English, French and Spanish. Siri recently received the 2018 “Distinguished Lecturer Award for CSR” from the Canadian Institute of Mining.
Siri is a Canadian and her family is from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and grew up in South America, Africa, France, Spain and the UK. In the course of her career she has worked in Egypt, Russia, Malaysia, New Caledonia, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Panama, Argentina, Australia, Mongolia as well as Canada, Alaska and the Arctic.
Siri Genik, Principal at BRIDGE & Strategic Partner at Women in Mining Canada (WIMC), will join a Keynote Q&A about what to consider before deciding to do business in Canada: Differences and similarities within the Global Opportunities USA & Canada session at IMARC 2019. Download the programme.
Stefan Miller is a young and enthusiastic founder of the company with an electronics background, specialising in PCB manufacture. His studies also include: Business Development, Electrical Engineering and Training & Assessment.
ShotTrack Pty Ltd was established in March 2014 and is dedicated to the research, design and manufacture of analysis equipment for the mining and construction industries. Customers are large mining/construction companies, mining consultants, mines and distributors of monitoring equipment for these industries.
As a result of contract development services to the explosives industry, ShotTrack has identified a technology gap in the range of products currently being manufactured for this market. Representing seven man years of development, an integrated product range, which can measure velocity of detonation, vibration and high speed movement, is well advanced and the first products are now available. The outcome is a technology package offering significant competitive advantage as a result of:
ease of use,
remote data access,
application in environments (e.g underground, tunneling, mine site high walls) currently not able to be adequately addressed by competitor product,
an integrated instrumentation product and web based data service business opportunity
Stephen Durkin was most recently Chief Executive of Engineers Australia, where Stephen Durkin drove the 100,000+ member association through a successful member-centric transformation. Stephen Durkin holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).
The AusIMM is the peak body for professionals in the Australasian minerals sector. AusIMM President, Colin Moorhead, said Stephen’s high-profile record of organisational transformation would position the Institute for further growth.
Stephen Hancock has over 50 years experience assisting mining companies with permitting and approvals and in maintaining them. He founded a consultancy in 1967 which, after numerous mergers, continues within the multidisciplinary international consultancy AECOM. He retired in 2008, but continued as a contract consultant and, in between, as a Sessional Member of Planning Panels Victoria until 2017. Thus, he has experienced both project approvals and determination processes as an independent consultant and reviewer. He remains active for the Consulting Society Committee convening an Interactive Workshop on SLTO issues to be held in early 2019.
Steve Hunt has 30+ years’ experience in mine geology and operations, close mine exploration and development. His mining and exploration experience has been gained on a variety of scales, including both hard rock and alluvial deposits. He has 10 years’ experience in developing countries as resident; including Indonesia and PNG. Steve consults in geology and ore reserves compliance for the Rio Tinto group across multiple commodities and at various project development and operating stages.
He has significant experience in both Archaean and epithermal gold terrains, plus uranium, iron ore, copper and HM sands. He has managed major drilling programs and resource development programmes, evaluation of purchase and investment opportunities. Steve specialities are resource and reserve audit, signoff and reporting, mine geology, reconciliation, resource development and geometallurgy.
He has been Chairman of the Joint Ore Reserves Committee (JORC) since December 2013 and a member of the committee since January 2005. Steve is a Fellow of AusIMM (FAusIMM), a Member of the Australian Society of Geoscientists, (MAIG) and holds a Restricted Quarry Managers Certificate (WA) 1986.
Steve Walsh is a partner in the consulting division of Deloitte in Australia, where he specialises in working with organisations to implement major business changes. Steven has spent significant time working on the design and implementation of innovative changes in the mining industry that incorporate components of people, processes and technology. Steve Walsh is also responsible for the delivery of our global consulting projects for major mining organisation spanning all elements of Deloitte’s services.
Steve Walsh ‘s career began in engineering with a particular focus on the design and development of innovative enterprise technology systems. With over 15 years of experience of developing practical customised programs to execute corporate strategy down into the structure, processes, people and technology of the organisation- working from initial executive level strategy through to design and full implementation.
Steven Wu is the Managing Partner of E.V.A. Consulting Co., Ltd., he has 20 years experience with MNCs operating in China, including over 14 years with BlueScope Steel (formerly BHP Steel) where he held a variety of positions ranging from Sales Manager, Product Manager, General Manager, Vice President – Strategy & Business Development, and etc. from Nov. 1994 to Jan. 2009. During his tenure with Imerys, a leading industrial mining company, he was the Country Manager (China) for Calderys, a business division of Imerys, from Feb. 2009 to 2011.
Following that, he was working for Kaefer, a market leader headquartered in Germany providing the complete insulation solutions for a range of industries, in the capacity of Managing Director, Greater China.
Since early 2015, Steven has been providing consulting services to the Chinese mining equipment companies that intend to tap into the Australian market. The services include management, commercial, cross-business culture communications, and etc. He has helped a Chinese mining equipment manufacturer win a landmark project for their ultra class dump truck trial from a leading mining company in Australia.
Steven is experienced in industrial marketing & business development, general management, and cross business culture communications.
As a founding member of Kangaroo Mining Club (KMC), Steven at present acts as the Secretary General of KMC, playing an instrumental role in developing KMC into an influential platform that bridges the Australian mining community and their Chinese counter part.
As a civil engineer by trade, Steven earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Dalian University of Technology in China in 1985 and 1988 respectively. He was also awarded a master’s degree in Construction Management at the University of New South Wales in Australia in 1994. Besides, Steven was trained by undertaking a secondment program in the US in 1996 and completed an executive program at Henley Business School in the UK in 2012.
Associate Professor (Research), School of Earth Atmosphere & Environment
Director, Drone Discovery Platform, Monash University
Steven Micklethwaite is Associate Professor of the School of Earth Atmosphere & Environment in Monash University. Steven Micklethwaite has worked with the minerals industry for 16 years as a geoscientist and innovator. He is directing the establishment of new facilities that combine drones, advanced sensors (hyperspec, LiDAR etc) and AI, as both a service to the industry and a starting point from which new innovations can be developed through industry partnerships. Professional training is provided in both data analysis and pilot certification.
Steven previously held positions at the Australian National University, University of Tasmania (CODES), and University of Western Australia (CET), and was recipient of the Rising Stars Award and the Hammond-Nisbet Endowed Fellowship.
Sven Lunsche is Head of Corporate Affairs for Gold Fields, a South African-based gold miner with operations and projects in six countries. In this role Sven is responsible for reporting and communication, including compiling the Group’s integrated report as well as submissions under a number of sustainability frameworks, such as the GRI, CDP, DJSI, etc. He is also a member of Gold Fields’ Sustainable Development Steering Committee.
Prior to joining Gold Fields in 2010, Sven was a financial and economic journalist for a number of South African media organisations. Amongst others, he was editor of the Sunday Times Business Times and deputy editor of the Financial Mail.
Sven Lunsche will be presenting on Mining Keynote: Sustainable mining practices utilised in Africa and the benefits this has for investors and industry within the Africa Focus Day at IMARC. Download the programme.
Tania Constable PSM, joined the Minerals Council of Australia in July 2018 where she is proud to promote and advocate for a strong, vibrant and innovative minerals industry in Australia.
Prior to this, Tania was Chief Executive Officer of the CO2CRC (Collaborative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies) a leading global research organisation testing carbon capture and storage low emission technologies in Australia.
Tania previously worked as chief adviser in the Personal and Retirement Income Division of Treasury, working on tax-related matters and has had a long association with resources and energy, holding various senior executive roles in the Australian Government. Tania had responsibility for policy advice to the Minister for Industry on oil and gas regulation, exploration and development, and sustainable mining activities.
During this time Ms Constable also had the privilege of being the Australian Joint Commissioner and Sunrise Commissioner for Australia and Timor Leste leading joint activities on the development of the Joint Petroleum Development Area and Greater Sunrise Project.
She was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2014 for outstanding public service in the development of Australia’s liquefied natural gas and other resource and energy industries.