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    The current membership includes representatives from all facets of the mining and associated industries including geologists, engineers, metallurgists, accountants, economists, lawyers, journalists, technical representatives, drilling company representatives, suppliers and others.
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    Join our monthly speaker lunches
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    The West Australian Mining Club was formed in Perth in 1972 by industry professionals who felt there was a need for regular interaction at a social and technical level for a wider cross section of industry personnel than was catered for by the then existing societies.
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    Our geology scholarship winner Carina Daly with WA Mining Club committee member Phillipa Leggat and Western Areas CE0 Dan Lougher
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    Connecting the WA Mining Industry

Connecting the WA mining industry

The West Australian Mining Club (WAMC) was formed in 1972 by a group of dedicated Perth based industry professionals who recognised the value of meeting regularly to network and discuss industry issues.

Members include representatives from mining and associated industries including: geologists, engineers, metallurgists, accountants, economists, lawyers, journalists, technical representatives, drilling company representatives, suppliers and more. The club  always welcomes new members.

Meet the Committee

  • Neil Watson

    Neil has over 30 years extensive experience in providing insurance and risk management solutions to mining and allied industries. Neil was elected President in 2010 and retains the position in 2016.

  • Kirsty Danby
    Vice President

    Kirsty is Founder and Director of Platform Communications, and has more than 16 years’ experience in corporate communications, marketing and public relations in the resources sector. She has been re-elected to the 2016 committee after joining in 2013 and is actively involved in the Club’s marketing activities.

  • Ian Skelton

    Ian is a partner with Deloitte, and has an extensive background in the resources industry.  Ian joined the committee in 2014 and is the club treasurer.

  • Damian Connelly

    Damian is a consulting engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the resource sector. Damian joined the WAMC committee in 2011 and assists with organising the student scholarships. Damian retains his position on the 2016 committee.

  • Sara Gunzburg

    Sara is one of the owners of environmental monitoring and sampling firm Gecko Environmental and has more than ten years’ experience in sales and marketing. Sara was elected to the committee in 2015 and will assist with The Club’s scholarship program.

  • Craig Hook

    Craig is an experienced corporate advisor and executive coach built on over twenty years international, senior management of large and small resource companies. Craig has been actively involved in the Club since 2005 and joined the 2014 committee in the marketing portfolio.

  • Damian Quail

    Damian adopts a pragmatic approach with a strong focus on ensuring his advice adds value to his client’s businesses. Finding solutions to a problem and ensuring legal advice is an enabler of a transaction, rather than a barrier to completing a deal, is foremost in Damian’s approach

  • Kristie Young

    Kristie has 20 years experience in and around the mining industry.  She is Co-Founder and Director of Diversity Network, and is an Associate & Sessional Lecturer at Curtin University’s WA School of Mines.  Part of the WAMC executive committee in 2006 & 2007, Kristie rejoined the committee in 2014 and takes on the role of Scholarship co-ordinator for the club.