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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

Upcoming Events

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 2014.

  • Craig Franklin
    Vice President

    Craig is proprietor of Unity Publications, which produces industry based publications, including Minesite. Craig joined the committee in 2006 and manages the luncheon speaker program and sponsorship portfolio. Craig retains the position of Vice President for 2014.

  • Doug Horak

    Doug has a strong background in marketing and management, and is active in the Australia/Africa resources space. Joining the WAMC committee in 2012, Doug has been re-elected to the 2014 committee and will oversee the marketing portfolio.

  • 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 2014 committee.

  • Kirsty Danby

    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 2014 committee after joining in 2013 and is actively involved in the Club’s marketing activities.

  • Viv Roberts

    With almost 30 years experience in the Australian mining sector Viv Roberts, General Manager of Theiss, is a valuable addition to the WAMC committee. Elected to the committee in 2013 Viv assists with The Club’s scholarship program.

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    Phillipa Leggat

    Philippa posesses a wide range of experience in the resources sector, having worked for over 10 years with international organisations operating in Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe. Elected to the committee in 2014 Philippa assists with the clubs scholarships program.

  • Erin Cotter

    Erin is an experienced investor relations practitioner, currently working as an analyst at leading investor relations firm Market Eye. Erin was elected to the committee in 2013 and is responsible for managing the club’s strategic partnerships.


  • Cassandra Brennan
    Events & Administration Manager

    Cassandra runs her own business ‘Monarch Events’ as an event manager and has been coordinating the events and luncheons for the WA Mining Club for the past seven years.