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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
    President

    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
    Treasurer

    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.

  • Erin Cotter
    Secretary

    Erin was elected to the committee in 2013 and is responsible for managing the club’s strategic partnerships.

     

     

  • Kristie Young
    Scholarships

    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.

  • Damian Connelly
    Scholarships

    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.

  • Sara Gunzburg
    Scholarships

    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.

  • Kirsty Danby
    Marketing

    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.

  • Craig Hook
    Marketing

    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.

  • Ian Skelton
    Marketing

    Ian is an Audit Partner with accountancy firm BDO, and has an extensive background in the resources industry.  Ian joined the committee in 2014 and currently assists the clubs marketing committee.

  • Viv Roberts
    Scholarships

    With almost 30 years experience in the Australian mining sector Viv Roberts, General Manager of Thiess, 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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