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2017/2018 Committee Nominations (in alphabetical order)

2017/2018 Committee Nominations (in alphabetical order)

Damian Connelly
Director, Principal Engineer
Midas Engineering

Damian is a Consulting Engineer with extensive experience in the gold, copper, lead, zinc, uranium and iron ore industries with particular emphasis on gold. Experience has been gained in plant operations feasibility studies, detailed design, construction and commissioning, and all unit operations. He is an internationally recognised specialist in Mineral Processing having worked in north and South America, South East Asia, Africa and Europe.

A wealth of hands-on operating experience as a Foreman, Plant Metallurgist, Plant Superintendent, Chief Metallurgist and Project Manager has provided a solid base to mix with engineering and construction management.

The last 24 years working as a Consultant Metallurgist for mining, banking and engineering companies has provided a broad range of experience in many varied and some unusual situations. Damian’s industry based training courses (40) have been run on a regular basis, both in Australia and overseas, and are highly regarded and have been well attended. Damian is a Registered Expert Witness and has been engaged on many cases.

Damian is the Principal Engineer and oversees a staff of over 40 Engineers. He has authored and presented over 50 technical papers

Why do you want to join/rejoin the WA Mining Club Committee?

To promote the WA Mining Club and the industry

Which sub-committees do you think you’d add value to?

  • Marketing
  • Membership
  • Communications

What skills can you bring to the committee

Forty years in the resource sector and thirty years as a Consultant. I have many industry contacts.

Proposer: Neil Watson

Seconder:  Kirsty Danby


Kirsty Danby
Managing Director
Platform Communications

Kirsty is Founder and Director of Platform Communications, and has more than 18 years’ experience in corporate communications, marketing and public relations in the resources sector. A committee member since 2013, Kirsty is the current President and also manages the Club’s marketing activities. Kirsty is also a Board Member of the Petroleum Club of WA, Solaris Care, Curtin University Faculty of Humanities (Chair), Role Models Advisories Board and the AOG Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

 

Why do you want to join/rejoin the WA Mining Club Committee?

I am currently a Committee Member and President for WA Mining Club and would like to continue to provide support, guidance and counsel to the WA Mining Club so it can reach it’s strategic goals.

Which sub-committees do you think you’d add value to?

  • Marketing
  • Communications

What skills can you bring to the committee

My skillset includes building and managing reputations through public relations, media, government, communication, marketing etc. I would like to continue to support the WA Mining Club in this capacity

Proposer: Neil Watson

Seconder:  Ian Skelton


Craig Hook
Director

Strategic Intent

Craig has more than 25 years of experience in management consulting and mine management roles across Australasia and North America.
Craig currently is the Mining Business Manager for WesTrac which is accountable for increasing the capability of the mining sales team to deliver value to their customers.  His role has direct accountability to deliver sales and continuous improvement projects with major owner miner customers.  Craig is coaching account managers and business unit managers to adopt and lead new business processes through the S3 transformation program

Previously, he was a Partner at Churchill Consulting leading the business improvement service with significant experience in the mining, civil and construction contracting, healthcare, utilities and agriculture sectors.

Craig has held senior mine management roles for Rio Tinto and OceanaGold.

As a business leader and consultant Craig drives increased profitability and improved teamwork by leading and coaching executive teams on strategy, business performance improvement and organisational design, to deliver rapid and sustainable performance improvement.

Craig has a Masters of Business Administration from Melbourne Business School and Bachelor of Mine Engineering from University of Queensland.

Craig is an ACC Coach (ICF), mentors through Australian Institute of Management and is a member of Australian Institute of Company Directors and committee member of the WA Mining Club.

Why do you want to join/rejoin the WA Mining Club Committee?

I have served on the WAMC Committee since 2014 and have helped increase membership and event diversity. I helped introduce panel events in 2016 covering new topics such as mine automation. In 2017 I chair the Membership committee and have increased focus on making new members welcome, increasing female membership and increasing renewal rates. If re-elected I’d like to continue increasing membership of the Club including recent graduates and more members from the tier one mining companies.

Which sub-committees do you think you’d add value to?

  • Marketing
  • Membership

What skills can you bring to the committee

I have previously served on the Marketing Committee and Chair the Membership Committee. My professional role is business advisor to mining organisations in board governance, strategy and coaching high performing teams. As a small business owner I am knowledgeable in finance.

Proposer: Kristie Young

Seconder:  Viv Roberts


 

Emanuel Gheradi
Principal Consultant – Mining
Constructive Total Talent Solutions

Emanuel has a long history working in the resources sector specialising in recruitment and talent acquisition.

Why do you want to join/rejoin the WA Mining Club Committee?

The industry has given much to me over that time. It’s an industry that means a lot to me, interests me greatly and I would love to be involved in a hands-on capacity. I feel the Mining Club Committee would offer great exposure to what is happening within the Mining sector and the people that make it function.

Which sub-committees do you think you’d add value to?

  • Marketing
  • Governance
  • Membership
  • Communications
  • Scholarships

What skills can you bring to the committee

I have owned and run a multi-national Mining Recruitment business with operations across Australia, Singapore and West Africa. In my 20 years in the industry I have worked closely with some of the world’s largest and most well known mining organisations and mining professionals across all categories.

I have overseen scholarship and trainee programs for my clients and internally, have run global marketing campaigns for my own business and my clients. I have extensive networks within the communications industry and have held numerous committee positions across various associations and clubs

Proposer: Daina Kennedy

Seconder:  Heena Parmar


Sharon Goddard
General Manager, Corporate
Gold Road Resources

Ms Goddard joined Gold Road in June 2011 and has more than 20 years’ experience in mining, agribusiness and legal.

Ms Goddard’s responsibilities include managing corporate aspects of the organisation, external affairs, native title, marketing and day-to-day operations.

Previously Ms Goddard was Practice Manager for a newly merged Perth law firm Middletons and was instrumental in the fit-out and set-up of the new merged office including implementation of an IT solution, financial and human resources functions and risk and compliance.  She has also worked for Wesfarmers as Executive Assistant to the Finance Director and assisted with all investor relations briefings including Annual and Half Yearly Results presentations and roadshows; as well as preparation of national roadshows to analysts, fund managers and shareholders.

Ms Goddard holds a Master of Business Administration, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a Diploma in Financial Markets.

Why do you want to join/rejoin the WA Mining Club Committee?

I would like to work with the Committee to continue its endeavours in promoting and supporting the WA mining industry.

Which sub-committees do you think you’d add value to?

  • Governance
  • Scholarships

What skills can you bring to the committee

My skills include general business management, community development, investor relations and stakeholder engagement.

Proposer: Ian Murray

Seconder:  Justin Osborne


Damian Quail
Director
William + Hughes Lawyers

Damian has practiced as a lawyer for over 20 years in the corporate, business, resources, software and technology fields. He has managed many small and large deals, including major mergers and acquisitions, farm-ins and JV’s, asset and share sales, capital raising transactions and construction matters.

Damian adopts a pragmatic approach with a strong focus on ensuring his advice adds value to his client’s business. 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 his approach.

He has significant experience outside of Law, including in corporate finance and management consulting, with a focus on financial modelling, deal evaluation, strategy and capital raising. This ensures he does not waste time on legal points that are not commercially important. He is a director of seven gold exploration companies and he co-founded four start-ups. Damian also worked at a national law firm specialising in resources matters.

Damian is a Committee Member of the WA Mining Club (including holding positions as Secretary and Scholarship Program Manager), the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association and the Law Society of Western Australia.

He was a founding trustee of the Rotary Club of Crawley Charitable Foundation, having obtained Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status for the Foundation on a pro-bono basis.
Damian is a Director of Williams + Hughes and is based in our West Perth office.

Why do you want to join/rejoin the WA Mining Club Committee?

I have served on your Committee for the last two years and have enjoyed the experience immensely. During that time I have managed the Club’s Scholarship Program and have driven a significant boost to the profile of the Program. This has brought new sponsors to the Program, such that we now have the most scholarships in the Club’s history – eight for 2017. The number of scholarship applicants are at record levels as well, more than double historical levels. I hope to continue this work for the Club if re-elected.

I am currently the Club’s Secretary and hope to continue in that role. I believe my experience as a commercial lawyer helps to ensure high levels of good governance in the Club’s operations.

Which sub-committees do you think you’d add value to?

  • Governance
  • Scholarships

What skills can you bring to the committee

I am a Director of Williams + Hughes Commercial Lawyers and have worked as a lawyer for over 20 years. I specialise in exploration and mining. I previously worked in corporate finance. I have worked on many deals for WA resources companies, through the whole mining lifecycle – from buying or setting up exploration JV’s through to operating and closing down mines, both in Australia and overseas. I sit on the Board of Directors of several junior gold explorers. I know and understand the mining industry and the issues WA explorers and miners face. I can bring my knowledge from the coalface, particularly as regards good governance, to the benefit of the Club and its members

Proposer: Neil Watson

Seconder:  Ian Skelton


 

Andrew Stanbury
Director
BMS Perth

 

A Risk Management professional, Andrew Stanbury has over 25 years experience in Management systems within the mining, oil , gas and infrastructure sectors in Australia.

He has a proven track record of delivering measurable performance improvements at all levels within an organisation.  With highly developed strategic planning and performance analysis skills, he establishes productive long term relationships with business partners.

He brings significant and relevant expertise to the table including, crisis and emergency management systems, auditing; system development; change management; project management and risk identification and analysis.

He has extensive experience in high level Policy and Standard development, including working closely with regulators to develop National Standards and Codes of Practice.

Why do you want to join/rejoin the WA Mining Club Committee?

I am a Risk Management specialist and have been providing services and advice to all facets of the industrial spectrum for over 25 years both in Australia and overseas. I have made a significant contribution to the mining industry over my career and have a deep understanding of the issues and opportunities in the WA mining industry and will continue to support the continued growth and prosperity of the industry through my work with the WAMC. I am particularly focussed on the ongoing development of opportunities and pathways for young people into the mining industry and believe that with my experience in this area, I will continue to contribute significant value to the WA Mining Club.

 

Which sub-committees do you think you’d add value to?

  • Marketing
  • Governance
  • Membership
  • Communications
  • Scholarships

What skills can you bring to the committee

Developing educational programmes
Risk management
Governance and administration
Developing internal and external relationships with stakeholders

Proposer: Kirsty Danby

Seconder:  Damian Quail