Committee Members are elected at each Annual General Meeting for a two year term. At the end of their term, committee members are eligible for re-election.
All positions are voluntary and Committee Members are expected to actively manage a portfolio within the Committee, regularly attend Committee meetings (held monthly) and assist at WA Mining Club events.
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 manages the Club’s marketing activities. Kirsty is also a Director of Solaris Cancer Care, Curtin University Faculty of Humanities (Chair), Petroleum Club of WA, and is a member of the Australiasian Oil & Gas Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Neil is Manager – Broking Operations at Gibbscorp Insurance Brokers. He has over 35 years extensive experience in providing insurance and risk management solutions to mining and allied industries. Neil has been a committee member since 2006, was elected President in 2010 and has held the role of Vice President since 2017.
Damian Quail is a Director of Williams + Hughes Commercial Lawyers. He has practiced as a lawyer for over 20 years in the mining and resources, business, software and technology fields. His specialist area is advising explorers and miners and mining services providers. He is a long serving Director of seven junior gold explorers with projects in the East Pilbara, Nullagine and Karratha regions.
Damian was elected to the WAMC Committee in 2015 and he currently manages the Club’s Scholarship Program. He is also the Club’s Secretary.
Ian is a partner with Deloitte, and has an extensive background in the resources industry. Ian joined the committee in 2014 and currently acts as the Club Treasurer and sits on the Marketing Committee.
Damian is a consulting engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the resource sector. Damian joined the WA Mining Club committee in 2011 and assists with organising the student scholarships and developing a schools programme.
Kristie began her career as a Mining Engineer over 20 years ago. She is currently Business Development Account Director for EY, Director of Diversity Network, an Associate of Curtin University and a UQ Perth EAIT Alumni Ambassador. She is a mentor with WIMWA, WASMGA & AHRI, and is a Graduate of the AICD.
Kristie sits in the WAMC Memberships and Scholarships portfolios. Kristie also sat on the WAMC Committee in 2006 and 2007.
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 and now leads the Membership Committee.
Director – Strategic Intent
T: +61 0421 040 863
Sharon joined Gold Road in June 2011 and has more than 20 years’ experience in mining, agribusiness and legal.
Her responsibilities include managing corporate aspects of the organisation, external affairs, native title, marketing and day-to-day operations.
Previously Sharon 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.
She holds a Master of Business Administration, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a Diploma in Financial Markets.
General Manager, Corporate
T: (08) 9200 1600
Peter is a senior executive with over 35 years’ experience in gold and base metals mining operations, exploration and development. He is keen to use his broad industry network and knowledge combined with understanding of governance and strategy and an interest in advancing the next generation of students, graduates and professionals.
Managing Director – Independence Group
T: (08) 9238 8300
Viv has over 30 years’ experience in mining covering owner operator and contractor managed operations. He has exposure to most commodities and is currently consulting as VR Mining Services. Viv has served on the Mining Club committee previously assisting on the Scholarship and Marketing Committees and now sits on the Membership Committee.
Managing Director _ VR Mining Services
T: +61 0407 477 959
Members of the WA Mining Club receive access to a broad range of industry speakers, who discuss technical, operational, legislative and regulatory matters, as well as sharing thoughts on the broader industry.
Our monthly luncheons are regularly attended by in excess of 300 members, all eager to listen, talk and share information about their experiences with their industry peers.
Being a member of the WA Mining Club provides the very best opportunity around to meet other industry professionals and discuss topical issues, challenges and innovations with others across the spectrum of the Western Australian mining industry.