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2018/2019 Committee Nominations (In alphabetical order)

2018/2019 Committee Nominations (In alphabetical order)

Peter Bradford
Managing Director and CEO
Independence Group

Peter Bradford has many years of experience in the mining industry in Australia and internationally, with exposure to gold, base metals and mineral sands across all stages of the mining cycle, including strategic planning, exploration, project development, mining and processing operations and downstream processing in the titanium dioxide pigments industry.

This journey has taken Peter from being an assistant shift boss at the Kalgoorlie Nickel Smelter in 1978 to being Managing Director and CEO of Independence Group NL (IGO), where he has led the Company since early 2014, through the acquisition and development of the Nova nickel-copper-cobalt mine. Today, IGO is positioned with a strong balance sheet, strong free cashflow and a best in class portfolio of greenfields exploration assets and exploration capability to drive the Company’s future growth.

Peter is a passionate advocate of the industry and has always sought out the opportunity to have a voice in the promotion of the great contributions that mining makes to society and fostering the next generation of industry leaders. In recent times this has included being a Vice President of AMEC, Chairman of the Curtin Brighter Futures Scholarship program, a committee member of the WA Mining Club, and an active mentor for Women in Mining WA.

Peter is a graduate of the Western Australian School of Mines where he studied extractive metallurgy and a fellow of AusIMM.

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

I am passionate about mining and get a buzz out of promoting the positive contribution that the mining sector delivers to the state and to society. I want to make a difference to how mining is perceived and to help attract new entrants to the sector and the next generation of industry leaders.

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

  • Governance
  • Scholarships and student prizes

What skills can you bring to the committee?

I have worked broadly in the industry in mining and corporate roles including many years in senior leadership roles in a number of jurisdictions. I can bring the benefit of these experiences and my wide networks to the Committee.

Proposer: Damian Quail

Seconder:  Kirsty Danby


Emanuel Gherardi
Director
Energy and Mining Group

Emanuel is an experienced Senior Recruitment Specialist. For almost 20 years he has assisted and overseen clients and key stakeholders in maximising workforce efficiency as well as assisting them to identify key talent shortages and projected shortages within the Executive, Technical, Support and Blue-Collar Workforce categories. His experience encompasses operations managements at both high and low volume talent management solutions varying from workforces of one, up to projects containing over one thousand personnel. His key industries of expertise include Oil & Gas, Mining, Construction and Infrastructure as well as Information Technology, Banking / Finance and Telecommunications

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

I’ve worked in the International Mining industry for over 20 years now. It is an industry which I have always been passionate about, it has given me and my family a tremendous life and immeasurable opportunities and I would very much like the opportunity to give back.

Having been on the committee at varying capacities over the last 12 month it has given me great satisfaction to be able to make a difference and would very much like the opportunity to do so again.

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

  • Scholarships and student prizes

What skills can you bring to the committee?

Over 20 years in the International Mining Industry working across Human Resource and Workforce Management Planning. I have worked closely with emerging leaders and young mining professionals offering coaching mentoring and career guidance over many years.

I have acted as Director of one of the fasted growing Mining services organisations for the majority of the last decade and understand the industry, how it works and the people that are required to make the Western Australian world class.

Proposer: Damian Quail

Seconder:  Kirsty Danby


Ian Skelton
Partner
Deloitte

Ian is an Assurance Partner with Deloitte in Perth.

At all times, his aim is to have a collaborative and engaging approach to attract long term clients, who he works with as part of their extended team.

He has significant experience in both the local and international markets and also advises clients listed in the United States, Canada, England and South Africa, as well as companies listed in Australia.

He has assisted many explorers, development and producing mining and energy companies. As such, he has developed an in-depth understanding of the day-to-day issues that face natural resources companies through all aspects of the life cycle.

In addition, he has a real passion for helping the emerging middle market to reach their growth aspirations. This is not just quarantined to the resources sector, but across a diversified range of industries from food & agriculture, to services companies and the industrial industry.

He is also the Treasurer of the WA Mining Club.

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

Having been part of the committee, with the last 3 years as treasure, i have a great deal of pride in what we have been achieveing. A renomination will allow me to continue to assist the team in making this already great club better for future years to the benefit of our members and key stakeholders.

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

  • Marketing
  • Governance

What skills can you bring to the committee?

Lateral thinking and a clear vision of where we should be taking the club. Sound financial understanding.

Proposer: Neil Watson

Seconder:  Damian Quail


Kristie Young
Business Development Director, Mining and Metals
EY

Kristie graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Mining from the University of Queensland in 1995. In addition she has a Grad Dip Ed from UWA (2001) and is a graduate of the AICD.
Kristie’s unique background across technical engineering, consultancy, advisory, strategy, diversity, inclusion, recruitment, HR, BD, marketing and education, along with her exceptionally strong industry connections provides a unique mix of skills that sees her well placed to affect real change within business and community.

Kristie seeks to make a difference in business and community. She works with individuals across organisations, from board level to shop floor, to maximize outputs for companies/groups and improve their bottom line.

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

I would like to re-nominate for the WAMC committee for an additional 2 year term, in what will likely be my last two year term should I be successful.

I am fully committed to the mining industry, with my career beginning as a mining engineer. The mining industry is a vital part of the Australian economy and is vital for WA. The WAMC holds an important role, and supports the future of the industry via companies, employees and students.

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

  • Marketing
  • Governance
  • Membership
  • Scholarships and student prizes

What skills can you bring to the committee?

Contacts/connections – mining companies, universities, industry bodies
Marketing
Social media
Mentoring – scholarships
MC/panel facilitation

Proposer: Craig Hook

Seconder:  Damian Connelly