After an extensive voting process, the WA Mining Club has welcomed two new committee members to support their activities and aims to encourage the advancement of the Western Australian mining industry.
The eight current committee members will now be joined by HR Advisor for the Gruyere gold joint venture project between Gold Road Resources & Gold Fields and Young Professionals sub-committee chair, Samantha Ware and Roy Hill Career Enrichment Advisor, Natalie Taylor.
Samantha, who has been in the industry for seven years working in HR based roles, said she was looking forward to bringing the perspective of a young professional in the industry to the club.
“I am passionate about the future of the industry and feel the best way to safeguard it, is to upskill our upcoming generation of leaders,” Sam said.
“I agree passionately with the WA Mining Club goal to connect experienced mining professionals with emerging leaders, and I am looking forward to working with the Club to achieve this.”
Natalie, who started in the mining industry as Production Port Operator and worked in various training and safety roles before taking up her current position with Roy Hill, said she was eager to share and translate these insights across the broader mining community.
“I’ve learnt something new about our industry through each of my past roles and being given the opportunity to share these with the committee is exciting,” she said.
“I participate on various committees at Roy Hill, that contribute to the Company commitment to increase engagement, enthusiasm, participation and career progression, and I am looking forward to bringing this experience to the Club.”
Speaking on the result, WA Mining Club President Kirsty Danby said that she was looking forward to the perspective the two new members would bring to the committee.
“As a committee, we have been working towards creating a more diverse industry, and I believe our new members – as a Young Professional and someone from an operator background – have great value to bring to the table. I am looking forward to welcoming them to the committee in 2019,” said Kirsty.