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Young Professionals

Young Professionals

The WA Mining Club Young Professionals (WAMC YP) aspires to drive diversification and innovation within the mining industry, through creation of a forum that supports development and retention of young professionals.

We will establish a career-long network of individuals who are building their careers in mining.

To maintain globally competitive operations, we believe there is an imperative to leverage different ways of thinking to transform the way we work. Our initiatives and events feature insights and perspectives from a range of industry professionals, to generate open discussion and debate about the future of our industry.

WAMC YP supports the growth and development of members and their careers in the mining through connection and collaboration. We strongly encourage young professionals in mining to join and become members.  WAMC YP are also looking for like-minded organisations to support the next generation of young leaders as foundation partners and event sponsors – contact youngprofessionals@waminingclub.asn.au

Proposed dates for our 2019 YP Quarterly Networking Events are:

  • Thursday, 4 April
  • Thursday, 6 June
  • Thursday, 15 August
  • Thursday, 14 November

Please note that these dates are indicative only and may change based on venue and speaker availability.


Samantha Ware

Samantha is a people and capability business partner with over seven years of experience in human resources and recruitment fields within the mining industry. Most recently, Samantha has been employed by Gold Road Resources as People & Culture Business Partner, focusing on talent management, learning and development, organisational design and leadership. With an educational background in political science and human resource management Samantha is passionate about transformational leadership, diversity and organisational culture.

Breanna Cameron
Vice Chair

Breanna began her mining career in 2008, with exposure across the iron ore, lithium and nickel sectors, she has undertaken FIFO roles in heavy machinery operations and drill and blast activities. Recently completing a Bachelor of Engineering, Honours, Breanna is transitioning to a technical services underground graduate mine engineer role with Gold Fields Australia. Coupling academic excellence with the invaluable experience of a previous career as a production mining operative.

Breanna is a strong and passionate advocate for gender diversity in the resources sector, and has been invited to speak at various forums regarding her experiences in front line mining operations, including at the 2017 Gold Industry Group Diversity Debate. She actively contributes to visible leadership and cultural change in the industry, and seeks to empower and motivate her peers.

Callum Twigger

Callum works in corporate advisory law and mergers and acquisitions, with an emphasis on the mining sector.  He has assisted several significant mergers/divestments in the WA mining sector and provides ongoing advice to the boards of a number of ASX-listed companies. Callum also has experience in corporate insolvency, personal bankruptcy and restructuring law. He previously worked in digital marketing and publishing, including as an editor and a journalist. Outside of law, Callum is interested in history, film, and long-distance running.

Josh Snow

Josh is a corporate advisory analyst with a demonstrated history of specialisation in resources and emerging markets. Skilled in M&A Advisory, Financial Modelling, Financial Analysis, Due Diligence, Capital Markets, Expert Reporting and Valuations. Josh graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance). He is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand where he also sits on the WA panel representing young professionals within the organisation. Further to this Josh is in the final stages of completing a Bachelor of Laws qualification at Curtin University.

Vincent Lang

Vincent is currently completing his Master of Professional Engineering in mining engineering at UWA. He commenced his mining journey in 2018 in underground gold in Kalgoorlie, and open pit mining with Rio Tinto during his summer vacation. Recently at Rio Tino, he worked on the autonomous haulage system project at Brockman 4 as a production engineer. 

Vincent is due to graduate in 2019 from UWA with a Bachelor of Commerce with majors in Finance and Engineering Science (Mining). While at UWA, he is the secretary of the AusIMM Student Chapter. 

Vincent joins the WAMC YP committee eager to represent current and future students pursuing a career in mining. Vincent hopes to be the link to students in all disciplines in STEM, business and finance and show that the mining industry isn’t just limited to mining engineer and geologist!