• Western Australia’s mining sector a significant contribution to our State and national economy. Image courtesy of Rovis Media
  • Image courtesy of Rovis Media
  • WA Mining Club luncheon
  • We feature keynote speakers from mining companies and industry experts at our monthly luncheons who share their views on industry trends and topics relevant to mining.
  • WA Mining Club 2020 Market Outlook Luncheon
  • The West Australian Mining Club was formed in Perth in 1972 by industry professionals who felt there was a need for regular interaction at a social and technical level for a wider cross section of industry personnel than was catered for by the then existing societies.
  • WA Mining Club presents the Education Series – a panel discussion on industry topics.
  • John McGuire welcoming us to Country - August 2020
  • Young Professionals at the WA Mining Club August luncheon

Connecting the WA mining industry

The West Australian Mining Club (WAMC) was formed in 1972 by a group of dedicated Perth based industry professionals who recognised the value of meeting regularly to network and discuss industry issues.

Members include leaders from mining companies and associated industries including geologists, engineers, metallurgists, accountants, economists, lawyers, journalists, government representatives, university researchers, technical representatives, drilling company representatives, suppliers and more. The Club always welcomes new members.

Meet the Committee

  • Natalie Taylor
    President, Partnerships/Sponsorships

    She has been in the mining industry for 11 years in a variety of roles. She is passionate about the future of the industry and the people working in it. She has been an active member of the Club for a number of years. Is committed to and is a strong advocate for inclusiveness and diversity in the industry. She is also committed to empowering the next generation through learning opportunities, career pathways and connecting experienced mining professionals with emerging leaders, with the goal to pass knowledge and strategise beyond generations.

    Manager, Career Enrichment Program – Roy Hill

  • Craig Hook
    Vice President, Memberships

    Craig is a highly accomplished executive, Non-Executive Director and Advisory Board Chair with leadership and strategic experience across a portfolio of Board positions.  As an Advisory Board Chair, Craig chairs Advisory Boards for private SME’s in mine professional services, mine maintenance services, drone management and software development sectors across Australia.

    Previously he was a Partner of Churchill Consulting.  Prior to his consulting career Craig was General Manager of OceanaGold (NZ) and held senior operational and technical roles internationally with Rio Tinto.  Qualifications in mine engineering and business management, and accredited coach.  Substantial experience in the mining industry across feasibility studies, operational readiness, design and implementation of business improvement projects and restructures.

    Craig has been actively involved in the Club since 2005 and joined the 2014 Committee in the marketing portfolio. He now leads the Membership Committee.

    Managing Director – Strategic Intent Advisory


  • Sharon Goddard
    Secretary, Governance

    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 Masters of Business Administration, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a Diploma in Financial Markets.

    General Manager, Corporate – Gold Road Resources

  • Ian Skelton

    Ian is an Audit Partner with Deloitte, with a long history of working with companies resources industry, helping them to navigate their complex financial reporting challenges.  Ian joined the Committee in 2014 and currently acts as the Club Treasurer.

    Partner – Deloitte

  • Dani Tamati
    Memberships and Scholarships

    Dani’s passion are people and employment opportunities in the mining and resources sectors.  From engaging school kids to ‘plant the seed’ and consider careers in the sector through her Non-For Profit Vice-Chair role with CoRE Learning Foundation. 
    Her experience in the diversity and inclusion space within her consultancies, both THE resources HUB and Resourceful Women, engage, encourage, empower and facilitate women to return to the industry.  Equally, Dani has broad experience with creating and implementing strategies for Pilbara Indigenous community local employment initiatives. 

    Managing Director – THE resources HUB

  • Paul Young
    Marketing, Governance, Scholarships

    Paul has been a member of the WA Mining Club for over 4 years and is committed to ensuring it stays relevant to the junior and mid tier miners who are the life blood and entrepreneurial spirit of the club. Paul is a Civil Engineer and Project Manager and has been in the mining sector for over 30 years in regional residential and FIFO management and operational roles.

    Project Manager – Stantec


  • Emanuel Gherardi

    Emanuel has over 20 years of experience within the Australian and International Mining industries. Since 2002 in his capacity as owner and Managing Director, Emanuel has overseen Energy & Mining Group, an Australian Human Resources and Workforce Management organisation which has had operations across Australia, Singapore and West Africa.

    Emanuel is in his 4th year as a WA Mining Club committee member an in that time has overseen the Scholarships Alumni portfolio, Young Professionals and is the current co-lead for the Scholarships and Schools portfolios.

    Emanuel is a strong advocate for gender, ethnic and thought diversity, holding positions on the committee of the West Australian Mining Club addressing these very issues. Personally, he works closely with marginalised individuals in the community providing mentoring and coaching to individuals assisting them with their reintegration into society and the workforce.


    Managing Director – Energy & Mining Group 


  • Jordan Rogers
    Young Professionals, Events

    Jordan is Lead for the Young Professionals subcommittee and a support member for partnerships. She has a passionate interest in the future evolution of the industry and through her work with the WAMC, is working to advocate for intersectional diversity and inclusion across the sector.

    Jordan has worked in the Mining and Resources industry since 2014 and is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG). Her work has specialised in Archean greenfield orogenic gold exploration and geographic information science.

    Resource Geologist, Gold Road Resources

  • Felicity Jones
    Memberships, Governance

    Felicity Jones has been an active member of the WA Mining Club for over 10 years. In her “business hours” job she is the Leader of the Approvals, Strategy and Compliance Group at 360 Environmental. She has been engaged in environmental management, impact assessment, approvals and research since 2000.  

    Leader – Approvals Strategy and Compliance, 360 Environmental

  • Jordan Pedley

    Young Professionals, Marketing, Events

    Jordan has over 8 years of experience in the mining industry and holds a Bachelor degree from Curtin University in Commerce, majoring in marketing and management. Jordan was exposed to the mining industry from a young age through her family’s mining services and manufacturing business. She currently holds the positon of Director of Strategic Initiatives within MAX Plant and Striker and sits on the company board. Being of Indigenous heritage, Jordan was raised within a diverse family.  She strongly believes in inclusivity, innovation and participating in the ongoing development of the mining industry. Jordan is passionate about giving back to the community and plays crucial roles in NFP organisations.


    Director of Strategic Initiative – MAX Plant