• WA Mining Club Lunch
    Western Australia’s mining sector has a significant contribution to our State and national economy.
  • Corporate Golf Event WA Mining Club
    Dust off those clubs and prepare for a day of networking on the range. The Golf Tournament will be an Ambrose event with awards and networking drinks throughout.
  • Young Professionals WA Mining Club Event
    Western Australian Mining Industry Young Professionals are driving diversification and innovation within the mining industry.
  • WA Mining Clup Perth Networking events
  • Welcome to country WA Mining Club
    Welcome to Country
  • WA Mining Club Lunch
    WA Mining Club Networking Luncheon at Optus Stadium

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

  • Sharon Goddard
    Secretary, Governance

    Ms Goddard 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, sustainability, stakeholder engagement and external affairs, native title and day-to-day operations as required.

    Previously Ms Goddard was Practice Manager for a corporate law firm and was instrumental in the fit-out and set-up of the newly merged practice, including implementation of an IT solution, financial and human resources functions, and risk and compliance.  She worked for Wesfarmers as Executive Assistant to the Finance Director assisting with all investor relations activities, including reporting and briefings.

    Ms Goddard has been a Director of Direct Reach Ethiopia since 2014, is a Council member of the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC), and Secretary of the WA Mining Club.

    Ms Goddard 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 – Gold Road Resources

  • Hanns

    Hanns is a Senior Manager at Deloitte with strong experience in auditing large listed and multinational companies in Australia and overseas. He has been involved in the audits of ASX200 companies, predominantly in the mining industry

    Hanns acts as the Club Treasurer and brings a collaborative operating style and proven ability to develop strong working relationships to the Club. He holds a Masters of Professional Accounting and is a Chartered Accountant with CAANZ (Australia)

    Senior Manager – Deloitte


  • Dani Tamati
    Memberships and Scholarships

    Over the past 29 years in the mining and resources sectors, Dani has remained involved with, been employed by, and lived remotely in this thriving industry throughout her career.


    With a background in Recruitment, HR, OHS and Behavioural Predictive Analytics for talent, Dani thrives on introducing candidates to a company that sees the value in their experience and drive and working collectively with companies to ensure excellent employment opportunities.


    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 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


  • Jordan Rogers
    Young Professionals, Events

    Jordan is the current Chair of the WAMC Young Professionals and supports the partnerships subcommittee.

    She has worked in the industry as a geologist since 2014 and is a member of the AIG. Her work is specialised in greenfields orogenic gold exploration and Geographic Information Science. She has worked in a variety of terranes, including the goldfields of Western Australia and Newfoundland, Canada.

    She is interested in the technological evolution of the industry, and through her work with the Club, will continue working to give back to the community whilst advocating for intersectional diversity, inclusion, and opportunity across the sector.

    Resource Geologist, Gold Road Resources

  • Felicity Jones
    Vice President

    Memberships, Governance

    Felicity has been an active member of the WA Mining Club for over 10 years. In her “business hours” job she is the Group Leader for Approvals, Strategy and Compliance at 360 Environmental (now part of SLR Consulting). She has been involved in environmental and social impact assessment and management since 2000, working predominantly in the resources sector. She is used to working with a variety of stakeholders with conflicting interests and managing the delivery of a diverse range of technical work.

    Leader – Approvals Strategy and Compliance, 360 Environmental

  • Yuluwirri McGrady


    Yulu is a highly motivated and results driven professional, with a deep passion for business & leadership development. Yulu thrives when tasked with building connections with key stakeholders and clients, using strong emotional intelligence. Yulu’s works within Fortescue’s Community, Environment & Government team, tasked with creating economic development opportunities for Native Title partners and Aboriginal businesses.

    Yulu is committed to encouraging and empowering the next generation of Indigenous leaders to take advantage of the vast career opportunities within the resource sector. Yulu is a proud Goomilaroi man originating from Toomelah, located in northern NSW.


  • Jordan Pedley

    Young Professionals, Marketing, Events

    Jordan grew up in and around her family’s mining services and manufacturing business where she currently holds the position of director of strategic initiatives at Max plan and Striker and sits on the executive committee. Jordan holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce majoring in marketing and management. She is passionate about inclusivity, innovation, and participating in the ongoing development of the mining industry. Jordan is committed to giving back to the community and plays crucial roles in NFP organisations. Jordan promotes diversity in the workplace and is proud of her own indigenous heritage.


    Director of Strategic Initiative – MAX Plant


  • Barry Upton

    Graduating in 1983 from the WA School of Mines as a Mining Engineer, Barry has spent the bulk of his career in the underground hard rock mining contracting field spanning all aspects of underground mining as well as mining construction works having worked on every continent bar Antarctica and spent three years based in Canada as President of Thyssen Mining Construction Canada. Barry’s last position, which he held for fifteen years, was Managing Director of RUC Cementation Mining Contractors Pty Ltd. His work has taken him to all corners of the globe and he has experienced many people, technical and management challenges but have during this time developed a deep sense of empathy for all people from all different races and cultural backgrounds. This gives Barry a deep perspective on how to be successful engaging with projects outside of your comfort zone and region.
    He believe this work experience can assist the Mining Club in remaining relevant and dynamic.