2019/2020 Committee Nominations

2019/2020 Committee Nominations

Jordan Rogers
Resource Geologist
Gold Road Resources

Jordan is an enthusiastic young professional who has worked in the mining and resources industry for the past 5 years. She has a passionate interest in the future of our industry, and in particular the role of women in mineral resources.

She wishes to join the WAMC Committee as she admires the approach the Club takes in engaging with the community, both mining and non-mining. The WAMC forums bring issues Jordan believes in to the forefront of the conversation, and she wishes to contribute to driving changes that benefit all within the industry.

Being a member of the WAMC Committee will facilitate development of her own leadership, teamwork and communication skills.

Proposer:  Jordan Rogers

Seconder:  Sharon Goddard


Damian Quail
Williams and Hughes Commercial Lawyers

Damian has practiced as a mining and commercial lawyer for 25 years. He is a Director of Williams + Hughes Commercial Lawyers, and is also a director of several junior gold explorers.

Damian has been a WA Mining Club Committee Member since 2015 and Secretary of the Club since 2017. He has managed the Club’s Scholarship program since 2015 and has grown the program to nine annual scholarships, with scholarship application numbers increasing five-fold under his management. He also sits on the Governance and Executive Subcommittees.

He is a member of AICD, the Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association, the Law Society of WA and is a regular presenter at legal seminars. Damian is married with three children and enjoys travelling and playing indoor cricket.

He would like to continue serving our Club as a Committee member, with the goal of promoting our industry and helping the next generation of miners advance in our industry. Key tasks he will focus on if re-elected will be to strengthen the Club’s governance procedures and increase networking opportunities for Club members

Proposer:  Damian Quail

Seconder:  Ian Skelton

Kye Elder
Recruitment Consultant

Kye  grew up in the Pilbara where she started her career in Recruitment before relocating to Townsville, QLD. Kye has been working within the Recruitment Industry for 6 years specialising in the Resources sector and moved back to WA at the start of 2019.

She has a strong passion for aligning not only the skill sets of candidates/clients – but also matching values and ideas generating meaningful engagement. As a Young Professional and new to the WA Mining Industry, Kye has faced many challenges. However, she has a strong belief that networking with like-minded individuals is the key to a successful and prosperous career. She believes that she is well known among her colleagues as a ‘go-getter’ who has a genuine enjoyment for helping people – Recruitment allows her to do this successfully every day!

Kye has attended WA Mining Club and YP events since arriving in Perth in January 2019 and would be honoured to be a driving force of this exceptional organisation. Her enthusiasm and determination sets her apart from the crowd, much like the Mining Sector in WA sets this great state apart from the rest of the country.

Proposer: Kye Elder

Seconder:  Emanuel Gherardi


Samantha Ware
Senior Human Resources Advisor
Gold Road Resources

Samantha is a senior 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 Senior Human Resource Advisor, 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.

As Founding Chair of the WA Mining Club Young Professionals, Samantha has contributed to vast growth of the sub-committee since late 2018. The Young Professionals sub-committee assists emerging leaders in the resource industry to network with peers and industry leaders, gain new skills and increase industry knowledge. With objectives to create an inclusive space, the young professionals have grown in under twelve months to include over 100 members, of which nearly 40% are female. Samantha hopes to continue supporting new and emerging leaders in the industry through WA Mining Club engagement.

Proposer: Samantha Ware

Seconder:  Kirsty Danby

Craig Hook
Strategic Intent Consulting

Craig has 30 years international experience as a successful business transformation consultant, director and executive coach in implementing change initiatives to drive increased profitability through leading and coaching executive teams on strategy, business performance improvement, organisational design, and team leadership to deliver sustainable performance improvement.

Prior to his consulting career, he held senior international operational, planning and project management roles with Rio Tinto (Australia & USA), BHPBilliton and OceanaGold (NZ). Craig has a Mining Engineering degree, MBA, MAICD and FAIMWA.

He currently chairs two advisory boards for METS businesses in professional services and drone management. He has been serving on the WAMC Committee since 2014 and presently chairs the membership committee who have successfully implemented initiatives to increase the diversity of our member base with record female participation and introduction of young professionals.

Craig would like to continue taking a leading role on the Committee and put members first with increased networking opportunities for members, ensure all inclusiveness of all members, and continue to showcase the WA mining industry.


Proposer: Craig Hook

Seconder:  Ian Skelton

Vaughan Cranswick
Regional Manager WA
Gardner Denver

Vaughan has worked within & around the WA mining industry, in various roles, for the past 25+ years.

Starting as a Field Engineer for Bridgestone Earthmover Tyres, he developed a career in the Air Force as an Aircraft Engineer, then to a lubrication engineer working for Castrol & Equipment Technology Solutions striving to increase life of wearing parts through better lubrication & lubrication practices. This was followed by some years as a rotating equipment engineer which then led to becoming WA State Manager for an electric motor company. Vaughan  was appointed WA Manager of Melco Conveyors which was followed as WA Regional Manager for his current employer Gardner Denver.

He feels it is now time to “give back” to the industry & WA Mining Club that has supported him for the past 25+ years.

Vaughan feels he can offer the WA Mining Club a range of knowledge, skills & mentor-ship that can aid to enrich our industry.


Proposer: Vaughan Cranswick

Seconder:  Sally Dietzler

Samantha Retallack
Head of People and Culture
Independence Group NL

Sam joined IGO in 2012 and was appointed Human Resources Manager in 2014, then Head of People and Culture in 2017. Sam has over 25 years of experience in senior management, human resources, consulting and operational roles working for a range of organisations. Prior to joining IGO, Sam led large workforce-based businesses within Aherns Department Stores and Ansett Airlines, before turning to roles in Human Resource management across the mining, finance, legal and biomedical sectors.

Sam’s current role is to provide leadership and oversight of all People and Culture activities at IGO, including diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, learning, talent acquisition and development and the co-creation of organisational culture, purpose and values. Sam is a strategic thinker with a strong commercial background and an optimistic confidence that diversity of gender, perspective and experience will deliver corporate cultures of performance and care.

Sam holds a Diploma of Applied Science from Curtin University and a Bachelor of Health Science from Edith Cowan University. Sam is a graduate of the AICD, an experienced member of WIMWA’s mentoring program, a member of the WA Mining Club’s Women’s Advisory Group and a member of the Australian Institute of Management’s Professional Members Group.


Proposer: Sam Retallack

Seconder:  Peter Bradford



Sharon Goddard
General Manager Corporate
Gold Road Resources

Sharon has extensive experience in the mining, agribusiness and legal sectors. She is currently General Manager – Corporate with Gold Road Resources where she has been for the past eight years.

Sharon’s previous experience includes finance, human resources, risk and compliance, investor relations and stakeholder engagement as well as Practice Manager of a boutique Corporate Law firm.  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.

She has been a member of the WA Mining Club committee since 2017 and lead the governance sub-committee.

It has been very rewarding working with the committee to continue to promote our industry, support the next generation of leaders through the scholarship program and assist with the development of the Young Professionals.

Sharon would like to nominate for the committee, continuing to promote the resources industry which is the heart of WA.

Proposer: Sharon Goddard

Seconder:  Ian Murray

Natalie Taylor
Career Enrichment Advisor
Roy Hill

Natalie currently manages the Career Enrichment Program at Roy Hill. As part of her scope of work, she manages 2,000 employees to continuously develop and improve the program and enhance opportunities for staff to reach their full potential both personally and professionally.

She has worked in the mining industry for 9 years in a variety of roles, which includes Technician Coordinator, High Pressure Water Blaster, Behavioural Based Safety Facilitator, Senior Administrator and Warehouse Operator, Training Systems Support Officer, Training Coordinator, RC Driller’s Assistant, Port Production Operator, Emergency Response Volunteer and Career Enrichment Advisor. All these positions have taught her something new about the industry.

Natalie believes that continuing to be a Committee member will help her to share her wealth of knowledge across the various areas of the mining industry, promote ideas, gain feedback, and build positive influence within the mining sector.

She also believes that through continuing in the marketing area and sub-committees (Women’s Advisory Group and Charity Gala Ball), she will be able to increase memberships, enhance the WA Mining Club’s social networks and deliver the material as aligned to our Club’s values.

Proposer: Natalie Taylor

Seconder:  Craig Hook