Tony has been involved in the mining industry since 1978, first in South Africa designing centrifugal pumps which were supplied to the gold, platinum, chrome and coal mines. Joined Putzmeister South Africa in 2005 as their Managing Director and attended a Paste and Thickened Tailings conference in March 2007 where he was approached by KSB Australia to take over the role of WA State Manager.
In 2016 GIW Industries asked him to relocate to the oil sands in Alberta, Canada to support one of their major customers to build the Fort Hills project. Realizing that the oil sands was the only commodity he had not worked in and that the experience in this particular market would be exceptionally interesting. A year after working in Fort McMurray Tony was promoted to General Manager.
Whilst in Canada Tony joined the executive committee of Canadian Mineral Processors (CMP) and resigned in September 2019 once he returned to Perth.
Since joining the WA Mining Club in 2008 he has been an active member involved in most of the functions and with the experience of being a board member of CMP has prepared me in being able to add value to the tasks that the WA Mining Club committee need to perform on a monthly and sometimes even a weekly basis and believe that he would become an asset to this respected organization.
Proposer: Anthony Robins
Seconder: Simon Biltoft
Craig is a NED and Advisory Board Chair with leadership and strategic experience across a portfolio of mining service companies built on over 30 years international senior management and consulting experience. Previously he has been Partner of Churchill Consulting, General Manager of OceanaGold (NZ) and held senior operational and technical roles internationally with Rio Tinto. Craig has qualifications in mine engineering and business management, and is an accredited coach. He also has substantial experience in the mining industry across feasibility studies, operational readiness, design and implementation of business improvement projects and restructures.
He has been a Member since 2008 and served on the Committee the past six years. During this time Craig has helped develop and implement initiatives to diversify the Club’s membership and increase participation of women, young professionals and indigenous people to make our club 750 strong. He has also helped implement initiatives to broaden our event topics to include indigenous engagement and innovation.
Proposer: Craig Hook
Seconder: Ian Skelton
Jordan is a woman from indigenous heritage with a Bachelor degree from Curtin University in Commerce majoring in marketing and management. She is am employed in her family’s mining manufacturing business as the Director of Strategic Initiatives heading the Marketing and Administration divisions. Jordan believes she can apply her skills in event management, creativity, new ideas, marketing, culture awareness and funding to a position on the WA Mining Club Committee. She currently applies all of these skills in her my current employment as well as organising and managing many national and international exhibitions. Volunteering on the advisory board for Project Karma and running events for this not for profit organisation has also strengthened Jordan’s skill base. She is passionate about the industry and strengthening diversity in all aspects. She has been exposed to the mining industry from a young age through the family business and has been actively employed in the mining industry for 7 years. She is easy going with a good sense of humour, enjoy meeting new people and learning new things.
Proposer: Jordan Pedley
Seconder: George Bauk
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.
She is often called upon by the Media to provide her industry view on mining and resource industry employment trends, in WA in particular, and has been interviewed regularly by Channel 9, Channel 7, Today Tonight, ABC News, Business News, Sunday Times, Perth Now, ABC Radio National, 6PR, Red FM, Australian Mining, and the New York Times, and discussed her personal view on many Podcasts as well.
Proposer: Dani Tamati
Seconder: Mike Troop
Natalie has been in the mining industry for 11 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, Trainer, RC Driller’s Assistant, Port Production Operator, Emergency Response Volunteer, Advisor Career Enrichment and more recently in the capacity as a Supervisor Career Enrichment.
All these positions have contributed in helping her progress in not only the learning and development space, but also in helping her to help others in achieving the work/life blend. This has also contributed to her becoming passionate about not only the future of the industry, but also the future for the people working in it. She has been an active member of the Club for a number of years and 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 connecting experienced mining professionals with emerging leaders, with the goal to pass knowledge and strategise beyond generations.
Proposer: Natalie Taylor
Seconder: Samantha Ware
Brendan commenced his career in the mining industry over 30 years ago in a variety of analytical laboratories before a career change into intellectual property. With a background in chemistry, Brendan specialises in innovation in the resources sector. His practice includes drafting patent specifications for new innovations through to enforcement work as well as providing patent validity and freedom to operate opinions. He acts for a wide range of clients within the sector, from multinational mining companies to small local clients and startups.
Brendan is enthusiastic about the future of the Western Australian mining industry. As new discoveries are becoming harder to find, he believes that the key to any successful business lies in innovation. The creation of new ideas to keep operations, products and services fresh. The companies that do this best are the ones that ultimately have sustained success.
Proposer: Brendan Peachey
Seconder: Peter Caporn
Paul Young has been involved in the WA Mining industry for over 30 years with 18 years based on site or in regional areas including Kalgoorlie, the Pilbara, the Kimberley’s and the Great Southern. Paul is a Civil Engineer with a Masters of Business Administration (Finance) and a Master of Project Management (Leadership) and is currently studying towards a Master of Science (Mineral & Energy Economics). Paul is a committee member and Past president of Engineers Australia (WA Division) and is on the Diversity and inclusion sub committee. Paul started his mining career working on the development of the Sons of Gwalia Lithium mine at Greenbushes and has led the development of large complex mining projects in the Pilbara in addition to a site superintendent role at BHP’s Port Hedland and Newman facilities.
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 currently works for Engenium, a WA based project delivery company which has recently been acquired by Stantec, A global Canadian based engineering and project delivery firm. Engenium will head up the resources division of Stantec .
Proposer: Paul Young
Seconder: Jason Hislop
Ms Goddard joined Gold Road in June 2011 and has more than 20 years’ experience in mining, agribusiness and legal.
Ms Goddard’s responsibilities include managing corporate aspects of the organisation, external affairs, native title, marketing and day-to-day operations.
Previously Ms Goddard was Practice Manager for a newly merged Perth law firm 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.
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 Club since 2017, and a Committee member for the last 3 years.
Proposer: Sharon Goddard
Seconder: Natalie Taylor
The WA Mining Club Young Professionals 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.
Members of the WA Mining Club receive access to a broad range of industry speakers, who discuss technical, operational, legislative and regulatory matters, as well as sharing thoughts on the broader industry.
Our monthly luncheons are regularly attended by in excess of 300 members, all eager to listen, talk and share information about their experiences with their industry peers.
Being a member of the WA Mining Club provides the very best opportunity around to meet other industry professionals and discuss topical issues, challenges and innovations with others across the spectrum of the Western Australian mining industry.