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.
Proposer: Dani Tamati
Seconder: Natalie Taylor
Tim has worked with Zenith Energy for the past 2 years. He’s also been a member of the WAMC for the 2 years and has made some amazing friends and contacts during my involvement. Tim would love to become a part of the WAMC committee to bring some ideas from a different viewpoint.
Proposer: Tim Taylor
Seconder: Drew Harvey
Natalie has been an active member of the Club for a number of years and is devoted to being a strong advocate for inclusiveness in the industry and changing the status quo. Natalie is dedicated 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. She is striving to provide the latest and most reliable information to lead the mining industry, encourage technical innovation to members and the global community.
Proposer: Natalie Taylor
Seconder: Hanns Ramcharit
Jordan is a current committee member up for re-election. She is the former Chair and lead for the WAMC Young Professionals and now supports the partnerships and sponsorships subcommittee.
She has worked in the industry as a geologist since 2014 and is a member of the AIG. Her previous work specialised in greenfields orogenic gold exploration and Geographic Information Science, before moving into geometallurgy in the iron ore sector. She has worked in a variety of terranes, including the goldfields of Western Australia, the Pilbara, and Newfoundland, Canada.
She is interested in the technological evolution of the industry, and will continue working to give back to the community whilst advocating for intersectional diversity, inclusion, and opportunity across the sector through her work with the Club.
Proposer: Jordan Rogers
Seconder: Natalie Taylor
Sam’s mining career started 16 years ago in the drill and blast industry as an air core offsider and over the years worked his way into many management roles. Sam also spent years as a shot firer and designing blast masters and pit floors for major mines. After many years spent in Superintendent and site manager roles, Sam has studied and developed not only his industry knowledge but in-depth business knowledge.
Sam believes joining the Mining Club Committee is a good way to help the current committee toward their goal of helping the advancement of mining, particularly in WA. To Sam, the STEM Spark program is one that focuses on the grassroots and is something he strongly believes in. Becoming a committee member would give Sam great fulfillment and the ability to give back to an industry that has made his and many other families’ lives better.
Sam believes his ability to think critically, analytically, creatively, and laterally will allow him to add value to the committee. This followed by a progressive mindset and very hard-working ability and background enables him to really help get the ball rolling in a lot of areas. Sam believes knowledge is not worth having if you can’t use it to help others and give back.
Proposer: Sam Murphy
Seconder: Barry Upton
Ms Goddard joined Gold Road in June 2011 and has more than 20 years’ experience in mining, agribusiness and legal.
Sharon’s responsibilities include managing corporate aspects of the organisation, external affairs, native title, marketing and day-to-day operations.
Previously she 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.
Sharon has been a member of the Club since 2017, and a Committee member for the last 5 years.
Proposer: Sharon Goddard
Seconder: Natalie Taylor
Since graduating from the WA School of Mines in the early 90s as a Mining Engineer, Rob has enjoyed a diverse resource industry career spanning 3 decades. Rob’s natural habitat is underground mine contracting, having spent half of his career with Macmahon Underground and a few years at Swick Mining Services. Beyond this, he’s had broad exposure to most facets of the resources industry, having worked in both underground and in open pit mining for both owner miners and contractors as well as part owning a mining supply company (Total Coolants) and now semi-retired and working as a consultant. Semi-retirement affords him the time to give back to the industry as a mentor to around a dozen young (and some not so young) industry professionals and if elected, would also allow him to devote time to the WA Mining Club committee. Rob is regarded by his peers as being an energetic, innovative and creative thinker that understands the power of networking.
The Mining Club is ticking over nicely and enjoying excellent membership support, with monthly functions very well attended. Whilst Rob is in the “if it aint broke, don’t fix it” camp, Rob believes there’s always room for new ideas and improvement.
Proposer: Rob Humphryson
Seconder: Barry Upton
Drew is an energetic business development manager with a passion for the WA mining industry.
His passion for mining kicked off when he was started my career working in underground mining. Throughout Drew’s 12 years in the mining industry, he’s had the opportunity to work in underground and open pit mining across WA, SA and NT, in multiple commodities including Gold, Iron Ore, Lithium, Nickel as well as Opal Mining in Coober Pedy.
This diversity in experience has helped Drew develop a deeper understand of the importance mining plays within the Australian economy and wider society.
The key skills he plans to leverage to support the WAMC include;
– Networking and influence
– Building Strategic partnerships
Drew’s enthusiasm and desire to connect with like-minded mining professionals, is the driving force for why he would welcome the opportunity to join the WA Mining Club Committee for 2023.
Proposer: Drew Harvey
Seconder: Yulu McGrady
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.