About Us


The WA Mining Club’s Rules of Association require that the WA Mining Club is managed exclusively by a committee of management consisting of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and between four and six Committee Members.

Committee Members are elected at each Annual General Meeting for a one or two year term. At the end of their term, committee members are eligible for re-election.

All positions are voluntary and Committee Members are expected to actively manage a portfolio within the Committee, regularly attend Committee meetings (held monthly) and assist at WA Mining Club events.



Natalie Taylor
President, Lead – Partnerships/Sponsorships, Events

Natalie joined Roy Hill in March 2016 and has more than 20 years’ experience in agriculture, law and mining. She has been an active member of the Club for a number of years and is devoted to and is a strong advocate for inclusiveness in the industry and changing the status quo. She is also 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.


Senior Advisor Resourcing – Roy Hill
email:  president@waminingclub.asn.au

Felicity Jones
Vice President, Speaker Program / Events, Young Professionals

Felicity has been an active member of the WA Mining Club for over 10 years. In her “business hours” job she is the Technical Discipline Manager for Environmental Assessment and Management (APAC) for 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.


Lead –  Approvals Strategy and Compliance, 360 Environmental

Email: vicepresident@waminingclub.asn.au 

Sharon Goddard
Secretary, Lead – Governance

Sharon is the General Manager – Social Performance and External Relations.  She joined Gold Road in June 2011 and has more than 20 years’ experience in mining, agribusiness and legal.

Her current responsibilities include managing corporate aspects of the organisation, ESG and Sustainability, Stakeholder and Community Engagement, External Affairs, Native Title and day-to-day operations.

Previously she held roles as Practice Manager for Perth law firm, Middletons, and was instrumental in the set-up of the newly merged firm, including implementation of IT solutions, financial and human resources functions, and risk and compliance.  Sharon has also worked for Wesfarmers as Executive Assistant to the Finance Director including assisting in the investor relations function engaging with stakeholders, 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

Email: secretary@waminingclub.asn.au

Hanns Ramcharit

Hanns is the treasurer of the WA Mining Club and part of the Exec Committee. As Club Treasurer, he oversees the financial administration of the club and reports the results of the club to its members and committee at AGMs. He is tasked with safeguarding the assets of the club and its members.

Outside of the club, he is a Director at Deloitte with strong experience in audits of large listed and multinational companies in Australia and overseas, focussing on the audits of ASX 200 companies, predominantly in the mining industry for over 10 years.

This direct experience with finance and the mining industry provides him with the required foundation to better serve the WA Mining Club and its members.


Director – Deloitte

email: treasurer@waminingclub.asn.au

Dani Tamati
Lead – Memberships and External Relations, Marketing

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
email: memberships@waminingclub.asn.au 



Jordan Pedley
Lead – Marketing, Memberships

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 Plant 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
Lead – Education Engagement, Young Professionals

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.


Email: scholarships@waminingclub.asn.au 


Rob Humphryson
Education Engagement, Speaker Program / Events

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.


Consultant, RH Consultants


Tim Taylor
Memberships, Speaker Program / Events

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.


Business Development Manager, Zenith Energy