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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.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND OFFICE BEARERS FOR 2024

Dani Tamati
President

Lead – External Relations, Lead – Partners & Sponsors, Memberships

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:  president@waminingclub.asn.au

 

Barry Upton
Vice President

Lead – Education Engagement, Finance, 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 

Natalie Taylor
Secretary

Memberships, External Relations, Governance, Marketing

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: secretary@waminingclub.asn.au


Hanns Ramcharit
Treasurer

Finance

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


 


 

Sharon Goddard
Lead – Governance, External Relations

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

 


 

Jordan Pedley
Lead – Marketing, Lead – Young Professionals, 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
Email:
marketing@waminingclub.asn.au


 


 

Rob Humphryson
Lead – Speaker Engagement, Young Professionals, Education Engagement

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
Lead – Memberships

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


 

Melinda Addison
Education Engagement, Governance

Melinda Addison, a graduate from the WA School of Mines in the 90s with a degree in Minerals Engineering (specialising as a Metallurgist), boasts an impressive 30-year career in the Mining Industry. Throughout her professional journey, Melinda has undertaken various technical and production roles across a diverse spectrum of commodities.

Having been an active member of the WA Mining Club for several years, Melinda is a staunch advocate for Diversity and Inclusion within the industry. She passionately supports the Energy Club/WA Mining Club Next Gen program as a Panel Mentor, dedicated to nurturing and inspiring the upcoming generation’s entry into the mining sector by sharing her wealth of experience.

Presently serving as the General Manager for Schramm, an Epiroc company, Melinda spearheads governance and business excellence in a wide array of domains including Safety, Health, Environment, Quality (SHEQ), Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain & Sourcing, Engineering, Sales, Service, and Manufacturing.

 

General Manager, Schramm


 

Drew O’Sullivan
Speaker Engagement, Partners & Sponsors

Drew is a proven leader with 23 years experience in the mining and resources sector, specializing in project management, asset management, and mobile equipment operations. A Heavy Diesel Mechanic by trade with ongoing Executive MBA studies, he has honed a versatile skill set that includes financial management, strategic partnership management, and industry standards compliance.

Through Drew’s tenure at both Tier One mining houses and leading contractors in the industry, he has showcased his strategic foresight and collaborative prowess, where he has spearheaded mobile equipment strategies, negotiated global agreements, and championed initiatives for emission reduction and technological innovation. Drew’s commitment to excellence is evident in his track record of managing large-scale capital projects, fostering high-performance teams, and implementing process improvements.

With his comprehensive understanding of the mining industry and proven leadership acumen, Drew feels he is poised to make invaluable contributions to the WA Mining Club committee. His expertise in project management, supply chain optimization, and stakeholder engagement aligns seamlessly with the committee’s objectives, promising to drive positive change and foster a thriving mining community.

 

Group Manager – Mobile Maintenance, Westgold Resources Limited