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, Partnerships/Sponsorships

Natalie has been in the mining industry for 11 years in a variety of roles. She is passionate about the future of the industry and the people working in it. She has been an active member of the Club for a number of years. 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 learning opportunities, career pathways and connecting experienced mining professionals with emerging leaders, with the goal to pass knowledge and strategise beyond generations.


Manager, Career Enrichment Program – Roy Hill
email:  president@waminingclub.asn.au


Craig Hook
Vice President, Memberships

Craig is a highly accomplished executive, Non-Executive Director and Advisory Board Chair with leadership and strategic experience across a portfolio of Board positions.  As an Advisory Board Chair, Craig chairs Advisory Boards for private SME’s in mine professional services, mine maintenance services, drone management and software development sectors across Australia.

Previously he was a Partner of Churchill Consulting.  Prior to his consulting career Craig was General Manager of OceanaGold (NZ) and held senior operational and technical roles internationally with Rio Tinto.  Qualifications in mine engineering and business management, and accredited coach.  Substantial experience in the mining industry across feasibility studies, operational readiness, design and implementation of business improvement projects and restructures.

Craig has been actively involved in the Club since 2005 and joined the 2014 Committee in the marketing portfolio. He now leads the Membership Committee.

Managing Director – Strategic Intent Advisory
email:  vicepresident@waminingclub.asn.au

Sharon Goddard
Secretary, Governance

Sharon joined Gold Road in June 2011 and has more than 20 years’ experience in mining, agribusiness and legal.

Her responsibilities include managing corporate aspects of the organisation, external affairs, native title, marketing and day-to-day operations.

Previously Sharon was Practice Manager for a newly merged Perth law firm, Middletons, 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.

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 a Senior Manager at Deloitte with strong experience in auditing large listed and multinational companies in Australia and overseas. He has been involved in the audits of ASX200 companies, predominantly in the mining industry

Hanns acts as the Club Treasurer and brings a collaborative operating style and proven ability to develop strong working relationships to the Club. He holds a Masters of Professional Accounting and is a Chartered Accountant with CAANZ (Australia)

Senior Manager – Deloitte

email:  treasurer@waminingclub.asn.au

Dani Tamati
Memberships, Scholarships

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. 

Managing Director – the Resources hub
email: committee1@waminingclub.asn.au

Paul Young
Marketing, Scholarships. Governance

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

Project Manager – Stantec
email: committee3@waminingclub.asn.au

Emanuel Gherardi

Emanuel has over 20 years of experience within the Australian and International Mining industries. Since 2002 in his capacity as owner and Managing Director, Emanuel has overseen Energy & Mining Group, an Australian Human Resources and Workforce Management organisation which has had operations across Australia, Singapore and West Africa.

Emanuel is in his 4th year as a WA Mining Club committee member an in that time has overseen the Scholarships Alumni portfolio, Young Professionals and is the current co-lead for the Scholarships and Schools portfolios.

Emanuel is a strong advocate for gender, ethnic and thought diversity, holding positions on the committee of the West Australian Mining Club addressing these very issues. Personally, he works closely with marginalised individuals in the community providing mentoring and coaching to individuals assisting them with their reintegration into society and the workforce.

Managing Director – Energy & Mining Group
email:  scholarships@waminingclub.asn.au 

Jordan Rogers
Young Professionals, Partnerships/Sponsorships

Jordan is Lead for the Young Professionals subcommittee and supports partnerships. She’s worked in the Industry since 2014 and is a member of the AIG. Her work has specialised in Archean greenfields orogenic gold exploration and GIS.

Jordan is interested in the future evolution of the industry, and is an advocate for intersectional diversity and inclusion across the sector.

Resource Geologist, Gold Road Resources
email:  youngprofessionals@waminingclub.asn.au

Felicity Jones
Memberships, Governance

She has been engaged in environmental management, impact assessment, approvals and research since 2000. She works predominantly in the resources sector and has extensive experience in the management of projects with exposure to State and Commonwealth considerations. She is used to working with a variety of stakeholders with conflicting interests and managing the delivery of a diverse range of technical work.

Leader – Approvals Strategy and Compliance, 360 Environmental
email:  membership@waminingclub.asn.au


Jordan Pedley
Marketing, Events

Jordan has over 8 years of experience in the mining industry and holds a Bachelor degree from Curtin University in Commerce, majoring in marketing and management. Jordan was exposed to the mining industry from a young age through her family’s mining services and manufacturing business. She currently holds the position of Director of Strategic Initiatives within MAX Plant and Striker and sits on the company board. Being of Indigenous heritage, Jordan was raised within a diverse family.  She strongly believes in inclusivity, innovation and participating in the ongoing development of the mining industry. Jordan is passionate about giving back to the community and plays crucial roles in NFP organisations.

Director of Strategic Initiative – MAX Plant
email: committee2@waminingclub.asn.au