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, 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:  president@waminingclub.asn.au

Felicity Jones
Vice President, Lead – Governance

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.


Leader – Approvals Strategy and Compliance, 360 Environmental
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, sustainability, stakeholder and community engagement, external affairs, native title and day-to-day operations.

Previously Sharon was Practice Manager for a newly merged Perth law firm, Middletons, and was instrumental in the set-up of the new merged firm, including implementation of IT solutions, 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
Lead – Memberships, Scholarships

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 

Paul Young
Governance, Memberships

Paul has been a member of the WA Mining Club for over 6 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 is a Civil Engineer and Project Manager and has been in the mining sector for over 30 years in regional residential and FIFO management and operational roles and is currently General Manager Mining at WSP, a global mining engineering company. Paul holds a Bachelor of engineering, a Master of Business Administration (Finance) and a Master in Project Management (Leadership) and currently is studying a Master in Mineral Economics

General Manager Mining Infrastructure and Project Delivery, WSP
email: committee3@waminingclub.asn.au

Jordan Rogers
Partnerships, Sponsorships

Jordan is the former Chair and lead for the WAMC Young Professionals. Jordan 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 through her work with the Club, will continue working to give back to the community whilst advocating for intersectional diversity, inclusion, and opportunity across the sector.

Specialist Project Geologist, Fortescue Metals Group
email: committee1@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
email: marketing@waminingclub.asn.au


Barry Upton
Lead – Scholarships

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 

WAMC Charter – July 2018