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Young Professionals

The WA Mining Club Young Professionals (WAMC YP) 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.

To maintain globally competitive operations, we believe there is an imperative to leverage different ways of thinking to transform the way we work. Our initiatives and events feature insights and perspectives from a range of industry professionals, to generate open discussion and debate about the future of our industry.

WAMC YP supports the growth and development of members and their careers in the mining through connection and collaboration. We strongly encourage young professionals in mining to join and become members.  WAMC YP are also looking for like-minded organisations to support the next generation of young leaders as foundation partners and event sponsors – contact Cassandra Brennan on 0402 845 459 or email at events@waminingclub.asn.au

To attend a YP event or one of our regular luncheons, please go to the event calendar

Click here to view photos from WAMC Young Professionals events

Click here to find out more about the WAMC Young Professionals Awards Night


COMMITTEE MEMBERS


Jordan Rogers
Chair

Jordan has been a WA Mining Club Committee member since 2019, and is currently Lead for the Young Professionals subcommittee and a support member for Partnerships. She has a passionate interest in the future evolution of the industry and through her work with the WAMC, is working to advocate for intersectional diversity and inclusion across the sector.

Jordan has worked in the Mining and Resources industry since 2014 and is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG). Her work has specialised in Archean greenfield orogenic gold exploration and geographic information science.


Ellen Cha
Vice Chair

Ellen is a Patent Attorney in the Chemistry team at Wrays IP and assists in patent and trade mark prosecution for both local and overseas clients, majority being in the mining sector. With her background in chemical engineering, she is particularly interested in new technologies and design advancements in mineral & metallurgical processes.

She holds a Bachelor of Science from UWA, a Master of Chemical Engineering from University of Melbourne and is currently undertaking a Master of Intellectual Property at UTS.


Josh Snow
Committee Member

Josh is an Executive within KPMG’s Corporate Finance division, specialising in the Metals & Mining sector. Josh is skilled Project Finance, Corporate Debt, M&A, Financial Modelling and Valuation Analysis, predominantly assisting new/expanding mining projects source capital for development.

Josh has been a member of the WA Mining Club since early 2019 and is the Past Chair of the Young Professionals team of which he oversaw 18 months of events and navigated COVID-19 disruption. Josh believes the Young Professionals is an important platform to facilitate the growth and development of young leaders in the mining industry, and as part of this leadership opportunities are best shared.

Josh graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance), is a qualified member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and is in the final stages of completing a Bachelor of Laws qualification at Curtin University.

In his spare time Josh enjoys heading to the beach, fishing, surfing, golf, social basketball and loyally following the Fremantle Dockers.


Yuluwirri McGrady
Committee Member

Yulu is a highly motivated and results driven professional, with a deep passion for business & leadership development. Yulu thrives when tasked with building connections with key stakeholders and clients, using strong emotional intelligence.

Yulu is committed to encouraging and empowering the next generation of Indigenous leaders to take advantage of the vast career opportunities within the resource sector.

Yulu is a proud Goomilaroi man originating from Toomelah, located in northern NSW.


Kelsie Brennan
Committee Member

Kelsie is a People & Culture Advisor and has worked in the mining industry for 6 years. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Human Resource Management and is currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Psychology of Business and Management. Kelsie has been employed by Independence Group (IGO) for the past 4 years where she works closely with leaders and multiple stakeholders to provide fit for purpose HR advice on the full employee lifecycle.

Outside of work, Kelsie is a dancer and enjoys playing netball.


Thomas Barrow
Committee Member

Tom is passionate about the global resource industry and advocates a strong interest in risk analysis, supply chains and macro-economic influences in the global mining sector. He holds a Bachelor of Mining Engineering (Honours) from the University of New South Wales and is currently studying the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) course to complement his mining background. Tom works as an investment analyst for Appian Capital, providing private equity funding to the resources sector. Prior to this, Tom was a project engineer for Northern Star Resources. Tom is skilled in data analysis, business improvement and financial modelling.

Tom is a big believer there is a disconnect between young professionals and students in the resource, business and energy sectors. He wishes to break down these boundaries and promote mining as a catalyst for sustainable change.


Josephine Liantono
Committee Member

Josephine is currently a Masters of Professional Engineering (Mining Engineering) student at the University of Western Australia, having recently graduated from a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering and Economics.

Her journey in the mining industry commenced at the end of her first year of university in 2017. She has undertaken vacation work with Mount Gibson Iron Limited, Fortescue Metals Group, PwC Australia, Deloitte Consulting and BHP Nickel West. Through the various roles, she had the opportunity to work in different facets of the mining industry such as environment and approvals, open-pit and underground mining engineering, metallurgy, external auditing and analytics and cognitive consulting which has developed her strong appreciation of the complex business landscape.

She is currently the Chairperson of UWA Young Engineers, Treasurer of the AusIMM UWA Student Chapter and committee member of the UWA Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Inclusion and Diversity Committee. Prior to these roles, she was the Founding President of Women in Engineering and Mathematical Sciences UWA and Vice-President (Careers) of University Engineers Club.


Eric Samuel
Committee Member

Eric is currently at BHP as a business analyst in the business planning division. Eric has graduated from UWA with a Masters of mining engineering and a bachelor’s degree in commerce (Finance). Previously Eric has worked as a mining engineer on a few different mines and multiple commodities. Eric’s vision is to connect the next generation of mining professionals and entrepreneurs to create great things together and sustain the WA industry.