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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 Craig Franklin, Sponsorship Manager on 9279 9151 or email at craig.franklin@iinet.net.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


COMMITTEE MEMBERS


Josh Snow
Chair

Josh is a corporate advisory analyst with a demonstrated history of specialisation in resources and emerging markets. Skilled in M&A Advisory, Financial Modelling, Financial Analysis, Due Diligence, Capital Markets, Expert Reporting and Valuations. Josh graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance). He is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand where he also sits on the WA panel representing young professionals within the organisation. Further to this Josh is in the final stages of completing a Bachelor of Laws qualification at Curtin University.


Callum Twigger
Vice-Chair

Callum works in corporate advisory law and mergers and acquisitions, with an emphasis on the mining sector.  He has assisted several significant mergers/divestments in the WA mining sector and provides ongoing advice to the boards of a number of ASX-listed companies. Callum also has experience in corporate insolvency, personal bankruptcy and restructuring law. He previously worked in digital marketing and publishing, including as an editor and a journalist. Outside of law, Callum is interested in history, film, and long-distance running.


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 has experience working across the construction, engineering and resource sectors.


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 a project engineer for Northern Star Resources and has skills 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.


Ellen Cha
Committee Member

Ellen is a technical assistant 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.


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.