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Young Professionals

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

Click here to find out more about the WAMC Member of the Month


Jordan Rogers

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, involved with patent oppositions and prosecutions 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 a Master of Intellectual Property at UTS.  Ellen has been a WA Mining Club Young Professionals Committee since 2019 and has been the Vice Chair (WAMC YP) since October 2020.


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.

Josephine Liantono
Committee Member

Josephine is a Junior Mining Engineer at BHP Nickel West working at one of their underground mining operations. She is the recipient of the 2020 AusIMM Eprioc Scholarship, 2021 AusIMM EEF Premium Scholarship and the prestigious 2021 AusIMM Sir Frank Espie/Rio Tinto Leadership Award.

She is currently pursuing the Master of Professional Mining Engineering at the University of Western Australia (UWA) which has developed her keen interest in the stewardship and governance of tailings storage facilities. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering and Economics from UWA.


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.