ECU Education Series Breakfast – Risk: The Good, The Bad, and The Necessary

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In partnership with ECU, this edition of the WA Mining Club 2019 Education Series is jointly presented by RMIA and WA Mining Club. Join the discussion over breakfast at the Westin Hotel, 12 June 2019 from 7.00am.


Anthony Reardon
BHP, Head of Risk Transformation

Anthony Reardon is the Head of Risk Strategy and Development for BHP, and has responsibility for driving BHP’s risk transformation program, plus the corporation’s strategic, catastrophic and emerging risk exposure.

He has spent the last 12 years with BHP, where he has had roles throughout Western Australia, Singapore, Canada, the US, and is now based in Melbourne.  Prior to BHP, Anthony has worked in consulting, tertiary and insurance sectors.

He has a breadth of experience from operational hazard risk, to project, commercial, strategic and emerging risk. He is a recognised thought leader in risk transformation.

Anthony was recognised as the Australasian Risk Manager of the year in 2019.


Kirsty Danby
Platform Communications, Director

Kirsty Danby, has 20 years’ experience managing reputations and ESG across mining and oil & gas. She has worked as an in-house consultant for BHP, Woodside Energy and Alcoa and is now the Director of Platform Communications.  She provides strategic communications, issues management and stakeholder engagement advice to clients across the entire mine lifecycle from exploration to closure.  She is most often engaged for complex stakeholder engagement projects relating to land access, environmental approvals or increases to export licences to ensure operators gain or maintain their social licence to operate.

Kirsty is currently Acting CEO of the Port Hedland Industries Council, a Director of specialist mining and oil & gas recruitment firm Energy & Mining Group, Chairman of Curtin University’s Board of Humanities, is on the Boards of Solaris Cancer Care and the Petroleum Club of WA. In her spare time, she is the Chairman for AOG Diversity & Inclusion and the President of the WA Mining Club.


Alexandra Atkins
Alex Atkins and Associates, Managing Director

Alex holds 2 BEng Degrees from the University of Queensland and WA School of Mines qualifying her as a Mining Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer & Geologist. She holds First Class Mine Manager’s Certificates for WA & Queensland, has an MBA(Finance), is a graduate of AICD, Fellow of Engineers Australia and Chartered Professional Fellow of The AusIMM.

Alex has over 25 years’ experience through the full mining value chain in roles that find, design & run mines, regulate mines & in the Big4’s auditing mining companies.  She is a Non-executive Director of Ausdrill Ltd (ASX:ASL), Founder of her own mining consultancy, Director of London-based International Women In Mining and Director of Toronto-based Global Mining Sustainability (focussed on Board assurance of technical & operational risk).

Alex was named one of the Top 100 Global Inspirational Women In Mining by WIMUK (London) in Nov 2018 & was inducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame in April 2019.

Richard Beazley
Sandfire Resources, Chief Operating Officer

Richard Beazley is an experienced mining engineer with 30 years of experience. He has a strong corporate, operational and technical background in the resources industry.

Richard is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Sandfire Resources NL, a Director of Altair Mining Consultancy and Non-Executive Director of Troy Resources. His former roles have included Managing Director of Peak Resources Limited, General Manager Operations at Consolidated Minerals and General Manager Southern Cross Operations at St Barbara Limited.


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ECU Education Series Breakfast – Risk: The Good, The Bad, and The Necessary
Wed 12th June 2019
Westin Hotel
480 Hay St, Perth WA 6000
7.00am to 9.00am
Member $80.00 Non Members $100.00 ECU Alumni $90.00 Students $50.00
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