Traditionally held on the first Friday of December, the WA Mining Club’s members and their guests take the opportunity to pause and appreciate the people dedicated to the mining industry, and celebrate the rich endowment of mineral wealth that underpins much of our economy and provides hope for the future. It is a time for fellowship and fraternity, and to remember those who have been lost in our industry throughout the past year.
This year our guest speaker Sharon Warburton, Chairman and Non Executive Director will present
After an executive career in strategy and finance roles based in Perth, Sydney, London and Abu Dhabi, Sharon is now a full-time Chairman and Non-Executive Company Director. She is the 2014 WA Telstra Business Woman of the Year and was named in the 2015 Westpac AFR 100 Women of Influence.
Sharon is Chairman of NAIF (Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility), on the Boards of FMG, NEXTDC Limited, Gold Road Resources, Barminco, and Western Power. She is a Director of the Foundation for the Perth Children’s Hospital, a part time member of the Takeovers Panel, a Director of the Gold Industry Group, on the WA Rhodes Scholarship selection panel and is the Patron of the Women in MBA Scholarship Programme at Curtin.
Sharon holds a Bachelor of Business degree from Curtin University and is an AICD graduate. She is also a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building.
Sharon is a single parent to 7-year-old Chloe. She champions flexibility, diversity and work life balance and places a high priority on sharing her own experiences. Sharon mentors thousands of emerging leaders through her digital mentoring platform www.steelheels.com.au.
The WA Mining Club relies on sponsorships for all initiatives and events. In addition to supporting the Club’s future, sponsorship of St Barbara’s Day is an excellent opportunity to promote your organisation to companies and individuals across the mining industry.
If you would like to sponsor St Barbara’s Day, or another WA Mining Club initiative, please contact Craig Franklin or (08) 9279 9151.