Young Professionals – Upskilling: Diversifying and Advancing Your Career

Event - Young Professionals – Upskilling: Diversifying and Advancing Your Career

Sundowner – Upskilling: Diversifying and Advancing Your Career


After a stellar 2019, the WA Mining Club Young Professionals welcome you to our first event for 2020: Upskilling: Diversifying and Advancing Your Career. This will be an evening of connection and collaboration. Network with a diverse range of industry professionals, including current and future leaders in mining.

We’ll be hearing from the stars of this event, Peter Cook and Keren Paterson on how to balance the pressures of upskilling and professional development with the realities of everyday work and life.

These two speakers will offer practical advice and inspired insights that will help young professionals grow and develop both as individuals and future industry leaders. Following each inspirational address, the speakers will be taking questions from the floor, so come prepared to explore the lifetime of experiences and lessons from our inspirational speakers.

  • Canapes and drinks provided
  • Bring your business card for your chance to win the door prize.

Peter Cook
Executive Chairman, Westgold Resources

Peter Cook is a leader of Perth’s mining community. In addition to being Executive Chairman of Westgold Resources, Peter is a Geologist (BSc (Applied Geology)) and a Mineral Economist (MSc (Min. Econ), MAusIMM with over 30 years of experience in the fields of exploration, project, operational and corporate management of mining companies. During the past three years he has served as a director of Pantoro Limited, Mongolian Resource Corporation Limited and Aziana Limited. He is a past winner of the GMJ Mining Executive of the Year in 2001 and the Asian – Mining Executive of the Year in 2015, awarded at the Mines and Money Conference in Hong Kong in 2015. Peter is an enthusiastic supporter of young talent in the mining industry, the WAMC YP are privileged to have him present at our first event for 2020.

Karen Paterson
Founder, Managing Director and CEO, Trigg Mining

Keren Paterson is an accomplished and recognised leader in the mining industry, an entrepreneur and company director. She is the founder of ASX listed Trigg Mining and is a Non-Executive Director of drilling and technology businesses JSW Australia and IDAT. Keren is a former WA Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year and is a finalist for the ‘Outstanding Woman in Resources’ at this year’s Chamber of Minerals and Energy Awards. She is a Mining Engineer from the WA School of Mines with an MBA in Economics from Deakin University and an Advanced Diploma of Corporate Governance. Keren holds a Western Australian First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency and is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.



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Young Professionals – Upskilling: Diversifying and Advancing Your Career
Wed 04th March 2020
The Flour Factory
16 Queen Street, Perth
(Parking is available next to 377 Murray Street, Perth)
5.30pm to 8.30pm
$30 for members, $50 for non-members
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