Young Professionals – Risk, Exploration and Technology

Event - Young Professionals – Risk, Exploration and Technology


Join the Young Professionals sub-committee at the final YP event of the year at the stunning Ritz Carlton to hear from a panel of experts in the field of Risk, Exploration and Technology.

2020 has been a tough year for Australia. Despite the challenges of COVID19 and the resulting dislocation and disruption, WA’s resource sector is helping lead a nation-wide economic recovery. The exploration industry is at the forefront of this effort, with both established and emerging miners making discoveries that prove WA will remain an internationally renowned mining province for years to come. The WAMC YP are proud to welcome Alex Dorsch, Scott Williamson and Jordan Rogers to lead this discussion at their November Sundowner.

As with our previous events, we are only able to accept three registrations from any one organisation, so that we can comply with COVID-19 Phase Four restrictions


Scott Williamson
Managing Director
Blackstone Minerals

Scott Williamson is a Mining Engineer with a Commerce degree from the West Australian School of Mines and Curtin University. Mr Williamson started his career as an underground mining engineer in the goldfields of Western Australia. Mr Williamson has recent experience in equity capital markets with previous roles as a Resources Analyst at Hartleys and Investor Relations Manager at Resolute Mining. Mr Williamson has a unique blend of experience in mining and finance with both corporate and technical capabilities

Jordan Rogers
GIS Geologist
Gold Road Resouces

Jordan is part of Gold Road Resources’ Discovery and Growth technical team and has worked primarily in exploration in the underexplored and highly prospective Yamarna greenstone belt in the eastern gold fields of WA. Jordan has also been an integral part of the WAMC Young Professionals and will be sharing her experiences as a Greenfield’s exploration specialist and advocate for greater engagement by the industry with young and emerging leadership.

Alex Dorsch
Managing Director
Chalice Gold Mines

Alex was appointed Managing Director of Chalice Gold Mines in November 2018, having joined the Company in late 2017. Alex has lead Chalice through an exceptional recent growth period and was recognised as New/Emerging Leader of the Year in 2020 in the MiningNews awards. Alex has diverse experience in a variety of leadership roles across the resources sector, as a management consultant, engineer, project manager and corporate advisor. Prior to joining Chalice, he was working as a Specialist consultant with the global management consultancy McKinsey & Company. He commenced his engineering career with resources giant BHP in Adelaide, and then spent over six years as an engineer in oil and gas exploration. Alex holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (first class Honours) and a Bachelor of Finance from the University of Adelaide.

Moderated by

Holly Bridgwater
Principal Industry Engagement

Holly is the Principal for Industry Engagement at Unearthed Solutions. In her role Holly assists executives and operations teams to source innovative solutions from a global ecosystem of entrepreneurs and experts. Holly has over 13 years working in the resources industry. Starting off her career as a geologist, Holly’s passion for travel, frontier hands-on science (and rocks!), led her to spending over 8 years in greenfields mineral exploration.  Shifting from exploring for minerals to exploring technology, Holly believes that the economic benefits created by technology innovations can drive us to a more sustainable, cleaner and responsible future for our industry. Her role at Unearthed enables her to accelerate that vision and to inspire other entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to lead the way.

Holly is also an active mentor in the mining community, and has been part of the AusIMM Perth Committee since 2017.

With thanks to our event sponsors

Young Professionals – Risk, Exploration and Technology
Thu 19th November 2020
Ritz Carlton Ballroom
Elizabeth Quay
5.00pm to 8.00pm
$25 member, $70 guests
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