Conference Day Two - Thursday, 25 July

08:15
Registration and welcome coffee
08:50
Opening remarks from the Chair

Dr Lara Jefferson
Head of ESG
Nico Resources

Manifesting real and long-term industry change
09:00
The essential role allies and mentors play in advancing women's career growth in mining
  • Cultivating a workplace environment where allies can actively participate in and promote diversity to increase innovation and a broader talent pool
  • Enabling allies to contribute directly to women’s’ professional development to enhance team dynamics and foster a culture of mutual growth and respect
  • Advocating for clear and equitable progression routes to ensure women have equal growth opportunities to drive organisational success and industry-wide change

Helen Degeling
Project Acquisition Manager
Cobalt Blue Holdings

09:30
PANEL DISCUSSION: How can men, women and allies champion gender partnership for industry-wide transformation?
  • How can collaborative leadership between men and women accelerate the adoption of inclusive policies and practices?
  • How can mentorship programs tailored to mining’s unique challenges foster gender parity and empower both men and women to become agents of change?
  • What are the most significant barriers to gender diversity and how can men and women work together to dismantle those obstacles?
  • How can we effectively measure & track the impact of shared gender responsibility initiatives?

Moderator:

Dr Lara Jefferson
Head of ESG
Nico Resources

Panellists:

Jamie Gibson
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Kingsgate Consolidated

Michelle Douglass
Manager– People & Training
Newcrest Mining

Dr Snezana Bajic
Deputy Chief Inspector Explosives
Resources Safety & Health Queensland

10:20
Partner presentation
10:40
Morning Tea and Networking
The road to Indigenous leadership
11:10
Enhancing Indigenous engagement and participation in the mining industry
  • Establishing a respectful and ethical basis for collaboration with local Indigenous communities
  • Developing targeted employment and training programs to provide access to a wider range of mining roles, from entry-level to senior management
  • Implementing cultural awareness training within mining companies to foster respect, understanding, workplace inclusion

Robyn Bartlett
General Manager - Community and Social Performance
Diatreme Resources

11:40
PANEL DISCUSSION: How can we empower Indigenous peoples to create positive social and business outcomes?
  • What unique perspectives do Indigenous leaders bring to mining and how can they be better integrated at all levels of decision-making?
  • What are some examples of Indigenous leadership leading to innovative and sustainable practices in mining operations?
  • How can the industry and Indigenous communities collaborate to ensure that leadership roles are accessible and appealing to Indigenous individuals?

Moderator:

Dr Lara Jefferson
Head of ESG
Nico Resources

Panellists:

Karina Lynch
Director
Indigenous Women in Mining and Resources Australia (IWIMRA)

Lynsey Reilly
Superintendent Community and Indigenous Relations
Evolution Mining

Jody Seymour
Traineeship Coordinator – Dugual River
MMG

12:20
Lunch and Networking
Building your toolkit of essential skills
13:20
Grasping the broader business landscape: learning to make impactful decisions and demonstrate visionary leadership
  • Developing a keen insight into market dynamics to predict industry change, analyse current trends, and understand key economic indicators
  • Navigating financial stewardship to allocate resources effectively, balance risk and reward, and drive long-term profitable growth
  • Setting clear objectives, identifying KPIs, and outlining actionable steps to assess ongoing progress
  • Remaining agile to adapt to changing business, market & organisational conditions

Nicola Semler
Chief Technology Officer
Critical Minerals Group

13:50
Unearthing the bedrock of effective team management
  • Utilising effective leadership to catalyse your team's latent potential, drive innovation, and increase productivity
  • Creating an environment where diverse talents can work together to create a formidable team capable of overcoming any challenge
  • Engineering communication channels to ensure clarity, foster collaboration, and maintain alignment with a team’s core objectives

Rebecca Tomkinson
Chief Executive Officer
The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia

14:20
Partner presentation
14:40
Afternoon Tea and Networking
15:10
Building effective negotiation and business relationship skills
  • Understanding commercial frameworks to facilitate beneficial business relationships or contracts
  • Building negotiation skills to secure favourable business outcomes while maintaining positive relationships with partners
  • Crafting strategies to maintain and enhance relationships with stakeholders throughout a business relationship or contract lifecycle

Else Bright
Regional Head of CMM Practice
World Commerce and Contracting (WCC)

15:40
Live 1-on-1: Developing analytics skills to enhance your risk management decisions
  • Understanding and gauging the various operational, financial, environmental, and reputational risks needed for a thorough risk assessment
  • Balancing risk with potential reward to ensure decisions are safe, strategically sound, and forward focused
  • Fostering an adaptable organisational culture to respond swiftly and effectively to unforeseen challenges

Facilitator:

Dr Lara Jefferson
Head of ESG
Nico Resources

Special Guest:

Rebecca Freeman
Team Leader and Executive Risk Advisor
GHD

16:10
Closing remarks from the Chair
16:15
End of Women in Mining Summit 2024