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February 2018
The stories of our resources professionals
Few organisations have the privilege to celebrate their 125th anniversary. Our modern global resources industry of today looks very different to how it was back in 1893. The sheer scale and complexity of 21st century mining would surpass what most people from that time could have ever imagined. This milestone is testament to the people of our industry, past and present. During our 125 year anniversary celebrations, we will tell the story – with our members and the wider public – about Read More
February 2018
Celebrating the past and shaping the future
The AusIMM is entering its 125th year in wonderful shape to celebrate our extraordinary milestone, at a time when we are re-establishing ourselves as a more contemporary, financially sustainable organisation. We have a clear Future Directions strategy that has been developed by the Board and Management Team. We have streamlined our member application process, launched a new Chartered Professional Program and modernised our governing documents, with the new Royal Charter now in effect and Read More
December 2017
AusIMM: a Trusted Voice of credibility and authority
There is no doubt we are entering a new era of strong growth for the resources sector in our region. There is increased investment across several commodities including zinc, lithium and gold, and a noticeable pickup in exploration expenditure and activity. Our own 2017 Professional Employment Survey showed a clear uptick across Australasia, and there has been significantly increased engagement and participation from delegates and companies at AusIMM conferences. In fact, attendance Read More
December 2017
Raising the profile of professionals in the resources sector
At AusIMM we are committed to rebuilding ourselves to be a more contemporary and externally-focused organisation. This is a fundamental principle of our Future Directions strategy. One example of how we are positioning AusIMM as the Trusted Voice is our relaunch of the AusIMM Bulletin. This relaunch will raise the profile of leading professionals through highlighting their important work and sharing their inspiring stories. In this first issue we are pleased to feature Michelle Ash from Read More
October 2017
AusIMM’s Future Directions
Following my first few months as CEO of the AusIMM, I thought it timely to share some of the work underway on our key priorities. It is clear the AusIMM has many great strengths, including a well-recognised brand, an outstanding network of office-bearers, a loyal membership and some world-class capability in codes, standards and professional development. Nevertheless, we need to respond to a changing competitive market and deliver greater member value. The Board and the AusIMM Read More
October 2017
Minerals Week 2017: Building relationships across industry and government
One of the privileges of my role as AusIMM President is the opportunity to represent the interests of our members to government and other stakeholders. I recently attended Minerals Week in Canberra with AusIMM CEO Stephen Durkin, where we held productive meetings with government including Geoscience Australia; the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science; and the Department of Trade, Investment and Tourism. Following these meetings, I was pleased to observe a solid understanding Read More