June 2018
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June 2018
President’s editorial: Sharing AusIMM’s Future Directions
It is an exciting time for AusIMM. In the past 12 months we have appointed CEO Stephen Durkin, stabilised the organisation’s operations and finances, and set our Board-approved strategy titled ‘Future Directions’. In April and May, we have taken our Institute ‘on the road’ to celebrate our 125-year anniversary and share the work underway on Future Directions. Our journey started in Adelaide for Congress 2018 and the launch of our AusIMM Thought Leadership Series. The energy at these Read More
June 2018
CEO’s editorial: Bringing our strategy to life
AusIMM’s ‘Future Directions’ strategy is a clear and measured approach to build the AusIMM into a world-leading peak body for resources professionals. AusIMM members are starting to see tangible results with our relaunched Bulletin magazine, our new conference branding and a stronger social media presence. We have also increased our engagement with industry and likeminded groups including ATSE, AICD and METS Ignited. Two further examples showcase our commitment to having a greater Read More
June 2018
‘Never give up’: How Julie Shuttleworth turned her passion into a career
Julie Shuttleworth’s interest in rocks started very early, and ultimately led her to the top of one of the world’s major iron ore producers Talk to Julie Shuttleworth, deputy CEO of the Fortescue Metals Group, and it’s easy to understand why she has done so well. Her passion and enthusiasm for her work are palpable. That positivity and drive started in childhood, as did the focus that helped take her to the top of her chosen field. Born and bred in Pemberton, in the southwest corner Read More
June 2018
The mining industry is making a comeback
Newport Consulting’s 2017-18 Mining Business Outlook Report shows that confidence has returned, and investment will follow with the right government policy support Since the first Mining Business Outlook Report was launched in 2010, Newport Consulting has spent eight years mapping the latest trends, challenges and opportunities impacting Australia’s mining sector. Each year, we have canvassed the views of leading mining executives and stakeholders to gather first-hand insights on the peaks Read More
June 2018
Flexible frontiers for the future of mining
How energy and resources sector organisations can expand and contract their borders to benefit from external talent, skills and opportunities Many energy and resources sector businesses are finding it challenging to set their borders to meet staff resourcing needs in the face of significant technological transformation. Traditional ‘hard’ organisational borders rely on sourcing and hiring smart tech talent or upskilling existing employees internally. The alternative is softer, Read More
June 2018
Exploration activity is increasing, and with it greed and speculation
Investor appetite for risk-taking emerged in 2017, and consequently exploration is being funded again. The investment market is also ascribing substantial value to exploration opportunities, which is crucial for the future, as the share market now funds a large proportion of exploration through junior explorers. The availability of exploration funding is an excellent barometer of the state of the mining cycle. The investment market reaction to exploration results and concepts also Read More