April 2018
Developments in AusIMM WIMnet
In this special series of articles, we asked some of our AusIMM professional societies and networks for their industry insights. The following is a collection of thoughts from our professionals on how practices have developed over the past 125 years. Cast your mind back to the year 2000. It seems so long ago, doesn’t it? In Australia, John Howard was Prime Minister, everyone was feeling relieved that the world had survived the non-existent Y2K bug, and probably a few less people were Read More
Notes from the WIMnet Chair
What a ride the last four or five months have been! I have been trying to write this piece for so long but have just not been able to complete it, no matter how many times I left it open on my laptop. But I got there. Better late than never! [caption id="attachment_12825" align="alignleft" width="244"] Kate Hobbs.[/caption] Since October I have closed out a number of contracts for my own consulting firm, started a new role managing the day-to-day operations of a 50-person business, Read More
AusIMM to form Council for Diversity and Inclusion
At AusIMM we are seeking to become a more contemporary and inclusive organisation.  We want to better represent all professionals that work in the resources sector. It is clear that diverse and inclusive organisations and sectors are more productive and ultimately more successful and highly respected. Our Board and Management Team have therefore recently announced the appointment of a 'Council for Diversity and Inclusion' to shape this important agenda. The role of the Council is to Read More
Mentee feedback on WIMnet NSW’s 2017 mentoring program
Once again WIMnet NSW’s mentoring program has drawn overall ratings from its mentor and mentee participants in excess of 4.5 out of 5 at the conclusion of its third year of operation. Dr Ali Burston of Metisphere, the Program’s Director, presented the program feedback at the closing event in Sydney on 27 October 2017. But the highlight of the evening was a presentation by mentee Cheryl Holland, Marketing and Logistics Superintendent at the Bengalla Mine in NSW’s Hunter Valley, who came Read More
Thirteenth AusIMM Underground Operators’ Conference, Gold Coast
The AusIMM held the 13th Underground Operators’ Conference on the Gold Coast between 16-18 October 2017. I was successful in receiving a grant from WIMnet that covered the registration fee for the conference. The conference celebrated 40 years since its inception in 1977 in Queenstown. This was the first conference at which I had the opportunity to present a paper. Working in a consulting role, it is often difficult to take the extra step and write a paper from a good project. Although Read More
WIMnet Victoria Update
Thank you to everybody for attending our events throughout 2017. The 2017 focus was on providing our members with senior industry leaders and to increase opportunities to meet and network with them. This gave rise to the launch of the successful Boardroom Lunch Series (May and August), as well as the continuation of Executive Networking events (April and October) and the Christmas in July Lunch. This year we saw a 24 per cent growth in attendance to our events. WIMnet Vic enjoys the Read More
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