President's editorial

August 2019
President’s editorial: Making our voice heard
In my previous editorial I spoke about AusIMM’s critical role as the Trusted Voice of resources professionals. Given this initiative underpins our Future Directions strategy, in which AusIMM is transforming into a more contemporary and influential organisation, I wish to expand on what being the Trusted Voice means – for us as professionals, for our industry and for the communities we are part of. Being the Trusted Voice is about having a visible profile and a strong position on key Read More
June 2019
President’s editorial: The Trusted Voice
The recent Australian federal election has highlighted just how critical our industry is to the communities we serve. We have clearly seen, particularly among regional and rural areas, the recognition of our sector as an important driver of local and national prosperity. In turn, this reinforces the crucial role AusIMM must play in being the Trusted Voice of our industry and professionals. AusIMM must be a balanced voice, and we have worked hard to maintain good relationships with Read More
April 2019
President’s Editorial: AusIMM – the peak body for all resources professionals
AusIMM’s role as the peak body for all resources professionals is to uphold the highest standards and to support our members in building their careers, wherever in the world they are working. The importance of maintaining the highest standards in our industry cannot be overstated. Water and waste management is one of the most pressing issues facing the minerals sector and our members have the capacity to overcome these challenges and work towards regaining trust within our communities. Read More
June 2015
Congress reflections: our Institute on a positive path
In my last editorial, I promoted the AusIMM's 2015 Congress as an essential part of our Institute's annual calendar, bringing together representatives from each of the Institute's 'Communities of Interest': Branches, Student Chapters, Societies, Task Forces, Committees and AusIMM Board members. Congress gives representatives of all AusIMM Communities a forum to contribute to the ongoing development of the Institute’s strategic directions. Congress 2015, as always, was an overwhelmingly Read More
April 2015
Building the Institute through our Communities of Interest
The AusIMM’s annual Congress is an essential part of our Institute’s annual calendar. Congress is a three-day annual meeting of the Institute. It brings together representatives of all of the Institute’s ‘Communities of Interest’: Branches, Student Chapters, Societies and Committees, and AusIMM Board members. It gives us a valuable opportunity to work together with key staff of the Institute. This year’s Congress is being hosted from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 April in Fremantle by the Perth Read More
February 2015
Opportunities for mineral professionals and the AusIMM
I am honoured to be AusIMM President for 2015, and it is a pleasure to welcome you to this first editorial of a refreshed AusIMM Bulletin. I would like to reflect briefly on the purpose of the AusIMM and share my thoughts on the opportunities and challenges for our Institute and for minerals professionals. The AusIMM was formed in 1893 to support best practice in minerals professionalism. That core focus of the Institute to support members to be the best minerals professional they can Read More