WEBINAR - Tackling the new normal: BAU resilience concepts for the Mining Industry

Wed, 13 May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a spanner in the works for growth in the Australian mining industry. The volatility of the markets has seen stocks plummet and the short to medium term outlook is highly uncertain.

During all this upheaval, the mining industry in Australia has done an incredible job staying operational. But with the Pandemic not concluding any time soon how do adapt to the New Normal and stay profitable, sustainable and safe?

This Webinar, is a timely opportunity to provide mining leaders with a perspective on the evolving situation, future implications for the global mining market and ways the industry can adapt to the changing market conditions.


Andrew Glass – Avatar Commodities

Andrew is a proven innovative business leader & builder across a range disciplines, with focus on commodities. Andrew has a diverse career in international commodities for over 25 years. He has been posted in four continents, in a variety of disciplines with a range of trading & financial organisations leading and developing businesses creating sustainable value in varied products and services.

Kristie Young Director of Resources, Clients & Markets PwC

Kristie began her career as a mining engineer in 1996. Today, she is Director of Resources, Clients & Markets at PwC. She also sits on the board of the Petroleum Club of WA, is a member of CMEWA’s D&I reference group, and is a graduate of the AICD. Kristie is passionate about mining and enjoys working with clients to solve important problems – for the benefit of companies, industry and community.

Rod Bonner – Principal Advisor at MEC Advisory

Rod has over two decades of experience working with clients and contract providers across a diverse range of commodities and operations as well as bulk logistics. Having worked in all parts of the mining chain Rod specializes in long-term and life-of-mine planning; equipment selection; logistics planning and selection, cost estimation; and financial analysis (Studies and mergers and acquisitions). His background includes positions of responsibility in executive leadership, mining engineering, technical services, operations (open pit, underground and logistics) and business analysis for mining companies and contract mining service providers.


Erin Sweeney – Technical Services Manager at MEC Mining

Erin is responsible for spearheading the growth into Western Australia of one of Australia’s leading mining consultancies. Erin manages the day to day of the Western Australian business operations by developing client relationships, mentoring and growing the WA team, drawing on her technical expertise to lead projects, and expanding the success of the MEC brand’s capability of offerings in this geographical sector. Erin manages a team of Principal to Graduate Mining Engineers and ensures the success of the P&L for MEC WA.

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