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Mining Society and Southern Queensland Branch

Distinguished Lecture: 3C’s - Connect, Coach and Cheer

PD Hours
This is an in-person delivery of a lecture that Paul Harvey presented in June 2022 at the AusIMM Perth Branch and online, “Connect – Coach – Cheer”. After the talk we will have a student-led Q&A discussion.

About this event

For all of us in the resources sector, our industry has come under increasing scrutiny as to the role we play in the many issues of gravity at play globally - established political systems under pressure, Australia’s relationship with our largest trading partner, supply chain resilience, humanity’s impact on climate and biodiversity, relationship with indigenous cultures and ESG in the broad sense, and global energy transition.

Do we acknowledge these and our role in them, and what are we doing about it? All too often that scrutiny is an unbalanced assessment that centres on negative interpretations or emotive and shallow analysis, while over-looking the fundamental benefits and indeed the human necessities we bring to the world, and to addressing these issues.

As a framework for sharing some of these thoughts on leadership we will use a simple model that was developed in support of a desire to build a caring-accountable culture. I believe this is the necessary basis to achieve sustained high performance. It’s called the 3 C’s – Connect, Coach and Cheer. Through a series of personal examples and experiences from 30 years in our industry we will seek to put the 3C’s into a simple, meaningful and immediately useful context.

For the resources sector to continue moving forward, for us to earn community trust, for us to continue to provide the foundational raw materials of society, for us to continue to enhance livelihoods and human endeavour as we have in the past, for us to continue to generate the wealth and taxes that provide for much of our societies basic human needs, will need competence and uncommon leadership. Leadership that is respectful of difference, innovative, leaders who can make the tough decisions but do so with care and empathy for those impacted, leaders who are inclusive and treat others like they are part of the team, not in charge of a team.

Finger food provided during networking- 5:30pm - 6:00pm


Paul Harvey

Resource Executive
Paul Harvey is a resource executive with over 35 years of international experience in the sector. He has lived and worked in Australia, Africa and the Americas with roles across global multicommodity portfolios and focused on operations, strategy and major capital project development.

Paul served as COO for South32 from 2017 to 2020 and prior to that as Chief Transformation Officer as a foundation member of the South32 executive committee following demerger from BHP. During Paul’s 23 years with BHP he served as President at BHP's Nickel West, Asset President and COO of Ekati Diamonds in Canada, and Vice President Strategy and Growth at Olympic Dam. He has chaired a number of international JV’s.

Paul is currently Senior Operating Partner at UK based Appian Capital Advisory, a Non Executive Director of De Grey Mining and a member of Wyloo Metals’ Advisory Committee.
Paul has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from the WA School of Mines, is a Fellow of the AusIMM, and a graduate member of AICD

The Transcontinental Hotel
482 George Street
Brisbane City QLD 4000

Thursday, 06 October 2022
5.30pm – 7.15pm (UTC+10:00)

Date and Time

Thursday, 06 October 2022
5.30pm – 7.15pm (UTC+10:00)


The Transcontinental Hotel
482 George Street
Brisbane City QLD 4000
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AusIMM Member - $15
AusIMM Member Student - $5
Non-Member - $25
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