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Perth Branch

ESG and the future workforce panel discussion – How do we future proof our workforce with increasing ESG changes and demands?

PD Hours
Join the Perth Branch for their panel discussion on ESG and the future workforce.

About this event

Join us to talk about the future opportunities and how the workforce can move to adapt increasing changes in the ESG space.
There will be questions such as:

  • What are the best examples of good ESG that we can learn from?
  • Reaching the 2030/2050 targets that mining companies have committed to in relation to zero emissions. Can we reach it?
  • What roles do we need into the future to meet the changes in ESG as we see them?

5.30pm-6.00pm - Opening networking drinks
6.00pm-7.00pm - Panel discussion and Q&A
7.00pm-7.30pm - Closing networking drinks

Canapes and drinks provided


Tony Tang

Project Manager and Senior Research Fellow Staff, Curtin University
Tony is an AusIMM Fellow and currently Vice Chair of AusIMM Perth Branch. Over 25 years in the mining and metals industry, especially in hydrometallurgy and complex chemical processes and refining. Commodities of focus – nickel, cobalt, lithium, manganese, rare earth, copper, gold and uranium. Experienced and all rounded engineer who has successfully delivered several high profile and critical minerals engineering studies, EPCM projects, FIFO operations and consulting.

Tony is currently a project manager and senior research fellow staff at Curtin University where he is supervising high degree research (HDR) students’ projects, technical, project and operations management for Future Battery Industries – RCR for the precursor Cathode Active Materials (pCAM) production pilot plant at Bentley Campus. Throughout Tony’s career, he has always been passionate about ESG activities within research, operations, projects and studies.

Tony’s recent ESG, circular economy and LCA activities include critical minerals such as Lithium Nickel, Cobalt, and Manganese projects.

Sharon Goddard

General Manager, Social Performance and External Relations, Gold Road Resources
Sharon Goddard is General Manager – Social Performance and External Relations. She joined Gold Road in June 2011 and has more than 20 years’ experience in mining, agribusiness and legal.

Her current responsibilities include managing corporate aspects of the organisation, ESG and Sustainability, Stakeholder and Community Engagement, External Affairs, Native Title and day-to-day operations.

Previously she held roles as Practice Manager for boutique Perth law firm, Middletons, was instrumental in the set-up of the newly merged firm, including implementation of IT solutions, financial and human resources functions, and risk and compliance. Ms Goddard has also worked for Wesfarmers as EA to the Finance Director, assisting in the investor relations function engaging with stakeholders, analysts, fund managers and shareholders.

Ms Goddard is a Vice President of the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies Council and WA Mining Club Secretary.

She holds a Masters of Business Administration, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a Diploma in Financial Markets.

David O'Brien

Executive Consultant - ESG, RPM Global
David helps resources companies with environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy and disclosures for financing, marketing, and operations. He has over 15 years’ experience in environmental consulting and has supported constructors, operators, investors, and lenders in resource and related infrastructure projects, incorporating due diligence, risk assessment, approvals & compliance, systems, reporting, and closure planning.

Julie-Anna Smith

Market Leader Energy Transition & Sustainability Services, Bureau Veritas
Julie-Anna is the Market Leader for Energy Transition and Sustainability for Bureau Veritas, a global leading testing, inspection and certification company and is based in Brisbane. With more than 19 years of experience in leading international engineering, risk and sustainability consulting and advisory teams across Energy, Renewables, Construction , Food, Retail, Finance, Pharmaceutical, Mining and Tech Sectors. Julie-Anna is a member of the Bureau Veritas’ Global Executive External Consultive Committee on CSR and is responsible for ensuring our Sustainability solutions evolve to meet the changing needs of our customers as they transition to cleaner energy and embark on their sustainability journeys. She has actively created Bureau Veritas’ internal and external strategy to sustainability and lives and breathes our vision to #shapeabetterworld

She has been an active industry advocate across a range of renewable and sustainability topics. Examples of this advocacy include chairing the Renewables UK ESG working group, being on the steering committee for the Institute of Environmental Sciences, Diversity and Inclusion Research Group (UK), member and previous chair for the Institute of gas and engineering managers technical committee standards approval (UK), and volunteering with Women in Engineering Society (UK), STEMNET (UK) and CSIRO’s: Scientists in School’s programme to attract and foster younger generations in to STEM. She has recently relocated back to Australia after 14 years in Europe.

Julie-Anna is a Chartered Chemical Engineer, and holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Queensland.

The Globe, Lounge Bar
495-497 Wellington Street
Perth WA 6000

Wednesday, 14 June 2023
5.30pm – 7.30pm (UTC+08:00)

Date and Time

Wednesday, 14 June 2023
5.30pm – 7.30pm (UTC+08:00)


The Globe, Lounge Bar
495-497 Wellington Street
Perth WA 6000
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Member: $25
Student Member: $20
Non Member: $30
Student Non Member: $25
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