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Shaping the future of the resources industry – celebrating AusIMM’s 130th anniversary

AusIMM and our UK committee are delighted to host an evening with Dave Clark and Leigh Slomp as we reflect on a long and proud history of representing mining professionals around the globe and look to the future of a rapidly evolving resources sector.

About this event

Visiting London and joining us from Australia will be AusIMM Dave Clark, Immediate Past President, and Leigh Slomp, Chief Advisor, Professional Standards, for a special evening to celebrate AusIMM’s 130th anniversary.

Dave will share some reflections on industry change across AusIMM’s 130-year history and provide valuable insights into how the Institute has adapted to continually position our members as leaders and advocates for upholding professional standards and ethical practice worldwide. He will outline the key strategic initiatives and direction AusIMM is taking to better support our members as well as growing our profile as the trusted voice for all people in the resources industry.

This event will bring together our valued members and stakeholders from across the UK for an evening of reflection, networking, and conversation. In addition to Dave and Leigh, Galen White, UK representative will be on hand along with members of the UK committee to provide updates on local events planned for the rest of the year. While we celebrate the past 130 years, we more importantly look to engage on the critical conversations needed to build an environmentally responsible, sustainable sector for the future.


Dave Clark

AusIMM Immediate Past President
Dave has almost 30 years' experience in the minerals sector, in geotechnical engineering site-based positions with Newcrest Mining and Rio Tinto, and almost 20 years in various senior consulting/leadership roles with GHD. In addition to Chairing the Mining Society committee in the past and serving on the Melbourne Branch Committee, Dave led a reinvigoration of the Darwin Branch and Chaired this until the end of 2013.

Dave was first elected to the AusIMM Board in October 2015, and in April 2020 was elected AusIMM President for 2021. Dave has brought additional governance to the group in risk management and project management fundamentals. He has served on various Board committees and taskforces including the Audit and Risk Committee, the Nominations Committee and the Professional Accreditation Advisory Taskforce to review and revamp the Chartered Professional Program to be more contemporary, user-friendly and have greater oversight.

Leigh Slomp

Chief Advisor, Professional Standards at the AusIMM
Leigh is a senior resources industry professional with 25 years of operational and management experience. In his current role on the AusIMM executive leadership team, he oversees the Institute's involvement in industry codes and standards such as JORC and VALMIN, the Chartered Professional program and professional registration schemes, professional conduct and compliance, as well as all aspects of policy, advocacy, and government relations. Previous roles he has held include Global Manager Resources and Exploration for ArcelorMittal Mining in London, Geology Manager with Atlas Iron in Western Australia, along with several other senior leadership roles across the sector.

Leigh is a Fellow of both the AusIMM and the Geological Society of London and he inaugurated and chaired the AusIMM UK Committee.

Date and Time

Monday, 26 June 2023
6.30pm – 9.00pm (UTC+00:00)


The Clermont Hotel Charing Cross
Thames Suite,
Strand, London WC2N 5HX


Members: Free
Non-Members - Free
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