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Has mining lost its lustre? Why talent is moving elsewhere and how to bring them back.

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Join the Southern Queensland Branch for their in person and livestream event on: Has mining lost its lustre? Why talent is moving elsewhere and how to bring them back.

About this event

A well-managed, motivated, and trained workforce has been a core driver for productivity and safety in mining; an unprecedented skills shortage in the mining industry is elevating talent to the top of miner's agendas.

Three cross-industry trends are converging to trigger far-reaching changes within the mining workforce.

First, the work itself is evolving, with an increasing focus on the need to be “digital savvy”—resulting in an estimated one in 16 (more than 100 million) workers globally needing to find a different occupation by 2030.

Second, worker's preferences are shifting. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, 40% of employees said they were likely to leave their jobs in the next six months, prompted by various factors, including changes in life priorities. Finally, ways of working are evolving: most organisations have started adopting permanent remote-working models.

Simultaneously, global energy uncertainty alongside price and demand rises in commodities that enable electrification, as well as heightened ESG expectations, are ramping up pressure for mining employees to perform and deliver more. Considering all this change, what are the implications for the mining industry’s talent?

This presentation explores McKinsey’s latest research into the talent imperative for mining, covering why hiring and developing the right talent is increasingly crucial for miners, what’s driving the talent squeeze in mining, and how miners can reverse the trend.

This presentation has appeal to a broad audience across the full range of resources and mining disciplines, and levels of responsibility, including students.

5.30pm-6.00pm - Pre event drinks and nibbles at the street-level bar
6.00pm-7.15pm - Event at platform level and livestream begins.


Margot Franklin-Hensler

Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company
Margot is passionate about unlocking organisation-wide potential and performance in heavy industries, especially mining and upstream oil & gas.

To do this, she joined McKinsey & Company in 2018 where she supports clients to pull all levers available to them to improve their organisational effectiveness. This includes process optimisation, culture change, organisation design, operating model design, capability building at-scale and leadership development.

Prior to McKinsey, Margot worked in upstream oil & gas for Schlumberger as a wireline field engineer and later in operations management. Margot graduated from the University of Melbourne with dual degrees in Chemical Engineering and Commerce.

Timur Abenov

Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company
Timur is an Associate Partner at McKinsey’s Sydney Office, where he directs engagements with clients from the Mining industry.
He is originally from Kazakhstan, where he grew up in a small mining town, and his professional career has been centred around providing professional services to the industry internationally and in Australia.
Timur has education background in Economics and Finance from Franklin and Marshall College in USA.

Tino Grabbert

Partner, McKinsey & Company
Tino is leading McKinsey’s Mining practice for Australia & NZ. His client impact focuses on resource and capital intensive industries incl. Mining, Oil & Gas, Energy, Chemicals in building a performance edge through the cycle (Ops, Procurement, Capex, Operating Model) as well as shaping the strategic roadmap in the energy transition context (decarbonisation, new business building, circularity, asset repurposement)
Prior to joining McKinsey, Tino worked for Lufthansa Technik as operations project manager and lean expert. He holds a German university diploma in industrial engineering (equivalent to M. Eng.)

The Transcontinental Hotel
482 George Street
Brisbane City QLD 4000

Wednesday, 14 June 2023
5.30pm – 7.15pm (UTC+10:00)

Date and Time

Wednesday, 14 June 2023
5.30pm – 7.15pm (UTC+10:00)


The Transcontinental Hotel
482 George Street
Brisbane City QLD 4000
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In person:
Members: $10
Student members: $5
Non members: $25

Livestream (Slides and audio only):
Members: $10
Student members: $5
Non members: $25
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