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Short course

VALMIN Code Reporting

PD Hours
Develop an in-depth understanding of the VALMIN Code, including its interpretation and appropriate application.

About this event

The VALMIN Code sets out requirements for the technical assessment and valuation of mineral assets and securities for independent expert reports and provides guidance for petroleum assets and securities. This course will provide the fundamentals and principles of appropriate Public Reporting of technical assessment and/or valuations of mining assets in compliance with relevant laws.

The course will suit professionals working on the evaluation of mining and exploration assets and who are responsible for Public Reports that will include information about the evaluation of assets or valuation of securities.

Full course information

Deborah Lord

Chair of the VALMIN Committee (2021)
Principal, Valuation and Resource Management
Deborah Lord is a geologist with 30 years’ global experience in the resources sector specialising exploration and resource governance and valuation. She is an Executive Member of the VALMIN Committee and Member of the AusIMM Professional Conduct Committee. Deborah is Director and Principal of Valuation and Resource Management that specialises in mineral asset valuation and management across a range of commodities. Formerly the Head of Resource Governance for BHP, Deborah managed Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves assurance across the minerals portfolio including public reporting and regulatory compliance across multiple securities exchanges (ASX, NYSE, LSE, JSE), Competent Person training and technical input into internal audit. She has previously worked at SRK Consulting, Placer Dome and WMC Resources based in Australia, South and North America.
Steve Gemell

Steve Gemell

Principal, Gemell Mining Engineers
Steve Gemell has more than 40 years' experience in the mining industry, having worked throughout Australasia and in Africa, North and South America, Asia, Eastern and Western Europe. He has been Principal of Gemell Mining Engineers, an independent multi-discipline consultancy, since its formation in Kalgoorlie in 1984, and has also been an associate corporate consultant of SRK since 2016. He specialises in mineral property assessment, strategic studies and valuation, and has provided expert witness in these areas continuously for more than a decade.

His experience includes operational management in underground and open pit mining in positions from shift boss to resident manager, which has also involved the control of CIP/CIL, flotation, magnetic separation and gravity processing plants. He has subsequently held more than twenty-five executive and non-executive directorships - including the positions of technical director, managing director, and ten appointments as chairman - in ASX-listed and other active mining companies.

Steve previously held a long-term appointment as Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), and currently lectures on a casual basis to post-graduates at UNSW on mineral economics, mineral asset valuation and mine management systems. He also currently advises on mineral asset valuations and mine feasibility studies in Mongolia, on behalf of the Australian Government.

He is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), a Chartered Professional (Mining), and a Member of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers. He has been an AusIMM representative on the VALMIN Committee since 2010 and is also a VALMIN representative to the International Mineral Valuation Committee (IMVAL), which he chaired in 2018 and 2019.

Jeames McKibben

SRK Consulting Principal Consultant - Project Evaluation
Jeames McKibben is an experienced international mining professional having operated in a variety of roles including consultant, project manager, geologist and analyst over more than 27 years. He has a strong record in mineral asset valuation, project due diligence, independent technical review and deposit evaluation. As a consultant, he specialises in mineral asset valuations and Independent Technical Reports for equity transactions and in support of project finance.

Jeames has been responsible for multi-disciplinary teams covering precious metals, base metals, bulk commodities (ferrous and energy) and other minerals in Australia, Asia, Africa, North and South America and Europe. He has assisted numerous mineral companies, financial, accounting and legal institutions and has been actively involved in arbitration and litigation proceedings. Jeames is a RICS Registered Valuer and Chartered Valuation Surveyor, as well as a member of the VALMIN Code Committee.

Ivy Chen

Principal Consultant, CSA Global
Ivy is a corporate governance specialist with more than 30 years’ experience in mining and resource estimation. She served as the national geology and mining adviser for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) from 2009–2015 and is currently Principal Consultant at CSA Global. Ivy’s experience in the mining industry in Australia and China, as an operations and consulting geologist includes open pit and underground mines for gold, manganese and chromite. As a consulting geologist she has conducted mineral project evaluation, strategy development and implementation, through to senior corporate management roles. Ivy joined the VALMIN committee in 2015.

Date and Time

Monday, 28 February 2022
9.00am (UTC+10:00)
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