Hunter Region Branch June Newsletter
From the Branch Chair
Dear Hunter Region Branch members,
The Branch Committee is pleased to be able to introduce two events in this newsletter. After a two-year hiatus, our annual visit to Armidale is due to take place in a couple of weeks. We have also set the date and confirmed the lecturer for the flagship event on our calendar, the annual Jameson Lecture. See event details below.
The resource industry is currently experiencing robust demand, and in some cases unprecedented strength in product prices. The ability to deliver on some of these expectations is in our sector, as in many other sectors, currently being inhibited by access to skills and people. This should of course bode well for our members, although there are clearly articulated risks in the broader economy.
AusIMM remains active and has a substantial program of development and growth opportunities, including having recently announced the return of the annual Thought Leadership Series. Where possible, we aim to bring these to our region and within reach of branch members.
With best wishes,
Hennie du Plooy
Chair, AusIMM Hunter Region Branch
Welcome to our new members
Congratulations and welcome to the following new members to Hunter Region Branch. We hope to see you at our upcoming events.
Jenna Fitzgerald – Member
Nicolas Sainty – Member
Philip McClelland – Member
Taylah Komacha – Student
Patrycja Sheffield – Member (reinstatement)
Alan Bermingham – Associate
Joshua Bywater – Student
Sharif Burra – Member (reinstatement)
Joseph Kelly – Student (reinstatement)
Armineh Hassanvand – Associate
Andrew Shaper – Student
Kim Head – Member (reinstatement)
Upcoming Hunter Region events
The following Hunter Region AusIMM events are coming up. We hope to see you there. See preliminary details below; you will receive dedicated emails with more information in due course.
Information Night - Mining Careers for Students
Thursday 16 June 6pm
Come join us for an informal networking event where we can chat about the possibilities of a career in the mining industry for students. Find out more and register here
Save the date: 9th Annual Jameson Distinguished Lecture
Thursday 13 October
The presenter this year is Dr. Mark Sceats, founder and Executive Director of Calix Ltd. The company has developed innovative processes for dramatically improving the environmental production of cement, and is now also working with Pilbara Minerals on a lithium recovery process for their operations in the Pilbara of WA.
Call for expressions of interest - Hunter Region Branch committee
This is a call out to members in Hunter Region Branch who may be interested in contributing to our Branch by serving on the committee. Your commitment would involve attendance by 'Zoom'-style meeting monthly, and possibly helping to organise or run Branch events. Could anyone interested please contact the Branch Secretary John Lea via AusIMM's Contact Form.