Managing Director - Korvest
Austmine Member Company Power Step: part of the Korvest Group
Alexander Kachellek has extensive experience in lean manufacturing of various businesses; the products range from Data Communications; Defence; Automotive (vehicles and accessories); Cable and Pipe Support systems, Industrial walkway/access systems and Galvanising.
Alexander ran a consultancy for 11 years on Lean Operations, which was based in South Africa and UK, which assisted many organisations in change and reduction of waste. He was the Director of Operations for CASE Ltd in the UK, Director of Materials and Logistics Manager for Holden Ltd in Adelaide and Melbourne, and is currently the Managing Director of Korvest Ltd in Adelaide. The businesses within the Korvest Group are EzyStrut, Indax and Galvanising.
Manager - Infrastructure and Environment - Xenith Consulting
Prior to Robert's role at Xenith Consulting, he was General Manager of Development, Resources at Parsons Brinckerhoff, and headed up their engineering project development and delivery group across the energy, mining and industrial markets. Robert has a diverse background across heavy industry, energy, mining and infrastructure; working in industry and as a consultant; and from the UK, Europe, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Robert has an extensive network in the mining industry, and routinely provides technical expert and due diligence services for mergers and acquisitions in the resources space. Previously a board member of the Infrastructure Association of Queensland and a trustee of CEDA, the Committee for Economic Development of Australia, Robert is also a non-executive director of a leading private school.
Alan Broome AM
I.Eng.; F.AusIMM ; FAICD ; FICME; FIMMM; CFnstD (NZ)
Alan Broome is a professional Director and Business advisor with over 40 years experience in the Metals, Mining and Energy Industries.
Alan has extensive knowledge of the Mining Industry accumulated through involvement with Mining technology companies, government agencies and major international Mining companies in promoting Australian mining and developing global trade.
He is a Director and Chair of a number of Australian mining technology companies including Micromine Pty Ltd., Hedweld Group Pty Ltd.; CB3 Mining Ltd; Emeritus Chair of the Australian mining technology export group, Austmine (having been previous Chairman for 22 years); previous Chair of the Australian Government Action Agenda promoting Mining Technology; and previously the Deputy Chair of the world’s largest Internet based mining procurement company, Quadrem.
He has a special knowledge of South America and is Chairman of the Codelco-Rio Tinto technology Joint Venture, Rio De Cobre.
Group Executive Manager - GHD Advisory
Mark leads the newly formed GHD Advisory business line - responding strategically to our clients’ needs; by combining business strategies with technical capability across our client’s business and asset lifecycle.
Mark’s diverse track record and experience in the Mining community allows him to act as an effective Austmine director in the promotion of Australian based businesses associated with providing world class mining services and equipment capability to the mining sector, both in Australia and Globally.
A business leader with over 30 years’ experience in both Listed and Privately Owned global engineering service companies. Experience ranges from global enterprise management, Engineering, Project Management and Turnkey Construction through to Operations and Maintenance in a wide range of industries including Mining, Power, Environment, Water and Infrastructure.
Mark is also Non-Executive Director of Aspire Mining Limited, where he is responsible for the activities focused on discovering and developing world class premium coal deposits in Ovoot, Mongolia.
Previous roles include:
- President - Minerals at KBR Ltd Global
- CEO and Managing Director at Sedgman Ltd
- GM Mining and Metals at Sinclair Knight Merz
CEO and Director of all Entities - NEPEAN Design & Development
NEPEAN is Australia’s leading privately owned engineering, mining services and industrial manufacturing organization. With over 900 employees and operating in Australia, the USA, Canada, Africa, and Asia.
Miles has a degree from the University of Western Sydney and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Miles is a member of the Young Presidents Organization, “YPO” Sydney Chapter and a member since 2008.
Executive General Manager - RCR Tomlinson - Resources - Mining Technologies
Ian has over 35 years as a Designer, Manager and Innovator in the Telecommunications and Manufacturing sectors, with 25 years with RCR, leading teams in the Design and Manufacture of Materials Handling equipment. Motivated by the development of innovative materials handling and processing equipment solutions, in particular bespoke “In Pit” applications.
Actively leading RCR’s team, in the development of flexible mobile and semi mobile plant solutions, which puts RCR Mining at the forefront of this technology.
Chairman - Hazlewood Resources; Director - Optiro
Mark is an engineer with over 30 years' experience in the global mining industry. His experience includes technical, consulting and managerial roles across most commodities and geographies. Mark is the Managing Director of Optiro, an advisory services firm that consults world-wide to mining and exploration companies on mine establishment and optimisation and he is the Chairman of Hazelwood Resources, a tungsten producer with production facilities in Vietnam and mining projects in Australia. Mark has spent 15 years in the management of consulting services to the mining sector, He also has experience in mining equipment supply and manufacturing as well as working as an engineer in mining operations.
Owner and Managing Director - SRO Technology
Peter is a qualified engineer with a finance degree and over 15 years' experience in property, investment banking, infrastructure and mining. Peter is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Currently Managing Director of Alpin Group, Managing Director of SRO Technology Pty Ltd, Executive Director CIC Technology and Director of AusDance NSW (not for profit). Peter is an experienced Director and a committed business owner.
Having engaged with various businesses and projects across the globe in a range of leadership roles, Peter offers a breadth of experience and valuable skills that increase the certainty of critical business objectives. Highlights from earlier corporate career include: Internal advisory and due diligence projects with Macquarie Group; Group Risk and Business Unit Operations management roles with Stockland; and, Project Management for large corporates and Federal Government Departments.
Managing Director -AMC Consultants
Patrick is Managing Director at AMC Consultants, a leading independent mining consultancy providing services exclusively to the world’s minerals industry and the minerals finance sector. We work with our clients to plan new mines or improve the operations of existing mines, with a primary focus on achieving optimum output and return.
Patrick has 30 years of mining consultancy and operational experience—principally in the design and operation of open-pit and underground metalliferous mines. Prior to joining AMC Consultants in 2004, he worked for coal, gold, and nickel mining companies in NSW, QLD, and WA.
Patrick holds a degree in mining engineering, is a chartered professional of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Vice President Capital Equipment - Metso
Max Wijasuriya is Vice President Capital Equipment for Metso, which is a global leader of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, and oil & gas industries. Metso has a unique offering of equipment, services, and intelligence and provides sustainable process performance for these industries.
Max has over 24 years of experience across a range of industries including mining, construction, power generation, electronics, telecommunications - the last 15 of these in senior management with a particular focus on strategy, market and business development both in Australia and overseas. He has a degree in Engineering, and a Masters in Business Management and speaks five languages, four of those fluently.
Max is also on the Executive Committee of the Australia-China Business Council (ACBC) WA division, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (AusIMM), and the Institute of Engineers Australia.
Director CSIRO Mineral Resources
Jonathan Law is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand. He is a geologist by training and has worked across the value chain of the mineral resources industry and in many countries around the world. A major focus of his working career has been managing the interface between research and practical applications in industry.
He currently leads CSIRO’s mineral exploration, mining, processing and sustainability research as Director of Mineral Resources. The Business Unit brings together CSIRO’s research with global partners in academia, government and industry to tackle short and longer term challenges to the sustainability of the Australian Minerals industry.
Sabina Shugg AM
National Lead, Mining Performance - KPMG
Founder and Chair - WIMWA
Sabina is National Lead, Mining Performance at KPMG. Sabina is a mining engineer with nearly 30 years’
experience in operational roles and management consulting.
Sabina started her mining career in 1987 as the assay clerk at the newly opened Jubilee Mine outside Kalgoorlie before commencing mining studies at WASM a few years later. After graduation Sabina continued her career with Normandy at Golden Crown, Golden Grove, Big Bell, Mt McClure and Bronzewing operations undertaking a range of operations management experience covering both underground and open pit environments before moving to Newcrest for the Telfer Underground Feasibility study. Sabina then joined Momentum Partners, a boutique management consultancy, and subsequently KPMG as part of the acquisition of Momentum Partners in 2014.
Sabina founded and runs Women in Mining and Resources WA (WIMWA) which has grown to nearly 2500 members state-wide since its inception in 2003. In 2015 Sabina was awarded the Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) for her significant service to the mining industry through executive roles in the resources sector, and as a role model and mentor to women.
CEO and Director - MICROMINE
Claire Tuder is an experienced senior executive with international marketing, business development and public relations experience in both the private and public sectors. She is a proven leader and change agent.
Prior to MICROMINE, Claire was the Director of Sales at the West Australian Government’s Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority where she led international investment attraction campaigns for federal priority projects including the Perth City Link and Elizabeth Quay. In March 2016, Claire was recognised as a leading business entrepreneur through the 40under40 Awards.
Claire has a Bachelor of Communication from Edith Cowan University and is a graduate of the AICD’s International Company Director’s Course.
General Manager, Customer Relations – Russell Mineral Equipment
Mr Morgan’s extensive global corporate experience in key logistics, manufacturing and business development positions with multi-national firms have placed him in a unique situation to provide a highly intuitive, structured and intelligent service to RME’s customers for over ten years.
Mr Morgan has been solely responsible for identifying areas of operational optimisation for RME customers across the globe and especially in emerging markets in Eastern Europe/Russia, Central Asia, the Middle East and the CIS. As General Manager, Customer Relations, RME, Mr Morgan leads a global team of Business Development Managers, Capital Sales and Service Account Managers and Sales Coordinators to pursue world’s best practice standards of asset support and mill relining operations optimisation.
Mr Morgan sits on the Governance Committee of RME MILL RELINING and is an invitee consultant to the RME Holdings Board of Directors.