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Austmine Sustainability Webinar Series Part 4 - Creating Sustainable Communities & Partnerships
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Austmine Sustainability Webinar Series Part 4 - Creating Sustainable Communities & Partnerships

In a world which is increasingly connected, the mining industry is under close scrutiny from communities, government and investors. The benefits from mining can be vast for all stakeholders, but the future of the industry is inextricably linked to our ability to minimise the environmental footprint and community impact of operations, while maximising economic gains.

Key to mining’s future is innovation. We must look towards creative technologies, adaptive processes and new procedures to transform mining into a sustainable and safe practice, that communities are more willing to embrace.

This webinar series will feature presentations from industry experts on the pathway to achieving sustainability for the mining industry, exploring current trends and emerging innovations that are central to our future prosperity.

Part 4 of our Sustainability Series will focus on community relationships and partnerships. Engaging with local stakeholders and creating long-term relationships that focus on shared value are critical to the acceptance and approval of new mining projects or extensions. We have seen many recent examples where communities have gathered to support projects that they perceive to be beneficial for their region, while in other cases they have proven to be major roadblocks to new operations.

This webinar will explore the keys steps in an effective community engagement plan, outlining the pathways towards gaining acceptance of mining projects.

Topics discussed will include:

  • Community engagement plans and procedures

  • New partnership models with local communities

  • Leaving a legacy beyond the operation of the mine

To register for this webinar, use the link at the top of the screen. To register for all webinars in the series, contact us at with the subject line: Registration for Sustainability Webinar Series.

Expert Speakers: 

  • Nic Pollock, Chief Commercial Officer, K2Fly

  • Roberta Molson, Product & Implementation Manager, K2Fly

  • Fiona Hartin, Community Relations, Bengalla Mining

  • Genelle Scotts, Community Relations, Bengalla Mining

  • Dr Kieren Moffat, CEO & Co-Founder, Voconiq

About the Speakers:

Nic Pollock, Chief Commercial Officer, K2Fly


25+ years’ experience in enterprise software business and professional services world, 20 of those in senior leadership, Global, APAC and Regional Leadership roles, across Asset Intensive (Resources and Utilities) Global Supply Chains and Financial Services. Nic's role is to grow the software business via organic and inorganic means.

Since joining K2fly Nic has been able to combine his global resources software experience with his other passion for Environment Social and Governance (ESG) and Sustainability Studies. He is GRI Qualified, has studied Sustainability at NYU Stern School of Business and is midway through his Postgrad of Sustainability Leadership at Cambridge University’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). 


Roberta Molson, Product & Implementation Manager, K2Fly


Roberta brings 20+ years’ experience and knowledge of the resources industry and stakeholder engagement, having previously held roles with Fortescue Metals Group, Community Development Consultancy and Department of the Senate. She specialises in the resources industry across approvals processes, native title and heritage, stakeholder engagement and witnessing first-hand the importance of companies having a social licence to operate.

At Fortescue, Roberta managed Native Title, Aboriginal engagement, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) departments, overseeing a software development project to replace and upgrade a core business system, including the delivery of a system integrated with GIS, document management, SAP and other databases.


Dr Kieren Moffat, CEO & Co-Founder, Voconiq


Kieren is the CEO and Co-Founder of Voconiq, a CSIRO spin-out company helping mining companies and communities develop deeper levels of trust in their relationships. He led a program of research in CSIRO for 11 years on what it means to hold a social licence to operate, developing data-driven approaches to understanding this critical area of risk for mining companies.

Kieren holds a PhD in social and organisational psychology from The University of Queensland.


Register for upcoming webinars in this series:

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