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PACE: EXTEND - South Australian METS: Global Supply Chain Mentoring Program

Returning for a second year, Austmine is delighted to announce the commencement in September 2017 of the PACE: EXTEND program. 

Supported by the Government of South Australia as an extension of the PACE Supply Chain Development Program, EXTEND consists of 3 interactive workshops and 2 webinars which are designed to take your company to the next level by providing you with customer insights and then working through strategies to capture new opportunities.

Gavin Yeates and Tom Hunter are the mentors for this program and have many years of mining industry experience. Gavin will bring the miner’s view to the program and help you understand the ins-and-outs of BHP through his 35 years of working there. Tom Hunter has spent many years working in global EPCs and will bring his experience in business development and customer relationship management to give you practical insights into winning work.

The cost of participation in the program is $1850+GST per company and we would encourage 2 - 3 members of your business to participate, to get the most out of the mentoring.

Interested in taking part? Email info@austmine.com.au to receive the registration form.


Workshop 1 – Preparing to Win New Opportunities 

Wednesday, 27 September

Workshop 2 – Connect to Win Work

Wednesday, 18 October

Workshop 3 – Access Global Supply Chains

Wednesday, 9 November

Focus of this session is putting key learnings to the test and “finalizing” strategy.  

During the last workshop, you will have the opportunity to present your offering to a panel of customers, putting key learnings from the workshops to the test.

Mentors will be available between workshops to support your business further. 


Creating an Effective Value Proposition - Wednesday, 11 October

Basics of Exporting - Wednesday, 25 October

Meet your Mentors:

Gavin Yeates: Gavin is an established mining industry executive and leader in strategy, technology, mining and geoscience. A 35 year veteran of BHP Billiton having held a number of senior roles including Group Head of Resources and Business Optimisation, Vice President Mineral Resource Development and Vice President Mine Optimisation, until his retirement in June 2015. Gavin’s last role with BHP was to lead the development and successful implementation of BHP’s Group Technology Strategy.

Tom Hunter: Tom Hunter is a highly successful leader with extensive and global exposure to the mining and minerals industry particularly in studies, project implementation and EPCM/Technology. He has had strong involvement with the technical sales process and practicalities, team development and dynamics, proposals and tenders and strategic selling of major packages/services. He has extensive experience across the industry including project development and METS sales and marketing, engineering and project reviews. Tom has 13 years’ experience in business development, 8 years as a business owner, 5 years in marketing and 11 years in specific technical and operating roles.

The cost of participation in the program is $1850+GST per company and we would encourage 2 - 3 members of your business to participate, to get the most out of the mentoring.

Interested in taking part? Email info@austmine.com.au to receive the registration form.

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