Leadership of innovation in the mining industry – 19 November

AusIMM Mining Society and Southern Queensland Branch Distinguished Lecture Series

The Southern Queensland Branch and the AusIMM Mining Society invite members and guests to attend this exciting lecture.

About the lecture

Change and innovation in the mining industry is proving to be hard and slow, so what are the ingredients we need for successful change?

Too often we see technology led rather than a business driven approach to innovation. We are drawn to focus on the technology, however it is the non technical issues such as the compelling vision, the business case, along with the alignment and engagement of stakeholders, organisational structures and management processes that are necessary ingredients of successful and sustainable change and innovation in mining.

About the guest speaker

Gavin Yeates FAusIMM(CP) is an established mining industry executive and leader in strategy, mining, geoscience and technology, with demonstrated capacity to deliver value and drive change across global organisations.

A 35 year veteran of BHP, Gavin has held a number of senior roles including Group Head of Resource and Business Optimisation, VP Mineral Resource Development and VP Mine Optimisation, until retirement in June 2015. In his final role with BHP he led the development of BHP’s Group Technology Strategy, a global approach to technology development and implementation across all functions and businesses.

Gavin’s career began in operations, technical leadership and projects before progressing to a corporate role involved in the independent review of some of the largest and most complex capital projects and M&A transactions as well as leading large scale technology development and implementation into operations.

Formerly a member of the JORC Committee, and a Director of AMIRA international Pty Ltd., Gavin is currently an independent Director of CRC Ore Ltd, and a Director of the AusIMM. He continues to be active as a strategic advisor to mining companies, suppliers and government institutions through his consulting business.

Gavin brings a deep understanding of the mining industry, and its professionals, along with a vision for the future to help define the opportunities that a technology enabled future mining industry presents.

When: Monday 19 November, 2018, 4.45 pm for 5.00 pm
Where: Sofitel Brisbane, Ballroom 1 and 2, 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane Qld 4000
Price: $10 AusIMM Members
$20 Non-Members
$5 Students
Includes drinks and canapes.

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