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One Week To Go: Melbourne Branch – October Technical Talk – Mine 2019: Resourcing the Future

Register now to join the Melbourne Branch to hear from guest speakers John O'Donoghue and Ben Gargett on the topic of, "Mine 2019: Resourcing the Future."

Date: Thursday 17 October 2019

Time: 12:00pm for a 12:30pm Start

Engineers Australia
Level 31, 600 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Includes: Finger food provided.


Type Free
AusIMM Member Free
AusIMM Student Member Free
Non-Member $10
Student Non-Member $5


Registrations are essential

This AusIMM Melbourne Branch event is worth 1 PD hour.

PwC’s annual review of global trends in the mining industry found that the world’s 40 largest mining companies have delivered an impressive financial performance in 2018.

Despite the positive financial performance and significant value delivered to stakeholders like employees, governments and communities, investors seemed unimpressed. While they appreciate the efforts to improve operations and engineer superior results, it is clear that investors and other stakeholders are concerned that the industry is lagging when it comes to several factors that have not been a traditional focus of the mining industry. These include dealing with emissions, investing in differentiating technology and digitisation, engaging more proactively with consumers and building brand.

PwC’s 2019 outlook indicates that the Top 40’s improved financial performance will continue but without a shift in priorities there is a risk of a growing awareness gap between the brand of mining and the benefits of mining.

About the Speakers:

John O’Donoghue – Partner, Melbourne Mining Leader (PwC)

John is PwC’s Mining leader in Melbourne and a member of the national mining leadership group. John has 28 years’ experience with PwC and became a partner in 2005. He has significant experience in complex areas of accounting, and has led and participated in special projects including accounting advisory and transaction work. John’s role sees him presenting to and advising Boards and Audit Committees on a regular basis. John also spent 2 years with PwC in Chile, where he worked on some of the largest and most complex mining company audits.

Ben Gargett– Partner, Melbourne (PwC)

Ben is a Partner in PwC’s Assurance practice specialising in Mining. Ben has over 19 years’ experience including 7 years in Perth. Ben established and leads PwC’s Australia-Africa Practice, a business which supports Australian companies seeking to operate in Africa. He spent three years as PwC’s Global Mining Knowledge Manager, on the firm’s Global Mining Leadership Team.

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