Reminder: AusIMM/GSA Joint Student BBQ

Check out the speaker profiles for the upcoming AusIMM/GSA Joint Student BBQ

Hear from our 3 guest speakers as they talk about their experiences, triumphs and challenges in starting their careers in the minerals industry

Jesse Clark

Jesse Clark is a Senior Geologist at BHP’s Olympic Dam mine. After graduating from the University of Adelaide equipped with a BSc with first class Honours specialising in Economic Geology, Jesse commenced working as a Mine Geologist with BHP at their Olympic Dam operations in January 2015, initially in the global graduate program. Jesse is a very passionate AusIMM member, serving as Chair for the Roxby Downs branch since 2017 and on the committee from 2015. An active SEG member also, currently serving as the Australasian representative and founding member of the Early Career Professionals Committee, and an SEG mentor. Jesse is currently completing an MSc in Economic Geology under the National Master’s Program based at the University of Tasmania CODES, focusing on advanced skills in field mapping and linking structural and paragenetic observation in complex terrains. Currently, he is directly applying these skills with his colleagues towards a revised structural architecture for the complex Olympic Dam orebody.


Lachlan Mackenzie

Lachlan Mackenzie graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2016 with an honours degree in Chemical Engineering specialising in Minerals Processing. He has since worked as a Plant Metallurgist in Nyrstar Hobart’s  Zinc Smelter and Nyrstar Port Pirie’s Multi-Metals Smelter and as a commissioning engineer in the Port Pirie redevelopment. He has worked in Electrolysis and Leaching in Hobart and in the Acid Plant and Furnace in Port Pirie. Lachlan plans on improving his core metallurgical and furnace chemistry skills and knowledge to be able to take on a senior metallurgist position in the future.


Michael Genockey

Michael Genockey graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2015, with a double degree in mining engineering (first class honours) and geology. During his time at university, Michael was the recipient of numerous awards including an AusIMM Education Endowment Fund Scholarship. Michael was an active member of the AusIMM Adelaide Student Chapter, serving as secretary in 2012 before taking on the role of President between 2013-2015.

In 2016, he accepted a position as a Graduate Mining Engineer at Glencore’s Mount Isa Copper Operations. On arrival in Mount Isa, Michael became the AusIMM North West Queensland Branch Secretary, a position he still holds today. After completing his underground rotations, Michael worked as an Operations Engineer, involved in long term project management, continuous improvement projects and contractor management before moving to scheduling a year ago. Michael is currently the acting Senior Scheduler for MICO.

In 2018, Michael was awarded the AusIMM New Professionals Award.

Come along and chat to our speakers and kick start your career in the minerals industry!

Date: Thursday, 14 March 2019

Time: 5:30pm – 8.00pm

***Venue Change***

Walter Young Garden,
University of Adelaide
Lecture at Lower Napier LG28

GSA Members – Free
AusIMM Members – Free
Non-Members – Free
Students – Free

Entry is free but please register below to help with catering:

This event is brought to you by the AusIMM Adelaide Branch and Geological Society of Australia, our 2019 Branch Partners of Bureau Veritas & OZ Minerals.

Come along and join our annual event where students get the chance to listen to graduate geologists, metallurgists and mining engineers who have just started their mining industry careers. After the presentations a BBQ with drinks will be held outside the Mawson Lecture Theatre.

The Chair of the Geological Society of Australia (SA Division) and the Chair of the AusIMM (Adelaide Branch) invite members to attend and get to know the next group of upcoming mining industry professionals.


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