Advisory Board

IMARC's program is developed in conjunction with the following members of the advisory board, experts in their field.

Adele Seymon FAusIMM

  • Managing Director & Founder
  • Deep Green R&D Solutions

Adele trained as an economic geologist, with exposure across the entire minerals value chain. She is passionate about her role in the space where research and technology aids the success of the global minerals…

Adrian Beer FAusIMM

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • METS Ignited

Adrian is the CEO of METS Ignited, an industry led growth centre for the mining equipment, technology and services sector funded by the Department of Industry Science, Energy and Resources. The goal of METS Ignited is to drive the local commercialisation of innovation, enhancing industry skills & capabilities, and grow export markets in areas where Australia has a proven competitive…

Alexandra Blood FAusIMM

  • Executive Director, Mineral Resources, Department for Energy and Mining
  • South Australian Government

Alex Blood is Executive Director Mineral Resources, within the South Australian Department for Energy and Mining, after joining in late 2017 from the private sector. 

Allison Britt

  • Director, Mineral Resources Advice and Promotion
  • Geoscience Australia

Allison is the Director of Mineral Resources Advice and Promotion at Geoscience Australia, Australia’s national geoscience organisation.

Amy Lamb MAusIMM(CP)

  • Head of Processing
  • MMG

Amy has over 25 years of experience within the mining industry and holds degrees in Chemical Engineering (BS), Metallurgical Engineering (MS) and an executive MBA.  She volunteers on the Industry Advisory Council for the Resources Engineering department at Monash University, participates in various ICMM working groups and is a graduate of the AICD Directors' course.  She recently has…

Blayney Morgan

  • Partner, Assurance and Advisory Services
  • SW (ShineWing Australia)

Blayney has an extensive history of delivering assurance services to clients across a broad range of industries including the agribusiness, energy and resources, and health and aged care sectors.

Christine Gibbs Stewart

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Austmine

Chris is the CEO of Austmine, the peak industry body representing the Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector. Chris became CEO in 2014, and has been working to help METS companies succeed and grow since 2007. 

Clyde Russell

  • Asia Commodities and Energy Columnist
  • Thomson Reuters

Clyde Russell is Asia Commodities and Energy Columnist at Reuters. He has been a journalist and editor for 33 years covering everything from wars in Africa to the resources boom and its current…

Dallas Wilkinson

  • Managing Director - Asia Pacific, Dennemeyer and Chair
  • Austmine

Dallas Wilkinson is a Senior Executive with over 30 years of experience in commercializing technology across the world in numerous industries with a specialization on mining, manufacturing and chemical sectors from startups to large global companies.   

Deborah Caudle

  • Managing Director, Regional Co-Head of Mining, Metals & Industries Asia Pacific
  • Societe Generale

Deborah has 20 years' experience in the metals and mining sector. Prior to joining Société Générale Deborah was with Barclays’ mining investment banking team in London where she was responsible for mining structured finance for EMEA and the Americas, as well as global coverage for clients such as Rio Tinto. 

Duncan Harris

  • President
  • Australia Africa Chamber of Commerce

Duncan Harris is President of Australia Africa Chamber of Commerce. Duncan was appointed Chairman of Multicom Resources (2018), an unlisted mining explorer with a vanadium deposit (Saint Elmo) in North…

Gavan Collery OAM

  • Founder
  • Melbourne Mining Club

Gavan Collery is a business communications professional with almost 40 years of experience in corporate affairs, investor relations, communications and journalism.

Giulia Savio AAusIMM

  • Group Manager, Diversity & Organisational Effectiveness
  • St Barbara

Giulia is the Group Manager Diversity & Organisational Effectiveness at St Barbara Mining Limited. Previously she has operated as an Independent Consultant to both the resources and government sector and held the role of Principal - Diversity and Inclusion with Newcrest Mining Limited from 2018 until…

Grant Clarke

  • Manager, Community Engagement, Geological Survey of Victoria
  • Victorian Government

Grant is the Community Engagement Manager for the Geological Survey of Victoria (GSV), the State Government’s geoscience…

Hedley Widdup MAusIMM

  • Executive Director
  • Lion Selection Group

Hedley Widdup is an Executive Director of fund manager Lion Manager Pty Ltd. Lion Manager Pty Limited is a specialist mining investment team that provides investment management services to Lion Selection Group.

Jillian D'Urso

  • Principal Advisor Social Policy
  • Minerals Council of Australia

Jillian D’Urso is Principal Adviser Social Policy at the Minerals Council of Australia, where she draws on 14 years of experience in community consultation, social performance, corporate affairs and policy development from site, corporate and industry perspectives. She is passionate about regional and remote Australia, and recognising, celebrating and supporting community strength and…

John Landmark

  • Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs - Australia
  • Agnico Eagle Mines

Purposeful and articulate mining industry professional, with an international career that spans roles in exploration, mining operations, human resources and safety risk…

Kate Dickson

  • Director - Queensland
  • AMEC

With a strong mining and business background, Kate brings a wealth of experience and energy to…

Michelle Keegan

  • Principal
  • State of Play

Michelle Keegan is an experienced and highly respected mining industry innovator, working at both State of Play and AROSE.

Natalia Gorroño

  • Senior Director Investment and Trade, Global Victoria, Trade and Investment
  • Victorian Government

Natalia Gorroño is a lawyer by background and has extensive international export and new market development experience. 

Olga Verezub

  • Program Manager Technology and Innovation
  • AMIRA Global

Olga has 20+ years of experience at an international level, across multiple disciplines. She holds a B.Sc. (Hons.), 2000 and M.Sc. (Hons.), 2002, in Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing) from National Technical University (Ukraine) and a dual Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering/Material Science from BAYATI, Budapest/University of Miskolc, Hungary (2006). Olga has received numerous awards for her…

Pablo Schatz

  • Trade and Investment Director, Latin America
  • Victorian Government

Pablo Schatz is a dynamic executive with wide experience in international trade, government relations and corporate…

Peter Bryant

  • Chair
  • Development Partner Institute

Peter is an executive business strategist with more than 30 years of experience developing and driving high-growth strategies for companies in the US, Asia Pacific and…

Richard Morrow FAusIMM

  • Equity Partner
  • Baillieu Holst

Richard Morrow is a Melbourne-based resource specialist with establishment broking house, E.L. & C. Baillieu (part of the Ord Minnett group), and chairman of the Melbourne Mining Club, Australia's most successful resources networking organisation.

Rolf Fandrich

  • Co-founder and Business Development Director
  • Voconiq

Rolf is a minerals industry specialist with 25 years of professional experience across corporate, operations, consulting, technology commercialisation and applied research. …

Sefton Darby

  • Keynote Interviewer
  • IMARC Talk it Forward Dialogue

Sefton Darby is the Strategy and Advisory Lead at Voconiq, an engagement science company that specialises in helping organisations to improve their social performance.

Steve Beresford

  • Adjunct Professor, Centre for Exploration Targeting
  • The University of Western Australia & Exploration Radio

Steve is an exploration geologist who has worked across industry and…

Wendy Tyrrell

  • Executive Director
  • Development Partner Institute

Wendy Tyrrell is Executive Director of the Development Partner Institute. The DPI is working to promote the vision of miners becoming innovative and proactive development partners over the long term - delivering on economic, environmental, and social shared…