West End Directors' Briefing: Junior Miners

Wed 2 Oct 2019
5.30pm to 7.30pm

(Arrival time: 5.15pm)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


KPMG - Perth
235 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA


Single Members: A$70.00 Non-members: A$85.00

Warren Pearce MAICD

Chief Executive Officer, AMEC

As the Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC), Warren is working to increase mineral exploration and mining activity in Australia, and to ensure Australia remains a highly attractive place for resource investment.

Before joining AMEC, he has worked for significant advocacy and membership organisations, including the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA (CME), and the WA Local Government Association (WALGA).

Jim Beyer MAICD

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Regis Resources

Jim is a Mining Engineer with a broad range of strategic, operating and start-up experience encompassing 30 years across a number of commodities including gold, copper, uranium, lead, zinc and iron ore. He has extensive gold industry experience having been the General Manager of the Boddington Gold Mine, one of Australia’s largest gold mines, from 2007 to 2010 and General Manager of the Pajingo Gold Mine from 2004 to 2006.

Prior to joining Regis Resources Jim was the Chief Executive Officer of Western Australian based iron ore producer and explorer Mt Gibson Iron Limited (ASX: MGX) from 2011 to 2018.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) degree, a Master of Geoscience (Mineral Economics) and is Vice President of the Association of Mining & Exploration Companies (AMEC) Executive Council.

Keren Paterson MAICD

Managing Director, Trigg Mining

Keren Paterson is a mining entrepreneur and company director. She is the founder of Western Australia sulphate of potash explorer, Trigg Mining and is a non-executive director of drilling and technology businesses JSW Australia and IDAT.

Keren has successfully led teams from greenfields exploration discovery through feasibility studies, mine development, operations management and international corporate transactions across a broad range of mineral commodities including base, precious, energy and agricultural minerals. She has held senior positions with Mainsheet Capital, Fortescue Metals Group, CopperCo, Energia Minerals, Resource Capital Funds, Mines and Resources Australia, MPI Mines, Outokumpu, Goldfields and RGC.

Keren is a former WA Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year, Mining Engineer from the WA School of Mines with an MBA in Economics from Deakin University and an Advanced Diploma of Corporate Governance. She holds a Western Australia First Class Mine Manager's Certificate of Competency, is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Curated by Raleigh Finlayson, Managing Director Saracen Mineral Holdings, and partnered with Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC), together we will be sharing topical governance themes for midcap explorers and miners in 2019.

The final event in this years’ series is on Junior Miners, adding value to the state.

“Junior” miners are by necessity agile and forward thinking as the nature of their business requires them to be. They have the opportunity to have closer connections to the communities and their peers in the industry rather than the bigger corporate feel of larger miners. By recognising our strengths and utilising them we can have a “bigger voice” than the size of our footprint and add significant value to the state.

Warren will lead the expert panel to consider points such as:

  • Adding value to the community
  • Agile/nimble
  • Able to stay connected
  • Collaborative with others

We look forward to seeing you at our final session in this series.