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2011.09 WIM September October 2011 Newsletter

By 11/09/2011November 16th, 2017Newsletter

Dear Women in Mining,

Well summer is almost over (at least it feels like it is) and its back to the grindstone for most of us. But fear not, WIM (UK) has an excellent line-up of events to see us all through the Autumn and into the run up to Christmas.

As many members may be aware a number of changes are taking place at WIM (UK), starting with the election of two new board members: Carmel Daniele, CEO of CD Capital and Sabine Anderson, Director at Severin Mining and Development.

Continuing with the new focus, the board has reviewed what the organisation offers its members and WIM (UK) has now recruited a marketing and PR function to assist the committees. The organisation has tailored its focus as a membership group that promotes and progresses women’s professional development in the mining sector.

To achieve this it aims is now to bring members a range of quality events with leading mining professionals as well as networking opportunities to enhance both professional and personal development.

Kicking all of this off was the excellent workshop hosted by WIM (UK)’s Platinum sponsor, Anglo American on July 26, focusing on “Working in Partnership”. A packed crowd turned out to hear a range of presentations, as well as being treated to a surprise visit and brief talk by Cynthia Carroll herself.

A full report of the seminar has been provided by Gemma O’Loghlen, and can be accessed from the link below.

The Anglo event set the scene well for WIM (UK)’s event series and will be followed in September by a seminar organised by Control Risks (see below) – look forward to seeing you all there.

Katherine Welch
Newsletter Editor

Featured Event

Navigating potential political and security risks within Africa’s mining sector

From increasing precious and base metals exploration to the announcement of major production projects, Africa mining opportunities are on the rise. To fully exploit these opportunities, companies will need a comprehensive approach to handling some of the political, operational and security challenges that exist across its various countries.

In this WIM breakfast seminar, Control Risks – an independent, specialist risk consultancy – will discuss the key issues that will impact mining companies operating in or moving into Africa. They will also provide invaluable insights on political and security risks within the mining sector, based on practical examples and case studies

To find out more and register, click here.

  • Date: 28 September 2011
  • Time: 08:30-10:30
  • Location: Mayer Brown International LLP, 201 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3AF

Dates for your diary

October 12 — Informal networking — Deloitte

A chance to catch up with other WIM (UK) members.  To find out more and register, click here.

November 9 — Annual Educational Event — Deloitte

WIM (UK) presents its annual education event for geoscience students around the UK

December 6 — Mines and Money Reception — Business Design Centre, Islington

The annual champagne reception held during the Mines and Money conference

In case you missed it, we report on…

WIM (UK) Workshop: Working in partnership

Representatives from the mining community gathered at Anglo American’s London office on July 26 to discuss the value of partnerships on a variety of strategic and operational levels.

Representatives of Anglo American, KPMG, Bain & Company, Care International and CO3 made presentations exploring the values of collaboration between stakeholders.

Topics covered included supply chain developments at the corporate and local level, community development and stakeholder management and a discussion on the social enterprise model.

Read more…

Job opportunities

A Private Equity boutique based in Central London has grown rapidly by successfully investing in early stage mining projects globally. The company is now looking for:

  • a hands-on COO/CFO to take responsibility for the finance and operations functions of the business;
  • a geologist or mining engineer with significant experience in the industry who wants to transition from mining to the finance industry; and
  • a mining analyst with a background in the mining industry as geologist or mining engineer.

For more information about these opportunities click here. If you are interested in any of the above, or for more information, please contact Barbara Dischinger, Mining Executive Search on +44 7986 108 101 or at

Rio Tinto Exploration is offering an exciting opportunity to join its dynamic and highly successful exploration team as a Senior Project Geologist in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The successful candidate will be expected to have a strong technical iron ore background and leadership skills as well as a passion for exploration and discovery. The role is based at Rio Tinto’s global headquarters in London, UK and will operate on a fly in-fly out basis to the project area with four week rotations in the field. The role reports to the Project Manager of the iron ore Programme.

For more information click here.

To apply for this role please click on the link below or email your CV directly to