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2012.12 WIM (UK) Newsletter November – December

By 14/11/2012November 16th, 2017Newsletter

Dear Women in Mining,

As Halloween gave rise to the inevitable landslide of year-end parties, and businesses throughout our industry ready for proceedings surrounding December’s Mines and Money conference, here’s wishing you well for the busy months ahead.

Join us at our education event in November, a panel session complete with keynote speakers from a range of mining career paths. Sign up for our 2012 champagne reception at Mines and Money, where we will launch our first research report into the board level appointments of women in the mining industry. To RSVP and receive more details, please read on or email us here.

It was fantastic to see a strong turnout for the September event, where Bloomberg Industries and the Association of Mining Analysts (AMA) addressed the financial challenges facing the mining industry. Thanks also go to all members and the numerous first-time attendees who joined us at our WIM (UK) Autumn Drinks, aptly held on Halloween and devoid of any mandatory costume-donning!

As the FTSE’s diminishing headcount among female board leaders is ever keenly scrutinised, we take this opportunity to express our gratitude for the support to date that WIM (UK) has received from our Platinum Sponsor, Anglo American, under the piloting of CEO Cynthia Carroll. Following more than five years during which her appointment to the company helm has encouraged a pivotal change in attitudes to female leadership in the mining industry, WIM (UK) extends our thanks and best regards to Carroll and to Anglo American and look forward to our on-going partnership.

Here’s to a rousing end to a monumental year,

Nuala Gallagher, WIM (UK) Newsletter Editor


21 November : A degree is just the first step… Building your network after Graduation

Join us at WIM (UK)’s November event, an educational panel session exploring technical, financial and academic career paths within the mining industry. Keynote speakers including Madeline Young, Government Affairs & CSR Analyst at Cominco Resources, Jamila Bhaji, Resource Geologist at Golder Associates, Catherine Apthorpe, Company Secretary at Amara Mining, Liv Carroll, Associate Director of Geology & Business Development at Wardell Armstrong and WIM (UK) Chairman Amanda van Dyke will offer advice and insights from their own careers, followed by a drinks reception during which attendees can network and ask further questions. The event is kindly being hosted by Standard Bank at 20 Gresham Street London, EC2V 7JE.

RSVP for the education event here.

 4—5 December: Mines and Money WIM (UK)

As is tradition, the WIM (UK) team will be at Mines and Money 2012 MinesandMoney, the annual event which brings together over 3,000 investors, financiers, brokers and senior mining executives for Europe’s leading mining investment and capital raising event. For those of you attending, we look forward to seeing you there – do drop by as it’s a good opportunity to catch up. If you haven’t yet signed up, WIM (UK) members receive a 15% discount (when booking please use code ML675WIM).

4 December: Champagne reception

RSVP now to attend WIM (UK)’s annual Mines and Money Champagne Reception at the Business Design Centre in Islington on 4 December at 4pm. The guest list is limited so get your name down today!

The 2012 reception promises to be our best yet, as WIM (UK) and our sponsors prepare to launch our inaugural research report into the board level appointments of women in the mining industry.

RSVP for the Mines and Money WIM (UK) champagne reception here.


WIM (UK) HQ is putting the finishing touches to our 2013 calendar of events. You can sign up to attend them as they are announced by using the links above, and keep up to date with our news and exclusive membership communications and offers by visiting here. You can also register here to join our mailing list.

WIM (UK) 2012 Membership Survey

Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts with us by completing our annual membership survey, a vital means of garnering feedback which shapes the planning of future events and get-togethers. The survey is your chance to help tailor WIM (UK)’s 2013 schedule to the wishes and interests of our growing member base, and we would be delighted to hear from you.

To take part, please visit here.

Welcome to our WIM (UK) International Liaison

Katie Fedorowicz, Investor Relations Officer at Gabriel Resources, will join the WIM (UK) Team to spearhead and build our cross-border relationships with global WIM branches.

Katie joined European gold major Gabriel Resources to develop and implement a communications strategy through the permitting and development phase of its flagship project. Previously, she worked in Toronto as the Head of Investor Relations for Victoria Gold Corp and at a private investor relations firm dealing with a broad range of resource companies with global operations. Katherine holds an MBA in finance and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in economics. She is also a Certified Managerial Accountant.

To contact Katie, please email here.

Your messages for 2012-13

As 2012 draws to a close, members planning events, initiatives or other announcements of note can contact our communications committee to share their news.

Whether you’re hosting a must-see speaker, launching an academic endeavour or seeking feedback from the wider membership, we would be delighted to hear more and get your messages out before the New Year.

Contact our communications committee by email here.


 24 September: Financing in the mining industry in challenging times

On 24 September, WIM (UK) attended a Bloomberg Industries event in partnership with the Association of Mining Analysts (AMA), addressing the financial challenges facing the mining industry.

Jonathan Stephens, RBC Capital Markets, debated mergers and acquisitions outlooks for the resource sector. John Theobald, CEO of Anglo Pacific, addressed alternative sources of financing. Donald Douglas, CEO of Cambridge Risk, talked about the ‘upside’ of hedging, and WIM (UK) board member, Catherine Raw, Director and portfolio manager at Blackrock, presented a view from the buy-side.

Cynthia Carroll to step down as Chief Executive of Anglo American

WIM (UK) has been fortunate to have the strong support of Cynthia Carroll over the past few years, with Anglo American playing a key part in the organisation as our lead sponsor. Over this time the organisation has gone from strength to strength reaching 900+ members the year. Whilst we are sad to see Cynthia step down from Anglo American, we would like to take this opportunity to thank her for her support to date and wish her every success in her future endeavours.

Explaining her decision to step down, Cynthia said: “It has been a great honour to lead Anglo American. I am extremely proud of everything we have achieved during my period as Chief Executive and I will always retain enormous admiration and affection for this great company and its outstanding people. It is a very difficult decision to leave, but next year I will be entering my seventh year as Chief Executive and I feel that the time will be right to hand over to a successor who can build further on the strong foundations we have created.”

Paying tribute to Cynthia, Anglo American’s Chairman, Sir John Parker, said: “Cynthia’s leadership has had a transformational impact on Anglo American. She developed a clear strategy, based on a highly attractive range of core commodities, and created a strong and unified culture and a streamlined organisation with a focus on operational performance. Her legacy will include, among many other things, a step change improvement in safety, sustainability and the quality of our dialogue with governments, communities and other stakeholders. Her values represent the very best of Anglo American.

“The Board is enormously grateful to Cynthia for her dedication, her hard work and all she has achieved. We also very much appreciate her willingness to continue as Chief Executive until a successor can be appointed.”

Click here to read Anglo press announcement.