L ondon – 18 June, 2018: Women in Mining (UK), (“WIM), is pleased to announce the appointments of Melinda Moore as Finance Director and Head of the International Committee and Lucy Crane as Head of the Membership Development Committee, effective immediately, as well as the establishment of an Advisory Panel (“Panel”) to the Board.
Jennifer Maxwell has been appointed as Chair of the newly created WIM Panel, also effective immediately. The Panel has been established to provide senior mining leaders a forum to share their views with the WIM Board of Directors on industry trends and the potential impact on diversity. The Panel will consist of senior women and men from the mining industry (including representatives from our Partners) who are keen to progress the diversity and inclusion agenda by giving their time, expertise, knowledge and network to support the work of WIM. Further details on the members of the Panel will be announced shortly.
Carole Cable, Chair of WIM said: “This new Advisory Panel is a great addition to WIM and will be a tremendous asset for the Board of Directors as we will benefit from the experience, knowledge and networks of senior leaders in the mining industry. I am delighted that Jennifer will be leading this initiative and am confident that with her determination, the Panel will be a success for its members, the WIM Board and for all women in mining.”
Nichole McCulloch, Managing Director of WIM said: “I am so pleased to welcome Melinda and Lucy to the WIM Executive Committee. Melinda’s finance experience will be invaluable as WIM’s Finance Director, and her wealth of international experience and global network is ideally suited to grow our overseas membership and association with other women in mining groups as head of the International Committee. On the membership side, Lucy is a great role model and with her skills, contacts and creative ideas, I look forward to working with her to encourage more women into mining and to assist in developing their careers.”
The International Committee is mandated to maintain close collaboration with other WIM groups around the world to share networking & thought leadership frameworks to promote the role of women within the industry. The Membership Development Committee is mandated to represent the views of WIM membership and to lead all mentoring and education initiatives. WIM has five executive committees: Membership Development Committee, Partnership Committee, International Committee, Communications Committee and the Events Committee.
Jennifer Maxwell is a partner in the London office of Canadian law firm Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. Jennifer represents clients in a wide variety of business law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private financings, and securities regulatory matters.
She acts for domestic and international issuers and underwriters in public offerings of debt and equity, including initial public offerings, secondary issuances and cross-listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V). She also advises public issuers with respect to compensation, governance and disclosure matters.
Melinda Moore is the Principal of Cleanup Commodities, a commodity brains trust specialising in corporate and project finance evaluation services across the metals sectors. Melinda has held commercial, investment and financing roles servicing the global steel, mining & energy industries for the past 20 years, with her career spanning across Australia, China, Singapore and London. She has worked for the world’s largest miner, BHP Billiton, as a commodity marketing specialist and more recently, with the world’s largest Bank, ICBC in commodity sales and financing. Alongside being the first woman to trade iron ore swaps, Melinda has been known as China’s “woman of steel”, being the first to predict China’s upswing from steel importer to global exporter and more recently, to acknowledge the impact of China’s mounting steel scrap piles on iron ore pricing differentials.
Lucy Crane is an exploration geologist who started her career with Altus Strategies, both in the field working on their grassroots projects and also gaining valuable insight in to the more corporate side of the mining industry.
She is now a consultant exploration geologist in the UK, working closely with Cornish Lithium on their exploration for lithium-enriched geothermal brines in Cornwall. Lucy has been involved with WIM since university and is also one of the founding members of the London chapter of the Young Mining Professionals. She holds an MEarthSci from Oxford University and an MSc Mining Geology from the Camborne School of Mines.
Notes to Editors
WIM (UK) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting and progressing the development of women in the mining and minerals sector. Formed in 2006, the group now has over 2,000 members who collectively represent a variety of mining-related businesses and professions. WIM (UK) provides information and networking opportunities to its members and promotes the role of women in the mining industry and the sector as a career choice for women.
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