WIM Management

WIM (UK) is managed by a number of Committees, making up its Executive, under the guidance of an Advisory Board.  The Committees are coordinated by the Chairman and work in collaboration with the Network Administrator and Treasurer.

Advisory Board

Members of the Advisory Board will lend their insight and guidance as to how WIM (UK) operates and evolves, and will become ambassadors in order to continue to raise the profile of WIM (UK) and represent it across the industry.

Catherine Raw — a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of Blackrock’s Natural Resources Equity team, Catherine is responsible for covering the gold and mining sectors.

Carole Cable — a Partner of international corporate communications firm Brunswick, Carole has a strong background in mining and financial services in Canada, Australia and the UK.

Judith Mosely — with over 20 years’ experience in the mining sector, Judith is director for Business Development for Mining and Metals at Rand Merchant Bank in London.

Carmel Daniele — founder of CD Capital and CIO of the CD Private Equity Natural Resources Fund, Carmel has over 20 years of experience in investment management, legal, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and deal valuation, and has been a director of WIM (UK) since 2011.

Sabine Anderson (CEng, MEng, MIMMM) – is a Principal Consultant with SRK Consulting (UK). Sabine has some 20 years’ experience, primarily in Africa, CIS and emerging countries. Her work focuses on mineral project assessment and technical due diligence. She has a track record of setting up and operating exploration, mining and minerals trading businesses.

Les Shingler – is the Learning & Development Manager for Anglo American, with additional responsibility for Diversity & Inclusion at a Group level. Prior to working at Anglo American, Les worked in the Learning, Talent, Resourcing and Organisational Development function at HSBC, and was a management consultant in Accenture’s Human Performance division.

Lyne Martel – was appointed Vice President Human Resources Group Functions Rio Tinto in 2010 where she is responsible for Human Resources and Health & Safety and environment support to the Group Functions of Rio Tinto. Lyne has spent her career since 1984 with Alcan and Rio Tinto and has taken on various human resource and communications positions during this time.


The Chairman, Network Administrator and Corporate Secretary ensure coordination of WIM (UK) Committees and initiatives.

Chairman — Amanda van Dyke — a Mining Specialist Equity Sales with US Broker-Dealer Dundee Securities Europe, Amanda worked in the diamond industry as a Gemologist before obtaining an MBA and Masters in International Economics from SDA Bocconi.

Network Administrator — Emma Johnson — coordinator of WIM (UK) administration, including management of the members’ database, Emma worked for major PR firms before working part time in recruitment and membership organisations to be able to combine raising a family with work.

Emma can be contacted by email at info@womeninmining.org.uk and by telephone on Tuesdays and Wednesdays on +44 (0) 77 0362 1940.

Treasurer— Kate Baldwin — a Consultant with 10 years plus experience within the mining industry gained from working with mining entrepreneur Kevin Foo. Prior to working with Kevin, Kate gained accountancy, company secretarial and investment banking experience in London and Dublin.  She has a Law & Economic Degree from University College, Durham.

Amanda and Kate can be contacted by email at directors@womeninmining.org.uk.

Communications and Events Committee

The Communications and Events Committee is generally responsible for the public relations strategy and initiatives of WIM (UK) and the Newsletter which is published every other month. The Newsletter includes a wealth of information, including WIM (UK) updates, notices of upcoming events and reports on previous ones, members’ profiles and information articles including industry insight, reports on industry events or career-related topics.  The other key area of communication is the organisation of WIM (UK) Events: the Committee is putting together a great calendar of WIM (UK) Events in 2012, with three new series focusing on Professional Development, Opinion Leaders and Industry Insight . Events will include drinks and seminars, and broach a wide variety of topics reflecting interests, issues and opportunities relevant to WIM (UK) members.

Committee Chair — Justine James — MD of Gable Communications, Justine has 17 years experience in financial and corporate communications in international markets.

Newsletter Editor — Nuala Gallagher— a degree-qualified broadcast and print journalist of more than 7 years, Nuala is the founding former Editor of The International Resource Journal and is currently the mining correspondent at mergermarket, Financial Times Group. She has also managed press projects with blue chip mining houses such as VALE and Fortescue Metals Group. Nuala writes extensively about mining M&A, project finance, IPOs and other corporate transactions for groups listed in London, Hong Kong, New York, Toronto and on the ASX. She also writes contributing articles on the resources sector for a range of publications..

Membership Committee

The WIM (UK) Membership Commitee has a three main functions.  The first is to increase our membership with the greater aim of making sure that all women employed in mining directly or indirectly in London join our membership.  The second is to survey our membership and understand their wants and needs and ensure that WIM (UK) is doing all it can to reasonably support them. Thirdly, the Education Committee is a component of the Membership Committee and serves the needs of our student members, which are largely made up of female students in the earth sciences in the UK. They stay in contact with universities and student organisations to support student initiatives, run our annual Education Event in autumn and are in the process of putting together a graduate careers page on our website to guide young women through the process of starting a career in the mining industry.

Committee Chair — Jennifer Maxwell — an associate in the London office of Canadian law firm of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Jennifer focuses on representing clients in a wide variety of business law matters including mergers and acquisitions, public and private financings and securities regulatory matters.

Sponsorship Committee

The Sponsorship Committee seeks to encourage and secure on-going sponsorship of WIM (UK) by establishing, developing and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders in the mining industry. The Sponsorship Committee’s goal is to expand WIM (UK)’s sponsor base to enable WIM (UK) to, among other things, continue to provide a growing number of high-quality thought leadership, educational and networking events with a view towards promoting and progressing women’s development in the mining industry. WIM (UK) offers sponsors a unique collaborative environment in which to co-create quality content targeted at its members and the mining industry more generally. By working in partnership, WIM (UK) can help each sponsor to build its profile within the mining industry and achieve strategic goals and objectives by giving each the opportunity to reach a high number of senior decision makers across all areas of the industry while demonstrating their support for women within the industry.

Committee Chair — Victoria Salem — an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Finance Department, Victoria’s practice focuses on the representation of sponsors, developers and borrowers as well as commercial and investment banks, investment firms and other financial institutions in connection with the development, construction and financing of mining and metals and energy projects, and mergers and acquisitions involving mining and metals and energy assets.