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By 04/06/2014November 16th, 2017Newsletter

Dear Women in Mining UK,

Following three events in May, and ahead of two extremely interesting occasions to come in June, WIM (UK) is busier than ever.

On 1 May, we teamed up with the Association of Mining Analysts (AMA) and convened a panel of industry experts at Herbert Smith Freehills for our Copper Bulls and Bears event. Speakers debated everything from which corporates to back, to whether copper ETFs represent the best future investment exposure for red metal – prompting a deluge of tough questions from the floor. WIM (UK) takes this opportunity to thank all of the speakers, organisers and Herbert Smith Freehills for taking part.

Thanks also go to Women on Boards (WOB), with whom we teamed up for our Women on Boards training event on 9 May, and Pinsent Masons for hosting. Last, but by no means least, we are very grateful to SRK Consulting for supporting and participating in our most recent mentoring event on 14 May.

Looking to the month ahead, there’s no slowing down for our team. This evening, 4 June, we will hold a new event, The long term growth story – build, buy or hold? Kindly hosted by Norton Rose, this panel session will investigate the dual dilemmas of how to access and how to deploy project capital.

On 23 June, WIM (UK) members are also invited to a reception at the Palace of Westminster, following the Mining on Top Conference. Invitations will be with you shortly – be sure to bring photo I.D!

We look forward to seeing you all there.

With Best Wishes,

Nuala Gallagher

WIM(UK) Newsletter Editor



Copper Bears vs Bulls

WIM (UK), in collaboration with the Association of Mining Analysts and MinSouth, held the inaugural Copper Bulls vs Bears debate 1 May, kindly hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills.

The event provided an ideal platform for copper experts and interested parties to debate the merits of ‘the bellwether of the commodity market.’

For the first time, WIM (UK) also filmed the event. To relive the action you can watch the video here.

WIM (UK) on Twitter

As well as holding our first filmed event, WIM (UK) now has an official presence on Twitter!

You can find us on Twitter by visiting


WIM (UK) monitors with interest all headlines and features regarding the role of women in the global mining industry. Here is a recap of the major news items on our radar:

  • Glencore hopes to appoint its first female board member this year, Chairman Anthony Hayward told attendees of the Company’s AGM in May. Read more here (subscription).
  • Our latest research report, Mining for Talent – A review of women on boards in the mining industry, co-authored with PwC, was launched in February and continues to be featured in numerous articles identifying the underrepresentation of women, at board-level, in the global mining sector. If you haven’t read the report yet, you can do so here.
  • One such article is the interview given on 2 June by Amanda van Dyke, Chair of WIM (UK), in Mining Technology Magazine. Amanda discussed WIM (UK) and the benefits of a diverse boardroom. Read the article here.



Your next event…

The long term growth story – build, buy or hold? – 4 June, Norton Rose Fulbright, London

You are invited to join WIM (UK) for a panel discussion to explore how the industry can balance the demands of short-term shareholders with the interests of the industry longer-term.

Chaired by Norton Rose Fulbright, our esteemed panel will consider the implications for investment in exploration, highly intensive capital developments, M&A or returning cash to shareholders; and what this means for the growth of the industry into the future.

Our panel includes:

  • Marion Bush – Chief Executive Officer, Cassidy Gold
  • Gabrielle Iwanow – Business Executive, Rio Tinto
  • Nicky Crabtree – Associate Director, EY

 Following the discussion, there will be an opportunity for Q&A.

RSVP here.


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