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Join fellow delegates for a tea or coffee and a chat prior to the commencement of proceedings.
Mr Chris Mitchell Chair Kimberley Zone and Kimberley Regional Group Senator Pat Dodson
Senator Dean Smith
Ms Diedre Willmott
This session will bring you an overview of the current activity and opportunity in the energy sector across the Pilbara and Kimberley regions. With a diverse range of companies and organisations this session will explore the opportunities and challenges that exist including consideration of both those creating energy sources and storage and the solutions being found by high volume consumers.
Jason Medd Director Environment Health
and Safety APPEA
George Bauk Managing Director/CEO
Bruce McFadzean Managing Director
John Williams External Affairs Manager INPEX
Director Pilbara Solar
The key stakeholders that can help “make it happen” will share the stage to discuss the prospects and how government and non- government stakeholders at all levels can support the realisation of those opportunities.
Jodie Lynch Retail and Community Manager Horizon Power
Tyrone Garstone (TBC)
Deputy CEO Kimberley Land Council
Rick Rogerson Executive Director Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Jeff Gooding Chief Executive Kimberley Development Commission
Terry Hill Chief Executive Pilbara Development Commission
What are the key ingredients for translating opportunities into reality and what is the role of local government? How do we work together to deliver the transformational infrastructure that benefits us all? This session unpacks the experiences of two local governments at different stages of the process, and the decision making that considers both risk and the need to frame a positive future for both residents and those seeking to invest in the region.
Cr Geoff Haerewa President
Shire of Derby West Kimberley
Cr Grant Curcel Deputy Mayor
City of Karratha
Join the conversation with leaders who will share their views and the take away messages from the day’s discussion and other key issues in the north.
(included in registration)
Mangrove Hotel Broome Join us for an evening of networking and delicious food to round out the day.
Deidre Willmott B.Juris, LLB (UWA), LLM (Melb), MAICD
Deidre Willmott was appointed to the Australia Post board in June 2017
and brings organisational transformation, government relations, public
policy and business expertise to this position. An experienced Chief
Executive Officer with a background in the management consulting
industry, she has expertise in crisis management, corporate social
responsibility and government relations. Ms Willmott was CEO of the
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia and is a
former lawyer having held senior roles with Fortescue Metals Group Ltd
and was Chief of Staff to the Premier of Western Australia. Ms Willmott
is also a director of Kimberley Foundation of Australia, Chair of St Hilda's
Anglican School for Girls and the Perth USAsia Centre. Ms Willmott
graduated from University of Melbourne.
Senator Dean Smith Dean Smith was appointed a Senator for WA in May 2012. Senator
Smith has been a champion for WA issues, including being the first WA
Federal Liberal parliamentarian to call for a fairer share of the GST for
WA and serving on the Joint Select Committee for Northern Australia
and the Joint Select Committee for Trade and Investment growth.
Senator Smith is a regular visitor to the Kimberley and has worked to
support the region on key issues such as the upgrade of the Tanami
Senator Pat Dodson Senator Dodson is a Yawuru man from Broome in Western Australia. He
has dedicated his life work to being an advocate for constructive
relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples based
on mutual respect, understanding and dialogue. He is a recipient of the
Sydney International Peace prize. Patrick has extensive experience in
Aboriginal Affairs, previously as Director of the Central and Kimberley
Land Councils and as a Commissioner in the Royal Commission into
Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. He also served as inaugural Chair of the
Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation and as Co-Chair of the Expert
Panel for Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians.
George Bauk Managing Director/CEO
Mr Bauk is senior executive, with 25 years’ experience in the resources industry.
Prior to Northern Minerals, Mr Bauk held global operational and corporate
roles with WMC Resources, Arafura Resources and Western Metals. He has a
strong background in strategic management, business planning, building
teams, finance and capital/debt raising, and experience with a variety of
commodities in particular rare earths and nickel. As Managing Director of
Northern Minerals since 2010, he has led its rapid development from a
greenfields heavy rare earth explorer to now being poised to become the
next global producer of high value dysprosium outside of China. George is a
passionate member of the WA resources industry holding a number of senior
governing positions with the Chamber of Minerals and Energy. George is also
non-Executive Chairman of Lithium Australia NL. Mr Bauk holds a Bachelor of
Business from Edith Cowan University and a MBA from the University of New
Grant Cucel Deputy Mayor
City of Karratha
Mr Cucel has an extensive business background having run his own
recruitment business for 10 years. He was the 2012 inductee into the Western
Australian Regional Small Business Hall of Fame and was recognised as the
2013 City of Karratha Citizen of the Year. For nine years, he held the role of
chair of the Small Business Centre West Pilbara and strongly advocated for
small and medium enterprises in regional Western Australia. Mr Cucel was
appointed to the Small Business Development Corporation Board in October
2017. Having sold his recruitment business to a publicly listed company, Mr
Cucel, now has a strong focus on assisting a cross section of organisations in
a voluntary capacity, in addition to his role as Deputy Mayor at the City of
Karratha. Mr Cucel has a Bachelor of Business Degree (first class honours) from
Curtin University of Technology.
Mr Tyrone Garstone Deputy CEO Kimberley Land Council
Mr Garstone is a Bardi man and Deputy CEO of the Kimberley Land Council.
Returning from New York this month, Mr Garstone was part of the delegation
to this year’s United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. In his
role with the Kimberley Land Council, Mr Garstone has been involved with the
ground breaking project which has seen the implementation of savanna
burning at a series of pilot sites in Botswana, southern Africa. The project is
the result of national and international recognition of the knowledge of
Australia’s first people in reducing carbon emissions through right-way fire.
Jeff Gooding CEO Kimberley Development Commission
Mr Gooding has held the position of Chief Executive of the Kimberley
Development Commission since the Commission’s establishment and is a
Member of the Board of the Commission. He is a long term resident of
Kununurra and the Kimberley, has qualifications in town and regional
planning, is a graduate and fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership
Foundation, Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is
Justice of the Peace and former Shire Councillor. Having participated in the
negotiation process which culminated in several key Native Title Agreements,
Mr Gooding continues to be substantially involved in related implementation
including as a Director of the Miriuwung Gajerrong Community Foundation.
He has been closely involved in the development, and initial implementation,
of the Ord/East Kimberley Expansion Project and associated Land Releases.
Mr Gooding is a member of a range of Regional Planning processes and
Chairman or member of various regional steering and coordinating groups.
Dr Richard Finlay-Jones Director Pilbara Solar
Dr Finlay-Jones is a renewable energy developer and private consultant
specializing I the development and management of renewable energy
projects. He has been directly involved in the development and approval of
over 3000MW of wind energy projects, from greenfield site assessment
through to full permitting. Pilbara solar develops commercial scale solar
projects to provide power to the mining industry, government and business
in long term, low cost, fixed price ag