About the Melbourne Mining Club

The Melbourne Mining Club, founded in 2001, is a not-for-profit organisation formed by a volunteer-based Steering Committee to promote the minerals and resource industry.

A JV between the AusIMM and the Minerals Council of Australia, the club has blossomed into the pre-eminent networking organisation for the resource sector. Its six bi-monthly industry lunches attract speakers from the world’s leading mining and mining services companies. Industry leaders, executives and associates from the resources sector make up the club’s 3,000+ membership.

The Melbourne Mining Club organises five popular Cutting Edge events a year in Melbourne for the small-and medium cap companies. It also runs well-attended international events which attract resource investors to meet with and listen to leaders of the global mining sector. The club’s annual dinner in London, for example, is a highlight of the global resource calendar and has become the centrepiece of an Australian Mining Week in that city.

The club is committed to fostering and promoting innovation, from exploration to processing and mining technologies, and to Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) across the industry. The club has a strong commitment to safety and shares the resource industry’s firm belief that its workers should leave work at the end of the day in the same healthy and safe condition that they arrived at the start of their shift.

Sponsoring educational excellence in the mining disciplines is the final pillar of the Club’s ambitions. The Club also supports encouraging students to consider a career in the resources sector.

Committee Members:

Richard Morrow: Chairman
EL&C Baillieu

Gavan Collery

Tim Duncan

Sam Street: Deputy Chair
Morgans Financial

Barry FitzGerald
Media Consultant

Matt Chambers
Rio Tinto

Rowan Callick
Media Consultant


International Advisory Board

Robert Kennedy New York (Robert.kennedy@colcirc.com) Tel: +1 212 519 9832 Cell: +1 646 662 3574

Phil Beard, United Kingdom (philip@hydeparkpartners.co.uk) Tel: +44 7889412546

Sally Cox(BASF)Hong Kong

Peter Arkell(GMAC) China

James Sorahan
Minerals Council of Australia

Richard Schodde
MinEx Consulting

Simon Jemison

Janenie Mohgan

Brigid Meney
The AusIMM representative

Kristie Batten

Rebecca Irwin
Adelaide Brighton


Melbourne Mining Club Life Members

Ian Howarth

Lyn Collins

Melbourne Mining Club Founding Patron – Sir Arvi Parbo AC