The Renewables Revolution: Opportunities in Mining and Trade

The Renewables Revolution: Opportunities in Mining and Trade
The global energy transition can provide huge opportunities for WA-based companies. More clean energy means more solar panels, wind turbines, electric vehicles, and large-scale batteries. But it also means more demand for the materials that make those technologies possible. WA businesses should be positioning themselves to benefit from new demand — like neodymium for wind turbines, lithium and cobalt for batteries, and copper for almost everything — in order to capture major growth opportunities in the years ahead. pastevent

Industry Leader Luncheon

The Renewables Revolution: Opportunities in Mining and Trade

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The global energy transition can provide huge opportunities for WA-based companies. More clean energy means more solar panels, wind turbines, electric vehicles, and large-scale batteries. But it also means more demand for the materials that make those technologies possible. WA businesses should be positioning themselves to benefit from new demand — like neodymium for wind turbines, lithium and cobalt for batteries, and copper for almost everything — in order to capture major growth opportunities in the years ahead.

With the announcement of a super-charged alliance among Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom, smart WA executives will be looking to strengthen ties with the AUKUS allies. Throughout COVID, for example, BHP has been partnering with Tesla, Caterpillar, GE, and Microsoft to unlock new opportunities as the world’s largest economies look towards a net zero future.

Join AmCham Australia for an exclusive late luncheon on Friday 22 October as we listen to a panel of experts on WA’s current trade with the United States and future opportunities for the mining sector.

Well-versed in the bilateral relationship with a unique WA perspective, US Consul General David Gainer will be joined by the Director General of the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science & Innovation Rebecca Brown, and Head of Business Development and Technical Projects at BHP Nickel West, Gary Frampton.              
 


Consul General David J. Gainer
US Consulate General Perth

Rebecca Brown
Director General, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
  Gary Frampton
Head of Business Development and Technical Projects, BHP Nickel West
  Robert Grant
Director Energy, Fortescue Future Industries
  Caron Sugars
Partner in Charge- Governance, Risk and Controls, KPMG

 


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Event Details

Date Friday 22 October 2021
Time 2:00PM - 4:30PM
Location Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
21 Mounts Bay Rd,
PERTH 6000

Pricing

  Member   Non - Member
Individual (1) $169  $219
Table (10) $1,690  $2,190


Speaker Biographies

Consul General David J. Gainer, US Consulate General Perth


David J. Gainer is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. He arrived in Perth in August 2019 after serving as Mission Spokesperson and Acting Public Affairs Officer in Ankara, Turkey. In Washington, David worked as Deputy and Acting Director of the Office of Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Island Affairs in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (2014-16). Overseas, David has served as Public Affairs Officer in Chennai, India (2012-14); Cultural Affairs Officer in Prague, the Czech Republic (2008-12); Vice Consul in Melbourne, Australia (2005-7); and Acting Public Affairs Officer in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (2003-5).

Prior to joining the Foreign Service, David taught budget and appropriation law classes for the U.S. Department of Treasury. He earned Masters degrees in American history, African history, and Liberal Studies from the University of Maryland, University of Cape Town, and Georgetown University, respectively, and holds a BA in history from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He taught secondary school as a Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi. David has also worked as a disc jockey, hosting weekly music shows on a variety of radio stations, and he speaks Turkish, Czech, Khmer, Chichewa and Xhosa. David is married to Jessica an art historian, and they have two daughters.

Rebecca Brown, Director General, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation


Ms Rebecca Brown commenced as Director General of the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI) in September 2018. In this role, she is also Chief Executive Officer of Tourism Western Australia. Ms Brown has overseen significant changes across JTSI to position the agency as critical to advancing the State Government’s key policy agendas, including growing local jobs, diversifying the State’s industry base and export potential and continuing to leverage the broader research, science and innovation community to advance outcomes for Western Australia.

She was appointed Acting Director General of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet from March 2020 to May 2021 to support the State Government’s early response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ms Brown returned to her role as Director General of JTSI in June 2021.

Ms Brown has worked across both Federal and State government agencies in a range of senior roles across revenue and economic policy, social policy, resourcing and performance. This included overseeing the reform of the WA health system, including the establishment of a new governance model and the development of the Health Services Act 2016.

Ms Brown has held senior positions at both WA Treasury and the WA Department of the Premier and Cabinet, where she oversaw key reforms between the public and non-profit community sectors.

Ms Brown has an Honours Degree in Economics from the University of Western Australia and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.              

Gary Frampton, Head of Business Development and Technical Projects, BHP Nickel West


Gary has played a significant role in the transformation and reorientation of the Nickel West business, from being a nickel producer for the stainless steel sector, to becoming a globally significant battery materials supplier.

Prior to this appointment, Gary has held numerous senior leadership positions across the Nickel West asset, including General Manager of the Kalgoorlie Nickel Smelter and Kambalda Concentrator, and General Manager of the Kwinana Nickel Refinery. In prior roles with Anglo American and Bulong Nickel Operations, he has also held numerous senior engineering and technical positions.

Gary has a degree in Chemical Engineering, and is married with two children.

Robert Grant, Director Energy, Fortescue Future Industries


Rob Grant commenced as Director Energy of Fortescue Metals Group in April 2020 to oversee the Company’s energy growth initiatives, including the transition to renewable energy and development of a hydrogen business.

He brings engineering and commercial experience spanning more than 20 years in the international energy and infrastructure industry, including nine years as Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Hydro, a global clean energy provider with a significant renewable energy footprint in Australia and internationally.

Prior to joining Fortescue, Rob was Chair of the Clean Energy Investor Group – representing over 20 institutional investors owning over 70 clean energy power stations and over A$11 billion in investment in the national electricity market.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and has completed an MBA and Master of Applied Finance at Melbourne and Macquarie Universities.

Caron Sugars, Partner in Charge- Governance, Risk and Controls, KPMG


Caron is the Partner in charge of KPMG Perth’s Governance, Risk and Controls division, and KPMG’s National Board Advisory Services.

More than 20 years professional experience in commerce, risk management, external and internal audit. Caron re-joined KPMG in 2007 after spending five years in senior finance and Company Secretary roles with one private and two listed entities. Working with Boards and shareholders gave Caron a solid grounding in governance and risk.

Caron has a depth of experience in the Energy and Natural Resources sector having worked with oil and gas and mining clients across most traditional commodities globally. She draws on this experience annually to produce KPMG’s Mining Risk Report for the year.

In supporting the community, Caron sits on the WA Council for the Governance Institute of Australia and their national Board as well as being the Deputy Chair of the Special Air Services Resources Trust Board.              


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When
22/10/2021 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre 21 Mounts Bay Rd PERTH, WA 6000 AUSTRALIA

Program


Friday, 22 October 2021

 
The global energy transition can provide huge opportunities for WA-based companies. More clean energy means more solar panels, wind turbines, electric vehicles, and large-scale batteries. But it also means more demand for the materials that make those technologies possible. WA businesses should be positioning themselves to benefit from new demand — like neodymium for wind turbines, lithium and cobalt for batteries, and copper for almost everything — in order to capture major growth opportunities in the years ahead.
Time
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
22/10/2021 2:00 PM

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