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AusIMM is in safe hands as Dave Clark commences his term as President from January 2021 and I wish him all the best and look forward to working closely with him and the 2021 Board.
I wish to thank the AusIMM Management Team, led by CEO Stephen Durkin, who have shown great skill, professionalism and spirit, despite Victoria’s lockdown, to keep members connected.
Finally, thank you to all our members for your support of AusIMM. Your commitment means AusIMM can continue to play a strong role as the peak body leading the way for all people in resources.
It has been an honour to represent our members as President for the past two years and I thank you all for your support in making AusIMM more sustainable and inclusive. During my term I have engaged with members and stakeholders all over the world and have seen the deep care our professionals have for our sector, our host communities and each other.
As I reflect on 2020, I am proud of how AusIMM’s global community has collaborated and supported each other to find creative solutions despite great uncertainty. The resilience and determination of our people has been especially apparent, and this commitment will play a huge role in driving our economic recovery.
Some of my personal highlights for 2020 include:
- launching our Social Responsibility Framework and including Social Performance as a discipline in our Chartered Professional program – the first of its kind globally
- taking a leading role on policy initiatives including the future workforce, health and safety, and launching our Trusted Voice Ambassador Program
- working with our Communities of Interest and seeing their dedication to sharing knowledge with broader audiences through online formats
- deploying our accelerated digital content offerings, including our Professional Certificate in Tailings Management.
In a difficult year, AusIMM has focused on providing leadership for our members all over the world. We have weathered the initial impact of COVID-19 and are well-positioned to support our professional community into the future.
2020 saw AusIMM quickly transition our professional development offerings online, enabling members to share knowledge and connect with peers despite pandemic restrictions. The digital capability we have built ensures AusIMM can provide world-class content to professionals all over the world.
Our Digital Transformation, which has modernised and integrated a number of legacy business systems, has been a key focus of our organisation in 2020. This will culminate in January 2021 with the launch of our new website, providing an enhanced digital experience for members and other site visitors.
2020 also marks an important milestone in the ongoing strategic direction of our organisation. The four initiatives of our ‘Future Directions’ strategy – our Digital Transformation, JORC Code Online Courses, Corporate Partnerships and Trusted Voice – are now fully integrated into our core business.
As we move forward, we are leveraging our digital capability to focus on delivering world-class content to our members and resources professionals globally. This includes hybrid conferences, online courses, a superior digital library, webinars and more. We continue to grow as a more modern and inclusive organisation with a broader reach, as evidenced by our expanding influence through our partnerships and social media presence.
I would like to thank Janine Herzig for her dedication as President. Janine’s passion for AusIMM and her ongoing support for our global community has been apparent throughout her entire term. I also wish to thank outgoing Board Directors Diana Drinkwater and Gavin Yeates for their years of service, and welcome Dave Clark as President for 2021 and incoming Directors Nicole Brook and Mark Noppe.
Thank you to all our members for your ongoing support of AusIMM. Best wishes for a safe and enjoyable festive season.
John S F Dunlop
Leading the way for
people in resources
Our global community
5% increase on 2019
members in 2020
Godfred Baba Avane MAusIMM
Top 10 member countries (A-Z)
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- United States
Leading the way for
people in resources
World-class professional development
learners participated in six online courses across 14 intakes
5 digital conferences delivered to
Thought Leadership Online Series attracting
participants in AusIMM’s inaugural Mentoring Program
Rod Smith MAusIMM
Bringing people together
Digital Technical Talks delivered to 3200 people
on-demand views of Digital
face-to-face events delivered by our Community of Interest groups
Image courtesy AusIMM Tasmania Branch
Commitment to global best practice
New Social Performance accreditation through AusIMM’s Chartered Professional program
Chartered Professionals across 7 disciplines
World-first Social Responsibility Statement, providing leadership to professionals and industry
Launch of inaugural Professional Certificate in Tailings Management course
Darren Stralow MAusIMM
In 2020 we collaborated with our partners to:
- deliver thought-leading content and industry insights through articles, webinars, short courses and more
- drive discussions on the future of our sector and the people who work in it
- showcase people and organisations committed to upholding professional standards
Partnering with like-minded organisations
Read our recap that shows how we worked with our partners in 2020
Ismet Canbulat FAusIMM and Margaret Temelkovski
Speaking as the Trusted Voice
Advocating for professionals
Launched our Trusted Voice Ambassador Program to
empower members to contribute on key issues for resources professionals, the sector and the community
Grew our influence with government and provided advice on topics such as the future workforce, health and safety, emerging minerals, exploration standards and energy
Continued to champion a welcoming sector for all professionals, providing inspiration, resources and guidance for members to help build a diverse and inclusive industry
Diversity and Inclusion
Alice Clark FAusIMM
Elevating our external profile
AusIMM online course attendees from outside Australia
AusIMM brand refresh reflecting
a modern organisation
campaign reach for International Women’s Day Event Series 2020
increase in LinkedIn followers
unique page views
increase on 2019