2012 UNSW-Mitsubishi Lecture

Posted 20 April 2012

The UNSW School of Mining invites attendees to the annual UNSW / Mitsubishi lecture on Thursday 3 May, 2012.

This year's presentation titled 'Xstrata; a dynamic company delivering vital resources to modern society', will be delivered by Xstrata Copper North QLD Chief Operating Officer, Mr Steve de Kruijff, on behalf of Xstrata Copper Chief Executive, Mr Charlie Sartain.

Mr de Kruijff will discuss industry challenges and the skills our next generation of leaders will need to effectively manage the wide range of technical and sustainability issues that come with responsible minerals development.

The lecture will be held at NIDA Parade Theatres, UNSW followed by a cocktail function. For full synopsis and further event details go to the UNSW School of Mining web site.

Abstract

The resources industry is constantly evolving and, compared to a decade ago, companies are facing an increasingly complex business and operating environment as they look to develop projects that are technically challenging and frequently located in regions where limited infrastructure and socio-political challenges increase project risks. Adding to this complexity is the growing challenge of resource nationalism and more demanding regulatory requirements particularly in relation to social and environmental-related issues such as land access, water and energy use and management, emissions capture, waste management and mine rehabilitation.

In order to successfully manage existing operations and successfully develop the next generation of projects, companies today must have a firm focus on sustainable development principles and be able to demonstrate that they can safely and responsibly manage mineral resources in a way that creates lasting benefits for host communities, other stakeholders and society generally.

In this presentation on behalf of Charlie Sartain, Steve de Kruijff will discuss his experiences working for one of the world's largest copper producers and share his thoughts on industry challenges and the skills our next generation of leaders will need to effectively manage the wide range of technical and sustainability issues that come with responsible minerals development.

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