Senior resources executives named as mining awards judges

Bowen Basin

The Bowen Basin Mining Club has announced a panel of six mining industry leaders as the peer judges for the 2018 Queensland Mining Awards.

The judges, with expertise in management and operations ranging from coal to minerals, gas and procurement, will assess all entries across the eight categories. Director Jodie Currie said she was looking forward to working with the panel, which includes:

  • Peter Kane – QCoal Group chief operating officer
  • Dan Kadziela – BHP Minerals Australia head of business development
  • Ian Rees – Rio Tinto Aluminium chief advisor and integrated planning
  • Michael Jones – Jellinbah Resources production manager
  • Heidi Cooper – Origin Energy group manager, government relations and public policy
  • Suzanne Mitchell – EconomX regional practice manager.

“Award finalists will be working for the chance to impress the judging panel, who over their careers have seen their fair share of innovation and collaboration in the resources industry,” Currie said.

The judging panel are all looking forward to unearthing stories of Queensland’s best contractors, suppliers and partnerships.

QCoal Group’s chief operating officer Peter Kane has a background in mining engineering as well as significant management experience in coal mining.

He said that given the calibre of entrants to previous Awards, the judging process would be sensational.

“Contractors in the mining and resources industry have been working harder than ever to innovate, both to keep their clients happy and to stay ahead of the changing demands of the sector. Each category of the Awards speaks to a different aspect of contractor excellence and I can’t wait to find the stories of quality,” Kane said.

Online entries for the Awards are open until Friday April 15. Tickets for the Gala Presentation Dinner will go on sale in the next few weeks.

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