Keynote Speakers

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Daniel Howe MAusIMM

Chief Geologist, Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited

Daniel Howe has over 15 years of mining experience focused around the eastern goldfields of Western Australia. After completing a Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Geoscience and Geology at the Queensland University of Technology which included 12 months practical experience with Western Mining Corporation, he moved to Perth to complete his Honours degree at The University of Western Australia. His career began in the Open Pit operations at St Ives in Kambalda, before broadening his skills at the Silver Swan underground nickel mine. Daniel returned to the St Ives Open Pits as the senior geologist and later went on to start the Athena Underground mine. In 2011, Daniel joined Saracen as the Resource Development Manager and shortly after became the Group Geology Manger - Mining and Resources. He has been in his current role of Chief Geologist for the past two and a half years. He is a member of the AusIMM and the AIG.

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Ian Lipton FAusIMM

Principal Geologist, AMC Consultants

Ian Lipton is a Principal Geologist with AMC Consultants and has 35 years of experience in mining geology, resource evaluation, and exploration. A graduate of the University of Birmingham (UK), Ian joined BHP Minerals as an exploration geologist in Western Australia. After time as a mine geologist at Ora Banda and Browns Creek, Ian moved into the field of geological modelling and resource estimation. Ian has been a consultant for over 25 years and has worked on projects in Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Iran, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Turkey, Tanzania, and India, amongst others. He has authored many JORC-compliant mineral resource reports in a range of commodities and was the author and Qualified Person for the NI43-101 Technical Report on the mineral resource estimate for the Solwara 1 seafloor sulphide deposit, the first public report of its kind. Ian has written papers on geology, resource estimation, and bulk density and has presented mining geology and grade control courses in Australia, Sweden and Tanzania. He is a Fellow of the AusIMM and a Fellow of the AIG.

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Colin Moorhead FAusIMM(CP)

Chief Executive Officer, PT Merdeka Copper Gold, Tbk
President, AusIMM

Colin has worked in exploration and mining for almost 3 decades since graduating from the University of Melbourne with a BSc. (Hons) majoring in geology and geophysics in 1987. Most of his career was spent with Newcrest Mining Limited where amongst other roles he was Chief Geologist for periods at Telfer (WA), Cadia (NSW) and Gosowong (Indonesia) mines before returning to Melbourne as General Manager Technical Services for the Newcrest Group in 2006. In 2008 Colin was appointed Executive General Manager Minerals responsible for global exploration, mining geology, resources and reserves governance and orebody knowledge. Colin left Newcrest in August 2015 and in January 2016 was appointed Chief Executive Officer of emerging Indonesian gold producer PT Merdeka Copper Gold, Tbk.

Colin is the current Chair of the Risk and Audit Committee and is The AusIMM Board liaison to the Charter and By-Laws Review Taskforce. He is also representing the Institute as an ex-officio member of The Joint Ore Reserves Committee.

Colin is also a Graduate of AICD and a graduate of Harvard Business School, Advanced Management Programme (AMP).

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