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Making the transition from technical expert to leader

Date: Wednesday 27 May 2020

TIme: 12 pm – 1 pm AWST

Cost: Free

Registration: click here

Making the transition from technical expert to leader can be daunting. Wondering how to navigate this evolution and understand what foundations you can start building tomorrow to set yourself up for success?

Attendees will gain insights from leaders with a diverse range of industry backgrounds on their personal successes and learnings.


John Banning, Principal Consultant, Director and Co-Founder – Business Agility

A resource executive with over 20 years’ focussed on outcomes and excellence through the development of high-performance teams with a culture of resilience and transparency.

A dynamic leader characterised by strong corporate, strategic, tactical, project, construction, design, planning and engineering background with excellent business improvement and financial acumen. Proven track record of efficient business integration with rapid and sustainable improvement results.

Gabriela Love, Manager CHPP and Infrastructure – BHP

Gaby is a Top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining 2018 and an executive mining professional experienced across gold, copper, uranium and coal mining. She is the Asset Manager and Alternate General Manager at Mt Arthur Coal for BHP. She is leader of operational teams (+250) with multi-million-dollar management responsibilities. Gaby thrives in challenging roles where she can utilise strategic thinking, her experience and stakeholder engagement to deliver business outcomes. She successfully led organisational change through culture change programs coupled with values-based leadership. She has experience in project management, M&A, led Concept and PFS Studies leveraging technology and innovation to add value to the bottom line.

Tanya Pavez, Managing Director & Chief People Officer at Magnetic People

Highly motivated, ambitious and values driven Human Resource Leader with significant experience and successes in the Mining and Resources and Marine industries in generalist HR, IR, Talent Acquisition and Talent Management within both Corporate and Operational environments.


Erin Sweeney, Technical Services Manager – MEC Mining

Erin is responsible for spearheading the growth into Western Australia of one of Australia’s leading mining consultancies. Erin manages the day to day of the Western Australian business operations by developing client relationships, mentoring and growing the WA team, drawing on her technical expertise to lead projects, and expanding the success of the MEC brand’s capability of offerings in this geographical sector. Erin manages a team of Principal to Graduate Mining Engineers and ensures the success of the P&L for MEC WA.


27th May 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AWST
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