Sunrise Energy Metals CEO Leadership Luncheon Melbourne

Join Austmine on Wednesday, 8 June 2022 for our CEO Leadership Luncheon in Melbourne with Sam Riggall, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Sunrise Energy Metals.


Austmine’s CEO Leadership Luncheons are carefully curated events providing opportunities for senior METS executives to network, connect and participate in higher-level discussions. At this event Sam will discuss electric cars and mining – ostriches, lemmings and a crash test dummy. 

Find out how automotive supply chains are evolving to address vehicle electrification; the mining industry’s response to this emerging market; and some painful truths about divergence between reality and ambition.

About Sunrise Energy Metals:
Sunrise Energy Metals, Australia’s largest integrated battery materials project, the Sunrise Battery Materials Complex in New South Wales. The Sunrise Project is construction-ready and has been designed to deliver high purity nickel, cobalt and scandium, with a significantly lower emissions footprint and at lower cost.

Join this event to:

  • Take part in high-level conversations about the opportunities for the mining value chain in developing Australia’s critical minerals industry.
  • Learn about Sunrise Energy Metals business and the pathway forward for development and production of operations.
  • Re-establish connection to the mining and METS network in Melbourne following a prolonged period of remote work
Speaker Profile

Sam Riggall
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Sunrise Energy Metals

Sam Riggall is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Sunrise Energy Metals, an Australian-listed company developing one of the world’s largest integrated battery materials projects on the east coast of Australia.  Mr Riggall has spent his career in mining and technology-focused companies, with the aim of delivering better environmental and supply chain outcomes. 

Prior to Sunrise Energy Metals, Mr Riggall was head of strategy and planning at Ivanhoe Mines where he worked actively in Central Asia, Africa and Australia. He has led negotiations with national governments and parliaments to secure development agreements for some of the world’s largest mining projects.  Prior to Ivanhoe Mines, Mr Riggall spent over a decade at the Rio Tinto Group in exploration, project development, technology and capital allocation roles.

Sam holds law and economics degrees from the University of Melbourne, and a MBA from Melbourne Business School. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  He holds the Honour Medal of Economic and Financial Service from the Government of Mongolia for his contribution to Mongolia’s economic and social development.  Most recently, Mr Riggall served on the Australian Government’s Modern Manufacturing Taskforce and is a committee member of the World Materials Forum in France.  
Sam is a director of Clean TeQ Water, a water technology company, and VRB Energy, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of vanadium redox flow batteries.


Austmine’s CEO Leadership Luncheons are member-only events limited to one person per member company of a senior executive level. 

To register please contact [email protected] and advise of any special dietary requirements.


Austmine’s events may be subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions. In the case of an event postponement, your registration will be transferred to the new date, or a full refund will be provided.

Thank you to our Event Partner

8/06/2022 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Sheraton Melbourne 27 Little Collins St Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA