*EVENT FULL* AROSE CEO Leadership Luncheon Perth

Join us on Wednesday 18 May in Perth as we welcome guest speaker Michelle Keegan, Program Director, AROSE. At this event Michelle will discuss ‘Solving for the toughest challenges on earth through cross sector collaboration between resources and space.’


Austmine’s CEO Leadership Luncheons are carefully curated events providing opportunities for senior METS executives to network, connect and participate in higher-level discussions.

Join this event to learn about:

  • The collaboration between the burgeoning Australian space sector and resources to accelerate how we innovate on earth while we grow the space sector
  • Solving for common challenges of smaller footprint, zero carbon emissions, harsh environments and reduced risks for our people and communities
  • How to take an active role now to enable your teams to contribute to the design of a rover for operation on the moon, as they continue to design and deploy remote operations on earth 

Speaker Profile

Michelle Keegan 
Program Director, AROSE

Michelle has over 25 years of mining industry experience.  She has worked in technical engineering, commercial management, strategy and innovation, capital projects, new markets and optimisation roles for companies including Normandy, Rio Tinto, Momentum Partners, as well as IPL and Dyno Nobel.

Michelle’s role encompasses program management across the AROSE portfolio including taking the role of Program Director in Trailblazer. She has recently established a Resources Advisory Board to support the delivery of the AROSE vision and sits as the Deputy Chair.  Prior to joining AROSE, Michelle was Program Director Technology Development, and leader of the Next Generation Mine Innovation Program, at South 32 in Perth, WA.  Michelle was responsible for leading the identification, design and delivery of new technology and innovation for all greenfield projects as well as translation into brownfield operations. 

With a non-traditional technology background, Michelle brought her strong strategic and mining experience to deliver programs, and help drive the future competitiveness of the company.  Her team monitored new developments in the industry and worked closely with technology partners and external institutes to develop, pilot and implement emerging technologies that could materially improve the outcomes of new projects and operations.

Michelle is a people-centric and collaborative leader, who regularly gives time in mentoring and providing opportunities to those early in their careers.  This includes presenting at Curtin University, advising students from Stanford,  remaining involved with mentoring at the WA School of Mines (WASM) as well as taking on the role of Vice President of the Alumni Council. 
Michelle graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining (Hons) and a Master of Science (Mineral Economics) from Curtin University.   She is also on the MRIWA College Panel and Industry Advisory Boards for the Curtin School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences (EECMS) and WASM. She was a finalist in the 2020 WIRA awards within the inaugural category of Technological Innovation. She also works at the Electric Mine Consortium as a project manager and at idoba as strategy lead.


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

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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.


18/05/2022 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
W. Australia Standard Time
Hyatt Regency 99 Adelaide Terrace Perth WA 6000 AUSTRALIA