EVENT FULL Arafura Resources CEO Leadership Luncheon Sydney

Join Austmine for our CEO Leadership Luncheon in Sydney on Wednesday 25 May 2022 with keynote speaker Mark Southey, Chairman, Arafura Resources.


Mark will provide an insightful presentation on “Arafura – Reshaping the Critical Minerals Supply Chain.”

Australia is in the midst of a renewed push to explore growth opportunities, build capabilities and embrace new technologies in the critical minerals sector. Arafura’s Nolan’s project, which will encompass a mine, process plant and related infrastructure 135 kilometres north of Alice Springs in Northern Territory, has the potential to be a cornerstone of the sector and a significant contributor to supplying the world’s magnet rare earths. 

Recognising the economic significance of the project, the Federal Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources recently announced $30 billion funding within their Modern Manufacturing Initiative to construct Arafura’s separation plant in the Northern Territory. 

Join this event to learn about:

  • Discover the in-demand technologies, process and inputs to the critical minerals supply chain
  • Learn about the pathway forward for Arafura’s Nolan’s project
  • Network with fellow senior executives in the NSW mining and METS sector
Speaker Profile

Mark Southey
Chairman, Arafura Resources

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) in Engineering with Business Studies, an MBA from the University of Sydney Business School and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and a member of Engineers Australia (MIEAust). Mr Southey has extensive global experience in the industrial and natural resources sectors covering all aspects of asset management, maintenance, design and engineering, and major capital project development and execution. He is well versed in public company board and institutional investor engagement and has a background in both senior operational and financial roles. Mr Southey has previously held senior executive positions with Honeywell and ABB, both in Australia and internationally, and more recently was part of the global executive leadership team within WorleyParsons, a leader in the engineering, procurement and construction of projects in the energy and resources sector where he held the position of Group Managing Director for the Minerals, Metals and Chemicals Sector. Mr Southey is also a Non-Executive Director of Fleetwood Corporation (ASX: FWD) and an advisory board member for Gas Cleaning Technologies LLC (Dallas). Mr Southey was appointed as the Chairman of Arafura Resources Limited on the 14th of February 2019.


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.

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25/05/2022 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour 61 Macquarie St Sydney NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA
This event is full.