Bloomfield Group CEO Leadership Luncheon

Join Austmine on Thursday 3 March 2022 for our CEO Leadership Luncheon in Sydney with John Richards, Chairman of The Bloomfield Group.


The event will provide an exceptional opportunity for members to hear from and engage with one of NSW’s foremost industry thought leaders and a mining executive with a wealth of strategic and operational experience. 

Providing a unique perspective from his role as Chair of Low Emissions Technology Australia (LETA), John will lead a discussion about how the industry can leverage our position to contribute to a sustainable future by investing in research and development of low emissions technologies. He will overview a range of projects and technologies being considered by LETA and explore the opportunities available for mining and METS organisations through energy diversification.   

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

Join this event to 

  • Contribute to an important discussion about opportunities and challenges in developing low emissions technologies
  • Learn about the critical industry topics being discussed in Boardrooms at mining businesses and major METS companies in NSW 
  • Engage with fellow senior METS and mining executives to build your network and connections. 

Speaker Profile

John Richards
Chariman of The Bloomfield Group

John Richards is Chairman of The Bloomfield Group. He commenced with Bloomfield in 2002 and was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in 2010, prior to his appointment as Chairman in 2016.

The Bloomfield Group is a proud and successful Australian mining and engineering group. Bloomfield has been part of the Hunter for more than 85 years and employs hundreds of local people. It operates two open-cut coalmines - Rix’s Creek Mine northwest of Singleton and Bloomfield Mine east of Maitland - in addition to an engineering business. 

In addition to his role as the current Chair of Low Emissions Technology Australia (LETA), Mr Richards is a member of the Coal Forum of the Minerals Council of Australia, the Institute of Company Directors and the Newcastle Institute of Energy and Resources Advisory Board. 

Mr Richards is a former Director of Port Waratah Coal Services, former Chair of the NSW Minerals Council and former member of Coal Innovation NSW. 


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.

COVID Safe Protocol

Per the NSW Government COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, the venue requires all attendees to sign in using their QR Code when entering the premises


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

3/03/2022 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Lachlan Macquarie Room Pullman Quay Grand, 61 Macquarie Street Sydney 2000

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