Beaconsfield Mine Reflections CEO Leadership Luncheon, Melb

Join Austmine on Wednesday 12 October 2022 for our CEO Leadership Luncheon in Melbourne with Matt Gill, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, White Rock Minerals, who will deliver an insightful presentation on his first hand experience managing the Beaconsfield Mine rescue.


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, Matt will talk about his personal experiences and learnings as the General Manager of the Beaconsfield mine, before, during and after the well-publicised mine rescue that occurred there on ANZAC Day, 2006.

 What happened that day would become a part of Australian mining history as, for fourteen days, the world watched every step of a complex and hazardous mine rescue operation to save two trapped miners 925m underground. 

Join this event to:

  •  Hear Matt share some of his experiences – the technical challenges, the human challenges, crisis management, emergency preparedness, leadership, and media management.
  • Network with fellow senior industry leaders in an intimate setting.


Speaker Profile

Matt Gill 
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, White Rock Minerals 
Matt is a mining engineer with over 35 years' experience. He has a strong technical, operational and executive management background, having worked in roles ranging from an underground miner, supervisor, department head and site operations general manager, through to CEO and managing director, in Australia (Tasmania, WA, Victoria and NSW), Papua New Guinea, India, Ghana and Bolivia.

He holds three First Class Metalliferous Mine Manager’s Certificates of Competency and has been instrumental in the successful development of three gold mines (Porgera, Beaconsfield and Ballarat). He is a three-time winner of the Australian Mine Manager of the Year Award and received the AusIMM Leadership Award in 2008. Matt has previously worked for Singapore-listed LionGold Corp, Renison Goldfields, Placer Pacific, WMC and Rio Tinto, and is currently MD&CEO for ASX-listed White Rock Minerals. 


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

Cancellations made 72 hours or more prior to the event are entitled to a credit or refund of the ticket price.  Tickets can also be transferred to a colleague by contacting [email protected] 


Event Sponsorship

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12/10/2022 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Sheraton, Melbourne 27 Little Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA