Kirkland Lake Gold Smart Mining Networking Event

Join Austmine for our Smart Mining Networking Event in Melbourne on Wednesday 9 March 2022 with keynote speaker Sue Mills, Processing Manager at Kirkland Lake Gold.


The Kirkland Lake Gold operation at the Fosterville Mine is the largest gold producer in Victoria.
It is a high-grade, low cost underground gold mine, located 20km from the city of Bendigo in the State of Victoria, Australia, and features growing gold production at increasingly high grades, as well as extensive in-mine and district scale exploration potential.
Kirkland Lake Gold recognise that implementing responsible environmental practices and effective management systems is critical to their future success. 

Hear from Sue Mills the Processing Manager at Fosterville, about the best practices adopted within processing during these unprecedented times, and how the local METS supply chain can get involved with some creative thinking.

Speaker Details:

Sue Mills, Processing Manager, Fosterville Gold Mine (FAusIMM)

A process engineering professional with over 25 years’ industry experience, Sue has held senior technical and operational roles within the manufacturing, biotechnology, and mining sectors. Today Sue is the Processing Manager at Fosterville Gold Mine, providing leadership to a team that are recognised as global leaders in biomining and bioremediation practises and the development of several innovative world-first technologies. 

As an advocate for operational excellence, Sue is passionate about creative thinking, promoting diversity and employment pathways within the resource sector and advocating for innovative and local manufacturing opportunities.
She is a previous award finalist for Businesswoman of the Year in Non-Traditional Areas of Work and was recognised as 2020’s Exceptional Woman in Resources in the Victorian Women in Resources Awards. 
Sue holds a Bachelors degree in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering (University of Queensland), and postgraduate degrees in Metallurgy and Project Management; is a member of the Monash University Engineering Industry Advisory Committee and the Bendigo Regional Manufacturing Group.
On a personal level, Sue enjoys an active lifestyle, with hiking and kayaking being some of her favourite pastimes. Her moral compass is not measured by what she does, but more by what she inspires others to do.

Join this event to:

  • Receive more information about Fosterville Processing and opportunities for METS companies to support Kirkland Lake Gold.
  • Join a discussion about the emerging prospects in the Victorian gold industry 
  • Build relationships with local mining and supplier businesses and re-connect with the Austmine network in Melbourne


You must login to the self-service portal to register. Contact [email protected] for assistance. 

Austmine members: $50 + GST
Mining organisation: $50 + GST 
Non-members: $120 + GST

Austmine members can also take advantage of our buy 2, get 1 free ticket special. Purchase two tickets and then get in touch with Austmine to register your third attendee with a complimentary ticket.

COVID Safe Protocol

Per the VIC Government COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, the venue requires all attendees to provide proof of vaccination and 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.

9/03/2022 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
AUS Eastern Daylight Time
State Library of Victoria 328 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA

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