WA Mining Club - ECU Education Series Indigenous Relations – it's good business

Event Date: 
23 November 2018
Hyatt Regency, Plaza Ballroom
99 Adelaide Terrace

Our speakers will talk about the importance of generating jobs and business opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and businesses in the mining industry. Specifically, we would like to look at how we as an industry are tracking, the next generation of thinking, and what we should be looking to achieve in the next 10 years.

Panellists include Ian Wells – Chief Financial Officer
Ian Wells commenced as Chief Financial Officer of Fortescue Metals Group in February 2018. Mr Wells joined Fortescue in 2010 and has held multiple senior executive roles in the Finance team including funding, treasury, planning and analysis as well as being Company Secretary. Prior experience includes financing Fortescue’s US$10bn major iron ore project development to 155 million tonnes per annum, and successfully undertaking multi-billion-dollar capital raising and refinancing transactions in domestic and international capital markets. Most recently, he has held the position of Group Manager of Corporate Finance, leading Fortescue’s capital management strategy with group responsibility for Treasury and Funding. With more than 20 years’ experience as a senior executive in leading ASX-listed and private companies in the mining, energy infrastructure and healthcare industries, Mr Wells’ prior positions included Chief Financial Officer of Singapore Power subsidiary Jemena, one of Australia’s largest owners and operators of energy infrastructure; and Acting CFO of Alinta when it was acquired through an on-market acquisition by the Babcock and Brown, Singapore Power Consortium in 2007. Mr Wells holds a Bachelor of Business in Accounting from Curtin University, is a Fellow of CPA Australia, a Certified Finance and Treasury Professional, and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mr Wells is also a director of not-for-profit Alzheimer’s WA and chairman of the Salvation Army business advisory committee.

Cassandra Brennan
0402 845 459
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