How do you implement massive change with positive disruption? “The only area we have yet to dominate is culture…” This summer we hear from Friska Wirya, Head of Change at Newcrest Mining, about how the Australian mining major is embracing innovation and managing the people-side of change to meet its future goals.
During the PDAC convention, we spoke with Chilean Minister of Mining Baldo Prokurica who unveiled an investment initiative around 25 new mining projects. Mining Global learns how a pro-investment government is providing a unique opportunity to harness the potential of Chile’s world class copper and lithium endowment.
Elsewhere in this issue, following Guinea’s Symposium of Mines at Conakry in April, we spoke with industry insiders, and heard from the bauxite rich nation’s Minister of Mines & Geology Abdoulaye Magassouba, about the challenges ahead for the African republic to fulfil the potential of its mineral endowment through improving infrastructure and attracting investment.
“The UK (and Ireland) have a rich mining heritage, peaking during bygone days when vast deposits of coal and iron ore drove the industrial revolution and built an empire…” Could those halcyon days of self-sufficiency return? Marco Maestri, European Mining Leader at Golder, analyses the current state of the UK mining industry and asks: ‘What does the future hold?’