Event program 

The 2016 NSW Mining Health, Safety, Environment and Community (HSEC) Conference and Awards Dinner​ event program is available for download below.

Join us as leading policy experts and decision makers discuss the operational and regulatory challenges in the four key areas of mining and exploration businesses.


Meet some of our speakers...

Dan Gregory - Founder and CEO of The Impossible Institute

Keynote Speaker 

Dan Gregory, a regular on ABC's Gruen Transfer,  is one half of the strategic and creative team behind the most successful new product launch in Australian history as well as the founder and CEO of The Impossible Institute™, a Research and Training organisation that advises management and sales departments on what truly drives their customers and employees.

Creativity, collaboration, culture, change and innovation are only a handful of topics Dan has tackled for organisations. In a 20 year history as a thought leader in human behaviour, marketing, NPD and communications, Dan Gregory has worked with the biggest global brands and won countless awards around the world for creativity, effectiveness and ROI.  In terms of accolades not much has changed as clients continue to rave about his innovative, creative presentations delivered with intelligence and humour. With his experience on the ABC’s Gruen transfer and time spent the US and UK as a stand-up comedian his delivery and timing is impeccable. With his experience and depth of knowledge there are few topics Dan can’t bring his focus to.

His keynotes and workshops are supported with hours of research and some of the sharpest humour our industry has seen.

Peter Rowsthorn - Stand-up Comedian
Awards Dinner MC

Peter Rowsthorn is a high energy, fast paced stand-up comedian one minute and a measured character actor the next. He is probably best known as long-suffering husband and pants-man Brett Craig on Kath & Kim. 

Peter’s career really took off in 1988, when he was offered roles in The Comedy Company, Fast Forward and The Big Gig, all in the same week. He chose The Comedy Company and spent the next two seasons with the show. After performing in the feature film Crackers, he became a semi-regular on Hey Hey, It’s Saturday and hosted the Red Faces spin-off Gonged But Not Forgotten. He was also the host of Foxtel’s Sunday Roast for two seasons.

Most recently, Peter has guested regularly on Thank God You’re Here series 1, 2, 3 and 4, popped up on Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation and hosts Can We Help for the ABC on Friday nights. Peter is one of Australia’s best stand-up comedians and is also an extremely skilled Master of Ceremonies.

Professor Chris Greig - Director of UQ Energy Initiative
Plenary Speaker

Chris Greig leads both the University of Queensland (UQ) Energy Initiative and the Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation. Chris is a Chemical Engineer having obtained his degree and PhD at the University of Queensland and is a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

Prior to joining UQ, he held executive roles in construction, mining and clean energy industries in Australia and abroad over a career spanning 25 years. He is a Non-Executive Director of Seymour Whyte Limited and has held various other corporate and Government board positions including as Deputy Chairman of Gladstone Ports Corporation.

At UQ, in addition to being Director of the Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation and UQ Energy Initiative, Chris is on the Advisory Boards for the Centre for Coal Seam Gas (Chair), the School of Chemical Engineering and co-leads the Energy Poverty Research Group and Carbon Capture and Storage Research Group. He is also course coordinator for ENGG400 – Professional Practice in the Business Environment.

His main interests lie in Energy Transitions, Economics and Policy, Energy for Development, Mega-Project Implementation and CCS. 

Dr. Nick Mabbott - Director of Beyond Midnight Consulting
Plenary Speaker

Dr Nick Mabbott is a Fatigue Risk Management Specialist with over 20 years experience in sleep and fatigue risk management. He has provided fatigue management training and education to thousands of mining personnel. His PhD project was in the development, testing and validation of a fatigue monitoring device for heavy vehicles.
His academic research work, coupled with workplace experience has shown that employee fatigue is often derived from either poor quality or quantity of sleep. For this reason, he pays particular attention to assisting individuals with sleep disorders or an inability to adjust to some of the work schedules of recent years.
In the last five years, he has implemented his theory on sleep timing and many employees are now benefitting from increased sleep. More recently he has developed client-focussed training programs with a total of 24 modules, allowing clients to “bolt together” the perfect fatigue training program for their personnel.

If you have any questions, please contact Verity Kitto by email or call 02 9274 1417. 

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