2019 Speakers

The Hon. Michael Gunner MLA,
Chief Minister,
Northern Territory

Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan
Minister for Resources and Northern Australia

The Hon. Paul Kirby MLA
Minister for Primary Industry and Resources,
Northern Territory

Rod Applegate
Deputy Chief Executive,
Department of Primary Industry and Resources

Greg Ashe
Chief Operating Officer – Australian Zinc Assets,

Jo-Anne Scarini
Vice President Operations,
South32 GEMCO

Shaun Schmeider
Manager Technical Services,
Newmont Goldcorp Tanami

Fraser MacCorquodale
General Manager Exploration,

Peter Cook
Managing Director,
Westgold Resources

Mark Edwards
Project Director – NT Mining Operations,
Kirkland Lake Gold

Tony Wurramarrba
Anindilyakwa Land Council

Cathy White
Senior Executive Director,
Business and Workforce,
Department of Trade, Business and Innovation

Dr Ian Scrimgeour
Executive Director,
Northern Territory Geological Survey

Dr Andrew Heap,
Chief, Resources Division,
Geoscience Australia

Duncan van der Merwe
Group Managing Director,
Tellus Holdings

Gavin Lockyer
Managing Director,
Arafura Resources

Matt Briggs
Managing Director,
Prodigy Gold

Drew Wagner
Executive Director – Northern Territory Division,
Minerals Council of Australia

Neil van Drunen
Manager | South Australia; Northern Territory & Policy,

Brent Murdoch
Director & General Manager,
Vista Gold Australia

Denys Stedman
Buy Local Industry Advocate,
Northern Territory Government

Geoff Crowhurst
Territory Resources Services Association (TRSA)

Xavier Moreau
General Manager – Geology and Exploration,
Vimy Resources

James Fox
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer,
PNX Metals

Dorothy Close
Director, Regional Geoscience,
Northern Territory Geological Survey


Mick Billing
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
Thor Mining PLC

Chris Tziolis
Managing Director,
Verdant Minerals


Shaun Drabsch
Chief Executive Officer
Department of Trade, Business and Innovation, Northern Territory Government of Australia

Blair Duncan
Chief Operating Officer,
Core Lithium

Saul Kavonic
Head of Oil, Gas and Energy for Australia,
Credit Suisse