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The purpose of exploration and mining company boards (

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Exploration, Media, Mining, Publications, Recommended


Today Allan Trench and I published an article on “The purpose of exploration and mining company boards” in his Strictly Boardroom column on The article was based on an exercise run in one of our courses on ‘Resource Sector Management’ sourcing the opinions of Curtin University mineral economics masters and MBA students on what the key roles of mining industry board members are. To our surprise strategy ranked fairly low, whilst governance, specific technical skill sets, management mentorship and a willingness to source funding (either from your own pocket or other sources) were seen as the key roles.

The full article can be found here.

Photo courtesy of Hulton, Getty, via The Guardian: “Women need quotas, not canapés” by Jane Martinson, 13 October 2011. The photo is of the directors of fertiliser company, Fisons, at an undated point in the past.