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Engaging Aboriginal contractors in mining operations

AEMEE workshop

Monday 17 June

A masterclass on building business capability for miners and contractors wanting to effectively engage Aboriginal businesses, including:

  • case studies showing successful integration of Indigenous procurement techniques into business procurement processes
  • introduction to the AEMEE Indigenous Procurement Checklist
  • an Industry Self-Assessment process

Masterclass program

Masterclass co-hosts

The Aboriginal Enterprise in Mining, Energy and Exploration (AEMEE) was formed in 2004/2005 as an independent industry association to support and grow the Indigenous businesses in the mining and oil and gas sectors. AEMEE
Design for growth (D4G) is a professional services company that has drawn together a network of industry experts, consultants, advisors and researchers who specialise in engagement strategy and performance improvement. D4G brings a strategic and partnership approach to creating innovative solutions to complex challenges. Design for growth

Masterclass program

Time Activity / MaterialPresenter
10.15 am Arrival, networking and tea/coffee 
10.30 am Introduction 
10.30 am to 10.35 am Welcome to Country (Kaurna) Mr Lewis O'Brien
10.35 am to 10.40 amAEMEE welcome and introductionMr John Briggs
10.40 am to 10.50 amMasterclass opening Dr Paul Heithersay
Chief Executive, Department for Energy and Mining 
10.50 am to 11.20 amContext Professor Christine Charles
11.20 am to 11.40 amAn Aboriginal business perspectiveMs April Lawrie and Ms Sandy Miller
Far West Coast
11.40 am to 12.40 pmIndigenous procurement checklist
Introduction to the framework 
Professor Christine Charles
12.40 pm to 1.30 pm Lunch  
1.30 pm to 1.45 pmAn industry perspectiveGeoff Deans
External Relations Advisor, OZ Minerals
David Henchliffe
Group Manager Procurement, OZ Minerals
1.45 pm to 2.50 pm

Small group investigation - self assessment

  • Current capability and approach
  • Strengths and gaps
  • Key challenges and shared experience
  • Key issues/insights
(Capacity 8 small groups) 
2.50 pm to 3.20 pm Plenary
Facilitator summary of key insights, small group findings 
3.20 pm to 3.30 pm

Closing remarks, next steps and thanks

  • AEMEE conference - Darwin, 5 and 6 September 2019
  • Participant commitments
Professor Christine Charles


Design for growth (D4G)
Professor Christine Charles
Ms Jane Russo 
Ms Kim Muhlen

Aboriginal Enterprise in Mining, Energy and Exploration (AEMEE)
Mr John Briggs

Linking Futures initiative
Mr Parry Agius, Managing Director

Resource Engineering Skills Alliance
Mr Phil DeCourcey, Chief Executive Officer

OZ Minerals