DMIRS shares its expertise at Young Managers' Program

A Mitsui Iron Ore Development seminar featured presentations from experts across the department.
Date: Friday, 03 November 2017

A number of  Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) experts recently shared their knowledge and experience with a group of upcoming young managers at Mitsui Iron Ore Development (MIOD).

MIOD holds the one-day seminar each year as part of its Young Managers’ Program, which aims to broaden the participants’ exposure to the resources sector, especially iron ore, a key business for Mitsui. The young managers are drawn from a number Mitsui Australia and global businesses.

DMIRS Deputy Director General Phil Gorey said the seminar allowed the department to promote the regulatory system and importance of mineral resources in Western Australia.

“The seminar gave the young mangers a great chance to learn about a number of important areas, including regulatory requirements, environmental issues, how mineral titles operate and the range of technical support DMIRS can provide,” Mr Gorey said.

“There was a lot of interest shown throughout the day and we received great feedback.

“The attendees were impressed by the presenters’ knowledge, professionalism and willingness to share, and this depth of expertise puts DMIRS in a strong position to continue its promotion of the resources sector in Western Australia.”

This year’s Young Managers’ Program included the seminar component in Perth and field trips to iron ore mining sites, Shark Bay Salt and Mitsui businesses Komatsu and Bunbury woodchips.

Mitsui is well known in the Western Australian resources sector, with substantial investments in iron ore, oil and gas, and salt.