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Aspiring members of mining company boards have a new weapon in their toolkit: Strictly (Mining) Boardroom – A Practitioner’s Guide for Next Generation Directors.
The new book provides practical advice on topics including: innovation, exploration and mineral economics, team work and gender balance, mining and economic development, and political risk.
Co-authors Professor Allan Trench and John Sykes, from UWA’s Centre for Exploration Targeting, say the current climate of lower commodity prices means mining company directors need to think differently.
“This book’s intent is to act as a catalyst to those charged with authority for decision-making within our industry and in governments to ‘think smart’ in arriving at future decisions under inevitable conditions of significant uncertainty,” Professor Trench said.
“Risks abound in the commodities industries as they do for all business activity. Understanding those risks is a pre-requisite to becoming an effective decision-maker.”
Including real-world scenarios alongside theory, Strictly (Mining) Boardroom has been labelled a valuable resource by resource sector consultants, directors, and aspiring executives.
The book’s publication follows the success of Strictly (Mining) Boardroom (Volume I).
Professor Trench is Research Professor (Value and Risk) at the UWA Centre for Exploration Targeting, a professor at the UWA Business School, and a non-executive director of several resource sector companies.
John Sykes is undertaking his doctorate at the UWA Centre for Exploration Targeting. He is also director of Greenfields Research.
Strictly (Mining) Boardroom is available for purchase here.