“The Philippine Mining Luncheon”
(a Luncheon Forum & Networking Event)
At the I’M Hotel.
(Cnr Makati Ave & Kalayaan Ave, Makati City)
For your Diary, 2018 Proposed event dates. 2rd Feb ” 6th April ” 8th June ” 10th August ” 5th October ” 16th Nov.
The Philippine Mining Club is proud to present for the Friday February 2nd luncheon.
Mick Wilkes, President and Chief Executive Officer, OceanaGold Corporation
Mick is a mining engineer with 30 years of broad international experience, predominantly in precious and base metals across Asia and Australia. Mick was appointed Chief Executive Officer of OceanaGold in January and to the Board of Directors in April 2011. Previously, as Executive General Manager of Operations at OZ Minerals, he was responsible for the evaluation studies, construction and operation of the Prominent Hill copper/gold project in South Australia, one of the more significant recent resource developments in Australia. Prior to this, he was General Manager of the Sepon gold/copper project for Oxiana in Laos. His earlier experience was in Papua New Guinea in senior roles and, at the outset of his career, at Mount Isa Mines in operations and design.
Mick holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from the University of Queensland, a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University, and is a member of both the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
OceanaGold evolved out of the gold-production assets of Gold and Resource Developments Limited in 2003 with a diverse portfolio of assets in the South Island of New Zealand. In 2006, OceanaGold acquired the Didipio Project in the Philippines through the merger with Climax Mining.
In 2015, OceanaGold expanded its footprint in New Zealand with the acquisition of the Waihi Gold Mine in the North Island as well as took ownership of the Haile Gold Mine through the takeover of Romarco Minerals Inc. OceanaGold also made a strategic investment in TSXV-listed Gold Standard Ventures.