Past events

Risk & Opportunity Symposium


The resources and energy sector has an opportunity to drive the creation of mindful safety cultures debate. This symposium will bring together a diverse group of speakers and a wide range of industry professionals to share their perspectives and insightful learning in this area. 

Join us on Friday 23 June from 10am - 2pm at the Hilton Adelaide for SACOME's Risk & Opportunity Symposium.

Member price: $155 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the SACOME member discount code)

Non-member price: $220

Register here.


Keynote speakers: 

Professor Andrew Hopkins, Australian National University

Andrew Hopkins has been a consultant on some of the world's largest safety crises and speaks regularly to audiences around the world about the human and organisational causes of major accidents.  Having participated in the investigations into the BP Texas City Refinery disaster (2005), and the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill (2010), Hopkins has written extensively on risk management and sold over 90,000 books. 

Todd Russell, Beaconsfield Mine Disaster Survivor

In 2006, the world looked on in horror when a minor earthquake rocked the small town of Beaconsfield, collapsing a tunnel in a local gold mine. Trapped inside were three miners - Larry Knight, Brant Webb and Todd Russell. The world watched for the next nine days as rescue teams worked around the clock to free Todd Russell and Brant Webb, mindful that the slightest mistake could bring their roof collapsing in on them. Their story of mateship and never giving up is one that Todd presents in his keynote presentation, and it is one that will be passed down to the generations to come.   He is an inspirational speaker with an amazing story to tell. 

Myles Johnston, General Manager, Carrapateena Operations, OZ Minerals

Myles has 30 years’ mining experience locally and internationally. Previously COO at copper-focused Lighthouse Minerals, Myles has also had a long career at MIM/Xstrata/Glencore where he led the feasibility study of the Ernest Henry underground project and was then responsible for the successful construction of the sub-level caving operation. Myles is currently working with OZ Minerals as the General Manager, Carrapateena Operations.