The following are members of the Advisory Panel for New Zealand Minerals Forum 2019.  

Cam McKenzie

Business Development Manager
RSC Mining & Mineral Exploration

Cam joined RSC Consulting as Business Development Manager in 2017 from a role as Chief Executive Officer at Kenex Limited. Prior to this he acted as an advisor to several junior exploration companies following a period managing the Minerals Unit of the former Crown Minerals Group of the Ministry of Economic Development. He has over 20 years’ experience in the minerals sector covering technical and management roles across exploration companies, government and consulting firms.

Chris Baker

Chief Executive Officer

Chris’ experience spans more than 35 years in mining and energy in Australia and New Zealand, in executive governance roles and across many commodities – in particular gold and coal. He also chairs ASX-listed mineral exploration company Explaurum, MinEx, RSC Mining & Mineral Exploration, and is a director of the Motor Industry Training Organisation.


Inside Resources

After a career in international relations, Bernie switched to journalism in 1999, reporting on science and environment for The Evening Post, and then The Dominion Post. In 2003 he moved to the Department of Conservation where he designed and ran media training for DOC staff, worked in communications based in Wellington, and, later, policy. From 2010 Bernie was Policy Manager at Straterra, the NZ minerals industry advocacy body, working in communications, including the Straterra web site, and in resource management policy.


New Zealand Branch Chair

Dean has a 30 year career in coal resources, mining projects and operations, and major geotechnical projects. Much of this experience was working as an exploration, mining or engineering geologist, then technical, project, operations and senior management roles. During his time with Solid Energy, he managed the national exploration programme for many years (LTI free), coal projects programme, land and mineral acquisitions, led the Coal R&D programme, and was a member of the H&S committee responsible for high risk standards.


Policy and Communications Manager

Jeremy has held senior positions in business lobby groups Federated Farmers and the Chambers of Commerce, in the areas of policy and advocacy. He has also spent time as a Ministerial Advisor in the Beehive in the 1990s and 2000s, and as an economic and financial analyst at the Treasury.

Alison Paul

Corporate Affairs & Legal Manager

A lawyer by trade, Alison is responsible for maintaining OceanaGold’s permits, approvals and agreements reached with its various stakeholders within government, iwi and the wider community. Alison has worked for OceanaGold for 13 years, and previously held roles at Simpson Grierson and Fenwick Elliot in the United Kingdom.

Fiona Bartier

General Manager - Health, Safety, Environment and Community
Bathurst Resources

Fiona Bartier is an environmental and resource scientist who has worked for government, in research and education, for industry groups, and for a range of mining companies. Fiona began her career as a forestry planner before moving into a research role at the University of Queensland at the Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation. She joined Bathurst Resources in 2012.

David Darby

Manager, Commercial Analysis and Investment
New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals (NZP&M)

David leads the commercial analysis and investment team at NZP&M. His team promotes New Zealand’s petroleum and minerals sectors to potential investors around the globe. David has more than 20 years’ experience in the upstream oil and gas sector. Prior to joining NZP&M in 2015, David worked for Maersk Oil in the UK, and has previously held roles with GNS Science, Ikon and BG Group.

Wayne Scott

Chief Executive Officer

Wayne Scott was recently appointed CEO for MINEX, the National Health and Safety Council for the New Zealand Mining and Quarrying industry. He has extensive experience in the quarrying industry, both in NSW and Queensland, and for the past 8 years has been an Inspector of Mines – Small Mines Strategy, with the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines.

Tim Journeaux

Principal Minerals Advisor
New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals

Tim joined NZP&M in late 2016 after six years working as a Principal Consultant with Quantitative Geoscience.  For the 15 years prior to that he worked in a number of roles for both WMC Resources and BHP Billiton including Principal Resource Geologist for Nickel West.