Sabina Shugg


Kalgoorlie-Boulder Mining Hub

Sabina is the Director of the newly formed Kalgoorlie-Boulder Mining Innovation Hub. The aim of the Hub, developed by CRC ORE, is to foster collaboration among Mining, METS and Research organisations in the Goldfields region of Western Australia.

Sabina has a MBA from UWA and a degree in Mining Engineering from WASM. She is a member of the AusIMM and holds a Western Australian First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency. She founded and runs the very active Women in Mining and Resources WA group which has grown to 2500 members state-wide since its inception in 2003.

Sabina has experience in delivering technical and operational mining projects from conceptual design to project handover as well as operations management experience at senior site level covering both underground and open pit environments. Sabina’s work has a strong people focus together with a solid project management background.

Sabina has had a long involvement in a variety of not for profit organisations and is currently on the board of AMRRIC, a national charity that works to improve the health and welfare of companion animals in remote indigenous communities to improve the health and welfare of whole communities. Sabina is also on the board of the Australian Prospectors and Miners Hall of Fame, the Curtin Foundation Board, and an alternate director for Austmine.

Other Panellists

Bruce Hebblewhite

Prof. Bruce Hebblewhite

Professor of Mining Engineering

University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Gerard Rheinberger

Gerard Rheinberger

Managing Director - Studies

Rio Tinto
Sue Bonham-Carter

Sue Bonham-Carter


Golder Associates
Vanessa Guthrie

Vanessa Guthrie


Minerals Council of Australia