Michael Genockey has been an active member of the AusIMM for the past eight years.
Michael graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2015, with a double degree in mining engineering (first class honours) and geology. During his time at university, Michael received various academic awards including the MEA Honours Presentation Award and Maptek Mine Design Prize, and obtained vacation work at Newmont’s Tanami Operations as a Geotechnical Engineer from 2012-13.
After his first year at university, Michael was awarded an AusIMM Education Endowment Fund scholarship. During the following years, Michael was a committed member of the AusIMM Adelaide Student Chapter, serving as secretary in 2012 and as president for three terms between 2013-2015, during which he was elected to represent the Student Chapters at Congress in 2015. Michael raised the profile and functioning of the Adelaide Student Chapter to a new level with his engagement with industry, sponsors, academics and Branch committee members. Among his many duties as student chapter president, Michael helped to establish the inaugural Student Honour’s Presentation Night at Adelaide University. On arrival in Mount Isa, Michael joined the AusIMM North West Queensland Branch committee as secretary – a position he still holds today.
In 2016, Michael accepted a position as a Graduate Mining Engineer at Glencore’s Mount Isa Copper operations. Initially, he worked underground for a year, rotating through different departments to gain a better understanding of the underground mining process. On completion of his time underground, Michael worked as an Operations Engineer, where he was involved in long-term project planning and execution, contractor management and continuous improvement projects.
Michael has demonstrated a sustained level of maturity and a capacity to engage, promote and lead his fellow professionals and was awarded the AusIMM New Professional Award in 2018.