Experience leads Minerals Province Exhibition and Conference

The Committee of the North West Mount Isa Mineral Province Exhibition and Conference (MPX) has secured the services of veteran miner and Mount Isa advocate Steve de Kruijff as chair for the May event.

Mr de Kruijff has worked across senior operational and managerial roles on North West Queensland mines including Mount Isa Mines and Ernest Henry.

He held the position of Chief Operating Officer – Copper Assets Australia for Xstrata, later Glencore from 2006-2014. 

Steve de Kruijff

Commerce North West president Emma Harman welcomes Mr de Kruijff’s contribution.

“MPX is one of only two mining conferences in the country actually held in a mining region and we bring both the authentic experience to delegates and decision makers to exhibitors,” says Ms Harman.

“Steve is one of the best examples of what can come out of Mount Isa and adds so much value to MPX.

“He commenced his career as a prospector he has worked in the fields of exploration and mining geology, business development, and mine management.

“The networking alone is a standout. Having access to someone like Steve De Kruiff and his 40 years’ experience is priceless.”   

He is a past president of the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) and has been awarded the prestigious AusIMM Jim Torlack Health and Safety award. 

In 2016, Mr de Kruijff was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for services to the mining industry and to the community. 

Glencore is the Diamond Sponsor to this year’s event. Register to attend MPX 2024 by clicking here. It runs 7-9 May.

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