Bloomfield Group Smart Mining Networking Event

Join Austmine on Thursday 4 July 2024 for their Smart Mining Networking Event in Newcastle.

Austmine Nobackground

To continue their 2024 Smart Mining Networking Event Series in NSW, Austmine will focus on the Coal sector, and it’s benefits to the NSW and Australian economic and social fabric.

Austmine is pleased to host John Richards, Chairman, Bloomfield Group, who will share his industry insights and expertise with attendees. John will present on Mining land use and economic diversification. This event is a perfect opportunity for industry professionals to connect and build new relationships, while also gaining valuable insights from one of the industry's leading experts.

Event Agenda:

  • 3.45pm - Arrival and registration
  • 4.15pm - Presentation commences
  • 4.50pm - Audience Q&A
  • 5pm - 6pm - Networking over drinks and canapes


John Richards, Chairman - Bloomfield Group
Mr Richards is Chairman of The Bloomfield Group. He commenced with Bloomfield in 2002 and was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in 2010, prior to his appointment as Chairman in 2016.

The Bloomfield Group is a proud and successful Australian mining and engineering group. Bloomfield has been part of the Hunter for more than 85 years and employs hundreds of local people. It operates two open-cut coalmines - Rix’s Creek Mine northwest of Singleton and Bloomfield Mine east of Maitland - in addition to an engineering business.

Mr Richards is a member of the Coal Forum of the Minerals Council of Australia, the Institute of Company Directors and the Newcastle Institute of Energy and Resources Advisory Board.

Mr Richards is a former Director of Port Waratah Coal Services, former Chair of the NSW Minerals Council, former Chair of Low Emissions Technology Australia (LETA), and former member of Coal Innovation NSW.

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