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Copper Strategy Success Workshop - Leading your organisation in an age of disruptive technologies


Copper Strategy Success Workshop - Leading your organisation in an age of disruptive technologies

23 November 2017

RESA was proud to present ‘Leading your organisation in an age of disruptive technologies’ in conjunction with the Department of the Premier and Cabinet's Copper Strategy. The workshop informed and stimulated industry to consider the challenges and opportunities that may arise as new and disruptive technologies unfold and South Australia progresses towards our goal of one million tonnes per annum of copper produced.

Workshop attendees considered the potential threats and opportunities businesses face from disruptive technologies and explored case studies of how South Australian businesses have risen to the challenge. Each participant left the workshop with key action steps to progress their understanding and readiness for the next phase of the Resources Industry growth.

Workshop Introduction

Phil de Courcey



Overview of South Australia's Copper Strategy

Peter Bradshaw

Director - Resources Infrastructure and Investment Task Force, Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Peter is a Civil Engineer with extensive involvement in water infrastructure, economic development and management, and major projects. In the 1990's he was involved in corporate restructuring and privatisation and also worked for consulting engineers in the UK. For Government he has worked on various projects including OneSteel's Project Magnet, the Adelaide Darwin Railway and BHP Billiton’s 2006 Olympic Dam expansion.

Currently as Director of RIITF, which focuses on working with industry and the community to deliver innovative and transformative solutions, he has responsibility for Government’s role in Nyrstar’s Port Pirie Transformation project, the Steel Task Force and longer term strategic projects including South Australia’s Copper and Magnetite Strategies and the Resources Infrastructure Task Force.

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Disruptive technologies and their impact on SME’s

Anthony Kittel

CEO and Owner, REDARC Electronics

Anthony Kittel is the CEO and Owner of REDARC Electronics. REDARC is a Lonsdale based, advanced manufacturer employing 169 staff and also has an office at the Williamtown, NSW Aerospace Centre employing 7 staff. REDARC was established in 1979 and manufactures a range of portable power products for vehicle applications including battery management systems, power supplies, voltage converters and inverters. REDARC supplies products to the automotive, mining, defence, agricultural and marine industries.

At the 2015 and 2017 Australian Auto Aftermarket Excellence Awards, REDARC was awarded Gold – Excellence in Manufacturing over $10 million annual turnover. REDARC was awarded 2014 Telstra Australian SME Business of the Year.

Born in Port Augusta South Australia, Anthony graduated as a qualified Mechanical Engineer at the South Australian Institute of Technology (now UniSA), and completed his MBA at the University of Adelaide. In 2013, Anthony graduated from the three year Owners Presidents Management (OPM) program at Harvard Business School.

Anthony is the immediate past Chairperson of the South Australian Training and Skills Commission, National Vice President & SA Branch Councillor of Australian Industry Group, a member of the Flinders University Engineering School Industry Advisory Board and a member of the Adelaide University Business School Industry Advisory Board

He is a Chartered Professional Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Activity 1 - Discuss major threats caused by disruption to your business

Andrew Leunig

Leunig Advisory, Business Architect

Andrew Leunig is a Business Architect and Coach. He specialises in Business Model Innovation working with corporates and fast growing companies. Andrew has helped hundreds of companies (large and small) review and refresh their Business Model. He is also a regular presenter at seminars and conferences locally and internationally, covering topics such as Business Model Innovation, Jobs of the Future and “The Next Economy”. He is a Board Adviser to a number of technology and mid-sized companies. Andrew also works with early stage companies and is a mentor for a number of incubators and in 2013, the Adelaide Business Startup Community named him Mentor of the Year.

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Navigating a disruptive landscape

Mark Rankmore

OZ Minerals, Head of People and Performance

Mark Rankmore is Head of Human Resources at OZ Minerals and is responsible for leading the group’s people and technology strategy.

He has over 15 years Human Resources & Employee Relations experience in project delivery and operating environments in the resources, engineering and industrial sectors within diverse social and economic environments across Asia-Pacific, North America and EMEA regions.

Prior to joining OZ Minerals, Mark held senior roles in ASX listed organisations including Chief People Officer & Head of Corporate Affairs with Forge Group, Executive General Manager Human Resources, Engineering at UGL and General Manager Human Resources at Asciano Limited.

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Activity 2 and 3 - Discuss opportunities disruption can create for your business and create key action steps

Andrew Leunig

Leunig Advisory, Business Architect

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Workshop Close

Phil de Courcey



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