• December 14, 2018

AusIMM Celebrating 125 Years with CSA Global Principal Consultant Ivy Chen

Published on December 14th, 2018

CSA Global is honoured to have Principal Consultant, Ivy Chen recognised in the AusIMM 125 Faces Campaign in 2018.

This year marks AusIMM’s 125th anniversary; marking this milestone is a number of planned special events and activities.

AusIMM wouldn’t be where it is today without our members. The campaign showcases a range of hardworking, talented, and inspiring people from the Institute and industry.

In a unique campaign that reflects the diversity of experience, age, gender and background of our industry professionals, AusIMM members have nominated their colleagues, mentors and leaders. with final selection of the 125 nominees made by an advisory committee consisting of senior members.

The campaign features a series of biographies published throughout the year on this specially created website. These biographies detail the aspirations and achievements of the selected professionals – including some innovations and inventions that have made a global impact.

The AusIMM 125 Faces campaign is an opportunity to celebrate the people who make up our industry and have shaped – and will continue to shape the AusIMM story.

Help us in celebrating Ivy Chen!


Ivy Chen

Ivy is a Principal Consultant with CSA Global Pty Ltd, as well the founder of boutique mining corporate consultancy GeoReg Mining and Compliance. She is a corporate governance specialist, with 30 years’ experience in mining and resource estimation and consulting. She is a member of the Australian mining industry VALMIN Committee for valuation of mineral assets, and a graduate of the AICD Company Directors course.

Ivy served as the national geology and mining adviser for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) from 2009-2015, supervising the reviews of risk disclosure by mineral and energy companies, particularly Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) listed companies, and reviewing new company floats, mergers, takeovers and schemes of arrangements. She is a technical adviser on mining for the Australian Pacific Stock Exchange (APX, now known as the Sydney Stock Exchange). She has also built an online and retail premium wine business, based in Margaret River.

Ivy was heavily involved in the ASIC contribution to the JORC 2012 update, and the review of the ASX Chapter 5 Listing Rules update for mining and oil and gas reporting, which was concurrent with the JORC 2012 update. Ivy was awarded an Australian Public Service Australia Day medallion in 2013 in recognition of this service.

Ivy’s experience in the mining industry in Australia and China, as an operations and consulting geologist, includes open pit and underground mines for gold, manganese and chromite. As a consulting geologist she has conducted mineral project evaluation, strategy development and implementation, through to senior corporate management roles. Her experience in operations and consulting in Australia and China translates to practical application of cultural differences in business development, governance and transparency.

Ivy was chair of the AusIMM Perth Branch from 2014-15 – possibly the first woman to do so. In 2018, Ivy was elected to the AusIMM Board for the period 2019-2021.

She is also a non-executive director of Battery Minerals, an ASX-listed diversified mining development and minerals exploration company with a focus on its two graphite development assets Montepuez and Balama located in Mozambique. Ivy is also a director of Multicultural Futures, a not-for-profit organisation providing a base for support services and facilities for migrants and refugees in the Perth region, and promoting greater awareness of their needs and cultural backgrounds among local service providers and the community.

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