Workforce 2025

Thrive in an age of digital, automation and robotics

On Friday 6 September, from 9am to 2pm, METS Ignited together with the Entrepreneurs' Programme will deliver the Workforce of the Future Masterclass at Charles Sturt University in Dubbo.  

Leaders of METS companies need to adopt to Industry 4.0, an evolving workforce and the changing nature of work itself.

Workforce of the Future is a learning event for METS company leaders and executives to improve their position, gain confidence, direction and practical next steps about the future of our industry and the future of work.

Attendees will leave armed with new perspectives, an aligned strategic direction and practical next steps to address and respond to the changing workforce and increasingly digital nature of work in their organisation.

Key topics

  • How do you ensure you keep your best talent and safeguard your IP?
  • Are you making the most of your digital opportunities?
  • What are you going to do about the changing nature of work?
  • What will your workforce look like in 2025?
  • What will it take to ensure your business thrives in the future of work?

Who should attend?

This event will benefit CEOs, CIOs, Director, General Managers, HR leaders and their executive teams.

When and where

Friday 6 September

9am to 2pm

The Exchange

Charles Sturt University
8 Tony McGrane Place
Dubbo NSW 2830

*Catering provided

Register here


The masterclass will be facilitated by Gavin Yeates and Dave Yeates.

Gavin Yeates is an established mining industry executive and leader in strategy, technology and geoscience. He is a veteran of 35 years with BHP where he led the development of a global Technology strategy for the corporation and headed the global function covering technology, geoscience, engineering, operations and maintenance across all business units. He has extensive experience in exploration, projects and operations along with corporate functions. He is currently an independent Director of CRC Ore LTD., has been a member of AusIMM for more than 35 years and is currently the Melbourne Branch Secretary, was formerly a member of the Joint Ore Reserves Committee and a Director of AMIRA International Pty Ltd. He is active as a strategic advisor, thought leader to mining companies, suppliers and government institutions through his consulting practice. He is a graduate from University of Adelaide with a BSc(Hons) in Geology and Economic Geology, and a Graduate Diploma in Business from Curtin Unversity in Western Australia.

Dave Yeates is the Principal at D.Why. Dave is a multi-specialist consultant with roots in design and innovation and has had the privilege of working with some of the world's leading organisations - from start-ups, to tech titans, to banks. Before wearing a suit, Dave sent ten years as a freelance designer, moonlighting as an award-winning technology entrepreneur where he found the love for customer-centred problem solving. Dave's unique consulting practice combines his insatiable addiction to new technology and digital know-how with design thinking and strategic advisory, ensuring his clients stay innovative and ahead of the curve.

This is a FREE event hosted by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Entrepreneurs’ Programme in collaboration with METS Ignited.

For more information about the program please contact Leader - International Markets Giancarlo Tosti-Croce