A conversation with Samantha Langley

What does it take to bring together engineers, geochemists, policy and climate change experts along with global specialists and researchers to deliver on a world first carbon removal project?

Learn more about how BHP’s Nickel West Superintendent Asset Decarbonisation Samantha Langley led this game-changing project in Committee for Perth’s first Executive Women’s Leadership Forum for 2024 on March 14.

Samantha – last year’s winner of the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia’s Women in Resources Technological Innovation Award – will share the stories behind her career journey from young environmental scientist in Kalgoorlie to spearheading global developments in tackling climate change.

With a career spanning over 20 years, Samantha has paved the way forward for women in innovation and leadership roles within the resources sector.  

The Executive Women’s Leadership Forum is a community of executive level, senior and future-leading women in Committee for Perth’s membership, who meet throughout the year to hear from inspiring leaders about their career and life journey.

Register now for this important learning and networking event. 


Our speaker

Samantha Langley

Superintendent Asset Decarbonisation, BHP Nickel West

The Australian mining industry will play a leading role in supplying the critical minerals needed to address the climate change challenge and support the global transition to a low carbon economy, and Sam is passionate about making a difference in this transformation. As a member of the BHP Nickel West Asset Integration Team, Sam leads the Assets’ decarbonisation portfolio and transition to net zero operational emissions for responsibly produced nickel. She works closely with BHP and Nickel West’s operational, functional, and marketing teams on climate-change related projects to achieve these goals. A key part of Samantha’s work includes supporting research and technical programs in collaboration with BHP’s Innovation and Commercial Carbon Desk Teams to enhance carbon dioxide removal through mineral carbonation using ultramafic mine waste at BHP’s Nickel West operations. Sam has brought together a team of engineers, geochemists and policy and climate change specialists from within BHP to collaborate with leading experts and researchers around the world as the project moves from lab scale research and studies towards commercial implementation in the field. Sam has recently spearheaded a world first carbon removal pilot project at BHP’s Mount Keith Nickel Mine and believes it will be achievable for mining companies to extract and process minerals sustainably, contributing to a better world for future generations.


17:00 – Registration Opens
17:15 – Event Start
19:00 – Event Concludes


HopgoodGanim Lawyers
Level 27, Allendale Square
77 St Georges Terrace


Free for invited guests of Committee for Perth

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