AAMEG's Witham drives three-pronged agenda

THERE’S one thing about Africa: you either love it or you don’t, as it is a continent that few non-Africans are ambivalent about, writes Barry Avery in African Angle.

AAMEG's Witham drives three-pronged agenda AAMEG's Witham drives three-pronged agenda AAMEG's Witham drives three-pronged agenda AAMEG's Witham drives three-pronged agenda AAMEG's Witham drives three-pronged agenda

AAMEG CEO Bill Witham

In just a few minutes with Bill Witham at the AAMEG offices in West Perth, it becomes clear that this geologist is one who falls in the "love it" category.

Just six months into his leadership of the Australia-Africa Mining and Energy group, Witham has taken on the advocacy role with gusto comparable to his predecessors, Bill Turner and Trish O'Reilly - and is aggressively pursuing a three-pronged agenda on behalf of Australians working in Africa: policy; networking and advocacy. Or, as the AAMEG website proclaims: Advocacy, Insights, Connections.

From his experience in working for the Chamber of Minerals and Energy in Western Australia for 2½ years, Witham is firmly of the belief in the regular networking, and intends having sponsored AAMEG get-togethers as fre...