Beament awarded honorary doctorate

NORTHERN Star Resources executive chairman Bill Beament has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Curtin University.
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Bill Beament and Curtin chancellor Dr Andrew Crane

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Beament, a Western Australian School of Mines graduate, received an Honorary Doctor of Engineering for his distinguished service to the mining sector and mining education in WA through outstanding leadership, advocacy and influence.

He joined edX founder Professor Anant Agarwal, former University of Aberdeen vice-chancellor Professor Sir Ian Diamond, former WA Premier Colin Barnett, Noongar leader Helen Corbett, Curtin University Council chancellor Colin Beckett, and RAC CEO Terry Agnew in receiving the honour.

Curtin vice-chancellor Professor Deborah Terry congratulated the recipients of the honorary awards.

"The recipients of these honorary doctorates have played significant and inspiring roles in helping shape their communities locally, nationally and internationally," she said.

"These outstanding leaders have made an immense contribution to their respective fields, ensuring future generations benefit from their influence, knowledge and actions."

The honorary doctorates were presented at the Curtin's graduation ceremonies this month.

Beament said he was honoured to receive the recognition.

"Unlike the other people at the ceremony, I didn't study and pass very difficult exams for my letters," he said.

"But I am delighted because it reflects the outstanding achievements of the Northern Star team on so many levels."

Northern Star is a big supporter of WASM, with Beament attending the WASM Alumni Association Graduation luncheon in Perth on Friday.