Paul Harper FAusIMM(CP) (Mining Society), in recognition of his contribution to the Mining Society Committee and his conspicuous contribution to the Institute. The aim of the Mining Society is to establish and maintain a mechanism for representing the interests of mining professionals within the Institute. Paul was Chairman from 2009 to 2011 and during this time he introduced face to face meetings to develop comprehensive and meaningful strategic plans for the society and its members. The society developed an identity and promoted its relevance to its members and is now a very active contributor to members and the Institute. Some notable achievements include: Mine Manager’s Handbook; Guidelines for Technical Economic Evaluation of Minerals Industry Projects; Contributions to the AusIMM/IOM3 Transactions, Monograph publications and Newsletter Program recognition for university courses; Encouraging and facilitating mentoring arrangements for mining engineering students and young professionals; Advising the AusIMM and CP Boards on various matters. Paul has also been a leader, mentor and supporter of several Institute activities and has worked towards increased collaboration among the Institute societies and committees and their members.