Director Profile: Sara Prendergast

Name: Sara Prendergast
Grade: MAusIMM
Member Since: 2015
Profession: Accountant
Company: Downer Mining
Position: Financial Controller
Location: Victoria

Brief CV

Sara was elected to the board in 2017 and with her understanding of the evolving mining demographic provides a strategic opportunity for building the AusIMM member base, product and service offerings. As a finance specialist Sara is well qualified to contribute to advancing professional development in finance, mineral economics and the connection of finance with technical and operational facets in mining businesses. Sara has a passion for establishing effective strategic direction, implementing governance frameworks to ensure sustainable success and building cultures that are intent on achieving. Sara brings age, gender and professional diversity to the AusIMM board - recognised elements of high performing boards.

A senior finance professional Sara has over 10 years' mining site experience in Western Australia, Queensland and South Australia across Nickel, Gold, Copper, Uranium and Zinc with Gold Fields, Minara Resources, Xstrata, BHP Billiton, and Glencore. Sara is presently a Financial Controller at Downer with a focus on national finance transformation. Sara holds a Bachelor of Business (Double Degree Applied Economics & Marketing), Masters of Business (Accounting), and has commenced a Masters of Science (Mineral and Energy Economics). Sara has been a member of CPA Australia for over 10 years and an accredited Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) for 7 years. Sara also holds memberships with the Financial Executive Institute and is a WIMnet Victoria committee member.