Acting Assistant Director

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, Western Australia

Dr Gaomai Trench is the Senior Manager, Mineral Promotion in the department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, Government of Western Australia. Gaomai is originally from Beijing where she qualified for a PhD degree in Geology from China Geoscience University. She worked at the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences for 10 years reaching the position of Division Director. Before joined the Geological Survey of Western Australia in 1998, she worked in an international mining company as senior project geologist for 3 years. Gaomai gained a Masters Degree in Mineral Economics from Curtin University of Technology and Masters Degree in Policy and Technology from Murdoch University in Australia. Gaomai’s work experience includes geological research, resource assessment, government policy and mining sector legislation. In recent years Gaomai has been increasingly involved in the promotion of exploration and mining investment opportunities in Western Australia.