Episode 26: Kerry Harmanis, Chair of Talisman Mining
In this episode of Euroz Hartleys Finding the Front we have a wonderful opportunity to speak with Western Australian 40+ year mining veteran Kerry Harmanis. Kerry is the Chair of Australian mineral and development company Talisman Mining. Prior to this, Kerry was the noted founder and former Chair of Jubilee Mines until its acquisition by Xstrata for A$3.1 billion in October 2007 – one of WA’s most talked about mining deals.
This is just a cracker of a story that makes for such interesting listening. We learn from Kerry about his upbringing in Darwin, how he started out in mining and managed to fund himself during the really early days through a van selling fish on the beach, his love of exploration, building Jubilee Mines and the discovery of the famous Cosmos Nickel system and his insights into the acquisition by Xstrata and how it all came about. Throw into this his love and passion for Mindful Meditation Australia and Music and there is so much to takeaway.