Lucy Crane & Ben Lepley – Public Perception of the Minerals Industry: Communicate through Connection
1Cornish Lithium Ltd, Cornwall, UK
2SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd, Cardiff, UK
Lucy is currently Innovation and Sustainability Manager at Cornish Lithium. A geologist by training, she is a strong advocate for the standardisation of sustainable and responsible practices in mining, promoting these actions to the wider public, and is passionate about making the industry a more diverse place to work. She has been on the committee for Young Mining Professionals London since its inception and is heavily involved in Women in Mining UK. She did a 2019 TEDx talk on ‘Mining our way to a low carbon future’ which has been well received.
Ben is an Environmental Consultant with twelve years of international experience, currently specialising in in environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects of exploration and mining projects. He also has experience in geology and the evaluation and estimation of Mineral Resources. He has a strong passion for geoscience education and communication.