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The Young Member Network (YMN) has been established to provide our young members and those that are new to the quarry industry with guidance, support and an opportunity to develop a successful career with in the industry. Our national network has been established for like-minded young people can get to know their peers, share ideas and experiences, build key industry contacts and perhaps develop new friendships. The YMN is an active group with co-ordinators in each state that provides important services targeted at young members.

The IQA's Young Member Network is open to any IQA member 35 years old or younger.

Young Member Network Coordinators:
(a) National Coordinator - Blake Ardrey ()0429 438 554)
(b) Queensland - Carl Morandy (0404 778 394) 
(c) North Queensland - Luke Payne (0458 550 052) 
(d) New South Wales - Glenn Lowerson (0401 895 886)
(e) Victoria - Ryan Messer (0407 996 561)
(g) South Australia - Ben Davis (0432 235 000)

 What will the YMN provide for its young members?

  • Support and assistance in your current role by having a network you can turn to.
  • Forums and events at the state and national levels targeted at young members providing essential industry workshops as well as social interactions.
  • Opportunity to participate in the annual YMN Overseas Study Tour.
  • Opportunity to learn and write technical papers which could be published.
  • Guidance and advice on career paths with options for career development.
  • Taking their first step towards professional recognition via the IQA’s Quarry Management Certification System (QMCS)