Accelerating Mining Exploration

Address this challenges, by removing hurdles for exploration funding and enabling junior players to pause,



  • 3PM London / 9 AM Houston/ 10 am Toronto
  • Free

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Charlee Johnson
Program lead

Charlee is the Program Lead for BHP Xplor and oversees/manages the program design and execution focused on connecting participating companies to an ecosystem of internal and external partners.  Since joining BHP in 2011, Charlee has held various leadership roles in Onshore Land, Portfolio Strategy & Development and Exploration, most recently serving as the Chief of Staff to the VP Exploration & Appraisal. She started her career with Shell in 2007 after studying Finance and Accounting at The University of Oklahoma. She also has an MBA from The University of Houston.

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Libby Sharman
Exploration Geologist

Libby is an exploration geologist working to accelerate discovery as the Technical Lead for BHP Xplor. Prior to this she spent five years with BHP Metals Exploration contributing to global exploration strategy through project generation and prospectivity analysis. Libby completed her PhD at McGill University and has since gained experience in different facets of the exploration and mining industry including as a project geologist, researcher and communications specialist. She has experience on varied deposit types across five continents from project generation to resource drilling for companies of all sizes and scopes.

Libby’s eclectic background and personal experiences have fostered an interest in improving the mining industry and making it a more inclusive and appealing sector in which to work. She pursues this through various volunteer roles in industry organisations including the Society of Economic Geologists.

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