Mining legend Ron Sayers remembered

Mining legend Ron Sayers remembered

Legendary mining entrepreneur Ron Sayers has been remembered as beneficiant, entertaining, and a big-thinking enterprise chief after passing away this morning.

Mr Sayers based mining providers enterprise Ausdrill in Kalgoorlie in 1987, which is now ASX-listed Perenti World.

Perenti has grow to be a world enterprise with greater than $2 billion of annual income, working in 12 nations throughout 4 continents.

He was additionally closely concerned within the native racing business, together with as a director of Perth Racing, and as a breeder.

Mr Sayers, aged 70, is known to have handed away peacefully solely weeks after being identified with abdomen most cancers, and was survived by his spouse Lyn and 5 kids.

Argonaut govt chairman Eddie Rigg was an in depth good friend of Mr Sayers for a few years.

“He was an unusually inclusive, thrilling, humorous man,” Mr Rigg informed Enterprise Information.

Mr Sayers had overcome many obstacles in his life, he mentioned, together with leaving faculty at about 14 years of age.

“Might somebody emulate what he’s performed once more?” Mr Rigg mentioned.

“It’ll take a really particular individual to try this.

“To go from Kalgoorlie, his dad raised him; to depart faculty to get a mechanic’s ticket.

“A man who had polio as a baby.”

The story of constructing the enterprise was a tremendous story, Mr Rigg mentioned.

“(Mr Sayers was) a giant thinker,” he mentioned.

“For a boy from Kalgoorlie he was an enormously large thinker.”

Mr Rigg mentioned Mr Sayers was a contented man and a fantastic storyteller, who would incessantly have a crowd erupting with laughter.

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He was additionally a really moral businessman, Mr Rigg mentioned.

“Ron is likely one of the most ethically and morally applicable individuals I’ve met,” Mr Rigg mentioned.

“He used to have this saying- if it’s not truthful, it’s not proper.”

Mr Sayers‘ partnership together with his spouse Lyn couldn’t be understated, Mr Rigg mentioned.

“He couldn’t have performed what he did with out her,” he mentioned.

Brian Mann ran Ausdrill’s Kalgoorlie operations for many years, and knew Mr Sayers from their faculty days.

“Ron was only a go-getter,” Mr Mann mentioned.

“His thoughts was going at 100 miles an hour.

“At all times on the lookout for a possibility.

“At all times proactive in on the lookout for work.”

GR Engineering cofounder Tony Patrizi was additionally an in depth good friend and neighbour of Mr Sayers.

Mr Patrizi mentioned an apt description of Mr Sayers he had heard was that he was “larger than the Tremendous Pit”.

“A really all the way down to earth man, very a lot a person’s man,” Mr Patrizi mentioned of Mr Sayers.

“Very a lot an individual that was very (focussed) on serving to individuals and helping individuals.”

He was beneficiant, too, Mr Patrizi mentioned.

“Ron had numerous associates,” he mentioned.

“I’d discover it laborious to search out an enemy… while you’re speaking about Ron.”

He additionally mirrored on Mr Sayers’ talent as a businessperson.

“Ron at all times had a plan,” Mr Patrizi mentioned.

“Every little thing he did he at all times had a plan, that was his primary forte.

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“Did numerous listening, listened to lots of people, however Ron at all times had a plan.

“Most of the time, our Ronald, a mere motor mechanic by occupation, would implement his plan and had so, so, so, many admirers in all aspects of life.”

In a press release at the moment, Perenti mentioned the corporate’s ideas had been with Mr Sayers and his household.

“The expansion of the enterprise throughout his 30 years as managing director mirrored Ron’s love for the business and entrepreneurial spirit,” the corporate mentioned.

“He was a larger-than-life character who was vastly passionate concerning the firm and the folks that labored for him.

“Ron achieved an enormous quantity whereas he was concerned within the enterprise and his legacy lives on at the moment.”

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