Exceptional Women in Resources to be recognised at sold out event

The Rio Tinto Women in Resources National Awards recognise and celebrate the contributions and achievements of women and gender diversity champions across Australia’s resources sector

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Now in their sixth year, the national awards are a partnership of the Minerals Council of Australia, Chamber of Minerals and Energy Western Australia, NSW Minerals Council, Tasmanian Minerals and Energy Council and Queensland Resources Council.

The awards form part of the industry’s commitment to improving inclusion and diversity across Australia’s resources workforce.

2019 Women in Resources National Awards Finalists


Excellence in Diversity Programs and Performance

  • Peabody - New South Wales
  • South32 - GEMCO - Northern Territory
  • South32 - Queensland
  • GHD - Victoria
  • Alcoa of Australia - Western Australia


Exceptional Woman

  • Sarah Withell - BHP - New South Wales
  • Jane Burton - Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions - Victoria
  • Jennifer Purdie - Jemena Management Holdings - Queensland
  • Fatemeh Saeidi - South32 GEMCO - Northern Territory
  • Shelley Hunter - TEMCO South32 - Tasmania
  • Fiona Hick - Woodside Energy - Western Australia


Exceptional Young Woman

  • Brooke Lees - CMOC-Northparkes Mines - New South Wales
  • Jessica Richmond - Grange Resources - Tasmania
  • Bonnie Coxon - Newcrest Mining Limited - Victoria
  • Alicia Hurkmans - Santos Ltd - Queensland
  • Meredith Prior - Shell Australia - Western Australia
  • Annette Au - South32 GEMCO - Northern Territory


Gender Diversity Champion

  • Michael Parker - Alcoa of Australia - Western Australia
  • Tim Witney - BHP - New South Wales
  • Craig Jetson - Newcrest Mining Limited - Victoria
  • Rob Jackson - South32 - Queensland
  • Adrian Third - South32 GEMCO - Northern Territory


Outstanding Trade, Operator or Technician

  • Leigh Mott - Glencore - Northern Territory
  • Alanna Dennien - Komatsu - Queensland
  • Maddison Clarke - KRH - New South Wales
  • Emma McLean - Mandalay Resources - Victoria
  • Donna Stace - Rio Tinto - Western Australia
  • Kayla Williams - South 32 Temco - Tasmania
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