Winners recognised at fourth annual Tasmanian Women in Resources Awards

  • By AusIMM WIMnet Tasmania

Finalists from across Tasmania gathered at Parliament House in Hobart on Thursday 4 May where their outstanding achievements working to shape the future of Tasmania’s mining and resources sector were recognised.

Hosted by The Tasmanian Minerals and Energy Council (TMEC), in conjunction with the AusIMM Women in Mining Network Tasmania (WIMnet Tasmania), the Awards recognise individuals and organisations working to build a world-class industry which provides attractive career opportunities and enhances the recognition, participation and advancement of women in the sector.

Almost 30 nominations were received for the 2017 awards and an independent Awards judging panel considered each submission before deciding finalists and winners.

2017 Tasmanian Women in Resources Awards winners

Exceptional Woman in Resources

Winner: Karen Ashley, Management System Coordinator, Grange Resources

Highly Commended: Jennifer Bennett, Vice-President Operations, South32 TEMCO

Exceptional Young Woman in Resources

Winner: Rose Lindner, Environmental Technician, Bluestone Mines Tasmania Joint Venture

Highly Commended: Jodie Kilpatrick, Hydrology Engineer, MMG Rosebery

Outstanding Tasmanian Tradeswoman/Operator/Technician

Winner: Alana Phegan, Process Controller, Bell Bay Aluminium

Highly Commended: Kayla Williams, Apprentice Fitter and Turner, South32 TEMCO

Excellence in Diversity Programs and Performance

Winner: GHD Pty Ltd

Gender Diversity Champion

Winner: Rob Lowther, Manager Tasmania, GHD Pty Ltd

Special Judges Award

Winner: Beverly Crane, Executive Assistant, Copper Mines of Tasmania

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