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