Getting the balance right: Q&A with Alita McPhee
AusIMM Women in Mining Network (WIMnet) NSW recently caught up with Alita McPhee, a Senior Dewatering Specialist who has set up her own consulting business, Vexa Engineering, serving customers in WA, NT and QLD. Alita talks about her career background, starting her own business, remuneration and maintaining work/life balance. Alita McPhee. How did you become a hydrogeologist? I was one of those kids who liked being outdoors and playing in the dirt. Then, when I was 12, I Read More
AusIMM WIMnet NSW leadership lunch
Another successful event was hosted by KPMG Sydney for AusIMM Women in Mining (WIMnet) NSW on 18 October 2018. Attendees gathered to hear from an inspiring trio of female leaders in the resources industry. Joining the panel discussion – facilitated by Catherine Dean, Partner in tax advisory at KPMG – were Phaedra Deckart, General Manager, Energy Supply and Origination, AGL; Cassandra Hogan, National Sector Lead Power and Utilities, KPMG; and Dr Mary McGeogh, Associate Director Management Read More
Workshop discusses bullying and resilience in the workplace
Approximately 35 people attended an AusIMM WIMnet Hunter Valley event on R U OK Day (September 13, 2018) to discuss bullying and resilience in the workplace. There was a good mixture of men and women from a wide variety of organisations in attendance. Two guest speakers provided us with an insight into bullying and resilience. George Lianos (8 Days A Week) provided us with insight into what behaviours a bully exhibits, signs to look for that someone is being bullied and how we can Read More
WIMnet Conference Grant recipient report – 2018 Mine Waste and Tailings Conference
WIMNet Conference Grant recipient Di Liu describes her experience at the recent AusIMM Mine Waste and Tailings Conference. As a successful recipient of the WIMnet Conference Grant for the AusIMM Mine Waste and Tailings Conference, July 2018, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the grant, the AusIMM WIMnet, and the conference organising committee. From attending and presenting at the conference, I found it is a great opportunity and experience to share the research Read More
Q&A with Kylie Jackson, Mobile Equipment Maintenance Supervisor in Paraburdoo
Kylie Jackson talks about her start in the resources industry as an electrical apprentice at NSW’s Delta Power Station and her rise to Mobile Equipment Maintenance Supervisor in Paraburdoo, WA. Once the owner of a small side business, Kylie discusses tough choices she had to make to get the work/life balance right for her. Can you tell us a bit about yourself, from growing up until now? My parents and I did a lot of moving while I was young; I am an only child. I was born Victoria Read More
April 2018
Developments in AusIMM WIMnet
In this special series of articles, we asked some of our AusIMM professional societies and networks for their industry insights. The following is a collection of thoughts from our professionals on how practices have developed over the past 125 years. Cast your mind back to the year 2000. It seems so long ago, doesn’t it? In Australia, John Howard was Prime Minister, everyone was feeling relieved that the world had survived the non-existent Y2K bug, and probably a few less people were Read More