Finalists announced for the 2014 NSW Women in Mining Awards

Published: 28/02/2014

February 27, 2014

After a record numbers of nominations, the finalists have been announced for the 2014 NSW Women in Mining Awards.

The high calibre of the finalists is a testament to the achievements of the women in our industry across a range and the growing interest in our awards program. The finalists are from mining regions right across NSW, from both mining companies and associated industries.

Women play an increasingly invaluable role in NSW mining, which has long been thought of as a male dominated industry. Women are employed in engineering, management, logistics, accounting and many other professions at mine sites right across NSW. The results of a survey about women in mining in NSW will be released at the Awards Dinner in Sydney on 6 March.

The awards, proudly sponsored by BHP Billiton NSW Energy Coal, recognise the achievements of women in NSW mining in various stages of their careers, as well as company initiatives that support or retain women working in mining.

Winners will be announced on 6 March at the 2014 NSW Women in Mining Awards dinner in Sydney, sponsored by Northparkes Mines, where the achievements of all the nominees will be celebrated.

Keynote speaker at the dinner will be the inspirational 2012 Young Australian of the Year Marita Cheng, thanks to Glencore.

The full list of the 2014 NSW Women in Mining Awards Finalists:

Aspiring Star

Aleena Paulsen, Human Resources Vacation Student, Rio Tinto – Coal & Allied Mount Thorley Warkworth

Abbey Sheridan, Technical Services Vacation Student, Coal Assets Australia, Glencore

Sophie L’Estrange, Vacation Student (NPM Health Team), Northparkes Mines (China Molybdenum (CMOC)

Rising Star

Susie Jordan, Health, Safety & Training Advisor, Peabody Energy Australia – Wilpinjong

Erica D’Silva, Operations Engineer, BlueScope Steel

Alice Sila, Mining Engineer, Peabody Energy

Pearl Harding, Senior Strategic Engineer / Acting Road Crew Supervisor, Rio Tinto Coal Australia, Hunter Valley Operations

Teena Martin, Training Coordinator, Anglo American Drayton

Outstanding Woman

Leanne Heywood, Vice President, Marketing Global Copper Concentrate, Rio Tinto

Cate Sims, Specialist Aboriginal Relations, Rio Tinto Coal and Allied

Mary-Anne Crawford, Group Approvals Manager, Centennial Coal Company

Nicole Brook, General Manager, Business Development and Technical Services, Glencore Coal Assets Australia

Kari Armitage, Sole Director, Quarry Mining

Outstanding Initiative

Thiess “Women in Mining” 2013 Strategic Initiatives

Hunter Valley Women in Mining Network

“Women of Cadia”, Cadia Valley Operations

Visit NSW Women in Mining Network for more information.