ERA Gender Diversity Champion 2023

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Dahlia Docherty from Newmont & John Rann from Rio Tinto Gove

The ERA Gender Diversity Champions 2023 are Dahlia Docherty (Newmont Tanami) and John Rann (Rio Tinto Gove)

This award is open to any individual, who has shown excellence in the encouragement, promotion and advocacy for the attraction, retention and promotion of women within their company and/or the Northern Territory resources sector. Alex is a champion for diversity in the resources sector, leading an inclusive program across the technical division of McArthur River Mine.

Dahlia is a born and bred, proud Darwin woman. She has lived most of her years in Darwin with her large Darwin family, including daughter and three grandchildren.

Dahlia has worked for Newmont Tanami since 2015 in the Training Department. She loves the opportunities provided by Newmont, and has focused the past three years on ways to improve opportunities for other females, especially First Nations women.

John Rann has worked at the Gove site for seven years. During this time, John has held multiple roles within the business and has been a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion within his team and across the Gove site.


John has been heavily involved in Rio Tinto Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) programs with a key focus on addressing some of the barriers that impact inclusion and diversity; “To hear first-hand from women and other minority groups entering the workforce and the struggles they have faced opened my eyes and pushed me to challenge the way we operate and how we manage our workplace”.