Shannon Turner from Newmont Tanami – Glencore McArthur River Mine 2023 Exceptional Woman in Resources Awardee
After being inspired to become an engineer by her high school maths teacher in the second year of university, Shannon took the leap and moved across the country to be a nipper on an argyle mine. Shannon was determined to change the opinions of some older male colleagues, and in doing so Shannon proved her competency, and developed a passion for underground work.
In the six years Shannon has worked at Newmont she has travelled to a number of communities across Australia. Her roles have varied during this time and Shannon has maintained a passion for continually challenging herself.
Stepping out of the office as an engineer and taking on the role as Underground Mining Supervisor proved a steep learning curve to Shannon; she flourished in the opportunities and has further developed as Underground Production Superintendent.