Category: 2022 Awards

Tanya Nakata from ERA – Overall Exceptional Woman in Resources 2022

Tanya Nakata is a proud Torres Strait Islander with a diverse fifteen year career in the resource sector. As a Water Technician at Ranger Uranium Mine, Tanya is often off four-wheel driving on boggy bushland tracks to access bores, or riding helicopters to sample remote creeks.

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Kimberley Robertson from INPEX Australia – Excellence in Technological Innovation 2022

Kimberley secured a job with INPEX in 2015 to work as an Operations Rotating Equipment Engineer at Ichthys LNG in Darwin – ranked among the most significant energy projects in the world. During her time at INPEX, she has worked on preparing and commissioning major rotating equipment packages, frontline support to start-up operations, operations support as the project successfully moved to production in July 2018 and major maintenance oversight. INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG is considered one of the largest and most complex engineering projects ever undertaken in Australia and the world.

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Alex Hales from Glencore McArthur River Mine – Gender Diversity Champion 2022

Alex is a champion for diversity in the resources sector, leading an inclusive program across the technical division of McArthur River Mine. Alex’s leadership is demonstrated through his support and promotion of women in trade positions within the resource sector.

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Tanya Nakata from ERA – Outstanding Outstanding Tradesperson / Operator / Technician 2022

Tanya Nakata is a proud Torres Strait Islander with a diverse fifteen year career in the resource sector. As a Water Technician at Ranger Uranium Mine, Tanya is often off four-wheel driving on boggy bushland tracks to access bores, or riding helicopters to sample remote creeks.

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Fangyuan ‘Sandi’ Lin from ERA – Exceptional Young Woman In Resources Winner 2022

Sandi Lin is working as an Environmental Engineer in the Closure team at ERA. After completing a Masters in Environmental Engineering, Sandi joined the Rio Tinto ERA Graduate Program with enthusiasm and ambition, showing great promise. Sandi completed the rotation graduate program working on various multi-disciplinary projects within the business and was promoted into an Environmental Engineering role at ERA.

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Rachel Manger from Newmont Australia – Glencore McArthur River Mine 2022 Exceptional Woman in Resources Awardee

Rachel is a champion of inclusion and diversity, and through her leadership has developed a high performing team that now has greater gender, age and cultural diversity. Leading by example, Rachel is an inspiring and influential member of the Site Leadership Team, with a commitment to continual improvement. Showing resilience throughout her career, and overcoming obstacles to achieve her goals, Rachel is an exceptional woman working in the resources sector.

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