Category: Awards Winners

Elmarie Fagan – Overall Woman In Resources Award 2021

Overall Woman In Resources Award 2021

Elmarie Fagan

Elmarie Fagan is the Superintendent Studies and Approvals in the Closure team at ERA. With a strong academic grounding, Elmarie embarked on her career as a Radiation Protection Physicist with enthusiasm and ambition, showing great promise.

Elmarie challenged herself in a different industry and moved to the Northern Territory, joining ERA in 2012. She commenced at ERA as a Radiation Advisor before taking on various multi-disciplinary projects within the business, including Critical Risk Management and Process Safety. In 2017 she found her most exciting challenge in closure and associated studies to deliver best-in-class Rehabilitation.

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Susan Hart – Excellence In Diversity Programs 2021

Paul Arnold was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive of ERA in August 2017. Paul is a mining engineer who was first raised in the Central Queensland coalfields.

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Rio Tinto Gove Inclusion Collective – Excellence In Diversity Programs 2021

Rio Tinto’s Gove Operations had historically not had a progressive approach to inclusion and diversity, tending to focus on only a few target metrics such as female and Indigenous participation, which has not embraced the full meaning of inclusion and diversity and taken advantage of all the benefits associated with a diverse workplace.

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Paul Arnold – Gender Diversity Champion 2021

Paul Arnold was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive of ERA in August 2017. Paul is a mining engineer who was first raised in the Central Queensland coalfields.

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Lauren O’Neill – Outstanding Trades Operator 2021

Outstanding Trades Operator

Award Sponsor

Lauren O'Neill

Lauren is compassionate, committed and capable. She joined GEMCO’s team of Emergency Services Officers in 2017 as the first-ever female ESO employee. She brought a wide and deep range of experiences and fresh ideas because of her prior roles in Emergency Services and security, complemented by her volunteer work with St John Ambulance.
Lauren has worked hard to continually improve her professional and personal skills and health professional knowledge while helping those around her to do the same. While living in Queensland and working in the Northern Territory, Lauren completed her degree in paramedical science externally through the University of Western Australia – a great example of the commitment she shows to her work and personal improvement.
Lauren is frequently sought out by other female employees and contractors on site who often appreciate the opportunity
to discuss personal medical or mental health issues with a female. As her crew’s Leading Hand, Lauren shows leadership
by helping to plan weekly work schedules and training programs and has frequently acted-up into the Supervisor role. She thrives on participating in school and community visits and regularly meets other work groups on site to discuss ES issues and provide training.

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Georgia Bass – Exceptional Young Woman In Resources Winner 2021

Exceptional Young Woman In Resources

Award Sponsor

Georgia Bass

In 2016, Georgia graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining and Geotechnical) with first class honours. She was a Queensland Government Supporting Women scholarship recipient and a Rio Tinto Coal Australia scholarship winner.
In January 2017, Georgia joined GEMCO’s graduate program and has since held numerous operational and technical roles. She has informally encouraged and mentored women by establishing and maintaining rapport, teaching technical skills and providing positive feedback.
In 2019, Georgia gained her Quarry Managers Certificate of Competency. She is currently a Short-Term Mine Scheduling
Engineer and the Production Planning team’s elected Health and Safety Representative. Georgia assisted with the 2019 James Cook University career fair and wrote an article about a day in the life of a grad, which features on the gradaustralia website. She hopes those interactions have encouraged more women to consider resource industry careers.
Georgia has been involved in community service events, such as the St Vincent de Paul Society, Clean Up Australia Day, and
Edmund Rice Camps. She is a Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award recipient.

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Elmarie Fagan – Exceptional Woman In Resources Winner 2021

Exceptional Woman In Resources

Award Sponsor

Elmarie Fagan

Elmarie Fagan is the Superintendent Studies and Approvals in the Closure team at ERA. With a strong academic grounding, Elmarie embarked on her career as a Radiation Protection Physicist with enthusiasm and ambition, showing great promise.

Elmarie challenged herself in a different industry and moved to the Northern Territory, joining ERA in 2012. She commenced at ERA as a Radiation Advisor before taking on various multi-disciplinary projects within the business, including Critical Risk Management and Process Safety. In 2017 she found her most exciting challenge in closure and associated studies to deliver best-in-class Rehabilitation.

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