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Diversity and Inclusion

Promoting a sector that values and inspires every professional

At AusIMM we are committed to ensuring the equality of opportunity for all members of the resources sector regardless of race, ethnicity, heritage, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status.

The AusIMM Council for Diversity and Inclusion drives an ongoing strategy of improvement for the AusIMM and the industry, to provide the support needed for every professional to succeed in the mining sector.

Diversity and Inclusion Council Members

Michaela Healey as the Founding President of International Women’s Forum, brings her wealth of experience to the position of Council Chair along with a diverse panel of industry representatives including:

  • Bob Vassie (Managing Director and CEO, St Barbara)
  • Colleen Devine (Head of Talent, Rio Tinto)
  • Julie Shuttleworth (Deputy CEO, Fortescue Metals Group)
  • Kate Hobbs (Director, Hobbs Group Pty Ltd, Chair AusIMM Women in Mining Network)
  • Phillip Griffiths (President, AusIMM Melbourne Student Chapter)
  • Rex Berthelsen (Immediate Past President and Board Member, AusIMM and Group Technical Governance Manager, MMG)
  • Stephen Durkin (CEO, AusIMM)
  • Xiaoling Liu (Non-Executive Director, South 32, Illuka Resources and Newcrest Mining)

Our Strategy

We have a diversity and inclusion plan which builds on the progress already made and details how AusIMM and professionals can nurture a culture that will develop a truly diverse and inclusive industry.

AusIMM is committed to paving the way towards creating a more diverse and inclusive resources sector through:

  1. Better representation of diversity in our member base
  2. Creation of a safe and welcome environment for professionals of all backgrounds to be involved in the industry through AusIMM, and
  3. Improvements in the perception of the resources sector as a highly inclusive industry which will simultaneously have a positive influence on the attraction of talent into our sector.

AusIMM Women in Mining Network (WIMNet)

AusIMM WIMnet is a national initiative which supports the attraction and retention of women in the resources sector.

With a series of events for professional development and networking throughout the year, WIMNet provides a support and advocacy community for the growing number of women in the resources sector.

You can subscribe to information from one of our regional WIMNet groups by registering your interest in the online dashboard.

If you are not an AusIMM Member yet, you can create a free account to access the online dashboard and subscribe.

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