Mount Isa HSE manager recognised in Resources Awards for Women
The announcement was made at the Resources Awards for Women function organised by n in Mining and Resources Queensland and the Queensland Resources Council.
Maryann Wipaki is general manager of health, safety, environment and community for Glencore Metals, based in Mount Isa.
Ms Wipaki is a 25-year mining veteran and the only female of 10 senior leaders within Glencore’s metals operations in Australia.
She manages health and safety, environmental performance, community engagement and social performance for copper and zinc mining and processing operations across North Queensland, which employ more than 4700 people.
Ashleigh Turner is procurement manager at , Brisbane, where she manages an annual $2 billion budget.
Ms Turner was the first person to complete the highly regarded Blackwood’s Aggregator Project in under 12 months and has been recognised as Young Talent of the Year by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.
She was shortlisted for the 2021 Young Australian of the Year and her podcast Empower with Ash aims to help domestic violence survivors become thrivers.
IMAGE: Exceptional Woman in Resources winner Maryann Wipaki and chief executive Ian Macfarlane.