Originally from Ireland, Celine, a geoscientist, embarked on a career driven by a fascination with innovation and problem-solving in the resources industry.
With over 15 years of experience in technical and managerial roles in the private sector at regional and national levels, she currently serves as Manager of Mine Closure, Rehabilitation, and Contaminated Sites at Mineral Resources (MinRes), leading a multi-disciplinary team of 15 technical specialists dedicated to optimising mine closure.
In a ground-breaking initiative, Celine led the collaboration between Curtin University and MinRes, revolutionising biodiversity assessments through environmental DNA. This method accelerates baseline assessments with greater precision, minimising reliance on labour-intensive techniques. The research not only has the potential to de-risks industry approvals but also provides valuable data for rehabilitation and relinquishment assessments.
Celine’s team has achieved many milestones, including establishing MinRes’ first Executive Closure Steering Committee, developing the MinRes Closure Framework, collaborating with Aboriginal stakeholders to establish a seed collection training program and executing the largest rehabilitation contract awarded to an Aboriginal business. The efforts of Celine’s team are contributing significantly to reshaping the future of mine closure and rehabilitation.
Passionate about nurturing future scientists and engineers, Celine mentor’s young female professionals, both within and beyond MinRes. Her commitment and contributions underscore her dedication to fostering a sustainable future for the mining industry.