Winner: Women in Resources Champion Award
Over a career spanning nearly 15 years in the mining and resources sector, Marie has been a consistent and strong supporter of diversity and inclusion and the opportunity for all people to bring their full selves to work. As the first female General Manager at BHP’s Newman Operations, Marie endorsed a six-month training course to ensure all employees completed training about respectful behaviours and learned how to report behaviours, and that leaders had the support they needed to address issues. She also helped significantly increase female participation in the operations team, overseeing an increase in female leadership representation from 14 to 19 per cent from 2019 to 2021 and achieving gender balance in the senior leadership team for the first time.
Drawing from her own experience of returning to work after having children, Marie sponsored flexible workspaces and creches in both Perth and Newman. Marie continues to mentor aspiring female leaders and present an active voice for change in her current role as BHP’s Vice President of Warehousing, Inventory, Logistics and Property.