Raised in Western Australia in a single-parent household, Tahnee learned the values of hard work and determination early on. Becoming electrical trade qualified at age 21, she has been working in the WA resources industry for 16 years so far.
Tahnee’s career in the mining and oil and gas industries demonstrates a remarkable trajectory. Starting as an electrical apprentice, she overcame gender disparities and gained hands-on experience in various operational roles while becoming qualified as an electrician and later as operations technician at Woodside energy. Her career achievements highlight her diverse skills, ranging from maintenance planning to leadership roles. Her role in the Woodside Operations Transformation program and her current position as Laboratory Team Lead showcase her ability to integrate technical expertise with strategic thinking.
Tahnee is passionate about diversity and inclusion and actively contributes to organisations like the National Association of Women in Operations (NAWO) and Short Back and Sidewalks, demonstrating her commitment to community service and volunteering. Despite undergoing brain surgery in 2017 and heart surgery in 2019, Tahnee completed her MBA degree from 2018 to 2021 while working full time. Tahnee thrives with ADHD and believes her lived experiences with the neurodevelopmental disorder often help her in the dynamic environments and constant change in the fast-evolving resources industry.