Mhairi Cameron

WOMEN IN RESOURCES CHAMPION AWARD

Brief info

West Angelas Fixed Plant Manager – Rio Tinto

Mhairi Cameron’s commitment to driving an inclusive environment and providing increased opportunities to women in mining is evidenced by the range of initiatives she is involved with at Rio Tinto.

Mhairi is the lead for the Traineeship Pathways To Mining Program, which has approved 100 roles for women to enter the mining industry. She is also one of the leads for the Gudai-Darri (Koodaideri) Trainee Program, which is providing for eight women with little to no mining experience to complete a year of training and work at Rio Tinto’s West Angelas site before becoming the first fixed plant operators at the new Guidai-Darri mine.

Mhairi has been active in the creation of traineeship opportunities for women in Broome and in a work-ready program which prepares Indigenous people for full-time employment.

Internally, Mhairi’s passion for developing leaders of the future at Rio Tinto sees her currently mentoring six young women, while a Women at West Angelas social group she created brings women together from across site to support and learn from each other in a relaxed atmosphere outside of work.