Virginie Hannah – Group Manager – Procurement, Supply & Manufacturing
Virginie leads the innovation strategy, supply and manufacturing of Bis’ pipeline of patented surface and underground haulage solutions, including the award-winning Rexx mining dump truck, which boasts lower mine development costs, superior fuel efficiency, increased range and better safety outcomes. She also played a key role in the negotiation of the company’s joint venture with Israeli Aerospace Industries to deliver Auto-mate, a world-first agnostic technology solution for mine site automation.
Virginie uses her background in management consulting and business transformation to complement the engineering and technical skills around her at Bis, where she is a highly-regarded female leader in a traditionally male-dominated environment, where she employs a steady and focused commercial approach and a readiness to tackle whatever challenge may come her way. Virginie regularly takes speaking opportunities to promote the importance of diversity in mining and engineering and hopes her achievements will show other non-technical women that they can become successful leaders of technical teams.