JULIE Shuttleworth – general manager at Barrick Australia’s Granny Smith gold mine – has been named the 2013 Women in Resources Champion at the Chamber of Minerals and Energy’s annual Women in Resources Awards ceremony.
Held over a breakfast last month at the Perth Exhibition and Convention Centre, the awards ceremony acknowledged the contribution of women within the Australian mining, oil, gas, and engineering fields. Coinciding with International
Women’s Day, the event was attended by about 800 people, wherein many of Australia’s highest flying women were recognised for their invaluable contribution to the resources sector.
Along with the overall winner, awards were divided into several categories including: Outstanding Company Initiative (winner, Chevron); Outstanding Professional Woman (Vanessa Guthrie of Toro Energy); Outstanding Young Professional Woman (Jenna Robertson of Chevron); and Outstanding Technician/Operator/Trade Woman (Jodie Gray of Newmont).
Champion award winner Julie Shuttleworth is a highly regarded industry professional, maintaining a stellar career history featuring 18 years experience in the gold/copper mining industry in Australia and Tanzania.
Ms Shuttleworth has scooped a variety of awards in her career to date, including: the 2007 Telstra WA Young Businesswoman of the Year, the 2011 Australian Mining Prospect Awards Mine Manager of the Year, the 2012 Telstra WA Business Women of the Year, the 2012 Nokia Business Innovation Award and the Hudson Private and Corporate Sector Award.