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Recognition for GEMCO’s remarkable women

19 JUNE 2024

Seven women from our GEMCO operation have been recognised for their accomplishments with awards and nominations at two recent events.

NT Women in Resources Awards

At the NT Women in Resources Awards gala event held in Darwin, Australia last week, our GEMCO operation showcased the incredible talent of our women by taking out multiple award categories.

This event celebrates the success of women, gender diversity champions and companies working to enhance diversity and inclusion across the Northern Territory's resource sector. GEMCO were represented in four categories, and of these, three individuals and one group took out top spot.

Congratulations to:

Robyn Ryan, General Manager Operations
Winner - Exceptional Women in Resources Award

Samantha Samarua, Senior Geologist Mine
Winner - Exceptional Young Woman in Resources Award

Nyree Burnell, Ancillary Leading Hand (A Crew), Mobile Workshop
Winner - Outstanding Technician/Tradesperson/Operator in Resources Award

GEMCO Peer Support Program
Winner - Excellence in Diversity Programs and Performance Award

Pele Wendt, Manager Health Safety and Risk
Finalist - Exceptional Women in Resources Award

The GEMCO Peer Support Program is made up of volunteers who are passionate about assisting their team members, enhancing the well-being of our workforce and encouraging a culture of inclusion and diversity.

Apprentices recognised at GTNT Awards

These awards are in addition to the recognition of three GEMCO apprentices at the recent GTNT Awards, which recognise the top apprentices, trainees and education providers in the Northern Territory.

GEMCO’s Abbe Ayres won the Most Outstanding Apprentice - Stage 3 award, for her exceptional performance in all aspects of her training towards a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician. She was also a finalist for the NAWIC Award for Outstanding Female in the Construction Industry.

Second-year Engineering - Mechanical Trade apprentice, Sidney Huggett, was runner up for the Most Outstanding Apprentice - Stage 2 award.

Third-year Engineering - Mechanical Trade apprentice, Evangelene Rushforth, was runner up for the Outstanding Apprentice of the Year Stage 3 and a finalist for the NAWIC Award for Outstanding Female in the Construction Industry award.

“Well done to all our winners and finalists and thank you for your contributions to GEMCO,” said Steve Hedges, Vice President Operations at GEMCO, “I am proud of the dedication and excellence each of you have shown in your roles and am pleased to see your efforts recognised by the industry.”