When we started our journey as South32 we knew that if done well and sustainably, developing natural resources can change people’s lives for the better. The natural resources we produce help to improve the quality of life for people around the world.  

Core to our success are our passionate and talented people, who are the foundation of our business. Today we employ over 25,000 employees and contractors working across nine countries. 

We are proud to share the stories of our people around the world who help us make a real difference to the communities we are a part of.


Pretty's Story

Say hello to Pretty Mashego, a Risk Superintendent at our South Africa Manganese operation.  Pretty is using her background in economics to make a difference through her work.

Claire's Story

Meet Claire Reid, a Planning Manager at our Worsley Alumina Boddington Mine. Claire has kept the family tradition alive by joining the resources industry. 

Carl's Story

Meet Carl Ernst, Manager Continuous Improvement at our Illawarra Coal operation. Born and bred in the local community, he takes our environmental responsibilities seriously.

Jan's Story

Meet Jan Khehla Hlongwane, a Warehouse Administrator at our South African Manganese operation.  Jan enjoys working in the industry and has recently completed his Law degree with support from South32. 

Amanda's Story

Say hello to Amanda Crehan, she is part of the team at our Illawarra Metallurgical coal operation and is currently employed as a Principal Front End Loading. 

Amanda is excited about the opportunities that technology and innovation are bringing to the mining industry.