TechInPacific – The mining company Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) has appointed four women veterans to manage various managerial positions in the company.
This move signifies the company’s commitment to have women in more leadership roles in its 2025 Vision.
The appointed figures include Ani Topurua (Manager Social and Sustainability), Carolyne Manahave (Manager Contracts and Legal), Lyndah Brown (Manager Process Asset Renewal/PAR Project Interface), and Chantel Christensen (Manager Ok Tedi Way Project).
The four of them had hands-on experience in the company which dates years back. Topurua entered the company in 2004 and had supervising projects as a former Mine Closure Coordinator and Superintendent Socio-Economic Assessment.
Manahave has worked as Superintendent Contracts since 2018, reporting to Christensen before. Her previous experience includes over 17 years in the Contracts and Legal field working alongside Newcrest Mining and Oil Search.
Meanwhile, in her new role, Christensen will oversee the implementation of the company’s ambitious project Ok Tedi Way, aimed at consolidating and implementing the company vision, values, culture, and management systems.
“Ok Tedi is an equal opportunity employer, and diversity and inclusion are paramount to our success. Females play an important role in our society and when given the leadership opportunity, not only do they succeed as individuals, the company and the country also prosper,” OTML Managing Director and CEO Mr. Werror said.
OTML targeted that by 2025 women’s percentage in the roles reach 20%, with 25% more women representation in leadership roles. For now, a total of seven women has been assigned managerial roles in the company.