Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) has announced the appointment of four females to various management roles within the Company as part of its Vision 2025 to increase the number of females in leadership roles.
These includes Ani Topurua who was appointed to the newly created role of Manager Social and Sustainability, Carolyne Manahave as Manager Contracts and Legal, Lyndah Brown as Manager Process Asset Renewal (PAR) Project Interface, and Chantel Christensen as Manager Ok Tedi Way Project.
The appointments now bring the total number of female managers in OTML to seven.
Ms Topurua has been with OTML since 2004 and held various supervisory roles including Mine Closure Coordinator and most recently Superintendent Socio-Economic Assessment.
Ms Manahave has more than 17 years of experience in Contracts and Legal having worked with Newcrest Mining and Oil Search prior to joining OTML in 2018. Prior to her current appointment, she was Superintendent Contracts reporting to Ms Christensen who will now oversee the implementation of the Ok Tedi Way, a program aimed at consolidating and implementing OTML’s vision, values, culture, and management systems.
Ms Brown, who joined OTML in 2018 is ideally suited to her new role having transferred from the position of Manager Processing Improvement. The PAR Project is one of OTML’s strategic projects being implemented to extend the life of mine to 2032.
OTML Managing Director and CEO, Musje Werror said the elevation of these highly experienced females is part of OTML’s plans to increase female staff in leadership roles and contribute to the company’s growth and success.
“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 prospers,” Mr Werror said.
The Company targets to increase the number of females in the organisation to 20% and have 25% female representation in leadership roles before the end of 2025.