Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) has appointed a national female employee to head its Safety Department. Anna Ila is now the Manager Safety after her appointment on August 27th.

Ms Ila brings to the Company a vast knowledge and experience in safety and occupational health having served as Superintendent in Safety Systems, Compliance and Statutory Training over the last seven years prior to her appointment, and with plans to continue the implementation and improvement of the Company’s safety performance.

“At Ok Tedi, we ensure that applicants are appropriately qualified and experienced to be successful in their role.  Ms Ila is well placed to lead the Team in the implementation of Ok Tedi’s plans to continue to improve our safety performance,” said OTML General Manager, People and Capability, Mark Stone.

“Ok Tedi is an equal opportunity employer and in line with the Company’s 2025 Vision, diversity and inclusion is an important part of its strategy indicated by the aspiration to achieve 20% female representation in the Ok Tedi workforce as well as a 25% female representation in the leadership roles.”

Ok Tedi now has four female national managers across the business, and it is currently developing other female employees for senior roles in the future.

“I would like to thank the OTML management for the recognition and opportunity, and look forward to working with the team to deliver our plans to achieve OTML’s safety goal of zero harm,” Ms Ila said.

Also, in line with the Company’s vision to nationalise all managerial positions by 2025, there have been other appointments recently of qualified nationals, including that of the Manager Mine Support Services in Mr Masket Siune.

Mr Siune is no stranger to this role having started his career in the industry through Ok Tedi’s Graduate Development Scheme in 2005 and worked his way up the ladder and assuming superintendent roles in the Mining Business Unit’s Improvement, Training and Analysis sections of the Company.

“Congratulations to these newly appointed managers and we look forward to their continuing input to the success of Ok Tedi going forward,” said Mr Stone.