New Hope joins AMMA winners' circle

NEW Hope Corporation and Viva Energy have emerged as winners at the ninth annual AMMA Industry Awards in Perth.

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Viva Energy Australia, a downstream joint venture between Shell and Vitol to sell Shell products into the Australian market, saw its turnaround execution coordinator Annie Martyn win the Young Professional award as a joint winner with Wirrpanda Foundation employment program manager Jarrad Oakley-Nicholls.

Fortescue Metals Group, The Mancala Group, Compass Group and the Australian Rail Track Corporation also scored awards in areas recognising Indigenous Employment and retention, innovation and the role of women in resources.

AMMA chief executive Steve Knott says an industry award demonstrates a commitment to improving workplace practices for the benefit of the industry and the wider community.

“People are the backbone of the resource industry. The leadership and innovation displayed by resource employers across workforce areas such as training, diversity, and health and wellbeing is what underpins our industry as a pillar of the national economy,” Knott said.

“This goes hand-in-hand with ensuring our industry is one that the brightest minds in this country gravitate to; where career opportunities are rewarding and where employee wellbeing is top priority.

“The record number of award nominations received this year is testament to the resource industry’s ongoing commitment to workforce and operational excellence in the face of challenging market conditions.”

Knott also congratulates the joint winners of AMMA’s Young Professional Award winners.

“Annie and Jarrad exemplify the exceptional talent rising within the resource industry. The leadership, ingenuity and professionalism they have displayed within a relatively short period of time makes them both worthy of an AMMA Young Professional Award,” Knott said.