IMARC encourages indigenous inclusion

MINING is one of the world’s leading industries for indigenous inclusion and the next phase of workforce diversity and indigenous inclusion will be on the agenda at next month’s International Mining and Resources Conference.

Michael Cairnduff

Among some of the conference’s top presenters to discuss indigenous inclusion will be Jason Eades, CEO of PwC Indigenous Consulting, which is the consulting firm’s specialised division addressing this important social issue.

Eades will be joined by Laura Tyler, asset president of BHP Billiton’s Cannington mine, and Rebecca Capper, human resources specialist for Anglo American metallurgical coal, in a panel session addressing the challenges, advances and benefits of fostering workplace diversity.

IMARC conference director Siobhan Corry said mining was a progressive industry and had made strong improvements to become one of the world’s most diverse sources of employment.

“We are highly supportive of furthering discussions on the next phase in indigenous inclusion,” Corry said.

“IMARC is shaping to be one of the nation’s most comprehensive events with indigenous inclusion being coupled with an extensive program of technological advancements and company presentations.”

IMARC will feature a number of mining companies renowned for their diversity programs, including Rio Tinto, Fortescue Metals Group and BHP Billiton.

Fortescue Metals Group CEO Nev Power is one of the event’s biggest drawcard keynote speakers.

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