Local industry business leader, Kirsten Molloy was recognised recently amongst many other well-deserving awardees at the 2017 Rio Tinto Women in Resources National Awards.
CEO of Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator (HVCCC), Kirsten was awarded Highly Commended in the category of Exceptional Woman in Australian Resources.
Kirsten received the accolade at a recent awards dinner in Launceston, Tasmania that attracted high achievers form the mining and resources sector from across the country.
In receiving the award, Kirsten thanked her family for their support and as well as the members and staff of HVCCC.
“The coal industry in the Hunter has created the unique construct that is HVCCC and I am very proud to lead this organisation for the industry,” Kirsten said.
“The problems we as a team work every day to solve are very complex and challenging but add great value to the industry. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to be involved”
The Women in Resources National Awards is a partnership between the Minerals Council of Australia and its Northern Territory and Victorian branches, the Chamber of Minerals and Energy Western Australia, the Queensland Resources Council, the New South Wales Minerals Council and the Tasmanian Minerals and Energy Council, supported by various state Women in Mining Network branches.
President of Tasmanian Minerals and Energy Council, Ray Mostogl said the awards showcase the female leaders in the industry.
“The resources sector recognises the benefits that increased diversity can bring to business and the sector is increasingly improving practices that support fairer and more flexible policies focused on recruitment, retention and promotion of women,” Ray said.
“Women also need good role models and these awards reflect the commitment and leadership shown by women in the sector.
“It’s clear from the quality of finalists and award winners that importantly the awards demonstrate the exceptional achievements and strength of women working in what has traditionally been a male dominated sector. I congratulate all of our 2017 finalists and award winners.”
IMAGE | Kirsten Molloy of HVCCC has won Highly Commended in the category of Exceptional Woman in Australian Resources at the 2017 Rio Tinto Women in Resources National Awards.
The HVCCC's mission is to plan and co-ordinate the co-operative daily operation and long term capacity alignment of the Hunter Valley Coal Chain.