Northparkes employees recognised at NSW Mining Industry & Suppliers Awards Dinner

CMOC-Northparkes Mines (Northparkes) did exceptionally well at the NSW Mining Industry & Suppliers Awards last Thursday at NSW Parliament House in Sydney. Robyn Teet won the Young Achiever award and Rob Cunningham won the Outstanding Contribution to Mining award.

Robyn joined Northparkes in 2016 with the Life of Mine and Exploration department and has since transitioned to the Mining Operations department as the Operations Geotechnical Engineer. On a daily basis, Robyn works with the mining operations team to ensure the geotechnical safety and security of the operation.

In 2017 Robyn received The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) ‘New Professional Award’ for her work promoting mental health across the wider mining industry. Robyn was instrumental in developing the relationship between AusIMM and beyondblue to highlight the importance and raise awareness of mental health in young minerals professionals.

At present, Robyn is the Secretary of The Eastern Australia Ground Control Group which allows her to develop her geotechnical understanding across the industry as well as developing and widening her industry connections both with site personnel and suppliers.

Rob Cunningham joined Northparkes in 1993 when the operations first opened. He started as an operator and is now the Manager of our Mining Operations department. Rob is responsible for safe production in our underground operations, as well as delivering quality product to the operation’s ore processing facility.

Over the last decade, Rob has been dedicated to the ongoing development of a zero harm working environment at Northparkes. In 2015, Rob played an integral role in the full automation of Northparkes’ E48 Lift 1 block cave mine, the world’s most automated underground mine, with 100 per cent automated loaders.

Rob is also a representative for metalliferous mining on the Mine Safety Advisory Council, responsible for researching, examining and developing health and safety strategies for the NSW mining industry.
Jim Fowler, Managing Director, Northparkes, said, “We are very proud to have both Rob and Robyn a part of our team at Northparkes. It’s fantastic to see them being recognised for their incredible achievements and dedication to not only Northparkes, but the mining industry.”

About CMOC-Northparkes Mines
Northparkes is a copper and gold mine located 27 kilometres north-west of Parkes, in the Central West of New South Wales, Australia. Since 1993 Northparkes has been celebrated for our high-quality copper deposits, low cost operations and loyal, committed people. Northparkes is a joint venture between China Molybdenum Co., Ltd (CMOC) (80%) and the Sumitomo Groups (20%).

Media enquiries:
Ms Ali Creith
Northparkes Mines
Community & External Relations Advisor
02 6861 3621

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