Brooke Lees wins the Exceptional Young Woman in Mining award
Last week, NSW Mining held their annual Women in Mining and Industry & Suppliers Awards at NSW Parliament House in Sydney. Brooke Lees, Organisational Development Specialist at CMOC-Northparkes Mines (Northparkes) won the Exceptional Young Woman in Mining award.
Brooke joined Northparkes in 2011, after making the move from the Hunter Valley to Parkes to start her career in mining as the Graduate Community & External Relations Advisor. From there, she moved into Human Resources where she worked in recruitment and developing our employee pipeline. Most recently, she was appointed the Organisational Development Specialist onsite.
During her time at Northparkes, Brooke has designed, implemented and managed a number of programs to help better connect our employees and the local community.
Whilst building her career at Northparkes, Brooke has also been an active member of the Northparkes Emergency Response Team for the past six years. During this time, Brooke has competed in the Victorian Mine Rescue Competition. This well-respected competition has been held for over 25 years, and attracts teams from mines across Australia.
“I feel extremely proud to be recognised for the work I have done. I’m really proud of programs like the Northparkes Volunteer Leave Program, the 2015 Open Day and the Make Your Mark Campaign,” she said.
Northparkes Managing Director Hubert Lehman said, “We are extremely lucky to have Brooke a part of the team at Northparkes. It is great to see her hard work and dedication to the mining industry recognised. Congratulations Brooke – we can’t wait to see what you achieve next!”
Brooke added, “There are amazing women doing great things all across the mining industry and I feel really lucky to be recognised, but it’s all the little things we’re doing together that add up to make the biggest impact.”
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%).
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