CMOC-Northparkes win “Workforce and Workplace Relations Innovation Award”

On Tuesday 25 October, the Australian Resources & Energy Employer Association (AREEA) Industry Awards and Gala were held in Brisbane. The occasion is a prestigious industry event which celebrates national leaders in the resources sector, with organisations across Australia being nominated for excellence relating to workforce initiatives.

CMOC – Northparkes were awarded the “Workforce and Workplace Relations Innovation Award”, which celebrates initiatives and practices that have directly enhanced the success of the organisation. Northparkes’ nomination and award was received for the coordinated effort to re-deploy and re-train our development workforce across surface processing and underground production, following the early completion of E26L1N development this year.

Managing Director Jianjun Tian said, “Retention of our highly skilled workforce is vital to the ongoing success of our business. The HR and Training teams worked alongside Operations to consult, train and re-deploy workers across the business. Ultimately, our operation was able to retain established and emerging talent during a challenging time for our business and the industry.”

Northparkes’ Manager, People, Safety and Environment, Stacey Kelly, alongside Manager, Mining (Acting), Sergio Melloni, and Senior Human Resources Advisor, Jane Slaven attended the Industry Awards and Gala, joined by Sumitomo Corporation Mineral Resources General Manager, Romina Bratton. The evening celebrated achievements across the resources and energy sector and acknowledged leading operations for excellence in workforce related areas of the industry.

Managing Director Jianjun Tian expressed that “It is with great honour that CMOC – Northparkes are acknowledged for receiving the AREEA Industry “Workforce and Workplace Relations Innovation Award”. National awards such as this are an opportunity to showcase our operation as a leader in the mining industry, and celebrate the success and achievements of our people.”

Australian Resources and Energy Employer Association AREEA, previously known as AMMA, have been providing support, representation and leadership to employers across the sector since 1918. The AREEA Industry awards are an annual event, more information can be found here –


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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Laura Mansell

Northparkes Mines

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02 6861 3556

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