The AWRA Advisory Board (AAB) is comprised of senior and experienced human resources practitioners drawn from AMMA member and non-member companies in diverse sectors of the resource and energy industry.

The AAB’s objectives include:

  • Assisting in industry program development and improvement;
  • Providing information on relevant updates within their organisations and in the industry;
  • Assisting in setting priorities for the AWRA initiative, including participating in ongoing planning activities;
  • Advocating for the AWRA initiative; and
  • Facilitating cooperation and communication between AWRA and the wider community.
Alcoa - Kath Soumanis
Kath Soumanis
Vice President HR Global Operations
AngloAmerican - Liz Hansen
Liz Hansen
Culture and Inclusion Manager
Broadspectrum - Sam Toppenberg
Sam Toppenberg
Group Director People and Culture
Chevron - Christopher Watts
Christopher Watts
General Manager Human Resources
Exxon - Richard Zvirbulis & Emma Ogilve
Richard Zvirbulis | Emma Ogilve
Manager HR & IR | Commercial Manager
FMG - Linda O'Farrell
Linda O'Farrell
Director Fortescue People
St Barbara - Val Madsen
Val Madsen
General Manager Human Resources
Thiess - Jordana Sawtell
Jordana Sawtell
Global Senior Advisor Diversity and Inclusion
UTS - Prof Bob Wood
Prof Bob Wood
Director Futures Academy
Woodside - Jacky Connolly
Jacky Connolly
VP People and Global Capability