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

The AAB’s objectives include:

  • Providing information on relevant updates within their organisations and in the industry;
  • Assisting in program development and improvement;
  • 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.
Kath Soumanis
Kath Soumanis
Director Human Resources
Alcoa of Australia
Liz Hansen
Liz Hansen
Diversity and Inclusion Lead
AngloAmerican Metallurgical Coal
Sam Toppenberg
Sam Toppenberg
Group Director People and Culture
Broadspectrum
Christopher Watts
Christopher Watts
Regional Lead, Asia Pacific, HR Transformation Team
Chevron
Richard Zvirbulis
Richard Zvirbulis
HR/IR Manager - Esso Production
ExxonMobil
Linda O'Farrell
Linda O'Farrell
Group Manager - Fortescue People
Fortescue Metals Group
Steve Batterham
Steve Batterham
Manager Human Resources - Australia
MMG
Val Madsen
Val Madsen
General Manager, Human Resources
St Barbara
Jordana Sawtell
Jordana Sawtell
Global Senior Advisor - Diversity and Inclusion
Thiess
Prof Bob Wood
Prof Bob Wood
Director Futures Academy
University of Technology Sydney
Jacky Connolly
Jacky Connolly
VP People and Global Capability
Woodside