Rose first became a member of AusIMM in her first year at the University of Tasmania (UTAS). She’s held leadership roles within the AusIMM Tasmanian Student Chapter including Vice President and Secretary in addition to attending AusIMM New Leader’s Conference as the UTAS Delegate. Rose has continued her involvement with AusIMM as a Tasmanian Branch committee member and recently accepted the role of Branch Treasurer.
Rose completed a Bachelor of Science degree at the UTAS, with a Double Major in Geology (Environmental Science/Geography) in 2014. She secured a role as one of Nyrstar Tasmania’s first female operations trainees, where she has had the opportunity to display leadership on issues affecting women and other groups under-represented within the industry. She completed a Certificate 2 in Mining Process Operations and was awarded the 2016 NECA Careers & Education Trainee of the Year in recognition of her diligence and dedication during the traineeship.
At the completion of her traineeship she secured a role as an Environmental Technical Officer at Bluestone Tin mine in north-west Tasmania, monitoring the environmental health of the site. She has recently commenced work in a more senior role at the Henty Gold Mine as their Environmental Advisor.
Rose was awarded the Tasmanian Women in Resources – Exceptional Young Woman in Resources Award (WIRA), recognising her flexibility and dedication to learning during a difficult period for the sector. It also recognised her determination, resilience, hard work and community focus in the workplace. Rose was also a finalist for the Excellence in Mining category at the 2018 Australian Women in Industry Awards.
Rose advocates for the capacity of mining to coexist with other industries rather than compete with them. She has worked with the committee to bring technical talks to the west coast of Tasmanian and is working with Henty Gold Mine to nominate and support women in the mining sector to gain recognition through WIRA. Rose is a committee member for the AusIMM Community and Environment Society for 2018, and has also joined the newly revamped AusIMM WIMnet Tas committee as Secretary to help provide professional development opportunities for women in the industry.