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South West WA Branch & New Professionals Network

Women in Mining Leadership Panel Q&A, Lunch and IWD Presentation by Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert

PD Hours
Celebrate the achievements of women in mining at AusIMM’s International Women’s Day South West WA event.

About this event

Hear from a panel of women in mining on what it takes to have a career in the resources industries and the values that come from diversity and inclusion.

Our panellists Annette Elliott, Erin Brokenshire, and Kate Baker will share challenges and opportunities experienced and where trends might take us. Paige Dallywater will chair the panel session.

Join us for a delicious grazing table lunch with drinks and then enjoy a livestream of the inspiring presentation from the Perth AusIMM International Women's Day Event keynote speaker, Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert.

Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert has lived a reality that most would consider their worst nightmare – falsely imprisoned in an Iranian prison, placed in solitary confinement, with little to no hope of release. After serving more than two years of her sentence, Kylie was brought back to Australia in a prisoner exchange deal in November 2020. She now advocates for other unjustly detained individuals.

Bunbury attendees will enjoy an extended post-networking function.


Annette Elliott

Retired Managing Director
Born and raised in South Australia and later the Pilbara during the iron ore boom of the 1970’s, Annette studied Extractive Metallurgy and Physics at Murdoch University. Annette has worked in technical, operational and managerial roles and has seen numerous changes in how organisations conduct their business particularly in the areas of safety, environmental and social responsibility.

Annette has always had a particular interest in all aspects of leadership development and her responsibility to drive diversity and inclusion in workplace culture.

Annette recently completed her tenure as Managing Director for Tronox (Australia), part of a global vertically integrated resource business producing titanium dioxide pigment and other industrial minerals. This involved oversight of five mining and processing sites within Western Australia and New South Wales. Annette is now taking the opportunity to explore a variety of other interests.

Erin Brokenshire

Electrical Instrumentation Engineer
Erin was employed as the first female Instrument electrical apprentice at Tronox pigment Bunbury. In her final year of the 4-year apprenticeship, Erin’s advocacy for a safe and respectful workplace with equal opportunity within male dominant industries is stronger than ever.

Kate Baker

Project Manager
Kate Baker is a Project Manager with Monadelphous, and is currently based at Albemarle’s Kemerton Lithium Plant. Over the past 11 years with Monadelphous, Kate has worked on various sites in the Pilbara and throughout the South West, supporting project and contract execution for an assortment of Clients and site based teams. In her current role, Kate is site lead for a recently established Sustaining Capital Works team at Kemerton.

Paige Dallywater

Applications Technician & AusIMM Ambassador
Paige Dallywater has worked at Tronox for more than 9 years. After five years in a laboratory tech role, Paige returned to study and is now in her final year at Murdoch University, studying a Double Degree in Chemistry and Mineral Science.

Paige is a 2022 New Professional Ambassador for AusIMM, involved with the AusIMM WA Southwest committee, and recipient of the 2022 EFF scholarship through AusIMM.

Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert

LiveStream Speaker
In September 2018, Kylie was arrested by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps after travelling to the country to attend an academic conference at the invitation of a local university. While preparing to make her way home, Kylie was convicted of espionage in a sham trial and sentenced to 10 years.

Before this ordeal, Kylie graduated from the University of Cambridge with first-class honours in Arabic and Hebrew and obtained a PhD in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies from the University of Melbourne. She wrote her first book, taught academic and master's courses, and supervised research students.

However, her studies and career could not prepare her for the indescribable conditions she faced during her incarceration, an experience that has affected every part of her life and changed her perspective on ambition, accomplishment and what truly matters.

Current Work:

After serving more than two years of her sentence, Kylie was brought back to Australia in a prisoner exchange deal in November 2020. She has resolved to advocate for other unjustly detained individuals in foreign prisons and shine a light on how international governments can better handle arbitrary detention.

Kylie Moore-Gilbert is the author of the best-selling memoir “The Uncaged Sky” about the 804 days she spent in prison.

Mercure Sanctuary Golf Resort
Lot 100 Old Coast Road
Bunbury WA 6230

Friday, 03 March 2023
10.00am – 3.00pm (UTC+08:00)

Date and Time

Friday, 03 March 2023
10.00am – 3.00pm (UTC+08:00)


Mercure Sanctuary Golf Resort
Lot 100 Old Coast Road
Bunbury WA 6230
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AusIMM Member & Partners: $40
Panellists & Student Member: $25
Non-Member: $55
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