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Life of Mine Conference 2023

Keynote speaker

Keynote speaker

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Sonia Winter

Head of Resource Engineering Excellence, BHP

Sonia Winter is the Head of Resource Engineering Excellence (Global) who supports our people to steward and unlock the full value of our current and future resources.

Sonia has worked for BHP for almost 20 years, holding a number of technical and operational leadership positions across BMA/BMC coal and the BHP previously-owned manganese commodities.

She holds a Bachelor Engineering (Mining) Hons, GAICD, and is on the Board for the Queensland Mines Rescue Service (QMRS).

Sonia began her career as a Graduate with BHP and spent many years as a Mining Engineer at Saraji Mine before stepping back from her career to focus on family. Since re-joining BHP in 2011, Sonia has worked her way through corporate Technical/Business Planning/Strategy roles as well as site-based Planning and Production management.

In 2018, Sonia became the General Manager of BMC Poitrel Mine where she successfully supported the leadership and workforce of 550+ employees to create a strong team culture and safely deliver business plans for the coking/PCI coal operation.

In August 2021, Sonia was appointed Head of Global Resource Engineering Excellence for BHP Resource Centre of Excellence and is based in Brisbane, Queensland.

Sonia is also Executive Sponsor of the Women in Brisbane (WiB+) community which is a gender-friendly network to support brave and bold women. 

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