Finalist entries addressed safety and risk reduction using creative strategies that access the latest thinking and technology, impressing the judging panel with problem-solving that will benefit the resources industry in coming decades.
Entries were peer-judged by a panel of senior executives from major resources companies, in corporate management, procurement and site-based management. This year, the panel included:
Peter Kane, COO, QCoal Group
Sharna Glover, CEO, Imvelo
Darren Oliver, Group Manager Procurement, Glencore
Andrew Wilson, Head of Digital Teams, BHP
Chris Mijnssen, Group Manager Bowen Opportunities, Arrow Energy
Dan Reynolds, Head of Transformation, Anglo American
The finalists are-
Greyhound Innovation (METS) Award
Emesent | Polymathian | Redeye Apps | Sedgman | Universal Field Robots & IMDEX
JCB CEA Innovation (Miner) Award
Anglo American Dawson | Anglo American
Sonic Healthplus Safety Initiative Award
Gas Field Services | Mastermyne | Waterline Projects
Glencore Productivity Award
Gas Field Services | Polymathian | Vayeron
SMW Group Staff / Community Award
Anglo American | Hastings Deering | New Oakleigh Coal
SMW Group EEO Award
Anglo American | Byerwen Coal/Jangga Operations & Macmahon
QME Best Product Launch Award
Ava Risk Group & Mining3| Bis | Skopit | SMW Group
McLanahan Environment Award
KCB Australia | Mining3 | New Century Resources
METS Ignited Collaboration Award
Ava Risk Group & Mining3 | Mitchell Services & Anglo American | Unearthed Solutions & BHP | Universal Field Robots & IMDEX
Bowen Basin Mining Club Director Jodie Currie says submissions were extremely competitive, demonstrating that Queensland businesses continue to lead the way in innovative thinking. “Our most popular category was the Innovation (METS) Award, with a number of outstanding innovations on the table. Judges were looking for quantifiable outcomes and future applications – and they weren’t disappointed,” said Ms Currie.
Queensland Resources Council co-host the Awards. QRC CEO Ian Macfarlane commented, “It’s wonderful to see the depth and breadth that we have here in the Queensland mining industry. Congratulations to all entrants and finalists for their outstanding efforts and their ongoing contributions to the sector.”
Winners will be revealed at the QMA Gala Awards Dinner, sponsored by National Group on 23 September in Mackay, during a glittering celebration of all finalists in front of industry peers and influencers. Mr Tyler Mitchelson, CEO, Anglo American Metallurgical Coal will deliver the keynote address.
Businesses can take advantage of the night to host their clients at an exceptional networking function, with no requirement to be a finalist or Bowen Basin Mining Club member to attend. Tickets are available until sold out from https://qldminingawards.com/gala-dinner/.