Gender Diversity

In recognising that women have a critical role to play in shaping Gold Fields' future, the Australian Management Group have committed to increasing our female workforce and Senior Leadership rates and have individual targets for each of the sites. We consider it critical to 'set the tone from the top' in terms of providing leadership on this important issue.

An example of what can be acheived was at our Darlot Mine where >30% of the Senior Leadership Team were female. Greater than 30% Female participation rate in Leadership teams represents a tipping point to change the conversations. Andrew Bywater, who was the General Manager of Darlot, and is now at our Granny Smith Mine, is a champion of gender diversity within the broader resources industry. In his words:

"The Diversity of our Management Team has contributed towards a culture that includes an exceptionally strong focus on Safety, Wellbeing, Gold Fields Values and the ability to hold courageous conversations. This is caring about our people and finding meaning in what we do. We are also starting to see more women speak up and be heard on site, this helps to re-enforce the positive culture".

Gold Fields Australia is a gold sponsor of the Gold Industry Group, with Kelly Carter (Vice President Legal & Compliance) a co-Director and Headline Speaker at the inaugral Women in Gold event at the Perth Mint which has been attended by more than 300 professionals over the past few years. The event is hosted in conjunction with Women in Mining WA to recognise and promote women in gold.

Last years event hosted, what has since been referred to as 'the great debate', which saw a diverse powerhouse panel of industry figures battle it our over whether we need to stop fixing women and start fixing the system to acheive gender diversity in the workplace. Cassie O'Connell who is now the HR Superintendent for the Gruyere