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3rd May 2023

Signature Series - Rebecca Siwale & Craig Wilson (FLSmidth) - Gender Equity, Inclusion and Diversity in Mining / Working with COEMinerals case study

Gender Equity, Inclusion and Diversity in Mining + Case study ‑working with COEMinerals

COEMinerals industry partner FLSmidth presents:

* Gender Equity, Inclusion & Diversity/​Partnership benefits and what mining/​FLSmidth is doing to create its future workforce (Rebecca Siwale)

In Nov 2022, Rebecca Siwale, Director Productivity & Digital Service Solutions at FLSmidth was recognized as one of Women In Mining — UK 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining”. Rebecca has been a role model and mentor to women; she has an outstanding involvement with promoting advancement and innovation in the mining community by strengthening inclusion and diversity.

At FLSmidth, we continuously strive for a diverse workforce. To further improve on gender diversity, we have set a new target that, by 2030, 30% of our white-collar jobs should be held by women and to have 25% women managers. Through our continued focus on diversity and inclusion, we believe we can meet our 2030 ambitions. To make this happen, however, we must still address one of the major challenges and create more opportunities for women in our industry. This includes increasing the pool of women applicants for traditional mining positions.

* Academia and Industry: An Essential Relationship (Craig Wilson)

Craig Wilson is Head of GPLM for Sizers, Screens & Centrifuges at FLSmidth

Craig has been involved in the mining industry for 38 years and moved from South Africa to Australia in 2000 to Ludowici in Brisbane as a Product Manager, then to Perth as State Manager WA in 2002. Then moved back to Brisbane in 2007 as General Manager newly formed Coal business. A new CEO appointed in 2007, restructured the business and was appointed GM of the Process division until FLSmidth acquired Ludowici in 2012. In 2012 Appointed Product Director for Basket Centrifuges/​REFLUX™ Classifiers (RC™’s), promoted to Head of Sizers, Screens & Centrifuges in October 2020.

Craig has been involved with the University of Newcastle for +15 years and has worked closely with Centre Director L/​Prof Kevin Galvin as the official link between (Centre partner) FLSmidth and the University of Newcastle.