Process Manager at Agnico Eagles
Living in Victoria, Australia
Sue is an experienced process engineer who has held senior technical and operational roles across the manufacturing, biotechnology and mining sectors. With a specific interest in biomining and bioremediation, Sue has been privileged to lead teams that are recognised globally as industry leaders in the recovery of precious metals through bacterial oxidation, and the development of a number of globally innovative technologies specific to improved operational and water management practices.
Sue is proud to invest her time in actively demonstrating responsible mining practices and seeks to continue the promotion of sound environmental and social practices through innovation and creative thinking. This passion is also relayed through her work on numerous advisory committees to build educational programmes for the betterment of future industries and inspire current and future generations of students to consider STEMM pathways.
As an advocate for operational excellence, Sue enjoys ‘joining the dots’ and identifying opportunities for collaborations between industry groups; stakeholders and the community at large and has a track record of influencing positive outcomes. Her personal integrity as a genuine and authentic leader, and her natural curiosity are key values in how she conducts herself.
In 2020, Sue was awarded the Exceptional Woman in Victorian Resources Award by MCA Victoria and AusIMM Women in Mining and Resources Network Victoria. The awards recognise the achievements of women in resources for their leadership and their work in promoting the industry’s social licence to operate.
On a personal level, Sue enjoys an active and outdoor lifestyle including hiking and kayaking and purposely chooses a challenge each year to put herself out of her comfort zone, because until “you stretch yourself you never know what you are capable of”.