Jodie Gray joined the mining industry 25 years ago as an inexperienced 17-year-old with a passion to explore WA and carve out a career path for herself. She began work as a blast technician and over the years worked in jobs from green-fields exploration through to open pit production, in the gold, diamond, iron ore, base metals and mineral sands industries. Jodie currently works as a Pit Technician Supervisor at Newmont Boddington Gold.
Jodie has always championed women in the mining industry and has been an enthusiastic promoter of women taking up mining roles. Early in her career, she was promoted to run her own exploration programs and set about developing a skilled workforce of women to employ on contracts throughout WA. She has also established mentoring networks and promoted mining jobs to women wherever her work has taken her.
Jodie’s message to any women wanting to enter mining is to have a go, no matter what your experience.