Yvonne began her 21 year career in the resources sector as a site clerk at Marvel Loch Gold Mine. After only a year, Yvonne relocated to Boddington Gold Mine as an Open Pit Mobile Plant Operator, where she gained great experience in operating open pit mining equipment. Yvonne went on to obtain a restricted Open Pit Quarry Manager’s license. After taking a break from paid work to raise a family, Yvonne returned to work for the Alcoa Huntly bauxite mine. Under the fleet management system, she used field experience to highlight load and haul production efficiency opportunities. She then took the opportunity to work as a Maintenance Short Term Planner, traditionally a role occupied by heavy duty mechanical fitters.