Wambo brings home the trophies

Breony Benson, Human Resources Superintendent, Wambo Mine; Albert Scheepers, General Manager, Wambo Mine accepting the Excellence in Diversity Programs Award.
Breony Benson, Human Resources Superintendent, Wambo Mine; Albert Scheepers, General Manager, Wambo Mine accepting the Excellence in Diversity Programs Award.
ALL SMILES: Nicholas Sainty accepting the Young Achiever Award.

ALL SMILES: Nicholas Sainty accepting the Young Achiever Award.

Local mining company Peabody has taken out top honours at the state's annual mining awards in Sydney.

The team at Peabody's Wambo mine notched up a hat trick of three finalist nominations and three wins - in the NSW Mineral Council's prestigious awards night.

NSW Minerals Council hosted the NSW Industry and Supplier Awards and the NSW Women in Mining Awards with Wambo mine taking top honours for Mining Operation of the Year, for Excellence in Diversity Programs and for Nicholas Sainty as Young Achiever.

Wambo mine General Manager Albert Scheepers was thrilled with the result thanking the excellent efforts of his team.

"To win against such strong competition from our industry friends was an honour and meant a great deal to Wambo," Albert said.

"Congratulations to my Wambo team and for the outstanding contributions of every member of our workforce, staff and management, who continue to work so hard each and every day."

Young achiever Nicholas Sainty, who is Technical Services Superintendent at Wambo said he loves working in the mining sector and was really honoured to receive the award.

"I started off in engineering in university and it drew me straight away into the mining industry," Mr Sainty said.

"What I really enjoy about mining is being able to develop a plan, to then implement that plan and to see tangible, real world results."

Breony Benson, Human Resources Superintendent at Wambo said winning the Excellence in Diversity programs award for significant boosts in the recruitment of female operators was not only exciting, but really benefited the mines day to day operations.

"Increasing diversity brings a whole range of different skills, viewpoints and values into an organization," Ms Benson said.

"We're proud of the women who've been successful this year in securing operator positions, whether that be driving our haul trucks, excavators, dozers or water carts and we've also welcomed several new female mechanical, chemical and environmental engineers."