Introducing Fiona Porter

Fiona Porter, Senior Site Administrator at AngloGold Ashanti Australia’s Tropicana goldmine, has taken part in WIMWA’s current awareness campaign to highlight the benefits of the FIFO lifestyle, because she admits to loving the flexibility it provides. And she says since starting a fly-in fly-out job with AngloGold Ashanti Australia five years ago, she’s never looked back. Married with two children, Fiona explains the move to FIFO work has been extremely […]

Introducing Rebecca Collett

23-year-old Rebecca Collett relocated from Adelaide to Perth to pursue a FIFO lifestyle, and the Environmental Advisor at Barrick Gold’s Granny Smith mine site says she loves her eight day on, six day off roster. Rebecca’s partner Joshua also works FIFO in the Pilbara and pair has been able to coordinate their schedules so they can spend quality time together during their time off. “I love living in Perth, it’s […]

Introducing Michelle Knox

Introducing Michelle Knox

Business Analyst at Barrick’s Granny Smith mine site, 31-year-old Michelle Knox, has lent her support to WIMWA’s newly launched awareness campaign – The other side of FIFO. Michelle has been working FIFO for the past eight years, with her first stint a round trip between Perth and Tanzania where she would work a six week on, three week off roster. And she admits to there being plenty of benefits to […]

Introducing Diana Greenup

WIMWA’s newly launched awareness campaign – The other side of FIFO – has drawn on the personal experiences of 32-year-old AngloGold Ashanti Australia engineer Diana Greenup. The Glen Forrest resident and mum of two small children, represents a growing pool of mums happy to work FIFO in order to spend more quality time with their family. “I’m lucky because my husband is very hands-on with the kids and was in […]

Introducing Julie Shuttleworth

Introducing Julie Shuttleworth

39-year-old Julie Shuttleworth is the General Manager of Barrick Gold’s Granny Smith mine. Originally from Pemberton, Julie has been living the FIFO lifestyle for the past 18 years – including stints working 60 days on, 20 days off in China, and nine weeks on, four weeks off in Tanzania – and says working FIFO is a personal choice that has catered extremely well to her lifestyle. “I love working FIFO, […]

The Other side of FIFO

A barrage of negative press in early 2013 about the Fly-In Fly-Out lifestyle prompted the Women in Mining WA network to get on the front foot and launch an awareness campaign to highlight the positive aspects of FIFO work. Initiated by Women in Mining WA founder Sabina Shugg, and supported by the WIMWA committee, the campaign was launched in conjunction with a proactive media campaign which has seen media coverage […]