IGO Networking event

Event - IGO Networking event

5:00pm – 7:00pm
Curtin St Georges Terrace (Old Perth Boys’ School)
139 St Georges Tce, Perth CBD

WIMWA IGO Sundowner_09022018

Independence Group NL (IGO) cordially invites you to WIMWA’s first networking sundowner for 2018. Join us and meet three women representing different levels of IGO’s leadership.
They will all share their career journey and experiences as women in mining, as well as their plans for 2018. Please RSVP by 2 Feb 2018 to events@igo.com.au


Debra Bakker
IGO Non-Executive Director

Debra joined as a Non-Executive Director of IGO in December 2016. Initially interested in studying medicine, she changed gears to go work in mining camps before completing a business degree at Edith Cowan University. That was her first step to a now accomplished career in corporate finance that took her to work opportunities in Australia and overseas including Sydney, London, Chicago and New York. She returned to Perth in 2003 and established the Commonwealth Bank’s natural resources team, finishing up ten years later as head of mining and metals. These days she balances life as a full time Director with her family and farm near Margaret River.

Sam Retallack
IGO Head of People and Culture

Sam joined IGO as Human Resources Manager in 2012 and was appointed Head of People and Culture in 2014. With over 25 years of experience in senior management, human resources and operational roles, Sam had managed large workforce-based businesses in retail and domestic aviation before turning to roles across the mining, finance, legal and biomedical sectors. Sam is a strategic thinker with the strong belief that diversity of gender, perspectives and experience will deliver a corporate culture of performance. Sam holds an Applied Science Diploma from Curtin University and a Health Science Degree from Edith Cowan University. Sam is a graduate of the AICD and is one of WIMWA’s 2018 mentors. She is also a proud mother to two teenage young men.

Aleksandra Reed
Geology Manager at IGO’s Nova Operation

Aleks joined IGO in April 2016 as Senior Mine Geologist and was appointed Geology Manager for Nova in January 2017. She started her career in 2003 on the graduate program with Newmont, and over the past 14 years, has worked at a number of mining sites including the Cosmos Nickel Mine, Agnew Gold Mine and Plutonic Gold Mine. Aleks holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology and Chemistry from UWA and is currently completing the Diploma of Business from Edith Cowan University. Aleks grew up in Rockingham and graduated as Dux of her high school, Rockingham Senior High. She is passionate about supporting girls who want to study and pursue STEM roles.

Fri 09th February 2018
5.00PM to 7.00PM
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