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Kristy Purdon

Kristy Purdon

Kristy Purdon, Social Performance Specialist, Anglo American & Committee Member and Regional Lead for the Bowen Basin, Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ)

An inclusion advocate and a mindful leader regardless of what position in the business Kristy was in, she is currently the Business Integration Manager at Moranbah North. Kristy heads up the WIMARQ committee chapter for Queensland’s Bowen Basin, providing networking and support to women in the resource industry as well as the local community. With more than 15 years' industry experience, Kristy has worked in continuous improvement and work management roles across multiple disciplines in the mining industry. Kristy has sat on and led many I&D councils and has been a part of targeted workgroups within the industry. Safety, inclusive leadership, and creating a psychologically safe environment is high on her list of workplace priorities.

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
QME Expo Floor Theatre

Panel discussion: Enhancing mental health and well-being: fostering a culture of inclusion and support

This panel explore key drivers involving wellness, health and safety. 

Key takeaways:

  • Integrating human resources with mental health initiatives to nurture a supportive work environment
  • Taking a holistic approach to bridge any existing wellness gaps
  • Innovating personal protective equipment, and prioritising enhanced safety
  • Establishing new benchmarks in safety standards
  • Raising the bar for industry practices
  • Overhauling ergonomics, with a focus on significantly improving miner well-being
  • Occupational Health & Safety