Alexandra Atkins, Managing Director & Principal, Alex Atkins & Associates & Director, International Women in Mining, has two Bachelor of Engineering degrees – one in engineering geology and the other in mining engineering, which makes Alexandra Atkins a geologist, mining engineer and geotechnical engineer. Alexandra Atkins started out as a geologist due to a love of volcanoes, earthquakes, evolution and exploration. But after a couple of years as a practicing geologist in the gold sector, Alexandra Atkins chose to return to university to study mining engineering.
Alexandra Atkins worked for 15 years straight on mine sites, often the only/ first female mining engineer at most sites, Alexandra Atkins required Ministerial clearance to work at an underground gold mine in PNG where women were illegal underground. Alexandra Atkins obtained her first class mine managers certificate of competency in 1998 after completing her underground mining time and passing a law exam. she is amongst a handful of women who achieved this at the time.
Alexandra Atkins, from Alex Atkins & Associates and International Women in Mining, will join a panel discussion on Making D&I more than just a numbers and tick-box exercise; being diverse and inclusive across the entire business from product design and development through to operations and leadership at the Collaboration: workforce, diversity & inclusion session at IMARC 2019. Download the programme now.