Kate Hobbs is Managing Director of her own management consulting company, a business she established after finishing a decade-long stint working for WMC and BHP in South Australia, Since then, she has worked with a variety of mining industry clients across Australia and internationally, as well as recently spending some time in the role of Chief Operating Officer with an established fertiliser manufacturer. Most of Kate’s career has been spent working with senior leaders and their teams to improve their bottom line through more effective business processes, from the front line to the board room.
Kate Hobbs has a broad range of experience from operational, project and consulting roles across a number of industries and has Bachelor degrees in Marketing and International Studies, as well as a Masters of Mining Engineering. She is also a qualified Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt and has proven skills across a range of areas, including strategic and tactical planning, management system development and implementation, diverse team leadership, organisational culture, and operational improvement.
Kate Hobbs is a non-executive director of Variety the Children’s Charity SA as well as a Founding Member of the AusIMM’s Council for Diversity and Inclusion, the outgoing Chair of the National Women in Mining Network (WIMnet), immediate Past Chair of WIMnetSA, and a current committee member of the AusIMM Mining Society.
Kate Hobbs, Manager Studies, Prominent Hill at Oz Minerals, will be chairing the Mine Optimisation session and will be facilitating 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 . Download the programme.