Erica Smyth AC has over 30 years’ experience in the mineral and petroleum industries. She was principal geologist of BHP Minerals, project manager of BHP-Utah Minerals International’s Beenup Project, manager of gas market development WA at BHP Petroleum, and general manager of corporate affairs with Woodside Petroleum. In 2010, the Chamber of Mines & Energy Western Australia awarded Ms Smyth with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to the industry as part of the Women in Resources Awards 2010. In 2008, she was awarded a Honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Western Australia. Ms Smyth is the winner in the Business Award category of the 2019 Western Australian Of The Year Awards.