Jessica Barber is considered a role model for women in the resource industries, having held consulting, technical and operating positions, multiple roles as manager (mining production) as well as her current position as transformation lead with BHP Billiton.
In 2011, at the age of 29, Ms Barber was appointed mining manager at BHP Billiton’s Mt Whaleback mine, a role in which she led a team of more than 600 staff.
With the appointment, she became not only BHP’s youngest operations manager, but also the first woman to hold that position in the company.
In 2012 she was a winner of the Australian Financial Review BOSS Young Executive of the Year Award.
Jessica is also Board member of SHINE.