Shuttleworth top woman in resourcesBarrick Australia's Julie Shuttleworth celebrated International Women’s Day in style, having been named Women in Resources champion by the Chamber of Minerals and Energy. CME chief executive Reg Howard-Smith presented the award at a breakfast ceremony last Friday morning. Other winners included Chevron’s Jenna Robertson, who was named outstanding young professional, while Toro Energy’s Vanessa Guthrie was named outstanding professional. Newmont Mining's Jodie Gray won the operator/technician category, while Chevron’s women in engineering program was named most outstanding initiative. Ms Shuttleworth also won the CME's people's choice award.Illness forces DEC boss to step downThe head of Western Australia's Department of Environment and Conservation has been forced to quit due to a terminal illness after 12 years in the job.DEC director general Keiran McNamara announced his resignation this week in an email to staff. Acting director general Jim Sharp said Mr McNamara had worked tirelessly to conserve and protect the state’s environment. Mr McNamara spent seven years with the Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service in Canberra before joining Conservation and Land Management in July 1985, going on to become its director of nature conservation in 1991 and its chief executive in 2001. When the state government amalgamated CALM and the Environment Department to form the DEC in July 2006, Mr McNamara was appointed director general.
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