Bell Bay Aluminium Appoints New General Manager

Bell Bay Aluminium has appointed Shona Markham as general manager.

Shona, who started as a graduate at Bell Bay in 2004, is currently Metal Products manager at Boyne Smelters Limited (BSL) in Gladstone, Queensland. She replaces Kevin Taylor, who has taken on the new Gladstone-based role of general manager, Operations Support for Pacific Operations, Rio Tinto Aluminium, after two years as Bell Bay general manager.

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Alcoa chief named national Gender Diversity Champion

Alcoa of Australia (Alcoa) Chairman and Managing Director Michael Parker has been named 2019 Gender Diversity Champion for his commitment to promoting and empowering women in the workplace, at the 2019 Rio Tinto Women in Resources National Awards held at Parliament House in Sydney.

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Program Offers Practical Experience

Alcoa is giving 32 students the opportunity to experience first-hand work with a reputable company over the summer break with its paid vacation placements.

With life and work experience becoming an increasingly important enabler, Alcoa has designed a program aimed at helping students bridge the “experience gap”.

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$240M investment for Gladstone

Queensland Alumina Limited (QAL) have announced a $240M investment in their Gladstone Alumina Refinery over the next five years as part of the 5-Year Environmental Improvement Program.

The funds will be used to improve QAL’s environmental performance with a particular focus on air quality, odour, noise, land and water management. The 5-Year Environmental Improvement Plan will focus on major capital upgrades and organisational culture change. There are over 55 projects in the 5-Year Environmental Improvement Plan which have been prioritised according to the highest levels of environmental risk.

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