Q & A with Matt Collier — Gold Industry Group



What’s your largest achievement and why?

I am very pleased with my household, my spouse, and my three younger kids. Gold Fields may be very supportive of household dedication and it’s nice they offer me the power to steadiness work and life.

I used to be lucky sufficient to deliver my household out to the Agnew mine web site on one among our tenting journeys. It was wonderful to see the youngsters’ faces as they investigated the numerous wonders of the mining world. The truth that Gold Fields provide an awesome parental depart program additionally meant I bought to spend some high quality time at house with our most up-to-date addition with out having to eat into the annual depart.

What’s your most memorable expertise?

Having come up by way of the mining trade from an environmental background, I used to be very happy to be concerned within the Agnew renewable hybrid undertaking. Successful the DMIRS Golden Gecko award for environmental excellence capped off this wonderful undertaking which took a large number of folks to make occur.

I’ve additionally been fortunate to journey each internationally and inside all components of Australia whereas working in varied roles within the gold trade. I nonetheless suppose Western Australia has a number of the most spectacular nation on this planet and in my position I really feel privileged to see extra of it than most different folks.

Why did you turn into a Gold Class Facilitator within the Gold Trade Group’s Nationwide Gold Schooling Program?

I felt impressed seeing all of the work and time the GIG crew has put into supporting alternatives across the gold trade. When the chance arose to be concerned as a Gold Class Facilitator I noticed it as a small likelihood to provide again to the trade that has given me a lot.

Coming from a science background myself, I’m additionally passionate in regards to the STEM applications that colleges and organisations resembling GIG provide. It could be nice to see extra children enter into the sciences and possibly even find yourself within the gold trade in the future.

What recommendation would you give to these contemplating learning a mining-related self-discipline?

Mining is such an thrilling trade with so many various alternatives to discover and can also be main the way in which in innovation and improvement. It is an awesome place to kickstart your profession with alternatives chances are you’ll by no means have realised attainable. Give it an excellent go, ask loads of questions alongside the way in which, and be prepared for an thrilling trip.

What do you do together with your spare time?

My favorite factor to do in my spare time is hang around with my household. The roster I work with and the pliability our firm gives its staff signifies that we will get away tenting on my longer breaks or need to day off for varsity holidays. I additionally play hockey and do the odd triathlon.

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