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Dhakshi Weerawardena

Dhakshi Weerawardena
Processing Production Supervisor
BHP
Category Nomination Outstanding Young Woman In Resources

Growing up in mining towns in Sri Lanka and Australia, Dhakshi developed a passion for the mining sector. After studying engineering and commerce at university, Dhakshi rapidly progressed from graduate to production processing supervisor, providing support to operators and influencing positive cultural change.  Her first leadership role as Mine Services Supervisor saw Dhakshi’s team achieve 365 days injury free and become part of the most productive mine services team at BHP Western Australia Iron Ore. Dhakshi is a champion of working in the resources sector and volunteers to engage with university students to promote careers in the sector.  She has also given presentations outside Australia to university students in Sri Lanka about working in the Australian mining industry.