Julie Shuttleworth has 18 years experience in the gold/copper mining industry in Australia, China and Tanzania, including 12 years with Barrick Gold Corporation. Julie's career has progressed from Plant Metallurgist, Senior Metallurgist, Process Superintendent, Process Manager to General Manager positions. At age 35 in 2009 Julie became General Manager for Barrick in Tanzania and is currently General Manager at Barrick's Granny Smith Mine in Western Australia.
Julie was 2007 Telstra WA Young Businesswoman of the Year and 2011 Australian Mining Prospect Awards Mine Manager of the Year. She is 2012 Telstra WA Business Women of the Year, and also received the 2012 Nokia Business Innovation Award and Hudson Private and Corporate Sector Award.
Julie has a strong focus on safety, teamwork and positive attitude. She has a positive impact on communities around the mines which she operates. Julie regularly speaks at universities, schools, career-days, and workshops/seminars. She sponsors the Julie Shuttleworth Prize in Mineral Processing at Murdoch University.
Julie believes diversity improves creativity and ideas generation to solve problems, resulting in continuous improvement and greater innovation. Women and other minority groups have different ideas which are often the perfect simple answer to a problem. Again, these ideas improve safety and production.