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My journey from Mining to Nuclear safety – a shared MARVELlous universe

10 October 2022
6.00pm – 8.00pm AEDT
John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Sydney
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UNSW Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering is excited to announce the 25th Annual Kenneth Finlay Memorial Lecture Alumni and Industry event.

Join ANSTO Group Executive, Pamela Naidoo-Ameglio, as she examines what she has learnt on her journey from mining to nuclear safety.

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My journey from Mining to Nuclear safety – a shared MARVELlous universe

Australia has been mining uranium for more than 70 years - very similar to the timeframe that Australia has been operating nuclear research reactors (and only slightly shorter than the creation of the MARVEL universe).

Safety in mining operations has changed radically over that period to decrease high fatality rates, but nuclear safety approaches have been pretty consistent in preventing fatalities.

Join ANSTO Group Executive, Pamela Naidoo-Ameglio, as she examines what she has learnt on her journey from mining to nuclear safety. In particular, she will touch on radiation basics, similarities and differences in the safety systems, risk management approach, regulators, and stakeholders. Pamela will also discuss radiation safety in uranium mining and some aspects of managing waste.

Any references to comic book heroes along the way are purely for your entertainment.

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Event timings:

5.30pm Registration opens

6.00pm Keynote lecture and Q&A

7.00pm Networking reception. Drinks and canapes included.

8.00pm Event finishes

Speakers
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Pamela Naidoo-Ameglio

Group Executive Nuclear Operations and Nuclear Medicine, ANSTO

Pamela is an executive leader who has been immersed in technology, mining, geoscience, operational, and corporate roles in public and private sector corporations. She adds value at the overlap of major projects and critical operations with stakeholder engagement and decision-making.

As Group Executive at ANSTO, responsible for nuclear medicine production, OPAL reactor, and nuclear waste operations, Pamela brings her strengths of translating business objectives into safe operational outcomes and inspiring teams to strive for sustainability and continuous improvement.

Pamela joined ANSTO in 2018 after 24 years in the mining industry including leadership roles at South 32, BHP, Rio Tinto and De Beers. She has a track record of successful project delivery, business improvement, inclusive communication and staff development.

Pamela led transformation of professional organisations such as the Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA) and breaking down gender barriers, founding Women in Mining South Africa. She was recognised in the inaugural 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining (2013).

Pamela is an Executive Director of Australian Nuclear Medicine (ANM), NED of the Housing Trust and geophysics consultancy Exige and is a past Board member of the AusIMM. She is a mentor for IMNIS and previously the AUSTMINE innovation mentoring programme and is an Advisory Board member of Australia Museum.