Rio staffer off to France
A Karratha executive has been selected for a scholarship to study advanced management in the picturesque town of Fontainebleau, France.
Rio Tinto railway operations general manager Zara Fisher is the second employee from the Pilbara iron ore miner to be accepted into the INSEAD business school, following in the footsteps of former Tom Price and Marandoo general manager Sinead Kaufman.
Ms Fisher said the scholarship would improve her leadership capabilities and critical thinking skills.
“I believe the INSEAD experience will help to foster my sense of confidence to ask the right questions and ultimately make the best judgments possible,” she said.
“This will be particularly helpful in enabling me to contribute to the robust discussion among our leadership community to ensure our businesses are prepared and enabled for success.”
Chief Executive Women president Diane Smith-Gander said Ms Fisher had experience any board would value.
“One reason often given for the lack of female directors on resource company boards is that there are too few women in the pipeline with operational experience,” she said.
Ms Kaufman, now a project lead for global business services, said these opportunities were important to help women take high positions in mining.
Zara Fisher will study at INSEAD in France.