London – 28 July 2023: Women in Mining UK (“WIM UK”) is pleased to announce changes to its leadership which are effective immediately. This includes:
- Calliope Lalousis will step down as co-Head of the Partnerships Committee. Jo Birch, previously co-Head, will now lead the team.
- Ariadna Peretz will step down as Head of the Communications Committee. Emily Hall and Molly Stewart will become co-Heads of the team.
- Aymone Schendel will step down from her role as Deputy Managing Director, as her 18-month term comes to an end. She will now focus on her role as Head of Events and Conference Partnerships.
- Augenija Di Bucci, co-Head of the Global Outreach Committee, will take on the additional role of Deputy Managing Director.
- Alex Buck, previously Managing Director of WIM UK, has been appointed co-Head of the new Policy and Research committee. Dr. Stacy Hope, Managing Director, who will serve as interim co-Head.
Dr. Stacy Hope, WIM UK Managing Director, said: “I would like to thank Calliope and Ariadna for their commitment to WIM UK over the past three years. We have achieved so much together. Looking forward, we still have a lot more to do. I look forward to working with the renewed Executive Committee as we expand our advocacy activities to advance the gender equality agenda in the mining industry.”
About Women in Mining UK
Women in Mining UK (WIM UK) is a volunteer-run, non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the employment, retention and advancement of women in the mining sector. We offer programmes and initiatives to progress women’s professional goals and career aspirations, from university all the way to Board level. These include a scholarship programme with the Camborne School of Mines and Imperial College London, internship programme, partnership with Women on Boards UK, and numerous networking, educational and mentoring events. WIM UK publishes thought leadership articles and research as well as the biennial “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” (WIM100), which celebrates women’s contribution to the mining industry and identifies inspirational role models to encourage future generations of women to consider mining as a career choice. For more information about joining WIM UK, please visit our website. Membership is free and open to everyone, regardless of gender or location.
Women in Mining UK Contact
Emily Hall/ Molly Stewart
Co-Head of Communications