Chantelle Thom

Principal Advisor Inclusion & Diversity - Rio Tinto

Chantelle is responsible for design and delivery of programs that help to drive an inclusive workplace across the company.

Chantelle was integral in ensuring Rio Tinto (Australia) achieved White Ribbon Accreditation. She sits on the company’s White Ribbon Working Group and plays a key role in implementing initiatives across their global operations that aim to eradicate family and domestic violence.

With a career in Human Resources spanning nearly 20 years, Chantelle has operational human resource experience as well as specialist expertise in inclusion and diversity, talent, recruitment, and employee relations.

She joined Rio Tinto in 2005 and has since held senior corporate and operational human resource (HR) positions, across a number of commodities including salt, uranium, talc, diamonds, and iron ore.

Chantelle is the Western Australian State Committee Chair for the National Association of Women in Operations (NAWO), a not-for-profit organization who promotes diversity in the resources sector and works towards the vision where women and men can be equally represented at every level.

Chantelle is also an External Relations Sub-Committee Member and General Committee Member for the Zonta House Refuge Association, a not-for-profit who provides refuge and transitional accommodation, holistic support services and education to women who have experienced, or at risk of experiencing, family and domestic violence.

Sending out a warm welcome to new Silver member @KelloggCompany from the NAWO network! Such a great company and brand committed supporting women develop their careers and move the dial on gender balance in operations. #inspirationatwork #operations #genderbalance

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