Australian mining company Rio Tinto announced they appointed Angela Bigg as president and chief operating officer of the Diavik diamond mine. She will be the first female to lead the mine and its 1,100 employees. She joined the Diavik team in November 2017 as vice president, Finance. Angela Bigg will succeed Richard Storrie, who left the company after 26 years.
Rio Tinto Minerals chief executive Sinead Kaufman said: “Angela has a deep knowledge of our people and our operations, as well as established relationships with local communities. I’m delighted she will be Diavik’s first female president, as we continue to focus on supplying customers with high quality, responsibly sourced Canadian diamonds, while preparing to leave a positive legacy in partnership with our community and government partners.”
Angela Bigg concluded: “It is a privilege to be given the opportunity to lead the Diavik Diamond Mine. During my time with Diavik, I have continued to be inspired by the innovative and hard-working individuals that make up our team. Without their dedication and effort, we would not be the world-class diamond mine we are today. I will ensure that we continue on our path of excellence to leave a lasting, positive legacy in the Northwest Territories.