Virginia du Plessis joins MEC to drive East Coast growth.

Virginia du Plessis has been welcomed to the leadership ranks of MEC and will lead Australia’s burgeoning East Coast team as General Manager. With an extensive background as a Principal Mining Engineer, Virginia brings nearly two decades of experience to her new role, where she will spearhead MEC’s expansion plans.

Virginia joins MEC from Anglo American, where she led strategic resource development projects in Southern Africa and United Kingdom, with a strong focus on sustainability integration, value chain optimisation inclusive of downstream processing to marketing, and cross-cultural leadership.

Her diverse professional background includes managing mining contracts, overseeing mine operations, and driving business improvement initiatives.

Commenting on Virginia’s appointment, MEC CEO Christofer Catania expressed excitement about the company’s future prospects. “Virginia’s wealth of experience and expertise make her an invaluable addition to the MEC team,” he remarked. “Her leadership will be instrumental in driving growth and performance across the East Coast.”

In her new role, Virginia will be based at MEC’s Brisbane, Queensland office, where she will oversee a multi-disciplinary team of consultants specialising in various technical services, including environmental management, geological exploration, geotechnical engineering, mining advisory and feasibility studies, and mine closure.

“I am excited to join MEC and contribute to its continued success,” Virginia stated. “The mining industry is evolving rapidly, and I am eager to leverage MEC’s resources and capabilities to navigate the opportunities ahead.”

Virginia’s appointment underscores MEC’s commitment to nurturing talent and fostering innovation within the mining sector. With the recent acquisition of METServe, the company is further expanding its offerings and presence across Australia and beyond. Virginia’s leadership will play a pivotal role in shaping MEC’s future trajectory.

MEC’s CEO Christofer Catania Supports the Vinnies CEO Sleepout for the Fifth Year

We are proud to announce that our CEO, Christofer Catania, is again supporting the Vinnies CEO Sleepout. Taking place on the 20th of June this initiative raises awareness and funds for individuals experiencing homelessness. This year marks Chris’ fifth participation, highlighting his ongoing commitment to positively impacting our community.

The Vinnies CEO Sleepout is more than just a fundraising event; it’s a powerful experience that allows business leaders to understand the hardships faced by those without a place to call home. By spending a night sleeping rough, participants like Chris gain firsthand insight into the daily struggles of the homeless, fostering greater empathy and a stronger resolve to drive change.

Chris’ participation is a testament to his dedication to social responsibility and reflects the core values of MEC. At MEC, we believe in making a difference not just within the corporate world, but also within our communities. Chris’ example inspires our entire team to engage in philanthropic endeavours and support initiatives that create meaningful, positive impacts.

We invite you to join us in supporting Chris and this worthy cause. Your donations will provide essential support and resources to those in need. Whether through a financial contribution or by spreading the word, every action helps make a difference.

Together, we can provide much-needed support and resources to those in need. Let’s work together to address homelessness and make a lasting impact on our community.

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