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Melissa Tomlins is the National Quality & Safety Manager at Pacific Environment.

Melissa Tomlins National Quality & Safety Manager

As Pacific Environment’s National Quality & Safety Manager, Melissa Tomlins is currently managing the implementation of Pacific Environment’s ISO 9001Quality and ANZxxxx Occupational Health and Safety Management System.

Her academic background in environmental science, environmental law, management and business combined with over 13 years of hands on operational experience in both the alumina and metalliferous and coal mining industry underpins her ability to provide insight and advice to our project team, specifically with respect to the challenges and cost implications of environmental, health and safety regulations facing industry today.

Melissa has completed numerous projects including leading a team to manage the environmental approvals process for a A$260M+ project, developing numerous management plans including land management plans and closure management plans, leading a team to design and implement an Australian-first site wide HSE software system, and designing and implementing a certified IEMS for a greenfield alumina refinery prior to commissioning.

All of these projects involved liaising with local, state and at times, federal government agencies as well as various community organisations in order to achieve the required outcome. Many of you already may know Mel as she is well-recognised within the Gladstone industry circles due to her previous tenure with QAL and Rio Tinto Alcan’s Alumina Refinery.

We are also proud of her achievements, in particular, Melissa was the recipient of the 2007 Gladstone ‘Young Manager of the Year’ award (AIM).