Inductees 2016 - Dr Erica Smyth

Dr Erica Smyth

Dr Erica Smyth has almost forty years experience in the mineral and petroleum industries. She has worked in senior positions with BHP Minerals Minerals, BHP Petroleum and Woodside Petroleum.

She has been a professional company director since 2005. Erica has a Bachelor of Science from University of Western Australia and an Applied Master of Science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. In 2008 Dr Smyth was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Western Australia and in 2012 was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

She is currently the Non-Executive Chair of Toro Energy and also chairs the Diabetes Research Foundation of WA. She is also a director of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations), and the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. Erica has always encouraged others because she was often the first woman in many roles and recognised the pressure this brings.

Among her impressive firsts are: • The first woman to be BHPs Minerals' Principal geoscientist (1982) • The first woman State Manager for BHP Petroleum (1994-1996) • And the first lady to chair the Pilbara Development Commission.



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Inductees 2016
Hon. Cheryl Davenport
Mrs Oriel Green
Reverend Pam Halbert
Glenda Kickett
Annette Knight
Drisana Levitzke-Gray
Honourable Justice Carmel McLure
Holly-ann Martin
Professor Margaret Seares AO
Dr Erica Smyth
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