by Daniel Brightmore
Originally published: September 26, 2017
Beatrice Opoku-Asare’s admits her journey towards her current role in the mining industry was not a typical one.
After gaining a degree in Natural Resource Management she worked for the Environmental Protection Agency in her native Ghana. “When I eventually joined the industry (with Golden Star Resources) my role was in the environmental space, doing analysis of trees and plants. I’m more of a plants person than a people person!” jokes Opoku-Asare.
After moving into health and safety she gained hands on experience at pit level as a processing plant safety officer, leading to a role in health and safety training before she ended up in talent management in HR to focus on graduate training programs, helping new employees to assimilate while accelerating their development.