For over 16 years Correne, Quality and Document Control Manager, has helped keep MACA’s management systems and documents stay up to date, on brand, and easily accessible for everyone at MACA.
Correne’s work ethic and attention to detail have helped forge a successful career in her (second) chosen profession.
“Growing up, I wanted to be an air hostess but back then there were height restrictions, so I had to rethink that one.
“I’ve worked in a variety of roles, including planning, purchasing, tendering, and business development, which have all led me to where I am today,” she said.
Before MACA, Correne worked FIFO at Whim Creek Copper Mine for three years.
“I loved working FIFO and only left because the project came to an end. I got to meet so many people and loved the social side of it.
“The Whim Creek Pub was our wet mess, so we got to meet not only the locals and station crew, but also people that were passing through.
Some of Correne’s fondest memories were formed at the Whim Creek Pub.
“Anyone who has been there would know the ‘ring game’, I got lots of practice and became an absolute champion at it,” laughed Correne.
“We had plenty of social events and used to go fishing and mud crabbing at Balla Balla, which is also where I met my husband. Not sure how an Irishman found his way to Whim Creek,” laughed Correne.
Like many, Correne joined the team when the mining and civil construction company she was working for was acquired by MACA.
“I felt my core values were similar to MACA’s, so I joined the team as Systems Advisor before being promoted to Quality and Document Control Manager, a promotion that is a highlight of my career.
“The biggest challenge of my career was last year during the Mining West acquisition where we rebranded over 5,000 documents and worked to align the management systems of both businesses.
“It was a mammoth task, but as my favourite saying goes ‘when life gives you lemons, make lemonade’, we got through it and helped improve efficiency company-wide,” said Correne.
Before starting a family, Correne had a keen interest in outdoor exercise and it was perhaps this love that makes the MACA Cancer 200 Ride for Research one of her favourite memories of her time with MACA.
“The ride is such a fantastic event and even though I have never participated, I am proud to work for a company that so wholeheartedly supports such an important cause,” she said.
When not at work, Correne’s two young children keep her on her toes.
“My life is busy, both at work and at home, so the flexibility and down-to-earth nature of MACA is what has kept me here.
“Being a mum has been my hardest job to date. These tiny humans have endless energy, endless snot, and love to wake up early.
“Your life is really tipped upside down, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.”