The WAIMM is celebrating our industry professionals who are on the move and have been assigned new roles and promotions in their line of duty during he months of October and November 2022. The purpose is to celebrate and highlight their achievement, provide mentorship opportunities for the young professional group members, share their experiences to motivate other industry professionals.
WAIMM is proud to share the achievement of Mary Anita Appianin, a a mining engineer with over 10years experience in mine planning, drill & blast services in the mining industry in Ghana.
Anita is currently the Long-Term Mine Planning Superintendent at AngloGold Ashanti, Iduapriem Mine. Prior to her current role, Anita worked in various capacities at the Iduapriem Mine in roles including Short Term Planning Engineer, Long Term Senior Mining Engineer, to Long Term Senior Planning Engineer (Jan 2013 – Sep 2022). She also worked as a Graduate Trainee (June 2012 – Dec 2012) at Iduapriem. Mary also worked at Goldfields Tarkwa Mine as a Drill and Blast Engineer from September 2011 to June 2012.
Anita’s current role includes coordinating and supervising the completion of mine designs and schedules towards reporting to the mines reserves in accordance with the company’s standards.
Anita holds a BSc degree in Mining Engineering (2006 – 2010) from the University of Mines and Technology (UMAT), Tarkwa and is currently pursuing a MSc in Engineering Management program at the same University. She was a winner of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Student Scholarship Award during her undergraduate studies.
Anita holds a Mine Manager’s certificate of competency from the Inspectorate Division of Minerals Commission. In 2017, Anita was adjudged the Female Miner of the year during the Ghana Mining Industry Awards 2017, and was also one of the recipients of the Chairman’s Young Leadership certificate (AngloGold Ashanti, 2016).
Anita is a member of WAIMM, GhIE and AusIMM. She is passionate and dedicated to her work and is proud of her achievements. She is thankful to all the great professionals who have contributed to her professional growth and believes that we all win together as industry professionals when a member of the team wins.