Melanie Stutsel

Melanie Stutsel

General Manager Closure - Strategy and Optimisation

Rio Tinto

With more than 25 years’ experience working on sustainable development issues in the resources industry, Melanie is a recognised  industry leader on issues including sustainable development, environmental management, social performance, Indigenous relations and regional development. 

Working as a key partner with Operations, and with strong capability in managing complexity and uncertainty, she leads the development of effective strategies to manage enterprise level material risks, with a current focus on closure liability and legacy management.

A strong advocate for responsible resource development, Melanie leverages partnerships with external stakeholders and opinion leaders to develop new initiatives, and to reform public policy and build capability to drive continuous improvement in environmental and social performance.

Open and receptive to emerging global techniques and technologies, she has an aptitude for finding simple and replicable solutions, and enjoys being involved in cooperative endeavors between business and society that are contemporary and innovative.

Melanie Stutsel

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  • 14:00
  • Thu, 03 Nov
  • 14:00 - 16:00 AEDT
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  • 120 min
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  • Thu, 03 Nov
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  • Collaboration
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  • Collaboration Theatre

Community Engagement, Trust & Social Value

  • 14:00 - 14:05
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  • 5 min
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  • Thu, 03 Nov
Welcoming Remarks
  • 14:05 - 15:00
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  • 55 min
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  • Thu, 03 Nov
Industry Panel Discussion: Indigenous Engagement - How Can We Better Attune with Indigenous Participation Across the Supply Chain
  • 15:00 - 16:00
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  • 60 min
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  • Thu, 03 Nov
Talk it Forward Dialogue Table - Let’s be Honest, We Have a Credibility Issue – Can We Fix it, and How?
  • 16:10
  • Thu, 03 Nov
  • 16:10 - 17:30 AEDT
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  • 80 min
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  • Thu, 03 Nov
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  • Collaboration
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  • Collaboration Theatre

Mine Closure, Rehabilitation & Repurpose

  • 16:10 - 16:15
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  • 5 min
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  • Thu, 03 Nov
Welcoming Remarks
  • 16:15 - 16:30
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  • 15 min
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  • Thu, 03 Nov
Redefining Mine Closure
  • 16:30 - 16:50
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  • 20 min
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  • Thu, 03 Nov
Mine Rehabilitation: The Sustainability Opportunity for Our Industry
  • 16:50 - 17:30
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  • 40 min
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  • Thu, 03 Nov
Talk it Forward Dialogue Table - Putting the Purpose in Repurpose – How Can We Improve Post-Mining Legacies?