I'm actually third-generation Rio Tinto. Grandad was here for 27 years and Dad was here for 19.
I came back a few years ago – back home I guess – and honestly, I have been loving it. The attitude change I have seen within the business towards a more pioneering, risk-taking mindset has been massive. Because for me, I felt like I was kind of doing this thing already outside of work.
A lot of the work I do now for the business were hobbies of mine, whether it was YouTube, photography, drones, even 3D modelling. I was a crane operator only eight months ago, but now I work in remote-operated vehicles. I was pretty concerned about getting stuck in mining and never leaving again. But now I'm really loving it. I wish I could go back and tell myself to worry less about the future of mining because it has got an incredible future with a really diverse range of roles. It's not just about breaking rocks anymore."