People and culture


Welcome to our new Environment Review Committee members

Fosterville Gold Mine is pleased to welcome two new members to our Environment Review Committee (ERC). Jonathan Constable and Ashleigh Neil join existing member Ian Ralston, to bring a diverse range of skills, experiences, and expertise to the committee.

Jonathan Constable

Jonathan is a Mechanical Engineering student with a deep love of nature and a passion for innovation. He is committed to discovering new sustainable technologies to enhance mining operations and reduce environmental impact. Jonathan is an active local community member, engaging with young families and participating in events promoting conservation and sustainability.

Ashleigh Neil

Ashleigh is an environmental scientist with extensive experience in mining and drilling operations. As an environmental consulting and monitoring expert, Ashleigh is well-equipped to assess Fosterville Gold Mine's performance from an environmental standpoint, ensuring that it aligns with broader community interests. She is committed to open communication and community networking, promoting effective two-way communication between the mine and its stakeholders.

Ian Ralston

Ian has been associated with gold and coal mines for more than fifteen years. He is a passionate advocate for environmental awareness and sustainability, demonstrated by his previous work rehabilitating mangroves and using environmentally sustainable practices at his property. An Axedale local for 12 years, Ian is well-connected within the Bendigo community through his involvement with various organisations, including the Victoria State Emergency Service and La Trobe University. He joined the ERC in 2021. 

All three members bring diverse expertise and a shared commitment to environmental sustainability and community engagement, which will aid Fosterville Gold Mine's ongoing efforts to ensure responsible and sustainable mining practices.