An IOM3 Outstanding Service Award 2016 has been awarded to Christine Blackmore of the Western Institute of Mining and Minerals presented at the recent WIMM meeting on 18 April 2016.
Christine has provided focus for the Institute for many years, since joining the WIMM council in 1999, holding the post of Secretary (2006-2011) and President (2011-2015). She has helped to mould the Institute into the vibrant group that it now is along the way collecting the National Local Society of the Year Ward for the WIMM in 2012. From her leadership, we have hosted regional heats of the Young Persons' Lecture Competition and have had joint meetings with the Staffordshire branch of the ICTa and have seen a marked increase in presentation attendees.
Christine is always very proactive in gaining commitment from presenters for lectures and sponsorship for tables at the Annual Dinner. She has attended a number of local society meetings at IoM3 in London, and more recently taken on the role of Chair of the Mining Technology Division of IOM3.
Outside of the institute, Christine has also been recognised in the 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining 2016.
We would like to congratulate Christine on this well-deserved award and thank her for her hard work, dedication and continued support to the WIMM.