Penny Jaski

Director (Outback Goldfields Australia)

Penny Jaski, B.Sc (Public Relations and Politics) has over 20 years’ experience in community and stakeholder relations and government affairs, including 15 years in mining with Rio Tinto. Penny commenced her career in local government working as a community relations officer across several municipalities in Western Australia, before moving into the area of Native Title where she worked with a number of indigenous communities in the Goldfields and Western Desert regions to progress their native title claims. Penny later joined Rio Tinto as a community relations specialist, working across exploration projects in Western Australia and South Australia and was later appointed Manager of Community Affairs for the Pilbara iron ore operations with the responsibility for township relations, cultural heritage management and the implementation of land use agreements. Penny then moved to Melbourne where she provided specialist community affairs advice to Rio Tinto business units across Australia and also held responsibility as the Executive Officer of the Rio Tinto Indigenous Fund and managed the national indigenous cadetship program.