Successful Partnership Continues to Pay Off

Three men standing in front of furnace

South32 Worsley Alumina and Forrest Personnel are continuing to provide meaningful employment opportunities for people with health conditions, injuries and disabilities.

Worsley Alumina Vice President Operations, Noel Pillay, said the Forrest Personnel crew were doing a fantastic job at Worsley and were a valued part of the team.

“General tidiness, our garden areas and the maintenance of work areas around our alumina refinery improves all the time due to the team’s hard work,” Mr Pillay said.

“At South32, we believe in a culture of inclusion so it’s great to welcome the Forrest Personnel team into the Worsley family and recognise their abilities in the workplace.”

Collie resident and the most recent Forrest Personnel member to join the Worsley team, Peter Hennessy, undertakes a variety of roles across the refinery including general maintenance and housekeeping.

“I’m pleased to be able to transition back into the workforce after suffering some recent health problems, and it’s great to be part of the Worsley workforce,” Mr Hennessy said.

Mr Hennessy moved to Collie in December 2018 after securing work at Worsley through Forrest Personnel.  He has previous mine services experience having spent 15 years working in the Pilbara and is currently working at Worsley’s Multi-Fuel Cogeneration powerhouse.

South32 has also implemented a program called ‘Inclusion at Worsley’ to drive cultural change and place focus on valuing differences in the workplace.

Forrest Personnel are proud of Nick and Peter’s success in their roles as part of the Worsley team.  We also appreciate our on-going working relationship with South32 Worsley Alumina and their welcoming and supportive role in providing sustainable and life changing employment.


Pictured (L-R) Forrest Personnel Contractors Nick Quaife and Peter Hennessy, with Supervisor, Doug Wilson