Kate Swain - Winner of 2016 Young Achiever Award



Kate is a Senior Associate at McCullough Robertson based in Newcastle. She specialises in planning and environment and has represented high profile clients in the resources industry such as Glencore, Peabody, AMCI, Yancoal and Heron Resources in various courts, including the Land and Environment Court, Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal.
 
Kate won the Young Achiever award at the 2016 Industry and Suppliers Awards Dinner (I&S) and we asked her what it means to be the recipient of this Award.
 
“I was very honoured to have been recognised for my understanding and commitment to the mining industry in NSW. Receiving this award has given me acknowledgement from the broader mining industry and beyond.”
 
“Shortly after winning the award, I was also very fortunate to receive a detailed write up in the Newcastle Herald. This article explored my legal career to date and my passion working with the mining industry which had led me to winning the 2016 NSW Minerals Council’s Young Achiever Award.”
 
Three things that Kate said came to mind when we mentioned the Awards Dinner were “Recognition, Industry leaders and Success.”

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