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Dionne Hockley

Commercial Planner
Engage contracters to carry out works for a mining company
Mining and Resources
OZ Minerals
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About me

  • International Experience

I work as a Commercial Planner at OZ Minerals, a modern Australian mining company with mines in South Australia, Western Australia and Brazil and exploration interests around the world. Born and raised in Adelaide, I am by nature, passionate about engaging with others and building relationships with colleagues over a diverse range of organisations.

My career has been predominantly focussed on scheduling and planning for some large Australian and International organisations such as Black and Veatch, Telstra, BHP and Downer. I firmly believe the important and critical part of all roles is to connect, build rapport and find opportunities for mentoring, coaching, development, training and advancement.

After completing my high school education at an all-girls school, as well as growing up in a society which did not present opportunities for women in the workforce, I am committed to educating, inspiring, and encouraging, not only my son and daughter, but others, to realise their full potential, regardless of background or gender.

About my role

  • Disciplined
  • Humorous
  • Principled
  • Sociable
  • Wise

In order to fulfil the functions of this role, you engage various contractors to carry out works such as design, construction and commissioning. Some of the construction works include civil, electrical and mechanical works. A Commercial Planner's role is to seek out appropriate contractors to carry out these specific works. This is done by inviting them to provide a quote. You then go through a selection process to decide who is best to carry out the works. Recommendation are made to the Commercial Team and the General Manager, and then a contract is written up to engage the successful company. A Commercial Planner then ensure the engaged company adhere to the terms and conditions of the contract for the duration of their contracted time.

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  • Senior School Certificate


  • Reading
  • Running
  • Travel
  • Yoga


  • 1 Dog

My career journey

Curious to know how I got here? Here’s a snapshot of my career pathway.
  1. Receptionist in real estate
  2. Made redundant from a role
  3. Spent 5 years to be a stay at home mum
  4. Returned to work full time as a Scheduler
  5. Moved to OZ and the role I am in now, was created for my skill set

My employer

OZ Minerals is a copper-focused international company based in South Australia. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange they have a growth strategy that is focused on creating value for all stakeholders.