Roy Woodall Medal Presentation

Kathy Ehrig was announced as the recipient of this year’s Roy Woodall Medal several months ago.

After several failed attempts relating to the pandemic, the Australian Geoscience Council was finally able to make a formal presentation of our prestigious Roy Woodall medal at the Copper to the World Conference in Adelaide on August 31.

The organisers of this conference are thanked for giving this presentation ceremony a high-profile, with it immediately following the opening address by South Australian Mines Minister, Dan Van Host Pellekaan. 

A highlight of the presentation to inaugural winner, Dr Kathy Ehrig of BHP, was the presence of Roy’s widow Barbara, who spoke about Roy’s role in the inception of this award and his mentorship of Kathy. All in all, this was a very moving ceremony, coming as it did only a few months after Roy’s passing.

Inaugural Roy Woodall medal recipient Dr Cathy Ehrlig with Barbara Woodall at the presentation ceremony