Josephine Liantono

Junior Mining Engineer
Masters of Mining Engineering Student
University of Western Australia

Perth, WA

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


My interest in commodities was sparked by my grandfather who owned various businesses, including a jewellery shop in Indonesia. He was involved in the entire process of making a gold bullion and jewellery my grandmother designed. During my early years of primary school, my grandfather gave me a daily responsibility to report to him the price of the US Dollar, oil and gold prices. He would ask me to guess the following day’s price movement.

Fast forward to the age of 22, I am now a Junior Mining Engineer at BHP and Master of Professional Engineering (Mining Engineering) student at the University of Western Australia. I have recently graduated from a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Economics.

I have experienced multiple facets of the mining industry in operational and corporate roles across the iron ore, nickel, bauxite and uranium commodities.

My career has taken me from my home town, Perth, undertaking corporate roles with Mount Gibson Iron, PwC Australia and Deloitte Australia, all the way up north in the open-pits of the Pilbara with Fortescue Metals Group and Rio Tinto to underground mining in the Goldfields region with BHP.

My experience in mining engineering, metallurgy, environment and approvals, external auditing and consulting disciplines has enabled me to learn about the resources sector from many points of view, see the overarching interconnection of the disciplines and have a business-wide mindset in the work I do and the decisions I make.

I am passionate about Inclusion and Diversity, especially in the engineering space. This passion has led to co-founding Women in Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and being its Founding President for close to two years. In addition to this, I am currently the Undergraduate Representative of the Faculty of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences Inclusion & Diversity Committee.

My dream career would involve the amalgamation of engineering, technology, business acumen and working with people. Thus, I am pursuing a career in the resources and professional services sectors.

Josephine identifies as culturally and linguistically diverse.