Pamela Naidoo-Ameglio


Pamela Naidoo-Ameglio

Pamela Naidoo-Ameglio is an Executive leader with a background in mining, nuclear, technology and governance through operational and corporate roles in public and private sector corporations and NFPs in Africa and Australia.  Pamela focusses on the overlap of technical projects with stakeholder engagement, decision-making and governance at Executive and Board level.  Her strengths of collaboration and engagement help translate business objectives into safe operational outcomes and inspires teams to strive for sustainability and continuous improvement.  Pamela sees Technology as an enabler for working safer and smarter and held roles in technology innovation and implementation for the minerals industry and building innovation partnerships with research and entrepreneurs.  She has a strong track record of successful project management, inclusive communication and staff capability development.

Pamela is passionate about breaking down siloes and providing an empowering culture within which multi-disciplinary teams excel. She is a mentor for IMNIS and previously the AUSTMINE innovation mentoring programme as well as leadership and career mentoring in Rio Tinto and other mining companies. 

Pamela is currently the Group Executive of the Nuclear Precinct at ANSTO. She leads the full scope of nuclear medicine production, OPAL research reactor operations, nuclear waste operations, and supporting radiation and waste commercial services. She sits on various executive steering committees for risk, WHS, strategic projects and diversity at ANSTO.  Pamela is also an Executive Director of Australian Nuclear Medicine (ANM), Non-Executive Director of The Housing Trust and Non Executive Director of airborne technology businesses Gyrolag and Exige. 

She joined ANSTO in 2018 after 24 years in the mining industry including leadership roles at South 32, BHP, Rio Tinto and De Beers.  Pamela has played leading roles as President or Chair in transformation of professional member organisations such as the Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA) and in breaking down gender barriers, founding Women in Mining South Africa (WIMSA) in 2010.  She is a past Board member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM). Pamela was recognised in the inaugural 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining (2013).