Lead Assurance – South32 – Western Australia

We are a globally diversified mining and metals company with operations in Australia, South Africa and South America. Headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, securities for South32 trade on three exchanges, the Australian Securities exchange (ASX), Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and London Stock Exchange (LSE).

Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come.

Our people are central to our success and demonstrate our determination to be a best-in-class operator. We aspire to be an inclusive organisation, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.

The Role

Reporting to the GM Risk and Compliance, this Perth-based position leads the development and implementation of our second line assurance processes, and reporting on the status of statutory and regulatory compliance.

Lead the development, implementation and maintenance of the Group’s 2nd line assurance processes and systems

Lead the implementation of processes that review statutory and regulatory compliance as well as adherence to South32 minimum standards

Foster an inclusive workplace with a strong culture of care and accountability

Regularly review effectiveness of the risk management, governance and assurance processes

Design and implement the 2nd line risk assurance program to:
Assess effectiveness of risk management

Assess compliance to South32 governance framework

Assess compliance to legislative and other requirements

Coordinate and/or execute the 2nd Line risk assurance program

Analyse and report assurance findings, emerging trends and learnings to the Risk and Audit Committee

Monitor and track closeout of identified assurance actions and improvements

Lead business process reviews and reports to highlight progress against expected outcomes to improve business performance

Maintain a close working relationship with 3 rd Line internal audit

An overriding commitment to health, safety, environmental responsibility and sustainable development

Qualification & Experience

Demonstrated capability in current risk management / assurance practice

Exceptional influencing of key stakeholder relationships

Demonstrated capability in control, monitoring and effective reporting to executive management and/or Board

Experience in managing governance and assurance processes with an emphasis on risk and/or legal/insurance expertise

Ability to work effectively with interdisciplinary teams in a multi-cultural and multi-national environment

Excellent skills in data monitoring, advanced analytics and risk and assurance process

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Finance or a relevant technical (ie: Risk Management) discipline

RABQSA or equivalent professional auditing qualification

What we offer you

Industry leading parental leave and family care policy

Superannuation Matching contributions

Education and career development

Participation in the Employee Share Plan

Competitive salaries


This position will be based at our head office in the heart of the Perth CBD with state of the art facilities that include secure bicycle parking, lockers and showers.

We are seeking people who share our values to join our team. Our people are fundamental to our success. We’re focused on creating an inclusive workplace, with the right people in the right roles, who are engaged, empowered and appropriately rewarded.

South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.