AHRI Awards: The Mark of Excellence


Dave Ulrich HR Practitioner Award

Award Partner
Award Partner

Karen Beckham CPHR

Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal

Karen Beckham is recognised as a passionate, motivated professional who strives to make workplaces a better place. 2018 saw Karen win an industry award “Leading from the Front” as DBCT best demonstrated how they successfully engaged with their employees to deliver a better outcome for their people or their business.  Judges commented “As winner of this category DBCT recognised the integration between work and life, and the importance of a safety culture going beyond the workplace hours and the reality of Domestic Violence impacts on employees and their families. Their policy creation and implementation translates to leading a culture that delivers strong steps towards social change addressing respectful relationships, workplace and community safety. DBCT has set a new benchmark for corporate social responsibility that goes beyond their own organisation.”

A Diversity and Inclusion Project recently saw a noteworthy effort given by an external auditor to the work Karen has undertaken regarding age. The auditor stated “the knowledge management and workforce planning is excellent and building the plans around gender and cultural diversity is outstanding”.