After ten years of distinguished service to the mining industry, the Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber of Mines, Dr. Joyce Rosalind Aryee, is retiring to pursue mining and other related interests.
Dr. Aryee joined the Chamber as its first woman Chief Executive Officer in 2001 in an extremely demanding position which, she has occupied with great success and distinction over the past decade.
Dr Aryee has been instrumental in establishing critically important relationships with members of Government, Traditional Authorities, Civil Society Organizations, Media and Parliamentarians at a time the industry was facing a lot of criticisms from stakeholders.
She has been a champion of excellence and transformation of the Chamber which is the main minerals industry association in Ghana. She played a key role in developing the current vision, mission, core values and objectives of the Chamber.
The odds were unfairly stacked against her but with determination and persistence she rose to the occasion, laid the foundations and then played a leading role in the construction of the collaborative relationships that our industry currently enjoys with stakeholders.
According to the President of the Chamber of Mines, Mr. Dan Owiredu, “there have been many other efforts that have all brought considerable advantages and benefits to the mining industry.
The one which I think is essential for me to highlight on this occasion, however, is the exceptional and sensitive leadership role that Auntie Joyce has played in transforming the Chamber of Mines. ”
Adding that “Joyce has always been a champion of transformation and excellence and what she has done at the Chamber has been accomplished in a manner that has enhanced the capacity of all of the Chamber’s employees to efficiently discharge the responsibilities that are expected of them by industry stakeholders. ”
The Chamber’s mission which Dr. Aryee helped shape is to represent the mining industry in Ghana using the resources and capabilities of its Members to deliver services that address members, government and community needs in order to enhance sustainable development.
Under the guidance of Dr. Aryee the Chamber of Mines has become a respected, effective and unified voice for the mining industry in Ghana as well as internationally.
Joyce has been instrumental in the development of a socially and environmentally responsible mining industry and will be sorely missed by the staff and members of the Chamber.
A new Chief Executive Officer to take over from Dr. Aryee will be announced soon. The appointment will ensure that the Chamber’s continued quest to position mining as a catalyst for local and national development is achieved.
Source: Issued by the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Accra.
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