Our People, Our Community - Meet Stewart and Bodie

10 August 2016

Father and son team, Stewart and Bodie Sherrington, both work at New Acland Mine and share a passion for health and fitness.

Meet – Stewart Sherrington

Occupation: Safety and Health Coordinator, New Acland Mine

Lives: Toowoomba

Background info

Stewart began working at New Acland Mine in 2007 and has extensive experience in health and safety in the resources, energy and fertiliser industries.

In his role as Safety and Health Coordinator, Stewart was a key player in establishing and implementing New Acland’s health and wellness program, Live Well, Work Well.

The program supports a positive shift in health culture and encourages employees to take ownership of their health and wellness.

Last year Live Well, Work Well was awarded the Best Health and Wellbeing Initiative at the Queensland Safe Work Awards and is currently nominated for the Health and Wellbeing Award at this year’s Australian Mines and Metals Association Awards.

Stewart is passionate about health and wellness and sits on the Live Well, Work Well committee. The committee plays a key role in steering the direction of Live Well, Work Well and organising fun initiatives to keep employees engaged, like their latest My Tuckerbox Rules competition. Outside of work, Stewart trains with the Toowoomba Ridgy Didge Runners and is a firm believer in a holistic approach to health.

Last year Stewart ran the picturesque Gold Coast Half Marathon and this year has already completed Toowoomba’s Peak2Park and Bridge2Brisbane. Next on his agenda is the Melbourne Half Marathon later in the year.

Meet – Bodie Sherrington

Occupation: Mining Engineer, New Acland Mine

Lives: Biddeston

Background info

Bodie began working casually at New Acland Mine in 2009 as a dump truck operator. During this time he was studying Civil Engineering at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and would travel home to work weekends and holidays.

He was accepted as a vacation student at New Acland in his third year of study and during that time he learned the ropes from the other mining engineers in the technical services department.

Bodie went back to working as a casual operator until landing a job as a part-time engineer during his final year of study. He began fulltime work at New Acland in mid-2012 after graduating from university.

Growing up, Bodie competed in state and national swimming competitions. He attended Pittsworth State Primary and High School and trained with the local swimming club in Pittsworth.

During his high school years, Bodie was lucky enough to travel to swimming competitions right across Australia and enjoyed visiting different locations across New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.

Bodie is still an avid swimmer and is focused on keeping fit and healthy. After taking part in this year’s Toowoomba’s Peak2Park, he is currently training for the Noosa Triathlon.