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Donna celebrates two decades of service with GMA

12th May 2017 marked the 20th service anniversary of Donna Collis at GMA.

Twenty years ago, Donna joined the GMA team in Geraldton, Australia as an Administration Officer. Over the years, Donna has taken on various job roles in response to the changing needs of the company.  

She has worked in Reception/General Administration for four years; a Debt collection role for five years, and four years in Payroll/Creditors/Shipping/Forex. She has also worked in Logistics for five years. Since 2015, she manages the Purchasing and General Administration in the office.

“I have always enjoyed the diversity and stability GMA offers. I love sharing stories with my workmates,” said Donna. 

Prior to her career at GMA, Donna worked as a Nursing Assistant at St John of God Hospital for one year after graduating from high school. She has also obtained a certificate from the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, and worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 10 years. In addition, she partnered her husband in running a brick laying business for 17 years.

During her free time, Donna loves spending time with her husband and daughters, fishing, camping, practising yoga, walking and solving jigsaw puzzles. She is also into books and poetry.  

“I have been working with Donna for almost 14 years, and have enjoyed every moment. Her magnetic happy personality lights up the office. If you have a question, she always has the answer.”  

“Donna is a positive team player with a ‘can do’ attitude - nothing is ever too much trouble. She brightens up the office with her friendly, bubbly nature and makes GMA a nice place to be in.”    

“I have found Donna to be a valuable team member who is always happy to help others. Her welcoming smile and kindness makes her very approachable. She is also well respected by all. It has been a pleasure working with Donna for the past seven years, and I look forward to many years to come.”

“Donna is an absolute gem, and an asset to the company. I could not have asked for a nicer lady to work with. Congratulations to your 20th year with GMA. How lucky we are to still have you.’




By Belinda Burrow, GMA Mining Australia