She brings digital transformation to life by accelerating adoption and building proficiency at scale, having worked for some of the biggest names in mining, engineering and technology. A change and transformation expert for nearly a decade, she’s led change programs influencing up to 23,000 people across the seven continents – technology implementations, operating model redesigns, M&As and restructures.

Friska headed up change at Newcrest Mining, the largest gold miner on the ASX, leading its digital transformation changes to achieve significant financial and innovation outcomes, winning the 2018 METS Ignited Collaboration Award and several other innovation rankings. Prior to this, Friska was the Global Change Lead at engineering giant Worley, overseeing technology, process and system changes across its 55 offices.

Her expertise has been sought after at Microsoft Indonesia, Women in Leadership Asia, Future of Mining Sydney, Female Influencers in Tech, Contino’s The Leadership Panel, Wonder Women Tech, Women in Mining & Energy Indonesia, Minerals Week Canberra and Mining Leaders Forum Perth. Friska also contributes her thought leadership to The Future Shapers, Thrive Global, Delivering Happiness and has been published in The Australian HR Institute and AusIMM’s digital disruption series.


A Conversation with Friska Wirya