07 Nov Maxwell People | Meet Lerelle Bom
Meet Lerelle Bom, our Business Development Manager in Australia.
Lerelle Bom is a West Australian country girl and went to school at Stella Maris Presentation College in Geraldton, followed by studying Medical Laboratory Science at Curtin University. She has rounded out these studies with a Diploma in Business Management and Computing and a Diploma in Information Technology. These qualifications have all stood her in good stead for her career.
Lerelle has worked at Maxwell GeoServices and has been an integral team member since August 2003. During that time she has been consulting in technical data management for 13 years and has moved to Business Development in the last 2 years.
Prior to Maxwell, Lerelle worked for five years at Delta Gold. During this time she was mostly at the Kanowna Belle site and then in town as part of the ‘data management team’. She then went on to run the Maxwell office in Kalgoorlie for 5 years which was a great experience enabling her to spend lots of time on site addressing real-time problems.
We asked Lerelle some questions about her work at Maxwell.
What do you like best about the work you do?
“No day is ever the same. I get to meet with lots of interesting people and help find solutions for their data management requirements. Occasionally I get to go to conferences in interesting places.”
What’s the most common issue you talk to clients about?
“The main issue I talk to clients about is how to improve their workflows and provide additional proficiencies with their drilling and sampling and production data management. I really enjoy adding value to their processes and finding solutions to meet their unique needs.”
How do you keep up to date with what’s going on?
“There are a few ways I keep up to date – attending industry conferences, online articles and talking to people.”
What are your interests?
“I love our annual fishing holiday to Nanga Station in Shark Bay. I’m still hoping to catch the elusive Bluebone Groper next year!
“I love travelling – my favourite countries visited so far are Mexico, Morocco and who can go past Thailand (especially Koh Samui).
But above all, to me, there is nothing better than a day at the beach or out in the boat with the family.”
For those of you who don’t know, Shark Bay is a magical place located about 800 kilometres north of Perth and is the westernmost point of Western Australia. It is a World Heritage Site.
..Shark Bay’s waters, islands and peninsulas….have a number of exceptional natural features, including one of the largest and most diverse seagrass beds in the world. However, it is for its stromatolites (colonies of microbial mats that form hard, dome-shaped deposits which are said to be the oldest life forms on earth), that the property is most renowned. The property is also famous for its rich marine life including a large population of dugongs and provides a refuge for a number of other globally threatened species.
— Brief synthesis of Shark Bay, Western Australia as inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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