Samantha Rennie

Without mentioning your job title, how would you describe what it is you do now?

I work on market-leading and complex business and legal challenges in the mining industry, seeking to add value through creative and collaborative problem solving, together with my colleagues.

What was your main driver to enter the legal industry?

Studying law seemed a rounding side dish to my primary focus at that time; economics. Once I understood what working in law actually was, the choice made itself. It remains one of the more interesting ways I can spend my day.

What are the first three words you think of when you hear the word ‘diversity’?

Respect. Acceptance. Equity.

What do you think it will take to develop truly diverse thinking within the legal industry?

A genuine effort to reflect a collective voice when decisions are made.

Samantha is Senior Legal Counsel at Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd.