Jenny Boards

Senior Document Controller for Mineral  Technologies, a division of Downer Group, on the Gold Coast of Australia


Can you tell us a bit about you? 


My name is Jenny Boards. I am 39 years old, married and have a 13-year-old fur-child, a rather spoilt ginger cat named Rupert.  


I live on Australia’s Gold Coast, but I am originally from Sydney. 


I love to cook at home, but am also quite happy to go out to fine dining restaurants and experience amazing food and wine.


What is your current role? 


I am Senior Document Controller at Mineral Technologies, a division of Downer Group.  


I have been with the company for almost 16 years. I work in the Engineering department, where our team of engineers and drafters design mineral separation plants for a wide range of Clients worldwide.  


I am the only Document Controller in our team, so I am the go-to person and the “last line of defence” for ensuring quality deliverables are presented to our Clients.


Can you describe your professional experience? 


I have always worked in administrative support roles, starting out at a large investment bank, then on to real estate, and now in the mining industry.  


After 8 years of being with Mineral Technologies, the opportunity arose for me to move into the specialised document control function, so I decided to give it a go.  


That was 8 years ago, and I’m still here!


Which Consepsys course did you attend and when?


I attended both the Certified Document Controller and Certified Lead Document Controller courses held in Perth in June 2018.


What did you think about the Consepsys course? How did it help you in your current role and career development?


I really enjoyed both courses, and it was great to learn of “best practice” principles for document control.  


Being essentially self-taught, it was not only good to know that the majority of what I have been doing has been done correctly, but also interesting to understand where improvements can be made both personally and within our company.  


As a result of attending the Consepsys courses, I was promoted to Senior Document Controller, ready to lead a team as our workload increases.


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