PHIC CEO Kirsty Danby attended the August Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce and Industry after hours event which put the spotlight on Roy Hill’s community projects.

Cutting-edge health technology and mentoring of Hedland school students are among projects funded by the Roy Hill Community Foundation.

Roy Hill Holdings community development manager Jeanette Hasleby gave more than 100 people at a Port Hedland business function last month an insight into the work of the foundation.

That includes Pilbara Faces, a 3D facial imaging project that supports a tool which can identify up to 8,000 rare diseases through a simple photograph of the face.

Ms Hasleby also talked about Pilbara Mentors, which in just two years has grown from two mentors to 20 in providing support to students in five Hedland schools.

The foundation – a partnership between Roy Hill and its service providers – focuses on education, training and employment; culture, arts and enterprise; and health.

The presentation took place at the Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours event, hosted by Roy Hill, at the Courthouse Gallery.

Roy Hill general manager Julian Hill also spoke to the gathering about the Pilbara iron ore miner’s journey and future and executive chairman Mrs Rinehart guiding of the Roy Hill journey.

Guests had the opportunity to view displays about the foundation projects discussed and purchase products which support its work.