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Steering Group Membership as at April 2020
Tania Constable PSM
Minerals Council of Australia - CEO
Mining Skills Organisation Pilot - Chair
Tania Constable joined the Minerals Council of Australia in July 2018 where she is proud to promote and advocate for a strong, vibrant, and innovative minerals industry in Australia.
Prior to this, Tania was Chief Executive Officer of the CO2CRC (Collaborative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies) a leading global research organisation testing carbon capture and storage low emission technologies in Australia.
Tania previously worked as chief adviser in the Personal and Retirement Income Division of Treasury, working on tax-related matters and has had a long association with resources and energy, holding various senior executive roles in the Australian Government.
Tania had responsibility for policy advice to the Minister for Industry on oil and gas regulation, exploration and development, and sustainable mining activities.
During this time Ms Constable also had the privilege of being the Australian Joint Commissioner and Sunrise Commissioner for Australia and Timor-Leste leading joint activities on the development of the Joint Petroleum Development Area and Greater Sunrise Project. She was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2014 for outstanding public service in the development of Australia’s liquefied natural gas and other resource and energy industries.
Dr Gavin Lind
Mineral Council of Australia - GM
Mining Skills Organisation Pilot - Interim CEO and Working Group Chair
Gavin is an accomplished academic and minerals industry executive. Prior to his appointment as Interim CEO of the Mining Skills Organisation Pilot, Gavin spent over a decade in minerals policy and advocacy as the General Manager for Safety, Workforce and Innovation at the Minerals Council of Australia.
In 2013, Gavin was awarded the LH Martin Award for Excellence in Higher Education Leadership for his work promoting minerals education in Australia. Gavin has worked professionally for industry, government and academia in South Africa and Australia. He is also an internationally touring stand-up comedian in his spare time.
Rio Tinto - Vice President Human Resources
Scott was appointed Vice President, Human Resources for Rio Tinto's Iron Ore business in March 2019.
Scott is a senior leader with more than 20 years’ experience in human resources operations, strategy, shared services, and industrial relations. Scott has been with Rio Tinto for 16 years and has worked in several generalists, projects and specialist HR roles in Australia and the USA.
Scott was most recently the Head of People Services at Rio Tinto which he has held since December 2016.
AngloGold Ashanti Australia Ltd - Vice-President Corporate Affairs, Community and Human Resources.
Andrea Maxey has been with AngloGold since 2000, initially working in investor relations in Australia and then the United States, before returning to Australia in 2007 to become part of the company’s regional management team with a broader portfolio that includes human resources and organisational capability.
Andrea is a director of the Gold Industry Group in Australia and the Denver Gold Group. She has a BA in Psychology, post-graduate diplomas in journalism and finance and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Christine Gibbs Stewart
Austmine Limited - CEO
Chris is the CEO of Austmine, the leading industry body representing the Australian Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector. She has some 30 years of experience in international business, industry development and general management.
As CEO of Austmine, Chris is firmly focused on delivering value to the organisation’s members, creating opportunities, and driving strategic innovation and collaboration across the industry.
She has forged powerful relationships and has helped to significantly raise the profile of the sector to the point that it is now recognised as a Federal Government Industry Growth Centre.
In 2016, Chris was recognised for her work by winning the Industry Advocacy Award at the Australian Women in Industry Awards.
WesTrac (NSW and the ACT) - Chief Executive
Greg has been Chief Executive of WesTrac in NSW and the ACT since 2013. After gaining extensive experience as a successful leader in the equipment management industry, Greg joined WesTrac to define the business’ long-term strategic direction and operational capability.
Greg has over 30 years’ experience in the capital equipment sector and his experience spans a diverse range of roles, including sales, operations and senior leadership positions across Australia and Europe.
Prior to joining WesTrac, Greg was Managing Director of Liebherr Australia Pty Ltd, where he was responsible for managing and executing strategic and operational plans.
Concurrent with this position, Greg held the position of Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, for Liebherr Mining Equipment SAS, assuming global responsibility for the sales and marketing of Liebherr’s mining equipment products. During this time, Greg also served as a member of the Board of Management of Liebherr Mining Equipment SAS.
Anglo American’s Metallurgical Coal (Australia and Canada) - Head, Human Resources.
Warwick joined Anglo American’s Metallurgical Coal in 2011 and has been instrumental in supporting the organisation’s leadership team through several leading HR initiatives, business restructure and organisational change.
Warwick’s experience spans a range of commodities and regions; he worked with BHP in Australia, US and Chile and led their coal growth team as General Manager for HR.
For several years, Warwick was also the Executive Head for HR with a leading Australian mining contractor. Warwick holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Industrial Relations/Law) from the University of Wollongong.
Additional steering group members may be added at a later date.