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Tania Constable PSM – Chief Executive Officer, Minerals Council of Australia

Tania Constable PSM 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.

Greg Graham – CEO WesTrac  

Greg Graham 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.

Andrea Maxey – Vice President Corporate Affairs

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.

Warwick Jones – Head of HR, Anglo American

Warwick Jones is Head of Human Resources, focused on Anglo American’s Metallurgical Coal operations in Australia and Canada. 

Warwick joined in 2011 and has been instrumental in supporting Anglo American’s Metallurgical Coal leadership team through a number of leading HR initiatives, business restructure and organizational 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 a number of 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.

Christine Gibbs Stewart – CEO, Austmine Limited

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.

Chris has worked across a number of different industries including mining, food and beverage, HVAC, IT, design, construction, aviation and automotive. She has extensive experience in working with governments in Australia and abroad to develop and deliver industry and economic development programs. Government clients have include Australian local, state and Commonwealth departments, multi-lateral trade development agencies and foreign governments including in China, Thailand, Brazil, Chile and the USA.

Previous positions include International Business Manager, Massel International; Director, Business without Borders; Managing Director, Australia-Ohio Office; General Manager, Australian Business International Trade Services; Manager, International Trade, State Chamber of Commerce (New South Wales); and Manager, Marketing and Sales for Geonex International, an export management company in New York.

Chris was previously a Director of the Australia-Latin America Business Council and has served on several government boards and export and industry development committees and councils. She is currently President of the North Steyne Surf Life Saving Club. 

Chris has contributed to and authored several publications including industry reports, country specific business insights and international trade and export handbooks.

Chris has a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan, USA, and an MBA in International Management from the University of Technology, Sydney. She is an Australian and US citizen.

Scott Browne - 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 a number of generalist, 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.