The Minerals Council of Australia has a new chief executive – Tania Constable.
The council said Ms Constable had extensive experience in the resources sector, having most recently worked as the chief executive of the Co-operative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC).
She previously worked as a senior executive in the Australian Public Service, including as a chief adviser in the Revenue Group of The Treasury and the Head of the Resources Division in the Department of Industry.
Minerals Council of Australia chair Vanessa Guthrie said Ms Constable would lead the MCA’s continued strong and effective engagement and advocacy on behalf of the industry and the regional communities and jobs it supports.
“Ms Constable is very well placed to lead the MCA, given her deep knowledge of Australia’s resources industry, her experience in leading a membership-based organisation and in leadership roles in the Australian Public Service, her expertise in rigorous and high-quality policy development and her commitment to driving advocacy with stakeholders in government and the wider community,” Dr Guthrie said.
“The Board looks forward to consolidating the MCA’s strong position and working with government, the community, industry and other partners to continue to ensure our industry generates economic, financial and social benefits for all Australians in a sustainable and responsible manner.”
Ms Constable was awarded a Public Service Medal in the Australia Day Honours in 2014 for outstanding public service in the development of Australia’s Liquefied Natural Gas and other resource and energy industries, particularly the development and implementation of policies and regulations applying to Australia’s on and offshore mineral and energy resources.
Ms Constable’s commencement date with the MCA is yet to be announced. David Byers will continue as interim chief executive until she starts work.