2022 Committee Members

The Committee responsible for organising the Conference comprises representatives from the Queensland Resources Council, Resources Safety and Health Queensland, Simtars, the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union and the Australian Workers’ Union.


Peter Newman. Chief Inspector of Coal Mines, Resources Safety and Health Queensland


Larnie Mackay, General Manager, MyneSight

Committee Members

Nick Ahlstrand, Executive Director, Simtars

Kylie Ah Wong, General Manager (Health, Safety & Training), Coal Assets Australia, Glencore

Shane Apps, Senior Manager – Health, Safety and Training, Peabody Australia

Judy Bertram, Deputy Chief Executive and Director, Community and Safety Policy, Queensland Resources Council

Craig Bright, Manager HSE – Central Mines & Safety Pillar (Acting), BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance

André De Kock, Research Manager, Simtars

Steve Firth, Inspector of Mines, Minerals, Mines & Quarries, Resources Safety and Health Queensland

Chris Gately, Safety & Health Manager, Anglo American Metallurgical Coal

Paul Goldsbrough, Policy Manager – Safety and Health, Queensland Resources Council

Gavin Lawrence, Organiser, Northern District, Australian Workers’ Union

Derek Muirhead, Health Safety and Training Manager, OCE Mining, Downer

Phillipa Weltner, Group Management Risk & Improvement, Evolution Mining

Stephen Woods, Industry Safety and Health Representative, CFMEU Mining & Energy Division, Queensland District