Department of State Development

The MIPO Advisory Council plays a pivotal role in setting the strategic direction for MIPO.

The council provides guidance and oversight to the development of South Australia’s resource sector supply chain for identifying and meeting future demand from the national and global resources sector.

It consists of executives from the mineral and energy resources sector, industry associations and the State Government.

MIPO Advisory Council members

Mr Steven Arndt
Lead Government and Indigenous Relations, BHP Billiton

Mr Kevin Welsh
General Manager Production, Beach Energy

Mr Nick Flanagan
Regional Director, Western Region, Parsons Brinkerhoff

Mr Douglas Dally
Manager SA, CPB Contractors

Mr Alexander Kachellek
Managing Director, Korvest Ltd, SA Director, Austmine

Professor Peter Dowd
Professor of Mining, The University of Adelaide

Mr Bob Fulker
Chief Operating Officer, OZ Minerals

Mr Nathan Childs
General Manager – Production Optimisation and Planning, Santos

Mr David Maxwell
Chief Executive Officer, Cooper Energy

Ms Rebecca Knol
Chief Executive Officer, SACOME

Ms Jody Rowe (Observer)
Principal, Rowe Advisory

Ms Kathy Ehrig
Principal Geometallurgist, BHP Billiton

Dr Paul Heithersay
Deputy Chief Executive, Department of State Development

Mr Barry Goldstein
Executive Director, Energy Resources, Department of State Development

Ms Pru Freeman
Acting Executive Director, Minerals and Resources, Department of State Development

Mr Paul Goiak
Director, Industry Development, Department of State Development


2017 meeting dates

  • 22 March 2017
  • 6 June 2017
  • 13 September 2017
  • 21 November 2017

For more information contact

Lachlan Crowe
Manager, Mining Industry Participation Office
Phone: (08) 8303 2247
Email: mipo@sa.gov.au