To organise and present a mining industry health and safety conference of excellence, which provides industry with the opportunity to exchange information, network and foster proactive health and safety management techniques.

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


Russell Albury, Chief Inspector of Mines (Coal), Department of Natural Resources and Mines


John Kabel, Senior Inspector of Mines, Electrical, Department of Natural Resources and Mines

Committee Members

Nick Ahlstrand, Executive Director, Simtars

Shane Apps, Health, Safety and Training Manager – Operations, Peabody Energy

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

Greg Dalliston, Industry Safety & Health Representative, CFMEU Mining and Energy Division Queensland Region

Simon Delander, General Manager, HSE & Risk, Evolution Mining

Shane Hansford, Manager, Safety and Community Policy, Queensland Resources Council

Andre De Kock, Principal Engineer, Simtars

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

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

Darren Nicholls, Director QLD, Glencore Coal Assets Australia

Luca Rocchi, Chief Inspector of Mines, Mines Safety and Health, Department of Natural Resources and Mines

Liz Sanderson, Occupational Health Specialist, Anglo American