Managing Director, Ambassador Oil and Gas
Tino Guglielmo has over 20 years experience as petroleum executive both domestically and overseas. He is well credentialled in the upstream industry and has particular expertise in business improvement, reservoir optimisation and petroleum engineering.
He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of South Australia and a Company Director's Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
He specialises in exploitation of oil and gas resources across a broad range of conventional and unconventional reservoir types.
- Member of the Resource Industry Development Board
- Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers
- Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
- Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia
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John Roberts BSc (Adelaide), FAusImm
President, South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME)
John has 56 years experience in the mineral exploration and mining industries in Australia and the United States.
He began his career as a geologist, involved in extensive and successful mineral exploration in Australia and progressed to management positions in exploration and production companies including Vice President, Manager and Managing Director of Homestake Gold of Australia Limited.
He has significant experience as chair and director of a number of exploration and production companies with interests including copper, gold, uranium and nickel.
As a strong advocate for the South Australian mining and energy sectors he has been and continues to be involved in a range of industry and education boards and committees.
John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology (1957) from the University of Adelaide and is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
- President, South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy
- Chairman of Directors for Adelaide-based companies; Mithril Resources Limited (a nickel exploration company)
- Chair, Rum Jungle Resources Limited; a Darwin-based fertiliser mineral exploration company
- Member of the South Australian Minerals and Petroleum Expert Group (SAMPEG)
- Director on the board of the Mineral Resources and Heavy Engineering Skills Centre Inc (RESA)
- Chairman of the Discipline of Geology and Geophysics Industry Liaison Committee, University of Adelaide
- Member of the Centre for Tectonics, Resources and Exploration Board (TRaX), University of Adelaide
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Chief Executive, South Australiain Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME)
Jason Kuchel joined the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy in April 2007 as Chief Executive, during which time he has more than doubled the organisation's membership and lifted capacity threefold to ensure SACOME is a proactive and effective representative body
Jason was previously employed by the Electronics Industry Association (EIA) for over 5 years as their Executive Director, during which time he grew the organisation's revenue by over 300 percent and took the organisation from its infancy to one which is respected by industry and government alike.
Over the last fifteen years he has gained extensive management and board level experience in Local and State government and several engineering and management associations, both at state and national levels.
Jason has also held senior roles in Local Government and the hospitality industry. He has also held numerous ministerial appointments, board positions in natural resources management and advisory roles to TAFE and the University of South Australia.
- Advisory Board of the University of South Australia's Centre for Asian Business
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Executive Director, Centrex Metals
Jim has 35 years experience in the mining and steel industries. He commenced his career as a shift metallurgist with John Lysaght (Aust.) Ltd in 1974 and then continued with BHP in product, process, systems and line management functions.
He has held various technical and management roles for OneSteel and the Steelworks, including time as General Manager of the Whyalla Steelworks, General Manager Technology and Environment and General Manager Business Sustainability for OneSteel Ltd, .
In August 2010, Jim took up the position of Managing Director, Centrex Metals Ltd as a result of his involvement in the successful OneSteel Project Magnet iron ore export development and in government and community liaison.
In 2007 he was Engineers Australia, South Australian Professional Engineer of the Year.
- Board member, South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME)
- Board member, Resources Industry Development Board
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Lewis Owens BE(Hons), MSc, BA
Chair SA Water
Chair Country Arts SA
Mr Owens has worked in the mining, oil and gas industries in the private sector, and in planning, economic development, energy and regulatory areas within Government.
He was most recently the CEO of ETSA Utilities, the privatised electricity distribution business in South Australia.
Prior to that, he was the Chairperson of the Essential Services Commission of SA with responsibility for regulating the SA electricity and gas industries, the Tarcoola-Darwin and intrastate railways, and the SA ports. The Commission also undertook regulatory work on the SA water industry. He was also an Associate Commissioner of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on energy matters.
Mr Owens held the position of Chief Executive of Funds SA from 1996–99, and the WorkCover Corporation of SA from 1990–96.
He is the current Chair of SA Water Corporation, Country Arts SA and the Advisory Board of the University of Adelaide Business School.
He is a Reconciliation Ambassador for Reconciliation SA and Chair of the Energy and Water Industry Aboriginal Employment Cluster.
He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Energy.
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Hon Trish White BEng, BA, FAICD, FIEAustExecutive Strategic Advisor, WorleyParsons
Trish is Executive Strategic Advisor with WorleyParsons, a global ASX-listed provider of technical, project and operational services in the resources and energy sectors. In this role, she draws upon her engineering and project managment skills and her experience as a former South Australian Cabinet Minister in the Transport and Planning portfolios, to inform company strategy and assist clients with government and regulatory processes in the development of their projects.
Trish has significant experience in government policy formulation and projecct funding at both regional and national levels. She has been chairman of the SA Parliament's economic and finance Committee and a member of its Public Works Committee, as well as several economic, infrastructure and major project Cabinet Committees. She has also been a member of the Australian Transport Council.
Trish holds degrees in Electrical Engineering adn Arts (Mathematics and Economics) from the University of Queensland. She is a graduate and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia.
- Chairman, Centre for Energy Technology, University of Adelaide
- Advisory Board, Faculty of Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences, Adelaide University
- Advisory Board, Division of Business, University of South Australia
- Non-executive Director, Australia Post
- Non-executive Director, Motor Accident Commission
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Regional Director SA, Parsons Brinckerhoff
David has 40 years experience in professional and technical services.
He has a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in Metallurgy and Materials Science from the University of Birmingham in the UK, and a PhD from the University of London. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institution of Engineers (Engineers Australia).
He began his career with the Ministry of Defence in the UK, followed by a period as University Lecturer at the University of London. He was recruited by the Australian Mineral Development Laboratories (Amdel) in 1982, progressing through roles in materials consulting, environmental health and safety, and laboratory services.
David joined the professional engineering firm (PPK, now Parsons Brinckerhoff) in 1992 to develop their national environmental business, and in 2001 became the State Manager for South Australia. He has overseen the growth of PB's business in South Australia from 70 to over 200 professionals.
David's expertise is the development and leadership of professional teams and organisations. He specialises in client relationship management. David's over-riding objective is to create high performance teams to deliver outstanding infrastructure projects, which in turn create lasting legccies for the community.
- Regional Director, Parsons Brinckerhoff in South Australia
- Director, Parsons Brinckerhoff Global Mining Business
- External Director, Austraining International
- Immediate Past President, South Australia, Engineers Australia
- Board member, Engineers Australia Centre for Engineering Leadership and Management
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Dr Paul Heithersay
Deputy Chief Executive, Resources and Energy, Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy
Chief Executive, Olympic Dam Task Force
Dr Paul Heithersay was appointed to the position of Chief Executive of the Olympic Dam Task Force in December 2010. He also holds the position of Deputy Chief Executive, Resources and Energy. Dr Heithersay's role at the Olympic Dam Task Force is to oversee and coordinate the State Government's interaction with the Olympic Dam Expansion.
Dr Heithersay holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) (University of Adelaide) and a PhD (Australian National University) for his research on the Northparkes porphyry copper and gold deposits.
As Deputy Chief Executive, Resources and Energy, Paul Heithersay leads the Minerals Resources and Energy divisions of the Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy. These divisions manage the state's mineral, gas, petroleum and energy resources on behalf of the people of South Australia.
Before joining the Public Service in South Australia in 2002, Dr Heithersay spent more than 20 years in the mining industry in Australia and Southeast Asia for North Ltd and its predecessor Geopeko. As Exploration Manager for Australasia, Europe and Africa, his responsibilities covered all aspects of exploration and mine development.
Paul Heithersay is a Board Member of Auscope, the Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources, Resources and Engineering Skills Alliance, the Ian Wark Research Institute of the University of Adelaide and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems. He is also a member of both the Industry Advisory panel for the University of Adelaide's Department of Geology and Geophysics and the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences Advisory Board.
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Deputy Chief Executive, Manufacturing, Innovation and Trade, Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy
Lance Worrall is the Deputy Chief Executive leading the Manufacturing, Innovation and Trade divisions of the Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy.
Lance holds a Masters Degree for a thesis in politics and political economy from the University of Adelaide. Previously he was chief executive of the Public Sector Performance Commission, where he worked principally on development of high performance cultures and systems in public sector agencies, effective leadership, and nurturing of collaborative modes of leadership and problem solving through cross-agency action teams.
Prior to this Lance was economic adviser to the then Leader of the Opposition, Hon Mike Rann MP (1994–2002), and then became Premier Rann's principal policy adviser (2002–2008). In this role he worked on major successful economic development projects (e.g. in defence and minerals and resources), and has worked closely with the Economic Development Board since its inception.
Lance has also been a key designer and driver of South Australia's Strategic Plan.
He remains a member of the Economic Development Board.
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Consultant, Ferrier Hodgson
Bruce Carter is the Chair of the Olympic Dam Steering Committee. He was formerly Managing Partner of Ferrier Hodgson in Adelaide and was one of the founding partners of the Adelaide practice in 1992. Prior to that Bruce was a partner at Ernst & Young.
He has an Economics Degree and a Master of Business Administration and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Bruce has spent over 30 years in corporate recovery and insolvency and has worked across a broad range of industries overseas and in Australia. He has conducted work for all of the major financial institutions within Australia and has been involved in a number of Government appointed restructurings and reviews.
Bruce is a director/chair of a number of private companies and government bodies. He is the former Chair of the Economic Development Board and Workcover SA.
He is the Chair of the Olympic Dam Steering Committee.
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Chief Executive of the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
Rod Hook is one of South Australia’s most highly respected senior public servants with an unrivalled reputation for delivering major projects and programs that is recognised at the highest levels of both State and Federal Government.
Rod is currently the Chief Executive of the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, responsible for South Australia’s transport system and services (including public transport), building management, land services, recreation and sport as well as infrastructure planning.
These responsibilities include the delivery of major infrastructure projects for the State consistent with priorities set out in South Australia’s Strategic Plan including the unprecedented $2.6 billion investment to rebuild Adelaide’s public transport network and the $535 million upgrade of the iconic Adelaide Oval.
Rod is also South Australia’s Commissioner of Highways, and the State’s Coordinator-General for the Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan.
Rod is widely known for his role in delivering a range of major infrastructure projects that have changed the way people live, work and do business in Adelaide. These include the Port River Expressway bridges, the Glenelg Tramline Extensions to Victoria Square and the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, the Bakewell and Gallipoli Underpasses and most recently South Australia’s State Aquatic Centre.
Rod graduated from the University of Adelaide with Honours in Civil Engineering.
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