Who we are

Mining is a key economic driver for the state, supporting thousands of jobs and generating billions of dollars a year in economic activity, especially in regional NSW. The NSW mining industry also contributes taxes and royalties to the NSW Government which provides the essential infrastructure and services we all rely on like nurses, teachers, and police.

The NSW Minerals Council works closely with governments, industry groups, and business and community leaders, so our member companies can continue to operate as part of a strong, responsible, and sustainable mining industry in NSW.

We also support an effective regulatory framework in which the NSW mining industry can operate profitably and make a meaningful contribution to the state and people of NSW.

Chief Executive, NSW Minerals Council
Mr Stephen Galilee

Stephen Galilee has been CEO of the NSW Minerals Council since 2012. In this role he has been a strong and successful advocate for the mining industry and the mining communities of NSW.

Prior to joining the NSW Minerals Council, Stephen worked in politics and government in a range of policy portfolios including Regional Development, Employment, Small Business, Industry, and Resources. He was also a Senior Adviser to former Prime Minister John Howard, and Chief of Staff to Mike Baird during his time as NSW Treasurer.

In addition to his public policy experience, Stephen also worked in a range of roles on multiple election campaigns at the state and federal level between 1995 and 2011. He has also worked in small business, family business, and as a consultant advising major corporations in construction, engineering and infrastructure.

Stephen has an Honours degree in Economics from Sydney University, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. From 2018 to 2022 Stephen chaired the $10m Coal Services Health and Safety Research Trust, and is currently a member of the NSW Government’s Regional Development Reference Group.

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Board of Directors

Paul Flynn, Whitehaven Coal

Deputy Chair
Lawrie Conway, Evolution Mining 

Stephen Galilee, NSW Minerals Council

David Moult, Yancoal Australia Limited

Chris Lauritzen, Mach Energy Australia Pty Ltd

Ian Cribb, Glencore

Company Secretary
Christina Langby, NSW Minerals Council

Join NSW Minerals Council

Your organisation can be part of this movement as well.

If your company wants to join the NSW Minerals Council, email us now to find out about the benefits and the associated membership fees information@nswmining.com.au.

Become a Voice for Mining

Or if you want to make a difference as an individual, you can become a member of Voice for Mining.

It’s free and if you sign up with your email address now you can be part of a group of like-minded people that believe in the benefits of mining and support the hard-working men and women in our industry and the contribution they make to our state.

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