Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee members appointed
Four new members have been appointed to the Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee bringing more than 100 years of collective coal mining industry experience to the table.
Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health Kate du Preez said the new appointments, along with the renewal of four existing members, would deliver renewed impetus to the advisory committee and help it to provide contemporary, evidence-based advice that focuses on making coal mine workers safe and healthy.
“Each new member brings a unique perspective to the table and the tripartite nature of the advisory committee means the collective safety and health expertise is almost unrivalled in the Queensland mining industry,” Kate said.
“I know the new members are eager to share their knowledge and experience and, as chair, I welcome each of them to the group. I would also like to extend my congratulations to those members who have had their memberships renewed.”
Kate said the new members represented a diverse range of experience and knowledge in the industry and would bring unique perspectives on safety and health regarding occupational hygiene and major contractors.
The new members appointed to the advisory committee are:
- Creswick Bulger—representing the Queensland Government
- Fritz Djukic—representing the Queensland Government
- Jason Hill—representing the Queensland coal mine workers
- Vikesh Magan—representing Queensland coal mine operators
Members who have been reappointed are:
- Ian Cribb—representing the Queensland coal mine operators
- Stephen Everts—representing the Queensland coal mine workers
- Bobbie Foot—representing the Queensland coal mine operators
- Stephen Smyth—representing the Queensland coal mine workers
The Commissioner for Resources Safety and Health and the Chief Inspector of Coal Mines Peter Newman are ex officio members.
In addition, two new substitute members were also appointed to stand in when members are unavailable:
- Shaun McKenzie—representing Queensland coal mine operators
- Stephen Woods—representing the Queensland coal mine workers
Kylie Ah Wong and Clayton McCallum were also reappointed as substitute members.
All members have been appointed until 18 October 2025.
Read more about the Coal Mining Safety and Health Advisory Committee.
Last updated: 11 Nov 2022