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

Professor Peter Dowd
Professor of Mining, The University of Adelaide

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

Mr Eddy Glavas
General Manger Commercial & Business Development, 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 Alexandra Blood
Executive Director, Minerals and Resources, Department of State Development

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


2018 meeting dates

  • 21 February 2018
  • 30 May 2018
  • 22 August 2018
  • 21 November 2018

For more information contact

Gavin Asikas
Acting Manager, Industry Development
Phone: (08) 8303 2472
Email: gavin.asikas@sa.gov.au