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Keynote speaker

Keynote speaker


Hon Ian Macfarlane


Chief Executive

Queensland Resources Council

Ian Macfarlane was elected to Federal Parliament in 1998 and became Australia’s longest serving Federal Resources and Energy Minister and the Coalition’s longest serving Federal Industry and Innovation Minister with over 14 years of experience in both Cabinet and shadow ministerial positions before retiring from parliament in May 2016.

Ian became Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council in 2016 and is a non-executive director of Woodside Petroleum and the Chairman of the Innovative Manufacturing Co-operative Research Centre.

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