Dr Nicole Williams is a senior executive and industry ambassador with diverse international and Australian experience in the mining, energy, chemicals and waste management sectors. Her deep involvement with public policy formation and political advocacy spans the last 27 years. She has driven international project developments with Shell International Coal and Shell Gas International. She commenced her career as an industrial relations officer with Esso Australia in the Bass Strait. She has served on a wide variety of international and Australian boards, government and university advisory panels including the Victorian Government's Hazardous Waste Consultative Committee. Dr Williams also held chief executive and company secretary roles with the Plastics and Chemicals Industry Association, NSW Minerals Council and the Australian Coal Association. She was previously a member of the CSIRO Business Advisory Board and an accredited energy expert with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Dr Williams held board positions on a $5 Billion Superannuation Fund, $1 Billion Low Emission Technology Fund, as well as a $0.5 Billion workers compensation, mines rescue and health business. She is the inaugural patron of the NSW Women in Mining Network, an Ambassador for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation, Tellus Holdings, chair of NeuRA Foundation, and non-executive director of Neuroscience Research Australia.