06/11/2007 - 10:23

Chamber of Minerals, Energy appoints Howard-Smith as CEO

06/11/2007 - 10:23

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The Chamber of Minerals and Energy has appointed Reg Howard-Smith as chief executive, replacing Tim Shanahan, who now serves as director of the University of Western Australia's Energy and Minerals Initiative.

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy has appointed Reg Howard-Smith as chief executive, replacing Tim Shanahan, who now serves as director of the University of Western Australia's Energy and Minerals Initiative.

 

The full text of a CME announcement is pasted below


The Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) announced today that it has appointed Reg Howard-Smith as Chief Executive Officer. The position reports to the CME President, Dr David Smith.

Mr Howard-Smith has been acting in the role of Chief Executive Officer for the CME the past few weeks. Mr Howard-Smith held the position of Director with the Chamber of Minerals and Energy, managing a range of policy portfolios including Education and Training, Immigration, Occupational Safety and Health and Human Resources. In addition Mr Howard-Smith had responsibility for overseeing the commercial management of the CME.

Commenting on the appointment, Dr Smith said he was very pleased to confirm Mr Howard-Smith in the role stating;

"Reg has a strong record of providing strategic and operationl management across a wide number of issues impacting on our industry. He has a good mix of both industry and advocacy experience and I am confident he will work to continue to ensure the Chamber of Minerals and Energy's reputation as a strong advocate for the resource industry in Western Australia and nationally."

Mr Howard-Smith has worked in both the oil and gas and mining industry during his career. In addition to his extensive advocacy career he has also worked in an advisory capacity for Government and has broad stakeholder networks.

Mr Howard-Smith said he was looking forward to continuing to work with the membership and the resource industry.

"I am delighted to be provided with the opportunity to take on the role of Chief Executive Officer at the CME, in particular building on our strong reputation as a leading adovcate for the WA resource sector and working with all industry stakeholders to consolidate on the current boom," he said.

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