Barry Fitzgerald.

Message from Roy Hill CEO Barry Fitzgerald

Congratulations Business News on your Silver Anniversary! 

Reaching this important milestone is a tribute to your deep understanding of your readers – continuing to deliver reliable, insightful and quality journalism on the things that matter most to the Perth business community.

Your Western Australian heritage is reflected in the way you boldly report news and seek out emerging issues impacting local business – qualities I believe Roy Hill can also attribute to its Western Australian roots.  Proud Western Australian and Roy Hill Chairman, Mrs Gina Rinehart’s vision to own and operate her own mining project is the Roy Hill story, which would not have been possible without her bold leadership.

The evolution of Business News from its first publication as a free fortnightly newspaper distributed across the CBD into a premium online subscription service, is a tribute to your commercial agility in the face of a changing media landscape. 

The Western Australian mining landscape also continues to significantly change, and Roy Hill believes collaboration and enabling staff to realise their potential is key to successfully adopting innovative ideas and techniques to remain commercially competitive.

Roy Hill focuses on innovation and business improvement methodology to achieve a sustainable low cost production of its iron ore.  This discipline, and a drive to recruit people based on our values (Lead, Care, Think, Perform) coupled with the right skills, positions the company well to navigate future industry challenges and opportunities.

Using technology as a foundation of the business, Roy Hill is implementing a smart mining program to drive key innovations and optimise performance by collaborating and problem-solving across the business, and with suppliers to push the limits of current thinking.  The right culture, leveraging a systems-based approach, and communicating a clarity of vision make for a great environment to capitalise on opportunities emerging from industry trends.

Western Australian business has been relying on reports provided by Business News for 25 years now – congratulations and best wishes in reaching this important milestone.  Roy Hill, with the support of its shareholders, Hancock Prospecting, Marubeni, Posco and the China Steel Corporation is proud to support Business News in celebrating its Silver Anniversary.  A lot has changed in the last 25 years, and we trust Business News to be there to report it over the next 25 years.

WA export revenue

6th↓Fortescue Metals Group$14.20bn
7th-Alcoa of Australia$5.50bn
8th-Roy Hill Holdings$5.16bn
9th↑CITIC Pacific Mining$2.40bn
50 exporters ranked by WA export revenue most recent financial year


1st-Hancock Prospecting$8.40bn
2nd-Roy Hill Holdings$5.16bn
3rd-BGC Australia$1.97bn
4th↑Minderoo Group$1.55bn
5th↓Wilson Parking$1.16bn
123 private companies - large ranked by revenue most recent financial year

Number of Employees