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Alex Blood to head Minerals

Alex Blood has commenced as Executive Director of the Mineral Resources Division.

Alex has now taken over the role formally after the retirement of Ted Tyne and is well positioned to continue to deliver and build on the excellent reputation and success of the Mineral Resources Division.

Alex Blood
Alex (centre) and team during pre-planning survey works for large industrial project in Papua New Guinea.

With over 20 years professional experience, she has worked at state, national and global levels for a wide variety of mining, oil and gas, infrastructure and industrial projects across Australia, Papua New Guinea, Asia-Pacific and Africa.

Alex’s diverse experience includes leadership roles in approvals and assessment of mining and other projects, corporate strategy and policy, industry committees, environmental and social assessments, and community consultation. Alex has experience working to the finance sector’s Equator Principles and related standards and the World Bank. In 2012 she was named Environmental Practitioner of the Year by the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand.

Deputy Chief Executive Paul Heithersay said, ‘Given the breadth of projects that she has worked on I am sure that Alexandra is well known to many of you.

‘With a passion about the future of South Australia, I look forward to the contribution and perspective that Alexandra will bring’.

Alex said, ‘I am excited to have commenced my role with the dedicated and skilled team within Mineral Resources and our government advisers, and am committed to building on a joint vision of quality accessible resource and geoscience data, leading practice regulation and engagement with our wide-ranging stakeholders (including community, traditional owners and industry). Mining continues to be an important part of South Australia’s vision for the future with environmental stewardship, social responsibility and education a part of any potential developments’.

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