The Australian Uranium Association will be integrated into the Minerals Council of Australia in a merger agreed upon by member companies of both organisations.
Departing chief of the AUA Michael Angwin said the move will enhance the uranium sector’s advocacy, reinforcing its position in the mining industry as a whole.
AUA chairman Darryl Cuzzubbo said the integration is set to secure the uranium sector stays well positioned.
“We have made significant progress over the last seven years building the industry’s reputation and establishing the uranium sector as a key component of Australia’s resources industry. With these gains in place, the industry has decided to integrate with the MCA to ensure the sector is well positioned for the future” he said.
“The fact that we are in a position to integrate with the MCA is a tribute to the quality of Michael’s leadership, insight and energy; and we thank him for his significant contribution.”
The AUA and MCA have worked collaboratively on many issues over the past seven years.
Uranium specific issues will be managed by Daniel Zavattiero as a new executive director within the MCA.
As a former senior executive with BHP Billiton’s uranium business the MCA says Zavattiero brings much industry experience to the position.
The AUA has been the main advocacy body for the nation’s uranium industry, lobbying for policy changes and aiming to educate the public on the advantages of using uranium as an energy source.
The AUA was established in September 2006.