Burgess to take lead at SACOME

The South Australian Chamber of Minerals and Energy (SACOME) has appointed a new president, with Terry Burgess due to start the job on March 1.

Burgess was a former vice president of SACOME and has several years of experience on the council.

With more than 25 years of senior experience in the mining sector Terry Burgess was most recently the director and CEO of Oz Minerals, a role which he left last year.

He is also a member of the South Australian Minerals and Petroleum Experts Group, which provides advice to the South Australian government, and is chair of the Tonsley Project Steering Project.

SACOME chief executive Jason Kuchel said the council was delighted to have Burgess elected to the position.

“His extensive industry experience and current roles on South Australian advisory boards will serve SACOME and the industry well in this critical role leading South Australia’s peak industry body for mining and energy.”

Burgess said he looked forward to working with Kuchel and the members and stakeholders in SACOME.

“I am excited at the prospect of taking on the role of President of the peak industry body in South Australia, especially at a time when the South Australian Government had made some bold initiatives in the resources sector such as with the Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel Cycle and the development of the Roadmap for Unconventional Gas Projects, plus committing to the future with the Onshore Petroleum Centre of Excellence (OPCE) training facility and Core Library at Tonsley,” he said.

The current president, John Roberts AM, is the longest standing president of the state’s peak mining body, who served two terms from 1981 to 1982 and 2003 to present.

“I welcome Terry to the position of President and wish him every success,” Roberts said.

“The mining and oil and gas sectors continue to grow in our State and I believe are transforming South Australia into a “mining state.”

Oz Minerals recently moved office headquarters from Melbourne to Adelaide.

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