Investment ‘hound’ seeks out mining funds

Posted November 26, 2015

Queensland is to get its first resources investment commissioner to match-make international investors and finance-hungry miners and explorers.

State Development and Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the new commissioner would be dedicated to winning investment capital for the state’s miners, explorers and mining technology companies.

“This will be Queensland’s first dedicated Resources Investment Commissioner, focussed on identifying and driving opportunities for our resources sector,” Dr Lynham said.

“On my recent trip to the United States, investors were telling me they wanted to put their capital into Queensland resources projects.

“Our Resources Investment Commissioner’s job will be to make this happen, and to promote Queensland’s resource potential within Australia and overseas to generate more and better opportunities.”

The commissioner will:

  • secure new business opportunities, partnerships and alliances
  • lead government delegations at domestic and international forums
  • provide strategic leadership and advice on promoting the state’s multi-billion dollar industry
  • contribute to government policy development particularly where processes or regulation may hinder new investment and
  • develop strategies to identify, prioritise and market opportunities.

Dr Lynham said the commissioner would work closely with Trade and Investment Queensland’s extensive network of trade commissioners internationally.

The senior executive position will be advertised nationally and a candidate is expected to be in place, based in Brisbane, by early next year.

 

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