Paul Heithersay

Deputy Chief Executive

Department of the Premier and Cabinet

As Deputy Chief Executive, Dr Heithersay leads a group of divisions which cover responsibilities for managing the state’s mineral, gas, petroleum, energy, and investment sectors on behalf of the people of South Australia.

Dr Heithersay also heads the Resources Infrastructure and Investment Task Force, a specialist team that works to secure investment in state significant projects involving mineral resources and downstream processing.

Other Panellists

John Ralston

Prof. John Ralston

Emeritus Laureate Professor

University of South Australia
Amanda Weir

Amanda Weir

Head of Geoscience and Resource Engineering

BHP Olympic Dam
Sabina Shugg

Sabina Shugg


Kalgoorlie-Boulder Mining Hub
James Purtill

James Purtill


Department of Natural Resources and Mines