About the board

The Mining and Petroleum Competence Board oversees the development of competence standards and the assessment of people who have a role at a mine that may affect health and safety. The Mining and Petroleum Competence Board sets the standards for the competence of people performing these safety-critical functions and advises the Minister and the regulator on the competencies required for these roles and how they are assessed. It is established under section 63 of the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Act 2013.

The Minister appoints the members of the Mining and Petroleum Competence Board. The current membership is:

Name Nominee of (organisation)
Ruth Mackay Independent
Leanne Parker Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia
Gregory Shields NSW Minerals Council
Rachael Whiting NSW Minerals Council
Stephen Barrett Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union
Stephen Tranter Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union
Justin Smith Australian Workers' Union
Peter Standish Independent
Janine Lea-Barrett Independent
Garvin Burns Resources Regulator, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Tony Linnane Resources Regulator, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment  

You can contact the board by emailing the secretariat

Projects and industry consultation

View our current public consultations and initiatives on our Have your say page.

Key publications

Download the board's strategic plan, annual reports, incorporating charter and meeting minutes on the board publications page.