Wednesday 30th August 2017 12:30 am - 02:00 am
Speaker: Greig Gailey
Topic: The Coming Transformation of the Motor Car
Chairperson: Robin Reid
Mr Gailey is Chairman of Caltex Australia Ltd, Horizon Roads (Operator of the EastLink Toll Road), the Canada Steamships Australian Advisory Board and Deputy Chairman of the Victorian Opera.
Prior to this non-executive career, Mr Gailey was the Chief Executive Officer of Zinifex Limited from the date of its listing on the ASX in April 2004, until June 2007. Zinifex Limited was the successful rebirth of Pasminco Limited, which passed into Administration in September 2001. Mr Gailey joined Pasminco as Chief Executive Officer in August 2001 and saw the company through its major transformation and re-emergence as Zinifex.
Mr Gailey has extensive experience in the resources sector. He was Chief Executive Officer of Fletcher Challenge Energy, based in Auckland, from 1998 until Shell International acquired the company in March 2001. From 1964 until 1998 he worked for the British Petroleum Company where he held various positions throughout Australia and offshore before ending his career with BP as Director of European Refining based in Brussels.
Mr Gailey has a long history of involvement in public policy, having been President of the Business Council of Australia from 2007 to 2009, Chairman of the Minerals Council of Australia from 2003 to 2005, Chairman of the International Zinc Association (Brussels) from 2006 to 2007, Treasurer and Council Member of the International Council for Mining and Metals (London) from 2001 to 2007, a board member of the Australian Mines and Metals Association from 2006 to 2007, a member of the National Research Priorities Standing Committee in 2007 and a member of the Business Council of Australia Board since 2006.
Mr Gailey has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Queensland. He resides in Melbourne and is married with one daughter, two grandchildren and one great grandchild.