Robert Simpson 

Study Manager, Queensland Projects, Whitehaven Coal

With almost 30 years’ experience in energy, mining and heavy industry as an owner, operator, constructor and consultant, Rob is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Institute of Engineers Australia, and the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

He has held executive positions from multinationals to start-up ventures, and senior positions in some of the industry’s largest projects, including his current role managing the $1b+ Winchester South Project (Bowen Basin, Qld) and well as other corporate activities for Whitehaven Coal Ltd.   

Rob was deputy chair of Austmine Ltd for 5 years and member of the METS Ignited board advisory committee, and has held a number of board directorships and advisory roles.