The Order of Australia has recently recognised Australians who have demonstrated outstanding service or exceptional achievement. Jacqui McGill has received the second level: Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), which was awarded for distinguished service to the minerals and mining sector and to gender equality and workplace diversity.

McGill is a highly accomplished Executive and Non-Executive Director and a highly regarded industry leader with more than 30 years experience in the mining and resource sectors. She is an acknowledged Gender Diversity Champion.

McGill is current Chair TAFE SA and Art Gallery of South Australia director. Previously, McGill was Vice President of South Australian Mines and Energy and Executive Director for BHP Mitsui Coal and the former Asset President of Olympic Dam, a role she held for three years where she delivered a complete turnaround in business performance. McGill has extensive strategic and operational experience including risk management, commercial acumen, business development and energy policy formulation.

McGill’s resource experience includes working with BHP for 18  years as well as WMC, Energy Resources Australia, Heathgate Resources and Pegasus Mining. McGill has a Bachelor of Science, an MBA and an honorary doctorate from Adelaide University for her work in Inclusion and Diversity. A recipient of the Chief Executive Women Wharton Scholarship to Wharton Business School in 2016. She has received numerous awards including: 2017 South Australian Women’s Honour role, 2015 Gender Diversity Champion Australia Resources, 2016 Women In Leadership South Australian Leadership Award, and in 2018, McGill was selected to be part the Premier’s Economic Advisory Council.

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