Vale Michael Roche
31 July 2019
Statement by QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane
On behalf of the Queensland resources industry and the more than 316,000 men and women who work in it, I pay tribute to the late Michael Roche for his tireless commitment and passion for the resources sector.
Michael served as the Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council for 11 years before stepping down in 2016.
Michael was a fearless leader and vocal advocate for the sector who championed new ideas that changed the industry forever.
He led the organisation through one of the most severe downturns in recent history with determination and professionalism. Michael was a founding member of the Queensland Exploration Council and an honourary life member of the QRC.
Michael also played a significant role in shaping the state of Queensland through his very senior roles in Government.
On behalf of the QRC, I extend our sincere condolences to Michael’s wife, Jenny, their children and their extended family.
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