Vale Robin Vigar

Statement by QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane

12 July 2017

Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane, the QRC Board and staff today acknowledged the enormous contribution to the sector by Robin Vigar.

Robin launched the iconic Brisbane Mining Club at Tattersalls alongside her husband Andrew in 2003. She took up the challenge of running the Mining Club after a distinguished career in the resources sector including working for Minproc and as a founding member of the Queensland Exploration Council.

Robin’s determination and popularity ensured the Mining Club could ride through the tumultuous ups and downs of the sector. Robin was widely respected by QRC members for her willingness to promote the resource sector during difficult times and her advice was greatly valued by all.

Robin’s hallmark was her enthusiasm, she threw herself into her work wholeheartedly.

One of Robin’s passions was the Royal Flying Doctors and the Mining Club would become one of its biggest supporters by raising funds for the important regional service. Robin and Andrew spent many years working in remote communities and this was her way of giving back.

The Board and staff of QRC would like to extend their condolences to Robin’s family for their sad loss.

She will be sorely missed.

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