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Australian resources leader awarded Curtin Honorary Doctorate

Media release

Widely respected mining industry leader and energy sustainability advocate, Tania Constable, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Commerce by Curtin University.

Tania Constable and Curtin Chancellor Dr Andrew Crane

Over her 25 year career in the resources industry, Ms Constable has delivered outstanding achievements in policy and regulatory reform of Australia’s offshore oil and gas industry.

Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry said she was delighted to announce Ms Constable had been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Commerce for her exemplary commitment to the Australian public and industry service, and to the sustainability of the nation’s energy industries in particular.

“Her major accomplishments include the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment Act 2011, which established Australia’s regulatory body for offshore petroleum, leading Australia’s first Liquified Fuel Emergency Response Plan. This plan helped to create the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Authority and leading the CO2 Cooperative Research Centre,” Professor Terry said.

“Ms Constable has been a major contributor to the national and international dialogue on carbon capture and storage, as well as a leader of Australian policy development in the area.”

Since mid-2018, Ms Constable has served as CEO of the Minerals Council of Australia, where she promotes and advocates for a strong, vibrant and innovative minerals industry in Australia.

Ms Constable holds a Graduate Certificate in Economic Policy, a Master of International Law, and Master Business Administration. She was awarded her Honorary Doctorate at a graduation ceremony on February 5.