Our People

Our people are purposeful and passionate in how we live our company values.

Culture sets us apart.

Our people are at the heart of everything we do.

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We Invest in Our People

More than a quarter of our workforce are long-term employees – our safe and high-performing culture is central to our success to attract and retain our incredible workforce.

We are People not a Number

Our people tell us regularly they work with us, stay with us, and come back to us because HSE Mining is a supportive environment where everyone knows they are safe; treated as people and not a number!

Feels like Family

We are proud to be part of a team that feels like family. We provide a flexible and empowering workplace, an inclusive and equitable culture and a diverse and representative workforce.

HSE Mining’s Leadership Team earned their individual reputations successfully delivering many of Australia’s largest and most complex mine projects.

Combined with international credentials across all commodities, the team tailor metals and minerals solutions to the individual needs of our clients.

Peter O'Shannessy

Managing Director Swire MLI

Peter is the Managing Director of Swire Mining Logistics Industrial (SWIRE MLI). Peter brings two decades of executive management experience in large supply chain logistics in mining and industrial services.

Peter is passionate about driving value for clients and finding smarter and safer ways to do more with less.

Peter champions the company’s sustainable development initiatives to ensure we meet our goals to cause zero harm, achieve net zero impact on the environment and excel as corporate citizens.

Pat Kelly

Chief Operating Officer HSE

Bringing more than 30 years’ experience in the Australian open-cut mining industry and international resources sector, Pat understands the level of executive support required to achieve project objectives; build momentum to attain peak performance; and safely and consistently deliver quality operations that meet production targets.

Having overseen many ”change management” programs that have delivered significant shifts in safety, performance and behaviours, Pat works closely with clients to cement the project culture and working relationship from day one. Pat draws on lessons learned and experience on project steering groups and relationship teams to ensure that contractor and client organisations are culturally aligned.

He also brings his strong mining-industry network garnered during his time in executive roles where he was responsible for project construction and commissioning, statutory mine management; commercial; OHS&E; management of contracts and operations; sales and marketing; and reporting to a joint-venture management committee and board.

Michael Johnston

GM Fleet

As a mechanical engineer, Michael brings 20 years of fleet and plant management experience for both mine owners and operators. He has developed and delivered robust asset strategies, systems and solutions across HSE Mining’s operations for almost 12 years – a driving force in optimising fleet performance, reliability and cost.

A natural leader of people, Michael’s teams are always motivated to stretch in identifying opportunities to add value by finding faster, smarter or safer ways of doing more with less.

Michael is passionate about identifying and evaluating the digital innovations and emerging technology of Mining 4.0 and its transformative role in site performance and productivity. In particular, the role automation and predictive analytics plays to shape fleet operations including improving maintenance schedules.

Greg Dark

GM Operations

Greg brings more than 30 years’ mining experience in open cut coal and the minerals industry. Greg has spent in excess of 20 years in management roles as a mining services contractor and as an owner operator. He brings a strong sense of proprietorship with his ‘think like an owner not a contractor’ mantra to continuously drive efficiencies for clients and find ways to work smarter, more productively and reduce costs.

Greg is an extremely hands-on GM of Mining Operations and is personally responsible for ensuring projects are resourced with the right plant and people to minimise mine gate costs and provide low-cost solutions that attract and retain the high-performing workforce to meet and sustain production.
Throughout his career, Greg has mobilised large workforces quickly including more than 1000 people on a $2.5b iron ore mining services project and most recently he mobilised and onboarded 350 personnel and $200m of heavy mining fleet on a coal project.

Jackson Annear

GM Commercial

Jackson brings 15 years’ experience in the commercial and operational management fields. He espouses HSE Mining’s values of being cost focused in everything he does – never wasteful and always client focused. Clients appreciate his resourcefulness when trying to collaboratively resolve complex commercial problems on projects and driving value for money solutions.

Jackson works tirelessly during contract negotiations to build rigour and discipline into the project establishment – allocating the right risk to the right entity. Jackson repeatedly demonstrates the value of getting the contract set up right the first time with clear accountability – an essential ingredient to ensure client satisfaction. He has robust conversations internally and with HSE Mining clients upfront to thoroughly identify, plan for and engineer out the risks so that clients experience smooth ongoing management of the contract.

He works collaboratively with clients to define clear and unambiguous contracts to meet the project objectives to give clients what they want – commodities mined cleanly and delivered consistently every month to meet the production targets.

Tony Page

People & Capability Manager

Tony has been a senior leader within the logistics, mining and energy industries for over 20 years. He brings significant expertise in developing organisation structures to optimise performance, investment to attract and retain top talent and establishing leadership development programs.

Tony ensures safety is always front and centre. His safety-first lens has been honed throughout his career. Tony has worked closely with the HSE function during senior executive roles in-house at Glencore Xstrata where he was GM of Human Resources and Group General Manager of HR for a global logistics company. There he was also responsible for aligning the HR and HSE business plans of the logistics services to the mining, energy and government sectors in Australia and Asia.
Tony understands in a competitive and tightening market how to find the optimum balance between attracting the right resources, building a sustainable and safe onsite culture that is performance focused, paying people fairly and minimising gate costs to deliver assets at the lowest cost per tonne. He expertly navigates these HR challenges to ensure best for project solutions.


Our focus has always been ‘extracting value not just minerals and metals’. This means we are acutely aware of the role we play in providing long-term benefits, not just for our people and our clients but in the communities in which we operate – be that as catalysts for regional prosperity, employment, partnerships or local participation to deliver long-term value. When the communities in which we operate prosper, so does our business.

We are committed to the sustainable development of our business and we take a long-term view in relationships with our people, our partners, our customers, and our communities to find new ways to reduce the resources we use.

We work with clients whose overarching approach to local communities is always genuine engagement.

Training & Development

We are committed to the continual development and training of Our People. We have a Maintenance Upskill Program, Leadership & Management Development Program, Statutory Training, Graduate Program and a successful Apprenticeship Program. Experienced plant operators are proud to complete HSE Mining’s rigorous internal training and upskilling programs. Through Swire we are also able to offer an array of training opportunities for our workforce across Australia.

Looking to join the industry and not sure where to start? Our New to Industry (NTI) initiative is a great start. We offer employment opportunities to people who wish to join the Mining industry – 70% of the NTI people placed in our operations are women. We also have an established Gender and Diversity Program.

Our Mackay Workshop is undergoing an exciting transformation into a state of the art training facility so we can continue to deliver the highest standards of operation, safety and quality training in the heart of the Bowen Basin.

Life for jobs.

Jobs for Life may be a thing of the past but at HSE Mining we believe in Life for Jobs. Life is too short to not love what you do every day.

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