Who We Are
Megan formed MagNet in 2009 to better represent the interests of Western Australia’s magnetite producers and has successfully raised the profile of the emerging industry and expanded MagNet’s membership through her advocacy on policies including the Carbon Tax, Mining Tax, State Royalties regime, energy supply and infrastructure development.
For the past twelve years, Megan has represented a range of ASX 200 companies in various industries, including several large greenfields and energy resource projects. She was the inaugural Chairman of the North West Iron Ore Alliance, securing the approval of significant port loading capacity at Port Hedland, and facilitated the formation of the DomGas Alliance. Megan practised law for eleven years and is an experienced litigator. She continues to provide consultancy services.
Previously, Megan was a State MP and Shadow Minister for five years and has served on various boards including as a Director of the Esperance Port Authority for six years.
MagNet aims to:
- Build recognition of the benefits to Australia of magnetite mining and processing – in particular, the massive job opportunities provided from intensive value-adding processing at the mine site
- Promote Australian magnetite projects as a major new industry set to meet growing demand from important global markets
- Show that magnetite concentrates deliver a significant net global reduction in carbon emissions from high-quality steel production when compared to hematite iron ore
- Demonstrate the significant economic and regional development opportunities from magnetite projects
Maximising these advantages is important as Australia works to consolidate its reputation as a reliable supplier of quality iron ore and achieve strong economic growth, while addressing the challenges of climate change.
The development of the magnetite industry seizes the opportunities presented by strong growth in global steel demand to diversify iron ore production in Australia and further increase our share in international iron ore trade.
Support and recognition by policy-makers is crucial in delivering these gains - for more see Objectives.