Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Corrective Services; Industrial Relations

    State Government announces new MRIWA CEO

    27/11/2018 6:30 AM
    • McGowan Government appoints Nicole Roocke as MRIWA chief executive officer  
    • Ms Roocke starts her new role today

    The State Government is pleased to announce that Nicole Roocke has been appointed as chief executive officer at the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia.


    Ms Roocke has more than 15 years of experience working at the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia, most recently as its deputy chief executive officer.


    She takes over from Mark Woffenden, who has retired after five years as CEO.


    Ms Roocke holds two Masters degrees: Risk Management and Science (Industrial Relations and Organisational Psychology), and is also qualified with the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


    As well as having significant experience and Australian mining industry knowledge, Ms Roocke was previously the president of Ausdance WA and chairperson of the Pilbara Institute.


    Comments attributed to Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston:


    "I'm pleased to appoint Nicole Roocke as MRIWA's new CEO, an outstanding candidate who I trust will do an excellent job.


    "Ms Roocke is highly regarded in the resources industry, and has a strong understanding of MRIWA, the challenges the industry faces and minerals research in our State.


    "MRIWA is a key member of the Future Battery Industries CRC bid and I know it will be well-led by Ms Roocke during this exciting time.


    "I'd also like to thank Mark Woffenden who has done a tremendous job. I wish him the best in the next phase of his life."


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