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Michele Spencer


Ms Michele Spencer is the Executive Director of the Geological Survey and Resource Strategy Division at the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety where she leads a talented team of geoscientists and support staff to acquire data and conduct research to benefit the community and resources sector and inform government policy and legislative reform.

As a mining professional, Michele has worked in Australia and internationally accruing more than 20 years multi commodity experience including in gold, nickel, copper, cobalt and iron ore – magnetite. Michele has experience across exploration, open pit and underground mining, business development, and strategic planning as well as executive-level government experience within a regulatory environment.

She holds a BSc with Honours and a graduate certificate in International Relations and National Security and is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Michele has a keen interest in foreign policy and international investment and joined the MRIWA Board in February 2023.

Initial Appointment: 1 Feb 2023

Term Expiry: 31 Jan 2026

Page was last reviewed 16 October 2023

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