AmCham 50th Anniversary
with Mrs Gina Rinehart
Mrs Gina Rinehart, Executive Chairman, Hancock Prospecting Group, Roy Hill, S. Kidman & Co.
Gina Rinehart is a leading figure in the mining and agricultural industries in Australia.
Since becoming Executive Chairman of the Hancock Prospecting Group in 1992, Mrs. Rinehart has transformed the Group from one that was in difficulties and financially troubled to a successful industry-leading innovator. Under Mrs. Rinehart’s leadership, the Hancock Group has diversified from prospecting to include investments in mining, coal, beef, dairy and property. Mrs Rinehart’s achievements include the development of the mega Roy Hill project, the exploration and then development of three major iron ore mines at Hope Downs with joint-venture partner Rio Tinto, and the considerable expansion of Hancock’s agricultural business, now the third largest producer of cattle in Australia.
Mrs Rinehart’s flagship achievement is the exploration, financing, construction and operation of the $US10 billion Roy Hill project – the debt raised was the largest ever for a mainly greenfield land-based mining and infrastructure project anywhere in the world. Mrs Rinehart’s vision to grow and value-add Australian food exports has been the basis for significant investments, including the acquisition of the iconic S. Kidman & Co pastoral company. Today, the Hancock Group is one of Australia’s largest beef producers with a total herd size of over 320,000 cattle.
Mrs Rinehart’s business acumen and industry leadership has been recognised in her own country and internationally. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Bond University, an Honorary Life Membership of the Institute of Public Affairs, named Telstra Australian Businesswoman of the Year in 2009, CEO Magazine Chairman of the Year 2014, which are in addition to numerous lifetime achievement and other awards.
She is also founder of Australians for Northern Development and Economic Vision (ANDEV), has authored two books, is a regular feature writer, started Australia’s Annual National Mining and Related Industries Day and National Agriculture and Related Industries Day, and is Patron of several organisations.
A philanthropic champion, Mrs Rinehart and the Hancock Group’s charitable objectives support a number of medical, sporting, educational, health and community organisations. She serves as Major Sponsor and Patron of Australia’s internationally renowned Olympic swimming, rowing, volleyball and synchronised swimming teams and has received the honour of an Order of Merit from the Australian Olympic Committee.
In the presence of His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia and Mrs Van Le, and the Hon Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia.
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