We got Megan involved in our business when we were starting out in the Pilbara back in 2005. We found her experience and advice in stakeholder communication was essential in establishing and growing Atlas. Being able to set and execute a strategy to productively engage with key decision makers and influencers is an absolute requirement in a business like ours.Megan was central to this for Atlas Iron as was her role as inaugural Chairman of the North West Iron Ore Alliance (NWIOA), now called North West Infrastructure (NWI). As Chairman of a group of 5 CEO’s Megan was integral to the NWIOA collectively obtaining a 50Million tonne per annum inner harbour tonnage allocation in the highly competitive port of Port Hedland in 2008. This was a massive achievement for small companies competing against some of the world’s largest companies.
Chairman and former Managing Director
Atlas Iron Limited
Megan’s successful combination of careers in law, politics and corporate government relations makes her a very valuable asset to corporations seeking sound strategic advice and access to decision makers. She is respected for her intelligence, ethics and integrity by governments and parliamentarians across the political spectrum. She has very strong networks across the bureaucracy and most regional centres.Megan has developed an impressive expertise in resources, infrastructure and native title. Putting together the DomGas Alliance, NWIOA and MagNet have all provided a lasting legacy for the relevant member companies.
Megan has always been able to combine a practical, results-driven approach with a strong commitment to social justice.
Mayor of Vincent
Former WA Minister for Planning
Megan sat on the board of the Esperance Port during my tenure as Chairman. Her contribution in resolving problems during the difficult time of the lead and nickel pollution affecting the town of Esperance was invaluable.Her legal background and lateral thinking invaluable in steering the board through a mine field of issues during this period. Also Megan’s strong contacts across bureaucracy and understanding of government protocols assisted us in resolving and settling issues expediently.
Megan’s contribution to the strategic planning of the future of the Esperance Port was instrumental and the results of this are currently being executed.
Chairman Port of Esperance 2006 – 2010
Chairman of Group 5 Pty Ltd