Tasmanian Govt appoints new Chief Inspector of Mines

Tuesday, 15 June, 2021

Tasmanian Govt appoints new Chief Inspector of Mines

Andrew Tunstall has been appointed as the Chief Inspector of Mines and Major Hazards in Tasmania. Tunstall has extensive experience in the Tasmanian mining industry, having acted in the Chief Inspector role since July 2020, and previously served as Principal Inspector of Mines since 2008. Tunstall has also held a number of mining roles nationally and around the world and will draw on his experience to serve Tasmania in the area of community safety.

Tunstall’s appointment follows the retirement of Fred Sears, who held the position of Chief Inspector of Mines since 1996. Elise Archer, Minister for Workplace Safety and Consumer Affairs, thanked Sears for his hard work and commitment to keeping Tasmania’s mining sector safe, and for his involvement in the Beaconsfield mine rescue.

“Mr Tunstall’s appointment will ensure continued stability in this vital area of WorkSafe Tasmania’s operations, and I look forward to working with him into the future as we continue to ensure Tasmanian workplaces are the safest in the country,” Minister Archer said.

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