Michael Wright

Michael Wright

Executive Chair and Chief Executive Officer

Thiess

Michael Wright was appointed Executive Chairman of Thiess in February 2020 and Chief Executive Officer in July 2021. Michael has over 30 years’ experience across the resources & industrial industries in Australia, Asia, Africa and the Americas.  

 

Prior to being appointed to the joint role of Executive Chairman and CEO of Thiess, Michael was the CEO of ASX listed CIMIC Group, responsible for leading Sedgman, UGL, CPB Contractors, Leighton Asia and Thiess. He joined Thiess in 1998, starting as a Project Manager, and has held leadership and operational roles in the mining, construction and services sector, giving him expertise across operations, technical, commercial and strategy.

Michael is a highly regarded and innovative leader focused on delivering value to clients and inspiring operational excellence by building strong, safe and performance-driven teams. He serves as a Director of the Minerals Council of Australia and the Sustainable Minerals Institute. 

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Civil from the University of Sydney and a Master of Engineering Science from the University of New South Wales.

Michael Wright

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  • 08:20
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  • 08:20 - 10:45 AEDT
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  • 145 min
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  • Plenary
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  • BHP Plenary Theatre

Promoting Opportunities, Minimising Disruptions & Building Resilience

  • 08:20 - 08:25
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Welcoming Remarks from IMARC
  • 08:25 - 08:30
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Welcome to Country
  • 08:30 - 08:40
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  • 10 min
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Welcoming Remarks from Chair on behalf of IMARC’s Founding Partners
  • 08:40 - 08:50
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  • 10 min
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Host Partner Ministerial Welcome
  • 08:50 - 09:00
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  • 10 min
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International Ministerial Welcome from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • 09:00 - 09:15
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  • 15 min
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Partnering with Purpose
  • 09:15 - 09:30
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  • 15 min
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Innovation, Technology and the Future for Resources
  • 09:30 - 10:15
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  • 45 min
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  • Wed, 02 Nov
Keynote Panel Discussion: Minimising Mining’s Major Disruptions: The Impacts of Supply Chain Volatility, Labour and Skill Shortages, and the Rising of Costs of Doing Business within Mining and Resources
  • 10:15 - 10:30
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  • 15 min
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Mining Keynote
  • 10:30 - 10:45
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  • 15 min
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  • Wed, 02 Nov
Keynote Address: Why Mining’s Good Governance is a Critical Element of the Energy Transition?