Community champion joins the Collie team

After almost two decades championing the Collie community, long-standing Western Australian Member of Parliament Mr Mick Murray has joined the International Graphite team.

The former MLA for Collie-Preston was enticed out of retirement to take on a new role as Collie Relations Manager. He will help us establish local operations and support efforts to develop the region as a hub for new technology-based industries. The new community liaison role will include assisting IG6 to source local content and resources, navigate regulatory requirements, and provide advice as to how the company can best contribute as part of the Collie community.

“Collie is starting to realise its exciting future, with several new industries joining the town. I see International Graphite as an ideal fit – helping establish Collie as a home for leading edge industries, and bringing jobs and training to our community for decades to come,” Mr Murray said.

Moving to Collie at the age of 11, the career politician entered the work force as an apprentice mechanic before moving north in the 1970’s to join the construction industry.  He returned to Collie when his children were born and began working in the coal mines in 1977.

Mr Murray was elected as a Labor member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly in 2001 and represented the electorate of Collie, and the renamed seat of Collie-Preston, until retiring in 2017.

IG is proud to be part of the local Collie community and to be contributing to the exciting times ahead for Australia in the renewable energy and battery space.

Executive Chairman Phil Hearse said: “We are thrilled to welcome Mick to the team. Our goal is to maximise the value and jobs that our business can bring to Western Australia and having Mick Murray as our local representative will help us do that.

“Nobody could be better. Mick brings plenty of local knowledge and a wealth of experience of the Collie region. He understands the town and is well placed to help us establish our presence there,” Mr Hearse said.

“We look forward to his advice as to how we can best grow with the Collie community.”

Read more about Mick Murray and hear what the locals have to say.