Stephen Galilee has been CEO of the NSW Minerals Council since 2012. In this role he has been a strong and successful advocate for the mining industry and the mining communities of NSW.
Prior to joining the NSW Minerals Council, Stephen worked in politics and government in a range of policy portfolios including regional development, employment, small business, industry, and resources. He was also a Senior Adviser to former Prime Minister John Howard, and Chief of Staff to Mike Baird during his time as NSW Treasurer.
In addition to his public policy experience, Stephen also worked in a range of roles on multiple election campaigns at state and federal level between 1995 and 2011. He has also worked in small business, family business, and as a consultant advising major corporations in construction, engineering and infrastructure.
Stephen has an Honours degree in Economics from Sydney University and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. From 2018 to 2022 he also chaired the $10m Coal Services Health and Safety Research Trust.