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 senior roles in politics and government, including as a Senior Adviser to former Prime Minister John Howard and as Chief of Staff to Mike Baird when NSW Treasurer.
Stephen brings extensive public policy experience to his role at the NSW Minerals Council, along with significant campaign skills honed over many years while working on a range of past election campaigns across Australia at state and federal levels. Stephen also has experience 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. He is a member of the NSW Government's Minerals Industry Advisory Council and the NSW Government's Trade and Investment Advisory Committee and since 2018 has Chaired the $10m Coal Services Health and Safety Research Trust.