AAMEG - Bill Turner recognised for his services to the resources industry

AAMEG - Bill Turner recognised for his services to the resources industry

The Australia-Africa Minerals & Energy Group (“AAMEG”) is pleased to announce that Bill Turner was officially recognised today in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2016 as an Officer of the Order of Australia. Bill has been recognised for his distinguished service to the mining sector and international relations through leadership in business and exploration collaboration between Australia and Africa.


The Australia-Africa Minerals & Energy Group (“AAMEG”) is pleased to announce that Bill Turner was officially recognised today in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2016 as an Officer of the Order of Australia. Bill has been recognised for his distinguished service to the mining sector and international relations through leadership in business and exploration collaboration between Australia and Africa.

AAMEG CEO Trish O’Reilly said “Mr Turner was the founding Chair for the Australia-Africa Minerals and Energy Group (AAMEG) and it is through his dedication and commitment that we have such a thriving organisation”.

Through his strong leadership, Bill has continually promoted an environment which has a focus on building positive and productive relationships between business and the local community. He firmly believes that with business success comes the opportunity for significant social and economic development. This then creates a clear path to assist with the alleviation of poverty across Africa. Poverty is a global issue however one in which Bill personally and the Australian extractive industry plays a key and significant role.

Ms O’Reilly acknowledged the significant role played by Mr Turner in building AAMEG into the peak body supporting Australian resource companies operating in Africa, with the group gaining national and international recognition under his stewardship.

“Australia is an important neighbour to Africa and has a key role to play in helping African countries realise their mineral potential, while maintaining the reputation of Australian operators for providing positive socio-economic improvements to their host communities,” she said. 

“AAMEG supports member companies operating in Africa and facilitates collaboration between industry, governments and key stakeholders, contributing to the sustainable development of African economies to mutual benefit, while continuing to build positive and productive relationships with African governments.”

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The AAMEG fact sheet is available on the AAMEG website.

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