Revolving Doors

Mark Vaile

Mark Vaile

Fossil Fuels | Revolving Doors | The Nationals

Current Positions

Deputy Prime Minister (Jul 2005-Dec 2007)

Federal Minister for Trade & Investment (Jul 1999-Sep 2006)

Federal Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry (Oct 1998-Jul 1999)

Federal Minister for Transport & Regional Development (Sep 1997-Oct 1998)

Previous Positions

Federal MP for Lyne, NSW (Mar 1993-Jul 2008)

Leader, National Party (Jul 2005-Dec 2007)

Mining Connections

Board Member, Virgin Australia Holdings (2008-2018)

Non-Executive Director, Whitehaven Coal [1]

Chairman, Whitehaven Coal (2012- Present) [2]

Chairman, Aston Services & CBD Energy Ltd [3]

Chairman, Regional Infrastructure Fund, Palisade Investment Partners

Non-Executive Director, Australian Hotels Association

Non-executive Chairman, Smart Trans (2016 – Present)

Director, Stamford Land Corporation

Director, Director of Servcorp

1 — http://www.whitehavencoal.com.au/about_us/board_of_directors.cfm; https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/csg-industry-hires-wellconnected-staffers-20150515-gh2rg3.html;
2 — For an overview of the career and fortunes of Mark Vaile with Whitehaven Coal, see: https://www.crikey.com.au/2016/02/08/mayne-mark-vaile-turns-14m-into-100k-but-claims-coals-future-is-rosy/.
3 — http://www.whitehavencoal.com.au/about_us/board_of_directors.cfm.

Simone Marsh was a senior environmental analyst with the Queensland Co-ordinator General. After filing her report on the environmental effects of the proposed LNG industry in June 2010, she walked out of her job and was not heard of again in the media until she testified as a whistleblower at the Queensland government parliamentary inquiry into Queensland government administration of Commonwealth government affairs in November 2014.

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