Revolving Doors

Wayne Swan

Fossil Fuels | Labor | Revolving Doors
  • Independent Non-executive Director, Stanwell Corporation, 12 December 2019 – Present
  • Chairman, Diatreme Resources, November 2021 – Present
  • Chair of the Board and Independent Director of CBUS Super, January 2022 – Present
  • Director, Industry Superfunds
  • Advisory board member of IFM Investors


Previous Positions

Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Lilley, Queensland, 1993. Defeated at general elections 1996. Elected to the House of Representatives for Lilley, Queensland, 1998. Re-elected 2001 and 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016. Retired at the expiration of term, 2019.

Ministerial appointments

  • Treasurer from 3.12.2007 to 27.6.2013.
  • Cabinet Minister from 3.12.2007 to 27.6.2013.
  • Deputy Prime Minister from 24.6.2010 to 27.6.2013.

Party Positions

  • National President of the Australian Labor Party from 18.06.2018 to Present

Stanwell Corporation is a Queensland government-owned corporation and is the state’s largest electricity generator.

Stanwell’s mission statement reads “As a company that operates coal-fired power stations, it’s Stanwell’s job right now to keep providing reliable electricity at prices that are affordable, as the industry transitions to a lower carbon future.”

Stanwell currently operate 12 coal or coal seam gas projects within Queensland.

Mr. Swan has also been appointed as non-executive director and chairman of mining explorer and mineral sands producer Diatreme Resources as of 2 November 2021. Diatreme is involved in the mineral and silica sand, Copper-Gold and Zircon industries.

Conflict of interest concerns: Andrew Bragg seeks clarity on Wayne Swan’s dual role

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