Roy Hill Appoints Chief Operating Officer

Roy Hill has appointed Gerhard Veldsman to the role of Chief Operating Officer at Roy Hill.

Gerhard joins Roy Hill from Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) where he was most recently Executive General Manager for FMG’s Pilbara Operations, promoted from the position General Manager Iron Ore Projects.

Please read the media release here.

Completed Roy Hill Rail Bridge Delivers Safety Outcomes for Port Hedland

Today Roy Hill welcomed the Minister for Transport, the Minister for Environment and MP for the Pilbara, Kevin Michel MLA to open the completed Roy Hill Rail Bridge.

The Roy Hill funded bridge is a $18.66 million new single span rail bridge carrying the Great Northern Highway over the Roy Hill rail line, leading into Port Hedland’s port. The new bridge replaces an existing level crossing, enabling the free movement of traffic over the rail line, and removes the potential for a rail-road accident at the intersectio

Please read the media release here.

Photos from today’s event are available here.

A time lapse video of the construction of the bridge is available here.


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National Mining and Related Industries Day Gala Reception 2018

On Thursday 22 November 2018, the sixth annual National Mining and Related Industries Day was hosted at Government House in Canberra. His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, gave a welcome address.

Roy Hill Chairman, Mrs Gina Rinehart, who is also Patron and Founder of the event, provided a short speech to acknowledge key industry partners, and present the National Mining and Related Industries Day award to mining industry veteran Tony Galligan.

Roy Hill responds to media claims following the release of the ATO Transparency Report FY17

Following the Australian Tax Office’s release of its Transparency Report for FY17, several media outlets have incorrectly reported Roy Hill’s tax liability within the context of its major shareholder, Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd (HPPL).

During the 2017 fiscal year, Roy Hill Holdings (Roy Hill) reported approximately $2.0 billion in total sales. As Roy Hill is in its early phases, there was no taxable income due to carried forward losses, given the huge loans it entered into, approximately $7.2 billion to build the project.

Given these loans to enable the project, Roy Hill’s contribution to the Australian fiscal component of the economy continues to significantly increase. Between 2012 and 2018, Roy Hill has paid over $492m in federal and state taxes and royalties.

As a $10 billion mega iron ore project, Roy Hill directly or indirectly employed over 50,000 people during its construction phase. Roy Hill currently provides direct employment for over 2,000 men and women.  Tax revenue is created from these employees, employees of contractors and indirect employees.

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Double Win for Gina Rinehart and Hancock at the Mines and Money Awards

Roy Hill is proud to confirm that its Chairman Mrs Gina Rinehart, and majority owner Hancock Prospecting have both been recognised overnight at the 16th Annual Mines and Money Awards for Outstanding Achievement in London.

Mrs Rinehart was awarded a special award for her outstanding contribution in the mining and resources sector.

Hancock Prospecting, of which Mrs Rinehart has been Executive Chairman for over 25 years, was also recognised, winning the prestigious Mining Company of the Year (Australia) Award for its impressive milestones and achievements.

The Mines and Money Awards for Outstanding Achievement are billed as the most prestigious awards for the global mining investment community, attracting over 500 industry leaders from all corners of the mining investment world.


Find out more about the Mines and Money Awards here.

Please read the media statement here.

Petition to Federal and State Governments to Cut Red Tape

Attendees at the 2018 National Mining Day and the 2018 National Agriculture Day supported a petition urging the Australian Federal and State Governments to help restore the competitiveness of industry by cutting red tape and reducing excessive taxation. In support of this petition, Roy Hill urges industry supporters to download the below petition for stakeholders to sign and return to Hancock Prospecting ( for collation.

To find out more about National Mining and Related Industries Day, please go to

Please download the petition here

November 22nd – National Mining & Related Industries Day


On Thursday 22 November, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove hosted a gala reception at their Canberra residence in Yarralumla to celebrate the sixth annual National Mining and Related Industries Day.

Patron and Founder, Mrs Gina Rinehart, along with Co-Patron Mr Tad Watroba, also welcomed guests who came from as far away as Switzerland and Japan, as well as from all over Australia. The Governor-General gave a welcome address after which Mrs Rinehart gave a short speech to acknowledge key industry partners.

The reception was a wonderful opportunity to show appreciation for Australia’s mining and related industries – ultimately, one of our country’s most significant and necessary industries.

Please read Mrs Rinehart’s speech

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Roy Hill signs Memorandum of Understanding with ITG

Roy Hill has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Xiamen ITG Group Corporation Ltd (ITG), at the China International Import Expo today in Shanghai.

Established in 1970, ITG has grown into a supply chain management conglomerate providing not only the supply of iron ore and coal to steel mills and distribution for finished product, but also price, volume and logistic optimisation advice to steel mills across China. In addition, ITG is a shareholder of Fujian Sansteel Group, a leading steel mill in South East China.

Media Release: Roy Hill signs Memorandum of Understanding with ITG

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