Manufacturing Ministerial Council

The Manufacturing Ministerial Council (MMC) provides high-level industry advice to government on strategic matters to build and promote manufacturing in Queensland and help drive economic, regional and employment growth throughout the state.

It is chaired by the Honourable Glenn Butcher MP, Minister for Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water. It works to drive the future development of the manufacturing industry in Queensland. The council advises on:

Council members

Marina ChambersMs Marina Chambers, Queensland Branch President, Australian Workers’ Union
Worked for the AWU for around 25 years, predominantly with industries such as steel, aluminium, aviation, glass, construction and general manufacturing.
Headshot of Michael Pronger who has short, receding, dark hair, heavy framed glasses and is wearing an open-necked dark striped business shirt.Mr Michael Pronger, National Engineering Manager, Superior Pak
More than 40 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of mobile waste collection vehicles, cane harvester design and civil engineering.
Richard Parker wears thin framed glasses, is bald with stubble on his chin and upper lip, he wears an open necked business shirt.Mr Richard Parker, General Manager and Director, TEi Services
Merging traditional metal manufacturing with new technology and an advocate for sustainable growth in regional manufacturing capability.
Tight head shot of Tony Prove, an older man in a white open collared shirt who is making direct eye contact. Mr Tony Prove, General Manager, Operations Queensland – Rail and Transit Systems, Downer Group
A delivery focused individual with a broad range of rail experience developed from over 30 years within the rollingstock industry in the Asia Pacific region.
A headshot of Kimberly who has long, fine blondish hair, a direct gaze, and a gentle smile.Ms Lauren Pulitano, Vice President – Governmental Sales, Volvo Group Australia
Experienced transport industry executive, with a passion for Volvo’s decarbonisation strategy, including the local manufacturing of zero emission vehicles.

Headshot of Jasmine Riddle, she's got long, blonde, wavy hear and is smiling confidently directly at you. She's wearing an open-collared white shirt.

Ms Jasmine Riddle, Chief Operations Officer, Systems, Strategy and Business – Commercial and Defence, JRS Group
Navy veteran committed to adding value through strategic action and execution to promote success in manufacturing for our future industry trailblazers.
Headshot of Jason Sharam who is balding, has reading glasses, has a direct, open gaze and is wearing an open collared blue and white striped business shirt.Mr Jason Sharam, Managing Director, Linked Group Services
With 30 years industry experience, Jason co-founded Linked Group Services in 2010 in Mackay to provide trade services to multiple industry sectors and manufacture renewable energy products.
Headshot of Kymberley Talbot who has swept back blond hair, pearl earrings and a confident, direct gaze.Dr Kymberley Talbot, Executive Director, Feline
Co-Founder and Executive Director of Feline Group, Australia’s first lithium-ion battery manufacturer and innovator of next-generation safe, advanced battery technologies.
Headshot of Sheree Taylor who has brown hair and is smiling confidently.Ms Sheree Taylor, Queensland Specification Manager, BlueScope Steel
20 years’ experience across the Australian steel sector including supply chain and business development; advocate for local manufacturing diversity and inclusion; President National Association of Women in Construction, Queensland.
Headshot of Aaron Thompson, he's wearing a suit and tie and is in an office.Mr Aaron Thompson, Managing Director, Ferra Engineering
Aerospace and defence professional currently leading a global mid-tier advanced manufacturing integrator with locations in Australia, India, and the USA.
Mitchell UptonMr Mitchell Upton, Managing Director, Upton Engineering and Manufacturing
Founder and Managing Director of leading advanced manufacturing company Upton Engineering and Manufacturing.
Rohan WebbMr Rohan Webb, Branch Secretary, Queensland and Northern Territory, Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union
A member of the AMWU National and State Executive and the Queensland Council of Unions Executive and Management Committee.

Last updated: 19 Oct 2023