ACBC Tas 2021 Insights Breakfast: Mining & Minerals Underpin Tasmania’s Economy

12 Nov 2021

Mining and minerals processing are the major drivers of the Tasmanian economy. In the year to August 2021, the sector accounted for 63% of Tasmania’s exports – valued at $2.6 billion. Over the past two years, it has also returned $96 million to the Tasmanian people through royalties, fees and rentals.

One of the major industry players is MMG Limited, based at Rosebery on the West Coast. Zinc, copper and lead concentrates, as well as gold doré, are produced at Rosebery using mechanised underground mining method followed by crushing, grinding and floatation processes. Rosebery has been operating continually for over 85 years. The operation employs around 500 local employees and contractors.

  • Ray Mostogl, CEO Tasmanian Minerals, Manufacturing & Energy Council (TMEC) will provide an industry overview and outline global drivers.
  • Liangang Li, MMG Executive General Manager Australia and Commercial, and Troy Hey, MMG Executive General Manager Corporate Relations – via pre-recorded presentation, will discuss the company’s contribution to the economy and its ongoing role in Tasmania’s future.


Date: Friday 3 December 2021 commencing at 8.00 am

Venue: Country Club, Launceston


ACBC Members – $44.00 (incl GST) plus Eventbrite booking fee $2.59 – $46.85

Guests – $55.00 (incl. GST) plus Eventbrite booking fee $2.99 – $58.29

For more information please contact: Adrian Wood, Executive Officer, ACBC Tasmania – M: 0414 902 450; E:


Liangang Li, Executive General Manager – Australia & Commercial, MMG

Liangang joined MMG’s parent company, China Minmetals (CMC) in 1987, and has held various senior management positions with subsidiaries of CMC across China, Australia, Mexico and the USA, including the roles of Director, Vice President, President and CEO.

Liangang has extensive experience in international business, the non-ferrous metals industry, and is skilled at leading high performing global trading departments. He has served on the Executive Committee of MMG for the past two years, and is responsible for Supply and Marketing, Australian Support Operations, Dugald River Mine, and Rosebery Mine.

Troy Hey, Executive General Manager – Corporate Relations, MMG

Troy has over 30 years of experience in government, media, community and investor relations, economic and public policy, industry association and communications management. He has been with MMG for 10 years and in his role as Executive General Manager – Corporate Relations is responsible for Stakeholder Relations, Corporate Affairs, Human Resources, Global Business Services, and Technology.

Troy’s professional experience expands across the aviation, entertainment, mining and consultancy sectors, and has headed corporate affairs for WMC Resources Limited and Fosters Group Limited prior to his MMG role. Troy holds duel degrees in Law and Commerce from the University of Melbourne.

Ray Mostogl , Secretary & Chief Executive Officer, TMEC

40 years in Minerals Processing Industries in Australia and New Zealand – steel and aluminium. Ray has been in a range of roles from maintenance, engineering, production and business improvement.

The last 20 years has been in senior roles including General Manager of Bell Bay Aluminium for 7 years. Ray’s involvement with TMEC commenced in 2011 with his appointment as a Director. He was elected as President in 2014. Ray is currently a Director of TasTAFE and is the Executive Director of Keen Partners, a resource and training company. Ray commenced as TMEC CEO and Company Secretary in June 2019.

Ray holds an Advanced Diploma Mechanical Engineer (Newcastle 1983) and is a Graduate of Company Directors (GAICD).


While ACBC is the facilitator of this event, the information and insights provided at this event are not provided by ACBC. ACBC excludes any liability in respect of the information and insights provided and attendees rely on and use the information and insights provided at their own risk.

The Australia China Business Council (ACBC) is the peak body for promoting business links between Australia and China.

ACBC’s Tasmania division hosts regular breakfasts with noteworthy guest speakers, alternating between Hobart and Launceston. Events are open to everyone; members receive discounted prices and priority access.

To become a member of ACBC Tasmania or an event sponsor please contact our Executive Officer Adrian Wood for further information:


M: 0414 902 450