The Lead Alliance Committee

The Living with Lead Alliance, is a local committee consisting of the following representatives from Local Government, North West Hospital Health Service, Mount Isa City Council, Glencore Zinc Assets Australia – Mount Isa Mines.

Local Government

Rob Katter MP
State Member for Mount Isa, Chair of The Lead Alliance

Rob Katter

State Member for Mount Isa, Rob Katter, was born and raised in North Queensland and has a strong empathy for rural and regional communities. Rob has lived and worked in the North West since 2001 and owned and operated own business in Mount Isa. He has worked in the property valuation industry for 16 years, following studies at university, after a two year stint working in the mines. Rob served on the Mount Isa City Council as councillor for four years before being elected to Queensland Parliament in 2012. As chair of the Mount Isa Living with Lead Alliance, Rob believes all parties in the Alliance are working well towards ensuring Mount Isa is a safe, liveable city.

North West Hospital Health Service

Paul Woodhouse
Chair of the North West Hospital and Health Board

Paul Woodhouse

Paul Woodhouse is a committed member of the Living with Lead Alliance and the Mount Isa Lead Health Management Committee. Paul has been Chair of the North West Hospital and Health Board since 2012, and is also currently Chairman of Regional Development Australia for Townsville and North West Queensland. Paul has served on many bodies across the North West including over 12 years as mayor and deputy mayor of the McKinlay Shire.

Mount Isa City Council

Councillor Joyce McCulloch
Mayor of Mount Isa

Mayor Joyce McCulloch

I first moved to the North West as a child in the 1980s when my family relocated to Cloncurry from the Northern Territory. I have now lived in Mount Isa for over 30 years and now my Husband William and I raise two wonderful children here.

I have worked in the retail industry in Mount Isa and have held the management position in the Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo.

In 2007 I was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship, a national award which recognizes individuals for excellence; who are innovative, filled with a spirit of determination and possess a strong desire to benefit their community.

I was then honoured to be elected to the Mount Isa City Council in the 2012 local government elections and I continue to invest much of my time into that role.

As part of my previous councillor responsibilities I have been Chair of the internal Audit Committee, and Chair of the Health Portfolio for Council as well as representing MICC as a Member of the Riversleigh community Scientific Advisory Committee (RCSAC).

I have had significant involvement and interests in community organisations having held positions on the boards of St. Paul’s Childcare Centre, Mount Isa Central State School P&C, and Young People Ahead. I have had involvement in a mentoring program for disengaged youth. A dedicated soccer mum I hold a membership of the Atlas Soccer Club and also a club coach’s position.

As city Mayor, as well as being a mother, I am passionate about many important things to the city and the district, developing community facilities for our children and youth, and ensuring our streets are safe.

I love Mount Isa and the surrounding region and would like to see more emphasis placed on promoting sport and healthy living and assisting community organizations to have access to more resources.

Mount Isa is a wonderful place in which I am proud to call home, and I look forward to the prosperous future of this city and its community.

Glencore – Mount Isa Mines

Gregory Ashe
Chief Operating Officer, Zinc Assets Australia

Greg Ashe

Greg leads Glencore’s Australian zinc business which features the McArthur River Mine in the Northern Territory and Mount Isa Mines zinc operations, Lady Loretta Mine and Bowen Coke in Queensland.  Collectively, the mining assets represent the largest base of zinc resources in the world and employ more than 3,000 people. Greg has a strong focus on safety, people and performance, and a genuine interest in the communities and environments in which we operate. He is a professional engineer and an accomplished mining executive with progressive experience in mine engineering, operations and project management. With a truly global career spanning more than 28 years and across multiple commodities (zinc, copper, nickel, potash and gold), Greg has worked at open pit and underground operations in Canada, Chile and Australia. Greg has also worked on projects in Canada, Tanzania, and Ireland for mining companies Noranda, Falconbridge, Xstrata and now Glencore.