2011 Leaders Series Forum – Professor Clive Palmer
Date(s) - 30 Nov 2011
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Keppel Bay Sailing Club
Capricorn Enterprise invites you to attend the next event in the 2011 Leaders Series Forum.
We are delighted to be welcoming Professor Clive Palmer.
Price: $50 pp
Includes: 2 course meal & beverages.
RSVP: This event is booked out.
Biography of Professor Clive Palmer
Professor Clive F. Palmer is a self-made billionaire with numerous and varied interests. He is currently listed on BRW’s Rich List as the fifth wealthiest person in Australia.
Professor Palmer has been in the Australian resources industry since the 1980s. Through his privately owned company, Mineralogy Pty Ltd, he owns one of the world’s largest magnetite iron ore deposits (estimated at 160 billion tonnes) located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, and also holds in excess of an estimated 100 billion tonnes of coal in the Galilee basin in Queensland. In 2009 Mr Palmer acquired from BHP Billiton the Yabulu nickel refinery located near Townsville in North Queensland, which supplies about 10% of the world’s nickel.
Mr Palmer has forged strong relationships with China, since first visiting China in 1962 with his family. He negotiated and successfully completed the sale by
Mineralogy to CITIC Pacific of the mining right of up to 6 billion tonnes of magnetite iron ore in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The CITIC Pacific Sino Iron Project is presently the single largest direct investment by China outside of mainland China.
Professor Palmer supports various causes and is currently establishing a private Charitable Foundation dedicated primarily to supporting medical research and the needs of Aboriginal communities in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
He is the founder and owner of Gold Coast United FC, which joined the Australian national soccer A-League in 2009. He is a director of the Greg Norman Golf Foundation in Australia, and is involved in harness racing through his privately owned stud farm, Cold Mountain Stud.
Professor Palmer was with his first wife, Susan Maree, for over 30 years until her tragic passing due to illness. They have a son, Michael George (now 21 y.o.) and a daughter, Emily Susan (now 16 y.o.). Mr Palmer married his second wife, Anna, in December 2007. They have a daughter, Mary Jean (now 3 y.o.).« Back to events