The New Pilbara Economic Conference
The New Pilbara Economic Summit

Tony McRae

Chief Executive Officer / Chairperson

IBN Corporation / Pilbara Aboriginal Corporations and Enterprises Inc

Tony McRae

Tony McRae was born in the Wiradjuri Ngunawal high country of NSW and first came to the Pilbara in 1980. Tony was elected to the West Australian Parliament in 2001 and held a number of positions, including Chair of the Economics and Industry Committee, Acting Speaker, Parliamentary Secretary and Minister for Disability Services, Environment and Climate Change, and Multicultural Affairs. Before parliament Tony was Director of Research and Information at the National Native Title Tribunal and developed research practice to include Aboriginal stories and histories, in parallel to settler history, as part of the native title process. Since leaving politics in 2008, Tony has worked in education and labour market development in Western Australia and in Timor-Leste. He has been CEO of IBN since 2014 and Chairperson of PACE since 2016.

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