QAL general manager Mike Dunstan.
QAL general manager Mike Dunstan. David Sparkes

Mike Dunstan takes over role of general manager at QAL

ONE OF Gladstone's most respected industrial leaders has taken the top job at QAL alumina refinery.

Mike Dunstan has accepted the role of general manager at QAL.

He is shifting into the position after a successful stint as general manager of Rio Tinto Alcan Yarwun.

Rio Tinto also owns 80% of QAL.

The appointment is a significant one, because Mr Dunstan has overseen Rio's ambitious Yarwun 2 expansion.

"I am certainly looking forward to the many challenges and triumphs that you naturally experience when leading a refinery the size of QAL," Mr Dunstan said.

"There is a great team on the ground and our initial focus will be on safety; only from here can we build a robust business."