Divisional Leaders

  1. thumbnail Andrew Vickers

    General Secretary +61 2 9267 1035

    Andrew Vickers is the General Secretary of CFMEU Mining & Energy Division and Vice President of the CFMEU. Andrew was elected Secretary by a vote of all mining and energy members of the CFMEU in May 2009. He was first employed in the coal mining industry in 1971 at the Goonyella mine in central Queensland (then owned by Utah Development of the USA; now owned and managed by BHP Billiton). Andrew was soon elected to the position of Lodge (Branch) Secretary and then to the Queensland Board of Management of the union. In January 1981 he was elected Queensland District President and held that position continuously through to 2006. He became national Vice-President from January 2007, and held that post until being elected General Secretary.  

  2. thumbnail Tony Maher

    General President 02 9267 1035

    General President , CFMEU Mining and Energy Division 1998 – present National President, Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) 2004 – present Member, Global Executive Committee, IndustriAll Global Union (55 million members) 2012 – present Alternate Director, Auscoal Chairman, ACTU Climate Change Group 2008 – present Former Director Coal Services Pty Ltd Former Director United Collieries Former Director Eraring Energy Previously appointed to: National Carbon Storage Taskforce NSW Government - Clean Coal Council NSW Mining Ministerial Advisory Council Prime Ministers Taskforce on Energy Efficiency