The QUREX Gateway is managed by the Queensland Exploration Council, in collaboration with the Queensland Government.

The QUREX Gateway provides a ‘one-stop-shop’ bringing together all the information you need to drive your investment in Queensland resources exploration. 

For further information about QUREX, investing in Queensland or if you would like to contribute to this Gateway, get in contact via the links below.

Key contact at Queensland Government

Todd Harrington
Resources Investment Commissioner

If you are looking for investment opportunities in Queensland, the Queensland Government provides assistance to match investors to projects. Todd Harrington is the Resources Investment Commissioner and is a seasoned resource executive, possessing significant investment, mining, asset development, approval and corporate financing experience.

Originally a geologist by profession, Todd has significant mergers and acquisition resource transaction experience with capital raising and debt, for company and project acquisition and divestment. As a geologist he has worked on 50 projects at over 20 operating mines and has previously held Chief Executive roles in Stanmore Coal, Cockatoo Coal, and Blackwood Corporation. He has also held senior industry board or committee positions at AMEC, ACARP, QRC and EMERST.


Key contact at Queensland Exploration Council

Samantha Nasternak
Marketing Manager

The Queensland Exploration Council backs Queensland as Australia’s minerals and energy exploration leader, with Brisbane at its heart. An initiative of the QRC, it brings together senior representatives from both established and emerging resource sector companies, governments, the business community and academic leaders.

Alongside the leadership team, Samantha is focused on driving the agenda through key promotional activities. Samantha has been working in the resources sector for more than six years with previous roles at QRC and Engineers Australia. Samantha is a marketing professional experienced in brand enhancement, membership valuation and website design. Sam brings the promotional approach required to enhance Queensland’s exploration reputation and assist explorers and investors.



The Queensland Exploration Council is a not for profit arm of the peak industry body, the Queensland Resources Council. The Queensland Exploration Council’s  agenda is to increase investment in Queensland’s exploration sector. The Queensland Exploration Council’s flagship project is the Queensland Resources and Exploration Gateway (QUREX). QUREX provides businesses with the tools, resources and support they need to invest in the vibrant Queensland mining and resources industry, including how to connect with new markets, new partnerships and new business opportunities.