A lawyer by training, Mrs Edwardes is a former Minister in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly with extensive experience and knowledge of WA’s legal and regulatory framework relating to mining projects, environmental, native title, heritage and land access. Mrs Edwardes currently provides strategic project advice to Atlas Iron Limited and assists the clients of FTI Consulting with a range of complex statutory approvals required for resources and infrastructure projects. She was the Executive General Manager for External Affairs for Hancock Prospecting and Special Counsel at Minter Ellison in Perth where she practised in government relations, climate change and environmental regulation and compliance.
During her political career, Mrs Edwardes held positions including WA Attorney General, Minister for the Environment and Minister for Labour Relations. She also has broad experience and networks within China’s business community.