Dean Dalla Valle

Dean Dalla Valle was born in Wollongong, New South Wales.

Dalla Valle began his mining career at BHP in underground coal mining in the Illawarra region of New South Wales as a 17 year old electrical apprentice.[1] After twenty years in coal he moved to the Pilbara in Western Australia where he was Vice President of Ports for West Australian Iron Ore (WAIO).[2]. Fittingly a shaft at the Jansen project was named after him.[3]

After departing BHP due to redundancy, Dalla Valle was CEO of Pacific National, a private Australian rail freight business from July 2017 to June 2021.

Dalla Valle is chair of the Wollongong 2022 Board organising the 2022 UCI Cycling Event[4]


  1. ^ Tasker, Sarah-Jane (2014-08-23). "Dean Dalla Valle's farewell to mates at the coalface". The Australian. Retrieved 2014-10-09.
  2. ^ Chambers, Matt (2014-06-03). "From coalface to top of heap for BHP's Dean Dalla Valle". The Australian. Retrieved 2014-10-09.
  3. ^ Chambers, Matt (2016-10-27). "BHP's Dalla Valle to exit after 40 years". The Australian. Retrieved 2014-10-09.
  4. ^ "About Wollongong 2022". Retrieved 2021-12-10.