Mining, energy veteran Dick Wright dies

Mining and energy industry identity Dick Wright has died.

Mining services company Tempo Australia said Mr Wright died yesterday morning. He was a founder and non-executive director at Tempo.

During his career, Mr Wright played a key role in mining and infrastructure projects. He held such positions as managing director of Fluor Daniel Australia and executive chairman of Adrail during construction of the Darwin to Alice Springs railway.

He was a project director during the early stages of Gina Rinehart's Roy Hill iron ore project.

Mr Wright founded Tempo with Carmelo "Charlie" Bontempo in 2011. He had filled the roles of managing director and chairman at different times.

He stood down as chairman in February in favour of Mr Bontempo.

Tempo said Mr Wright had worked tirelessly on the advancement of the company.

"The board of directors and employees of the company would like to extend their condolences to the Wright family and express how grateful they have been for the support and advice he has so willingly given," Tempo said in a statement.

The West Australian

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