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Australian News Media Report on Elder Peter Meurs’ New Church Leadership Role

“Peter Meurs is leaving his job as an executive director at Fortescue Metals for an international role with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” Business Insider Australia reported today.

The Western Australian was named a “General Authority Seventy” at the Church’s annual General Conference in Salt Lake City, United States earlier this month.

Elder Peter F. Meurs received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Monash University in 1980. He worked as an engineer for ESSO Australia and participated in the development of oil and gas production fields. He was a founding partner of WorleyParsons Limited, an international engineering services and project management company. He recently led an iron ore expansion project for Fortescue Metals and served as an executive director on the board.

Elder Meurs has served in numerous callings, including branch president, counselor in a bishopric, bishop, high councilor, counselor in a district presidency, counselor in a stake presidency, stake president, counselor in a mission presidency and Area Seventy.

Peter Fletcher Meurs was born in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia, on 21 December 1956. He married Maxine Evelyn Thatcher in January 1979. They are the parents of four children.

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