AMEC is holding Council Elections in 2024. Below is a list of candidates nominated for an Associate Member Council Position. To see a list of our current Councillors click here

André Fuller

General Manager
Hagstrom Drilling Pty Ltd

My name is André Fuller, General Manager at Hagstrom Drilling, an AMEC Partner Company.  

I have been afforded the opportunity to work domestically and internationally within the mining & exploration sectors since 2005 supporting junior exploration and blue-chip mining houses alike.        

Personal industry exposure has covered the entire mining cycle from greenfields exploration, prefeasibility & bankable studies, and resource definition of major mining operations.     

Over the years I have actively contributed to multiple industry bodies developing nationally accredited industry training framework, initiatives aligned to promoting careers across sectors alongside ensuring unwavering commitment to supporting regional communities via sustainable mining & exploration activities.        

The opportunity to join the AMEC Council strongly aligns with my passion towards contributing to continuance of best practice across the sector, ensuring industry actively advocates with government and maintaining a positive perception of miners and explorers to the broader Australian community. 

Andrew Dittman

General Manager – West
MEC Mining

With a 14-year operational and corporate career working for BHP, MEC Mining, Orica and Downer EDI, I have a strong background in technical, operational and corporate management roles. I currently hold the position of General Manager at MEC Mining where I am responsible for spearheading the growth and expansion of multiple business units across Western Australia.  

In 2019, I received the Future of Mining’s Emerging Leader Award and in 2023 received Western Australia’s Business News 40under40 award. As a founding member of Young Mining Professionals, I currently hold a Director’s role within the YMP Perth Inc.

 As a true advocate for our industry, I would like to support the AMEC Council in developing and advocating positive change for its members and the wider industry stakeholders. I am passionate about the future of the mining industry and am actively engaged in supporting the growth and development of the next generation of miners. 

Daniel Archer

7th Element Mining

Daniel Archer is an accomplished Senior Business Development and External Affairs Executive with leading mining houses and tier one contractors. Since 2000 Daniel has served on Industry, State and Commonwealth Govt Boards and Advisory groups including CMEWA Executive Council, Native Title Group, both Pilbara & Goldfields Regional Councils, Minerals Council of Australia, Business Council of Australia, NT Minerals Council, AMEC, and currently is a board member of the Resources Industry Training Council and AMEC Indigenous Affairs Committee.

I believe strongly in the important role that industry bodies play in providing guidance,
representation and advocacy for industry interests and objectives. As an AMEC
Associate Member, I am committed to supporting the organisations objectives. I am
highly cognisant of the range of issues and opportunities impacting service providers
and if elected will represent and advocate for all Associate Members to the best of my

Keren Paterson

JSW Drilling

I am an internationally recognised mining industry leader and a passionate advocate for the sector.  Throughout my 25-year career I have been directly involved with the key matters in which AMEC advocates for including land access, heritage & environmental approvals, project development, access to funding and government relations.  

In my current role as CEO of an Australian drilling company, I see first-hand the success of AMEC’s work to improve government processes and regulations affecting our industry; and the importance of innovation in the ways in which we do business to maintain and improve our social license to operate.  

I am a mining engineer from the WA School of Mines, INSEAD Alumni, Fellow of Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  I also hold an MBA in Economics and an Advanced Diploma in Corporate Governance.  

Leanne Brock

CEO and MD 

I am the CEO and Managing Director of AMETS Tenements and Geoservices which I founded over 16 years ago. AMETS now manages over 5,000 tenements Australia wide. I have significant experience in various Tenement Management roles, including 6 years’ experience as a Titles Officer for the Department of Mines and Energy in the Northern Territory. I am currently a Councillor on the Business NSW Regional Advisory Council. 

I have proven experience liaising with a range of Government and industry bodies across Australia, to advocate for innovative positive regulatory changes, as well as supporting and promoting exploration, discovery and mining opportunities. 

I have a long-established relationship with AMEC and value the connection and advocacy the organisation provides to its members and the wider industry. I am excited to bring my wealth of experience, strong and effective voice, knowledge, and wider stakeholder views to the AMEC Council.

Shannon McMahon

Director and Co-Owner

I grew up in the mining industry, working at one of the first tenement management agencies. In 2003, I established McMahon Mining Title Services, which has since grown to be a leading land management agency in Australia.

With over two decades of experience in mining land management, I have considerable knowledge of the industry, and of mining legislation and policy. I provide advice on high-level land management strategy and all aspects of mining title compliance in all jurisdictions of Australia.

I am an enthusiastic supporter of the mining industry. I have been a Councillor of AMEC for over a decade and the chair of AMEC’s Mining Legislation Committee. In that time I have provided essential assistance to the AMEC team so that they can succeed in their policy goals. This has included work in support of the Heritage Assistance Programme that will provide close to $5 million per year in rebates to the Junior Mining sector.