At AMEC we are proud to employ some of the industry’s most enthusiastic and dedicated individuals. Our team is passionate about what we do and bring together valuable and varied experience.

Warren Pearce

Chief Executive Officer

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Kate Dickson

General Manager – Operations

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Neil Van Drunen

Director – Western Australia, Northern Territory & Commonwealth Policy

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Sarah Gooley

Director – Queensland

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Kerry Atkins

Director – New South Wales

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Stuart Glazebrook

Manager - Victoria & Tasmania

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Peta Abbot

Manager - South Australia

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Amy Warden

Policy Manager (QLD)

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Ryan Rampling

Manager - Media and Communications

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Gary Low

Manager – Events

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Doug Bowie

Manager – Membership & Sponsorship (WA, NT & SA)

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Jane Noble

Manager – Membership & Sponsorship (QLD, NSW, VIC & TAS)

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Anne Marie Doig

Executive Assistant & Office Manager

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Melanie Cassidy

Administration and Systems Officer

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Nicolas Parry

Senior Policy Adviser (WA & NT)

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Linda Peng

Policy Adviser (WA & NT)

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Chris Thompson

Marketing & Communications Adviser

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Warren Pearce

Chief Executive Officer

Warren is an experienced leader with a proven record of achievement working in both the public and private sectors. He has held a number of senior advocacy positions including at the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA, the WA Local Government Association, and prior to joining AMEC was the Chief Executive Officer of Local Government Professionals WA. Before his career in advocacy, Warren served as a Senior Adviser in the Gallop and Carpenter WA Governments.

Kate Dickson

General Manager - Operations

Kate brings a unique perspective and a wealth of experience in the resources industry, with an understanding in both private and public sectors. Drawing from a deep appreciation of the sector’s history and a keen eye on the future, Kate collaborates closely with stakeholders to drive AMEC’s Strategic Plan, ensuring positive outcomes for AMEC members and the broader community. Kate’s commitment to upholding AMEC’s advocacy traditions is unwavering, and she actively involves stakeholders in this journey. Her background and extensive experience have instilled in her the belief that implementing the right policy levers is the key to making a lasting positive impact in the resources industry.

Neil Van Drunen

Director - Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia & Industry Policy

Neil has over a decade of experience working in State government ministerial offices, international development and industry associations. Neil spent four years as a senior advisor in the WA Premier’s office, followed by two years with the Minister for Mines and Petroleum as the principal policy advisor. Prior to joining AMEC, Neil lived in Vienna, Austria, leading the corporate communications department of an international development consultancy. Neil holds a Masters in Economics.

Sarah Gooley

Director – Queensland

Sarah has 20 years experience in operational, policy, advisory and management roles, most recently with the Queensland Department of Resources. As Queensland Policy Director, Sarah has been integral in leading development of the Queensland Resources Industry Development Plan. Sarah strongly believes in the long term future of the resources sector and thoroughly enjoys working with our members and team.

Kerry Atkins

Director - New South Wales

Kerry is a multifaceted mining industry professional blending expertise in both commercial and mining engineering domains. Kerry has worked extensively in operations throughout Australia and the Pacific region, and has previously advocated on a member based mining industry board. She is a passionate advocate who is committed to fostering a future of reliance and prosperity for the resources sector. Kerry has a Bachelor of Business, FCPA and a keen interest in optimising the commerciality of mining projects.

Stuart Glazebrook

Policy Adviser (VIC)

Stuart is a resources and investment professional with more than 25 years industry experience across exploration and mining, equity capital markets, corporate finance and investment banking, equity market analysis and communications, executive search and talent acquisition. With a BSc (Earth Sciences) from La Trobe University and postgraduate studies in finance & investment, Stuart is a qualified geologist who has worked extensively throughout Australia and the Pacific region, maintaining a passionate advocacy for the resources sector and a commitment to driving its future strength and success.

Peta Abbot

Manager - South Australia

Peta has extensive experience working with explorers and miners in various roles across South Australian government, including as a geologist, commodity and value-chain specialist, economic analyst and strategic project leader. Peta has post graduate qualifications in education and mineral and energy economics and recently worked in principal roles for hydrogen industry development and renewable energy policy. Peta endeavours to catalyse policy and work with members to develop a successful and sustainable mining and exploration industry, that provides benefits for stakeholders and the broader community.

Amy Warden

Policy and Research Adviser

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Ryan Rampling

Manager - Media and Communications

Ryan is a media veteran with two decades of experience across Radio at 6PR as an Executive Producer of breakfast and morning talkback, TV at 9NEWS as Senior Chief of Staff and prior to joining AMEC was the Executive Producer for 7NEWS & Seven West Media program ‘Flashpoint’, a weekly public affairs program. Ryan also has experience across internal and external communications at state-owned power supplier Western Power and online educator My Education Group. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) and Graduate Certificate of Marketing and is the co-founder of organ donation charity Donor Mate.

Gary Low

Manager – Events

Dedicated event manager with a proven track record in executing diverse events, from large corporate conferences, music festivals to community engagements. Over 20 years of event experience, including being Venue Manager at Hyatt Regency Perth and Production Manager at a leading AV supplier in Perth, with extensive experience in putting together events of any size.

Doug Bowie

Manager – Membership & Sponsorship (WA, NT & SA)

Doug Bowie came to AMEC with 30+ years of involvement within the resources industry in a range of different roles. A geologist with experience in mining, exploring for, and developing Nickel, Gold, and Tantalum deposits, Doug has exceptional knowledge of how the industry works. Doug has also previously held roles in Government and mining tech, as well as a long career in resources events.

Jane Noble

Manager – Membership & Sponsorship (QLD, NSW, VIC & TAS)

Jane is responsible for AMEC’s membership base in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria & Tasmania. Focused on increasing value and visibility of member companies. 

A seasoned global corporate, her career spans both private and not-for-profit sectors. This includes a globally unique network across natural resources, sport, FMCG, video games, entertainment, media, telecom, SaaS, Paas, omnichannel, finance and tourism. Some of these brands include Adidas, Sega and TaylorMade.

Jane is a highly skilled negotiator, focussed on increasing strategic commercial partnerships that enhances investment opportunities and broadens strategic capability.

Anne Marie Doig

Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Anne Marie is responsible for the overall management of the AMEC office and finances and for providing executive assistance to the CEO. She has been in this role for over 13 years, ensuring organisational strength and stability. In addition, Anne Marie coordinates the board papers for the Executive Council and assists the team in most facets of the organisation from membership, communications, IT and events. Prior to joining AMEC, Anne Marie worked in the forestry sector, education and mining.

Melanie Cassidy

Administration and Systems Officer

Melanie has eight years’ experience supporting CRM databases over several diverse industries including disability, retail and not-for-profit. With experience as a data analyst, client system support officer and technical author, Melanie has gathered skills in supporting and training users, developing system documentation as well as creating strategic reporting to ensure effective data utilisation. Melanie has a double major in Economics and Information Systems from Murdoch University.

Nicolas Parry

Policy Advisor (WA, SA & NT)

Nicolas (Nic) Parry joined AMEC in August of 2022 as a Policy Advisor (WA, NT, and Commonwealth) having completed a BA in International Relations at Curtin University. 

Nic is driven to help support AMEC members, particularly in the Northern Territory, and to continue learning about industry in all areas of policy development and advocacy for the continued growth of the mining industry.

Linda Peng

Policy Advisor (NSW)

Linda Peng joined AMEC as a Policy Adviser in 2023 whilst completing a dual degree towards BSc (Earth Science/Ecology) and BCom (International Business).

Prior to joining the organisation, she undertook the role of a Junior Exploration Geologist at Silver Mines Limited, which piqued her interest in exploration projects, as well as policy and community engagement in the resources sector. Linda is committed to supporting AMEC member companies in accomplishing their desired outcomes and advocating for the mining industry’s future growth.

Chris Thompson

Marketing Advisor

Chris is a passionate, qualified communications and design specialist who has worked on a wide variety of projects spanning real estate to hospitality marketing. Chris’ past experience as a designer comes from being part of one of the largest print companies in Perth where he was exposed to diverse methods of printing and design including mailing, offset production, signage, shop frontage decals and more.