The AMMA team comprises highly experienced, talented people with a track record of active involvement and participation across the resource industry. We don’t just talk about it, we’re immersed in it.

 

AMMA Board

Richard Owen
Richard Owen
AMMA Board President

Richard Owen

ExxonMobil Australia, Chairman

Richard J Owen was born in Sydney, Australia and holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Sydney.

He joined Esso Australia as a graduate engineer in 1983 and began work at the Longford Plants. Following a number of engineering, operational and management assignments in Sale, Sydney and Melbourne, Mr Owen moved to New Orleans, USA and was appointed as Operations Manager in 2001.

Mr Owen transferred to Houston before being appointed as Joint Interest Manager for Alaska in 1994 based in Anchorage. In 1996, Mr Owen transferred to Hannover, Germany where he was named Deputy Production Manager for Exxon Mobil Production Germany.

In 2011, Mr Owen was appointed to the position of President and General Manager for ExxonMobil Affiliates in Indonesia based in Jakarta. Mr Owen returned to Melbourne in 2013 when he was named Chairman of the Exxon Mobil group of companies in Australia

In addition to being an AMMA President, Mr Owen is also a board member with the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) and the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, and a member of the Business Council of Australia.

Mr Owen is married to Jennifer and they have two adult sons.
Tom Quinn
Tom Quinn
AMMA Vice President

Tom Quinn

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Broadspectrum

Prior to joining Broadspectrum, Tom Quinn was Group Vice President of Jacob’s North American Upstream and Midstream business in Canada, managing 7,000 employees.

His senior leadership experience includes Managing Director, Aker Solutions in Australia, and Director of Operations, Fluor Corporation.

Tom’s depth of experience globally includes working in engineering, construction and maintenance enterprises across the manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, food, and chemical industries. His expertise includes leading enterprises underpinned by sustainable and strategic decision-making, acute tactical planning and implementation, while influencing brand marketing and building strong customer relationships.

He has a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), a Master of Business Administration, is an Associate of the Melbourne Business School, and from 2010 to 2013 he was recognised as one of the top 100 engineers in Australia by Engineers Australia.
Johnpaul Dimech
Johnpaul Dimech
AMMA Board Director

Johnpaul Dimech

Regional Chairman - Asia Pacific, Sodexo Services Asia

Johnpaul commenced his career with Sodexo in 1998 and from 2003 he worked extensively across Asia and acquired international experience in China, Singapore and India.

Johnpaul was born and educated in Australia and has held senior operational and executive roles in the services industry across the country.

Prior to returning home to Australia in 2009 to take up his current role, Johnpaul held the position of CEO Sodexo India where he was responsible for growing and diversifying the existing business while acquiring the largest competitor, positioning Sodexo as the clear market leader with 30,000 employees.

In addition to his role as CEO Mining Worldwide, Energy & Resources, Johnpaul is a Director of Serco Sodexo Defence Services Pty Ltd, Sodexo Remote Sites Pty Ltd, Sodexo Australia Pty Ltd, Sodexo New Zealand and a member of Sodexo's International Committee.

Sodexo is a global provider of on-site services solutions to the resources, defence, corporate, education and age care markets. It operates in 80 countries and has 380,000 employees worldwide.
Linda O'Farrell
Linda O'Farrell
AMMA Board Director

Linda O'Farrell

Group Manager Fortescue People - Fortescue Metals Group

Linda O’Farrell is a senior executive with extensive experience in the Western Australian resources sector. Linda has shaped people strategy for leading resource companies including Newcrest, BHP, Mount Gibson Iron and since 2013 has led the People and Infrastructure Services teams for Fortescue Metals Group (FMG).

After gaining a Bachelor of Economics (Honours in Industrial Relations) from the University of Western Australia, Linda commenced her career with CCIWA. Moving into the resources sector sparked her interest in leadership development, Aboriginal employment and building workplaces which support people and families.

In 2015 Linda was honoured to be awarded the CME Women in Resources Champion award and has continued to contribute to empowering women through her involvement with Dress for Success WA (2017) and Chief Executive Women. Linda joined the Board of the Australian Institute of Management WA in 2018.

AMMA Executive

Steve Knott AM
Steve Knott AM
Chief Executive
Fiona Chong
Fiona Chong
Chief Financial Officer
Tara Diamond
Tara Diamond
Director Operations
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Samantha Edmunds
Samantha Edmunds
Head of Member Services
David Parker
David Parker
Head of West Coast Workplace Relations
Tom Reid
Tom Reid
Head of Policy and Public Affairs
Leyla Sandeman
Leyla Sandeman
Head of East Coast Workplace Relations

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