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.
Fiona Berkin
Fiona Berkin
AMMA Board Director

Fiona Berkin

Fiona Berkin is Chief Executive Officer of Morris Corporation, a specialist services provider of village management and non-process infrastructure asset management to the Australian resources sector.

With a background in hospitality management and a degree in International Business, Fiona began her career with Morris Corporation as a marketing Assistant in 1997.

In 2004, Fiona was appointed CEO. Under her leadership, Morris has since grown its business to 30 times its original size.

Fiona is a professional and highly skilled leader with a passion for increasing organisational profits while building strong client relationships through the delivery of excellent customer service. She has achieved this through the Morris team and cultural transformation based on its internal service model.

Fiona sits on a number Morris’ Indigenous Joint Venture boards and has a strong interest in Indigenous participation in its many forms. She is also a supporter of environmental initiatives, believing environmental and business principles can be aligned.

Fiona holds a Graduate Diploma in Language and a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Michael Bisset
Michael Bisset
AMMA Board Director

Michael Bisset

Michael Bisset joined Newmont in May 2009 after accepting the position of Group Executive Human Resources for Newmont Asia Pacific.

In this position he has been accountable for human resources for the Australian, New Zealand and Indonesian businesses. Currently he is also providing some strategic Human Resources support to the Newmont Africa business.

Michael brings a depth of experience through senior roles that have included general manager of human resources, safety and corporate relations for Norilsk Nickel Australia; general manager human resources for Rio Tinto Iron Ore; and
general manager human resources and corporate services with AXA Financial Services.

Other companies he has worked for include EXXON/Mobil and BHP Steel as a graduate.

Michael has represented Newmont on the Executive Committee of the WA Chamber of Minerals and Energy for the past three years. He is also a member of the Minerals Council Human Resources Committee and the MCA Gender Diversity Reference Group.

He is a former Board member of LifeLine WA, a not for profit organisation. He is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Kaye Butler portrait photo
Kaye Butler
AMMA Board Director

Kaye Butler

General Manager - Human Resources, Chevron Australia Pty Ltd

Kaye Butler is the general manager of Human Resources for Chevron Australia. She is responsible for people services including: recruitment; onboarding, benefits administration, organisational leadership and personnel development, industrial relations and medical services.

Prior to Kaye's appointment in 2007, she worked in a number of roles in the resources industry, most of which were for global alumina producer Alcoa. Kaye's previous roles include manager of Health and Safety in a large alumina refinery and senior manager of Human Resources responsible for multisite integrated mining and refining operations with a workforce of approximately 5,000 people.

She also held senior corporate positions in Health and Safety Management, Change Management and Human Resources Management. Kaye has a Bachelor of Applied Science (psychology) and Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology.Kaye is a Director on the Boards of the Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA) and the EON Foundation.
Johnpaul Dimech
Johnpaul Dimech
AMMA Board Director

Johnpaul Dimech

CEO Mining Worldwide, Energy & Resources, Sodexo

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.
Tom Quinn
Tom Quinn
AMMA Board Director

Tom Quinn

Chief Executive, Resources, Broadspectrum

Tom Quinn joined Broadspectrum in 2016 with almost 30 years’ experience working in Australia, the Asia Pacific, and North and South America in the roles of Director, Managing Director, and Group Vice President in technical, professional, and construction services organisations.

As Chief Executive, Resources, Mr Quinn is responsible for building Broadspectrum’s business in the oil and gas, mining, industrial, well servicing and agricultural industries across Australia and New Zealand. He is also responsible for the company’s new global Centre of Excellence for Resources.

From 2010 to 2013, Mr Quinn was recognised as one of the top 100 engineers in Australia by Engineers Australia. His success has been underpinned by sustainable and strategic decision-making, tactical planning, brand marketing and client relationships.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), with Honours and a Master of Business Administration.

In addition to being an AMMA Board Director, Mr Quinn is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia (IEAust), the Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (AusIMM), and of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). He is also a Member of the Monash University Alumni.

Mr Quinn’s personal interests include car and motorcycle restorations. He also enjoys participating in various sports and has active coaching roles in his adult children’s sporting activities.
Mike Utsler
Michael Utsler
AMMA Board Director

Michael Utsler

Chief Operating Officer, Woodside Energy Ltd

Joining the AMMA Board in 2014, Michael brings more than 35 years’ experience in the upstream oil and gas industry. Over his career, he has held a wide range of technical, managerial and executive roles covering all aspects of the upstream industry from Exploration, Developments, Operations and the commercialisation of assets and their products.
 
He joined Woodside in 2013 as Chief Operations Officer and is now responsible for Woodside’s global logistics, drilling, production, HSEQ and Security and Crisis Management.
 
Michael began his career with Amoco in 1978 working throughout the western and central US. He then transferred to an international assignment first in Exploration New Ventures and then to Cairo, Egypt as Production Optimisation Manager for the joint Amoco-EGPC enterprise.
 
On returning to the United States, he held numerous senior management roles in the Gulf of Mexico Shelf and Deepwater Operations for Amoco.
 
Following the merger of BP and Amoco and subsequently Arco, Michael was charged with leading the Gulf of Mexico Shelf integration, working across a range of roles.
 
In 2001 he moved to the United Kingdom to manage the Southern North Sea and Central North Sea operations. Michael was appointed BP’s North Sea Technical Director, a position he held until 2006.  Following this, he was transferred to Alaska as Senior Vice President for BP’s Greater Prudhoe Bay Operations. 
 
Prior to joining Woodside, Michael held the position of President for the BP-Gulf Coast restoration organisation, leading the Deepwater Horizon response efforts from April of 2010 through to December, 2013.

AMMA Executive

Steve Knott AM
Steve Knott AM
Chief Executive
Fiona Chong
Fiona Chong
Chief Financial Officer
Tara Diamond
Tara Diamond
Director - Industry Services
Amanda Mansini
Amanda Mansini
Director - Workplace Relations & Legal

AMMA Senior Management

Sarah Cerche
Sarah Cerche
Head of Policy
Samantha Edmunds
Samantha Edmunds
Head of Member Services
David Parker
Head of WA Workplace Relations
Heather Stewart
Heather Stewart
Acting Head of Media, Marketing & Communications

AMMA East Coast Workplace Relations

Alexis Agostino
Alexis Agostino
Workplace Relations Consultant
Tony Bradford
Tony Bradford
Principal Employee Relations Consultant
Deanna Carlon
Deanna Carlon
Workplace Relations Consultant
Lindsay Carroll
Lindsay Carroll
Workplace Relations Counsel
Bill Fitzgerald
Bill Fitzgerald
Principal Employee Relations Consultant
Ingrid Fraser
Ingrid Fraser
Workplace Relations Consultant
Rebecca Francey
Rebecca Francey
Principal Employee Relations Consultant

AMMA West Coast Workplace Relations

Tony Caccamo
Tony Caccamo
Contract IR Consultant
Peter Cooke
Peter Cooke
Principal Workplace Relations Consultant
Liana D'Ascanio
Liana D'Ascanio
Workplace Relations Consultant
Peter Robertson
Peter Robertson
Principal Employee Relations Consultant
Simon White
Simon White
Principal Employee Relations Consultant