Sarah CercheAUSTRALIA’s resource industry employer group, AMMA, is pleased to announce the appointment of respected workplace relations specialist Sarah Cerche (pictured) as its national Head of Policy, based in Melbourne.

Ms Cerche brings to the role broad workplace relations experience across practical, policy, legal and commercial settings.

“AMMA is excited to secure the services of a proven workplace policy specialist with strong commercial and practical experience,” Chief Executive Steve Knott said.

“Sarah’s appointment comes as Australia’s resource employers work through human resources and workplace relations challenges as our industry and the broader economic environment continues to change.

“In this context, the experience Sarah brings from participating in the development and delivery of significant structural reform for the Australian maritime industry, will be vital to the broader resources sector.”

Ms Cerche joins AMMA from her previous role as General Counsel for a major vessel operator in the resources sector.

Prior to she that spent six years as employee relations manager at the Maritime Industry Australia Ltd.

She has in-house commercial and industry peak body experience that spans a broad range of workplace relations matters.

“I am looking forward to working with AMMA’s members to ensure the resource sector is able to fully realise its potential and utilise Australia’s natural advantages,” Ms Cerche said.

“I am also very excited by the prospect of working closely with a broad range of stakeholders including government, other employer associations and representative bodies.

“Australia should be looking to develop a modern, fair, efficient and productive workplace relations system that adapts to the changing needs of business, our economy and our workforce. I look forward to working towards that with our members and all stakeholders.”

Ms Cerche was elected to and performed the role of spokeswomen on behalf of maritime industry employers at the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) Tripartite Committee on the Maritime Labour Convention. She has regularly attended meetings at the ILO and the International Maritime Organization representing employers, and as part of the Australian delegation.

Her appointment at AMMA commenced 22 May 2017.