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

Tom Quinn
Tom Quinn
AMMA President

Tom Quinn

Executive Director

Formerly Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Broadspectrum, a company comprising around 14,000 people. Upon acquisition by Ventia, Tom was appointed Executive Director through transition and continues in an advisory capacity. Previously Tom 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, and from 2010 to 2013 he was recognised as one of the top 100 engineers in Australia by Engineers Australia.

Tom also is an Associate for Melbourne Business School and mentor for executive students at QUT.
Linda O'Farrell
Linda O'Farrell
AMMA Vice President

Linda O'Farrell

Director 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.
Meg O'Neill
Meg O'Neill
AMMA Vice President

Meg O'Neill

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director - Woodside Energy

Meg O’Neill has 27 years experience in the global oil and gas industry, working in the USA, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Meg has been appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer of Woodside, having joined the company in May 2018.

Meg O’Neill was appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer on 20 April 2021.

Meg joined Woodside in May 2018 as Chief Operations Officer, responsible for Woodside’s producing facilities, and supporting production, logistics, drilling, HSEQ and reservoir management activities. In October 2019, Meg became Executive Vice President Development which encompasses the delivery of all of Woodside’s major projects, and in August 2020 Meg also assumed responsibility for Marketing.

Prior to joining Woodside, Meg held the position of Vice President, Africa for ExxonMobil Development Company based in Houston, where she was responsible for ExxonMobil’s major projects across Africa, including Angola, Nigeria, Tanzania and Mozambique. Meg’s recent experience also includes her role as Executive Advisor to the Chairman of Exxon Mobil Corporation in 2016. Meg previously held senior leadership roles in ExxonMobil’s Production Company in Asia / Pacific, Norway and Canada.

Meg is on the Boards of West Austrralian Symphony Orchestra, APPEA, AMMA, GLX Digital and the University of Western Australia Business School. Meg is originally from Colorado and is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with degrees in Ocean and Chemical Engineering.
Lisa Ali
Lisa Ali
AMMA Board Director

Lisa Ali

Chief People and Sustainability Officer, Newcrest Mining

Lisa Ali is a senior executive with a proven track record in leading large-scale global business transformation in the global resources sector. She brings with her a combination of technical, commercial and Human Resources skills.

As Newcrest’s Chief People and Sustainability Officer (CPSO), Lisa is responsible for Human Resources, Government Relations, Social Performance and Internal Communications and Health, Safety, Environment & Sustainability.

Prior to joining Newcrest, Lisa was interim CEO of Paria Fuel and Trading Company, a successor company of Petrotrin, the state-owned oil company of Trinidad and Tobago. At Petrotrin she was responsible for leading the transformation of the state-owned integrated oil company and the successful incorporation and start-up of four new stand-alone companies.

Lisa has also had a 12-year career in senior HR and transformation roles at BP. As VP HR for BP International PLC, she was the strategic business partner for BP Global Operations Organisation before moving to the VP Upstream Talent and Learning role. Her most recent move saw her being seconded to the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company to advise on the transformation of the human capital function and the restructuring of its 14 group operating companies.

Lisa’s other roles at BP included Vice President HR in Brazil and Trinidad. Lisa has also worked in a range of commercial and technical roles in the Petrochemical and Manufacturing sectors.

Lisa started her career as an industrial chemist, transitioning to Human Resources when she joined BP in 2006, describing herself as ‘my background is technical, but my heart is people’.

Lisa holds an Executive MBA and a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry.


Johnpaul Dimech
Johnpaul Dimech
AMMA Board Director

Johnpaul Dimech

CEO Geographic Regions & Region Chair, Asia Pacific

Johnpaul Dimech is Sodexo’s CEO Geographic Regions as well as Region Chair for Asia Pacific. He is also a member of Sodexo’s Group Executive Committee.

Johnpaul is a seasoned and astute international CEO with over 20 years’ experience in the B2B and B2C markets. He began his career at Sodexo in 1998 at the Olympic Stadium in Sydney. He has since worked his way through a series of global C-suite positions, including being the Country CEO of Australia, Singapore and India.

Appointed as the Region Chair of the Asia Pacific region since 2017, Johnpaul facilitates the development and growth of Sodexo across 12 countries with the Regional Leadership Committee and team of Country Presidents to develop new business interests and promote the Sodexo brand. His appointment as CEO, Geographic Regions since 2019 further ensures a robust governance framework with the regional and country leadership teams, enhancing strong collaboration across all 64 countries where Sodexo is present.

In his previous role as CEO, Mining Worldwide within Sodexo’s global Energy & Resources segment, Johnpaul has focused his teams on providing services that improve the quality of life of those who work and live in often extreme conditions to ensure safe, comfortable and productive environments that enhance wellbeing and improve competitiveness. Among many achievements, Johnpaul has been a leader of the unprecedented, collaborative tender process which enabled Sodexo to sign a ten year integrated facilities management contract with a leading global mining client in Western Australia – the largest contract of its kind in Sodexo’s history.

As a “hands-on” leader, he has further driven Sodexo’s commitment to Safety, and Diversity &Inclusion; building gender diverse teams and successfully integrating people and cultures in local communities. His pragmatic approach to driving results through organizational design, performance and contract management as well as operational excellence has allowed this recognized leader to deliver sustainable growth and margin improvement.

Johnpaul is a board member of the Australian Resources and Energy Group AMMA and is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. He is also a Board Member of Food Bank Singapore, a charity organization which champions the optimization of food resources among the community. He sits on the STOP Hunger Advisory Committee and is an executive sponsor of Sodexo’s Global Disability Voice Task force, encouraging conversations and support around disabilities, in particular, mental health.

A lifelong learner, Johnpaul studied Management at Swinburne University in Melbourne and has continued in his pursuit of education and betterment through courses at the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Sodexo Management Institute, the Centre of Creative Learning and the University of Chicago GSB. He currently resides in Singapore with his family.
Stuart Mathews
Stuart Mathews
AMMA Board Director

Stuart Mathews

Executive Vice President Australasia – Gold Fields Australasia

Stuart Mathews is an international mining professional with more than 28 years’ experience working across Australia, Mexico and New Zealand.

After graduating with a Master of Science (Geology) from University of Canterbury, New Zealand, Stuart rapidly progressed through geology ranks to Geology Manager level before spending 15 years in project development and general operations management, including the past five years as a c-level executive.

Stuart joined Gold Fields in mid-2013 initially at St Ives, before being appointed General Manager at the Granny Smith Mine, and then Vice President Operations, Australia.

In February 2017 Stuart took over the position of Executive Vice President, Australasia, and was also appointed to the executive committee of Gold Fields International.

His role involves managing Gold Fields’ regional mining portfolio that deliver +950,000oz of gold per annum as well as leading strategic growth in Australia and greater Gold Fields globally.

Stuart’s experience prior to joining Gold Fields included working for Great Boulder, Spargos Mining, Cyprus Mining, Coeur, Selwyn Mines, Barrick and KBL Mining.

During his career he has delivered five mining projects from exploration through development to full operations. Technical experience includes mine geology exploration and resource modelling across gold, silver, base metals and coal.

Dylan Pugh
Dylan Pugh
AMMA Board Director

Dylan Pugh

Chairman - ExxonMobil Australia

Dylan Pugh was appointed Chairman of ExxonMobil Australia Group of Companies in April 2021.

Since joining ExxonMobil in 2003, Dylan has held multiple assignments with ExxonMobil in various research, engineering, operations, planning, and commercial teams. While Dylan’s roles have provided support to ExxonMobil operations around the world, the majority of his experience has been in Kazakhstan, Canada, and the United States, including an assignment as a member of ExxonMobil’s Upstream Business Analysis and Reporting group where he led the Global Upstream Planning process.

In his previous role he was the General Manager for the US Conventional Business Line responsible for ExxonMobil’s U.S. Upstream Conventional operations, which include assets in Alaska, California, Texas, Wyoming and the Gulf of Mexico. Dylan received his Bachelors of Science degree in Physics and PhD in Materials Science from Virginia Tech.

He is married with three children and enjoys playing soccer, reading, cooking, and spending time with his family.
Shelley Roberts
Shelley Roberts
AMMA Board Director

Shelley Roberts

Managing Director – Compass Group Australia

Shelley Roberts has more than 20 years extensive strategic, commercial and operational experience as well as a strong focus on workplace safety.

As head of the major hospitality and contract services company, Shelley overseas Compass Group Australia’s operations covering over 500 sites and servicing diverse sectors such as mining and defence through to education and aged care.

Globally, Compass Group is one the top 10 largest employers. A market leader in innovative food solutions and a range of support services, the Group has operations in 45 countries, employing 600,000 people and serving around 5.5 billion meals a year.

Shelley joined Compass Group Australia from Sydney Airport where she was Executive Director of Aviation Services. In this role Shelley was responsible for the strategic and commercial management of airport operations, including capacity planning and business development, as well as maintaining relationships with key stakeholders including the airlines, regulators and government.

Her extensive business experience includes a pivotal role as Managing Director of Tiger Airways Australia Pty Limited during its foundation and early years, and leadership positions in organisations including Macquarie Airports, Macquarie Bank Limited and the EasyJet Airline Company Limited.

Shelley is a Board member of the ASX-listed online travel agency Webjet and is an active member of Chief Executive Women.


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
Katie Jacklin
Katie Jacklin
Head of East Coast Workplace Relations
Ben O'Brien
Ben O'Brien
Head of West Coast Workplace Relations
Tom Reid
Tom Reid
Head of Policy and Public Affairs

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