In 2018, the Australian Resources and Energy Group AMMA coordinated an industry leadership advisory board on mental health known as the Resources and Energy Industry Mental Health Advisory Board.  The Advisory Board is purposefully comprised of members across various functions and levels of leadership to provide a broad representation of the skills, experiences, and insights regarding workplace mental health in the resources and energy industry.

The role of the Advisory Board is to determine the industry’s policy positions and establish industry wide initiatives which focus on the efforts of resources and energy employers in supporting mental health.

The Advisory Board develops programs and initiatives which engage, influence and support resources and energy industry employers to improve the mental health and wellbeing of our people and communities.

With the importance of workforce mental health and wellness being highlighted more than ever, the various workforce mental health initiatives across the resources and energy industry greatly benefit the productivity, quality, and safety dividends of our organisations.

The Advisory Board’s vision is to assist resources and energy employers and the industry to promote mentally healthy workplaces and to reduce the stigma of mental health in the industry and Australian community.

The Mental Health Advisory Board’s objectives include:

  • Providing information on relevant updates within their organisations and in the industry;
  • Assisting in program development;
  • Assisting in setting priorities for the MHAB, including participating in ongoing planning activities;
  • Advocating for the MHAB in public; and
  • Facilitating cooperation and communication between MHAB and their employer.
Michael O'Hanlon - Beyond Blue
Michael O'Hanlon
Workplace Engagement Manager | Beyond Blue
Dr Max Hills - Chevron
Dr Max Hills
Chief Medical Officer | Chevron
Paula Saftig - ConocoPhillips
Paula Saftig
HR Director, ABU East | ConocoPhilips
Chad Calvert - Inpex
Chad Calvert
General Manager, Human Resources
Joshua Reid - Monadelphous
Joshua Reid
HSE Manager
Emily D'Alterio - New Hope Group
Emily D'Alterio
Senior Advisor - Health Safety and Environment | New Hope Group
Carolyn Haybittle - Newcrest
Carolyn Haybittle
Principal Adviser Health and Wellness | Newcrest Mining
Ben Davis - Perenti
Ben Davis
Chief People Officer
Perenti Resources
Adam Ralph - Shell
Adam Ralph
Senior HR Leader - Prelude
Shell Australia
Johnpaul Dimech - Sodexo
Johnpaul Dimech
Regional Chairman - Asia Pacific
Sodexo Services Asia
Val Madsen - St Barbara
Val Madsen
General Manager, Human Resources
St Barbara
Meg Abaldonado - UGL
Meg Abaldonado
General Manager, People & Culture
UGL Limited


Mental Health Advisory Team

The Mental Health Advisory team comprises highly experienced, talented people with the passion for and a track record of active involvement in issues around mental health in the resources and energy industry.

Steve Knott
Chief Executive
Tara Diamond
Director Operations
Elspeth Jeffery
Tegan Morris
Workplace Policy Advisor