CMEWA Inc - Councils and Standing Committees


Executive Council

The management and control of the business and affairs of CME are vested in the Executive Council, a board of member company representatives elected annually at the Annual General Meeting.

CME's Executive Council comprises the most influential leaders of the Western Australian resources sector.

The Council is CME's policy making body and plays an important role in decision making on key strategic policy issues being addressed by CME. At the highest level, the role of Executive Council is to:

  • approve policy;
  • approve longer term strategy;
  • be a forum for issues; and
  • review macro performance.

CME Executive Council for 2012/13 is:


Brian Reilly, Cameco Australia.

Vice Presidents

  • Graham Ehm, AngloGold Ashanti 
  • Jimmy Wilson, BHP Billiton Iron Ore 
  • Paul Harvey, BHP Billiton Nickel West 
  • Nev Power, Fortescue Metals Group 
  • Ross Carroll, Macmahon
  • Steve Keyser Leighton Contractors
  • Tina Thomas, Woodside Energy


  • Sunil Kulwal, Aditya Birla Minerals (Australia)
  • Scott Faragher, API Joint Venture
  • Brian Hahn, ATCO Gas Australia
  • Ken Brinsden, Atlas Iron Ltd
  • Pim Doorman, BHP Billiton Worsley Alumina
  • Brian Reilly, Cameco Australia
  • Peter Fairclough, Chevron Australia
  • Dongy Hua, CITICPacific Mining
  • Colin Williams, Cliffs Natural Resources
  • Robin Antrobus, Conoco Phillips Australia
  • Anthony Cribb, Dampier Bunbury Pipeline
  • Mike Ferraro, Doral Mineral Sands – South West
  • Peter Bamford, Doray Minerals Ltd
  • Mike Sutton, Downer EDI Mining
  • Gary Sutherland, Flinders Mines
  • John Galvin, Georgiou Group Ltd
  • Tim Netscher, Gindalbie Metals
  • Richard Weston, Gold Fields Australia
  • Richard Mehan, Grange Resources
  • Mark Gell, Karara Mining Limited
  • David Trench, Lanco
  • Jason Cooke, Minara Resources
  • Pierre Malan, Minerals and Metals Group (MMG)
  • Graeme Kininmonth, Moly Mines
  • Steve Cowle, Newcrest Mining Limited
  • Brian Watt, Newmont Asia Pacific
  • Jim Netterfield, Oakajee Port and Rail
  • Colin Moffatt, Premier Coal
  • Penny Walsh, Shell Development (Australia)
  • Phil Allsopp, Sinosteel Midwest Corporation
  • Damien O’Reilly, Thiess Pty Ltd
  • Vanessa Guthrie, Toro Energy
  • Jim Walker, WesTrac
  • Al Coutts, Xstrata Nickel Australia

Management Committee

CME's Management Committee determines the important issues and the agenda of the organisation. The role of the Management Committee is to:

ensure compliance and the safety of the organisation;

  • set the strategic direction;
  • contribute to and approve the strategy;
  • approve and oversee the execution of the business plan; and
  • management of the organisation.

Standing Committees

CME is structured to pursue its objectives through complementary programs in safety and health, land access, people strategies, environment, infrastructure and economics. Policy decisions on these matters are made by the Executive Council with input from a number of Standing Committees and key advisory groups.

In addition to Standing Committees, CME runs working groups on specific issues affecting the mining industry, and forums in Environment, Occupational Safety and Health to facilitate the sharing of information and ideas.

Visit the Portfolio page to find out more about the Standing Committees operating in each of these areas.

Regional Councils

CME recognises the importance of the resource sector in the State's regions and the active promotion of its role in the community.

CME's five Regional Councils provide forums for regionally based managers and an opportunity for input into CME's decision making process. The Councils are drawn from the following regions of Western Australia:

  • Eastern Regional Council
  • Mid West Regional Council
  • North Eastern Regional Council
  • North West Regional Council
  • South West Regional Council
  • Kimberley Regional Council

Visit the In the Regions page to find out more about the Councils operating in each of these regions.




  • The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia
    Phone: +61 8 9220 8500

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