CME Team

CME has a dedicated team of professionals working to deliver results for members and the industry.

Click on the links below to find out more about each team member.

Nigel Haywood
Manager – Resources Industry Training Council

Nigel re-joined CME in November 2017 as Manager of the Resources Industry Training Council (RITC), having previously served in the role from March 2011 to February 2016. He is responsible for providing advice on vocational education and training advice to the State Training Board and Department of Training and Workforce Development across the resources sector and a range of other industry areas.

Immediately prior to re-joining CME, Nigel was General Manager, Operational Performance and Skills at NERA, the Industry Growth Centre covering the national oil and gas, coal and uranium sectors. Nigel has a broad range of experience in the training and skills space, having previously worked at Senior Executive Service levels in both Western Australian and Commonwealth Government education and training agencies. He has also has a long history of involvement with the resources sector, being Project Director for the Australian Centre of Process and Energy Training (ACEPT).

Nigel holds a Bachelor of Financial Management and Economics from the former Western Australian Institute of Technology (WAIT).

Adrienne LaBombard
Manager – People and Communities

Adrienne (Adi) LaBombard joined CME's Environment portfolio in September 2012 and in December 2013 was appointed to manage the Workplace Health and Safety portfolio. Adi’s role now covers People and Communities more broadly to include workplace health and safety, mental health, and diversity and inclusion. Adi is CME’s appointed industry representative on the Mining Industry Advisory Committee (MIAC) and Chair of MIAC’s Mental Health Strategies Working Group.

Previously, Adi worked with the strategic policy team at the Western Australian Department of the Premier and Cabinet and has a background in State and Commonwealth government policy, processes and legislation.

Prior to relocating to Perth in 2008, Adi worked in Human Resources at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, USA. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University, Montreal and a Masters of Arts from Murdoch University, Perth.


Marielle Lancaster
Events and Membership Officer

Marielle Lancaster joined CME in December 2016 as Events and Membership Officer. Marielle is responsible for coordinating CME’s calendar of events and managing its membership database. 

Marielle has more than nine years’ experience managing a variety of events for a number of sectors including not-for-profit, local Government and construction. Most recently Marielle spent two years as Team Leader for Events and Sponsorship at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA (CCI). Prior to this, Marielle spent three years residing in London where she was employed as Events Coordinator for Crossrail Ltd, Europe’s largest infrastructure project.

Marielle holds a Bachelor of Marketing and the Media from Murdoch University.

Daniel Langley
Coordinator – Verification of Competency (VoC)

Daniel Langley joined CME in May 2017 as the Verification of Competency (VoC) Coordinator responsible for the administration of the VoC Framework for High Risk Work Licence holders.

Prior to joining CME, Daniel worked for Rio Tinto as a Training Supervisor for Mobile Equipment Maintenance based in Perth corporate offices. Daniel was also a training and development Facilitator for the Westrac Institute, delivering training for apprentices and post trade training.

Daniel holds certificates in Workplace Training and Assessment, Lead Auditing and Project Management and is also a trade qualified Fitter.

Jenny McGuire

Jenny McGuire joined CME in November 2017. In her role as Receptionist, Jenny is responsible for meeting and greeting guests, managing the switchboard, room bookings and catering. Jenny also supports Accounts Payable and the CME Clearance Service.

She previously worked for 20 years at Woodside on a wide range of projects in Perth and Karratha, as well as Chevron and the Department of Indigenous Affairs.

Elysha Millard
Policy Adviser – People and Communities

Elysha Millard joined CME in November 2016 as a Policy Adviser in the People and Communities Portfolio. Prior to this, Elysha was employed as a health and safety consultant in the Western Australian resources sector and worked with companies to influence improvements in the management of their health and safety risks.

In her role at CME, Elysha works closely with CME members to develop policy on health and safety issues impacting the resources sector.

Elysha has a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from the University of Western Australia and Graduate Certificates in Human Resources and Occupational Safety and Health from Curtin University.

Rowena Olsen
Manager – Eastern Region

Rowena Olsen joined CME in March 2017. Based in Kalgoorlie as the Manager - Eastern Region, Rowena is responsible for representing the best interests of the Western Australia resources sector through advocating and facilitating policy and program initiatives.

Rowena has previously worked in community engagement roles with not for profit organisations, both in rural Queensland and Western Australia. With a diverse marketing and customer focused background, Rowena's experience spans the retail, property and finance sectors. Rowena's more recent role was with St John Ambulance WA developing and implementing marketing strategies and initiatives.

After relocating to Kalgoorlie, Rowena joined the Goldfields Education Mining Industry Alliance Inc (GEMIA), helping build successful partnerships and programs that actively engage and inspire the Goldfields community in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Rowena holds a Bachelor of Arts (Tourism) from Murdoch University.

Denise Spalding
Administration Coordinator – CME Clearance Service



Denise joined CME at the Kalgoorlie office in May 2000 and began co-ordinating the CME Clearance Service in May 2014.

Prior to May 2014 Denise worked with the Gold Stealing Detection Unit on behalf of CME to provide Mines Security Services members with site access clearances.

Prior to joining CME Denise held various roles in the banking industry.

Erin van Noort
Manager – South West

Erin van Noort joined CME in April 2010 as Executive Officer for the South West region. Erin has previously worked in community relations role at the City of Bunbury, Cristal Global (Millennium) Chemicals, Iluka Resources and most recently at BHP Billiton's Worsley Alumina refinery.

Erin is based in CME's Bunbury office on a part-time basis and is looking forward to re-establishing CME's presence in the region.