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.

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.

Amanda Le Moine
Policy Adviser – Environment

Amanda Le Moine joined CME in July 2018. 

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.

Anthony Miller
Manager – North West

Anthony returned to the Manager North West role at CME in June 2018, after previously working in the role from April 2008 to September 2010. As Manager for the North West, Anthony is responsible for the facilitation and coordination of collaborative regional initiatives by working with Pilbara resources companies, the Western Australian government and other key stakeholders to address specific and interrelated priorities.

Prior to his return to the CME, Anthony spent the past 7 years as the Principal Public Affairs at Cliffs Asia Pacific Iron Ore, where he was solely responsible for the Company’s community relations, media and government relations. He also spent a year as the site based Senior Advisor Corporate Affairs at CITIC Pacific Mining’s Sino Iron project during the construction phase.

Anthony holds a Graduate Certificate in Responsible Resource Management majoring in Community Relations from the University of Queensland and also a Bachelor of Education from Edith Cowan University.

Linh Nguyen
Policy Adviser – Economic Competitiveness

Linh Nguyen joined CME in October 2018. In her role as Policy Adviser – Economic Competitiveness, Linh is responsible for issues such as regulation, taxation and royalties, infrastructure and technology and innovation.

Prior to joining CME, Linh spent five years working with a global professional services firm specialising in taxation incentives and innovation across a wide range of sectors.

Linh has a Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Accounting and Business Law) and Bachelor of Science (Natural Resource Management) from the University of Western Australia. Linh is currently completing her post-graduate diploma studies to become a professional member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand network.

Rowena Olsen
Manager – Goldfields

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.

David Peirce
Coordinator – Verification of Competency (VoC)

David Peirce joined CME in May 2018 as Co-ordinator for the Verification of Competencies Framework. Prior to this, David has had various roles in the public and private sector, mainly linked to the resources sector.

In his role at CME, David works closely with members to implement the VoC Framework to deliver an industry standard framework. This provides a safer and more efficient VoC and enables member companies to confirm completion of a VoC utilising a shared data system, enabling High Risk Work Licence holders to undertake one VoC and utilise this for multiple operators.

David has a Bachelor of Arts (History) from Murdoch University and a Diploma in Business from UpSkilled.


Allira Ross

Allira Ross joined CME in May 2018. In her role as Receptionist, Allira is responsible for meeting and greeting guests, managing the switchboard, room bookings and catering. Allira also supports Accounts Payable and the CME Clearance Service.

Allira relocated to Perth in 2017 to work as the director of first impressions in a real-estate firm. She also assisted the leasing team with leasing over 40 property per month.

Prior to relocating, she worked as the receptionist for the Augusta Community Resource Centre and as the secretary for the Augusta Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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.

Adrian Tanner
Policy Adviser – Resource Industry Training Council

Adrian Tanner joined RITC in April 2018. In his role as Policy Adviser, Adrian is responsible for engaging with industry and training organisations to gather information on vocational education and training to help inform the State Training Board and Department of Training and Workforce Development, across the resources sector and a range of other industry areas.

Prior to joining RITC, Adrian had served in the Royal Air Force as an aircraft technician, managed a Registered Training Organisation for ten-years and sat on national consultation bodies; Gas Technical Advisory Committee, Standards Consultation Forum, Gas Industry Liaison Group and Health and Safety Competency Review.

Adrian holds a Diploma in Aerospace Engineering, University Certificate in Education and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.