Paul Everingham announced as new CME CEO

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA (CME) is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Everingham as its new CEO.  Paul was formerly Chief Executive of Marketforce Australia and Founder and Managing Director of GRA Everingham Advisory.

Mr Everingham will take over from CME’s current CEO, Reg Howard-Smith, who is stepping down from the role in July after 15 years with the organisation.

CME President Jeroen Buren said Mr Everingham had exceptional leadership, communication, management skills and solid business and political networks, which would be an asset to CME.

“Paul has the respect of both sides of politics to continue CME’s excellent working relationship with Government to work towards the common goal of growing the State’s resources sector to create significant economic and social benefits for all West Australians,” he said.

“He has demonstrated that he has the necessary energy, enthusiasm and capacity to lead an advocacy organisation such as CME and I look forward to his contribution to the resources sector in the years ahead.”

Mr Everingham said he was excited about the opportunity to serve as CME’s Chief Executive.

“It is a real honour to join CME and I am looking forward to working in partnership with our member companies in the mining and energy sectors in Western Australia,” Mr Everingham said.

“WA’s resources sector is the engine room of the Australian economy and plays a critical role in our communities, our economy and our everyday lives.”

Mr Buren thanked outgoing CEO Reg Howard-Smith for his contribution and promotion of the industry during the past 15 years.

“Reg has been with CME for more than 15 years, serving as CEO since 2007, and has successfully led industry and CME through significant periods of change,” Mr Buren said.

Mr Everingham will begin transitioning into the role from next week.