AMEC appoints new chief executive

Warren Pearce has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC).

Pearce, most recently the CEO of Local Government Professionals Australia WA (LGP), has earned a reputation for “forthright and effective advocacy on behalf of members, strong stakeholder engagement and sound policy development credentials,” according to AMEC.

He steered the LGP and its members through the metropolitan local government reform process, and under his leadership the LGP has experienced considerable growth of its member base, built new revenue streams and enhanced their members’ influence in public policy development.

Prior to running the LGP, Pearce gained broad exposure to resources industry advocacy in his role as the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia’s (CME) North West & Pilbara Industry’s Community Council manager.

AMEC president Will Robinson commented: “Warren is a high calibre individual with a track record of achieving outcomes for members.  He has demonstrated his credentials with strong and successful advocacy, member engagement and in developing new and effective communication strategies.”

Pearce replaces Simon Bennison as AMEC CEO.

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