As a member-funded, not for profit organisation CME is governed by a number of Councils and Committees.

Executive Council

The management and control of the business and affairs of CME is vested in the Executive Council, a board of CME 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 Executive 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
  • Review macro performance

Executive Council 2016/17


Jeroen Buren, Woodside Energy Ltd


Simon Butterworth, Alcoa of Australia Ltd

Mike Erickson, AngloGold Ashanti Australia Ltd

Pat Donovan, ATCO Gas Australia

Peter Stokes, Barminco Limited

Greg Heylen, BGC Contracting

Edgar Basto, BHP Billiton Iron Ore

Eddy Haegel, BHP Billiton Nickel West Pty Ltd

Steve Coughlan, Byrnecut Australia Pty Ltd

Peter Rowles, CAPE Mining Services

Peter Fairclough, Chevron Australia

Chen Zeng, Citic Pacific Mining Management Pty Limited

Richard Fagan, Cristal Mining Australia Limited

Anthony Cribb, DBNGP (WA) Nominees Pty Ltd

Peter Bamford, Doray Minerals Limited

Mike Sutton, Downer EDi Mining

Simon Jessop, Evolution Mining

John Galvin, Georgiou Group Pty Ltd

Stuart Mathews, Gold Fields Australia Pty Ltd

Garry Green, Iluka Resources Limited

John Williams, Inpex Australia

Patrick Bourke, Karara Mining Limited

Michael Finnegan, Macmahon Contractors Pty Ltd

Peter Hancock, Minara Resources Pty Ltd

Jim Beyer, Mount Gibson Iron Limited

Scott Sullivan, Newcrest Mining Limited

Lara Bruhns, Newmont Asia Pacific

George Bauk, Northern Minerals Ltd

Bill Beament, Northern Star Resources

Ivan Vella, Rio Tinto Iron Ore

Jo McKenzie, Roy Hill Holdings

Morgan Ball, Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited

Paul Ryan, Shell Australia Pty Ltd

Stuart Griffiths, Sinosteel Midwest Corporation Limited

Ricus Grimbeek, South 32

Kous Kirsten, St Barbara Limited


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
  • 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 and tax. Policy decisions on these matters are made by the Executive Council with input from a number of Standing Committees and key advisory groups. 

Visit the Portfolios page to find out more about the Standing Committees and working groups operating in each of these areas.

Regional Councils

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

CME's Regional Councils provide forums for regionally based managers to engage on issues and provide input into CME's decision making process. 

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