The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) has announced the appointment of Warren Pearce as its new CEO to replace Simon Bennison who is retiring. Warren Pearce was most recently the CEO of Local Government Professionals (LGP) Australia WA.

In a statement AMEC said that during his time at the LGP, Warren Pearce earned a reputation for forthright and effective advocacy on behalf of members, strong stakeholder engagement and sound policy development credentials.

He steered the LGP and its members through the metropolitan local government reform process, and under his leadership the LGP 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 Warren Pearce gained broad exposure to resources industry advocacy in his role as manager - North West & Pilbara Industry’s Community Council for the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME).

He has also worked as a manager at the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) and as a principal policy adviser for the WA Minister for Planning and Infrastructure.

Warren Pearce completed a Bachelor of Laws at The University of Western Australia and attained an Advanced Diploma of Management from the Australian Institute of Management.

Commenting on the appointment AMEC president Will Robinson said, “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.”

Warren Pearce is looking forward to commencing his role leading the professional and dedicated team in place at AMEC in November 2017 and to engaging with the members of AMEC and advocating on their behalf.