STRATEGY AND LEADERSHIP
Shaun Browne, Chairman & Managing Director
BEC, MBA
Shaun Browne has led AME Group for 25 years. He coordinates and drives AME’s group strategy and global business operations. Shaun has pioneered, developed and run large-scale research platforms for the resources and basic industries sectors. He has authored expert and consulting reports across many commodities and advised on numerous transactions.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Leonard Rowe, Sales Director
MBA, MEmpRel, BE (Mining) (Hons), MAusIMM (CP Min)
Leonard Rowe heads AME’s business development division providing detailed technical support to AME’s broad client base in Australia and Asia. Leonard is a mining engineer with experience at BHP and Rio Tinto across the copper, iron ore and coal operations in Australia. He has vast knowledge of Autonomous Haulage Systems (AHS), drill and blast, mine design, scheduling, grade control and managing open pit operations. Prior to joining AME, Leonard was also involved in mine to port supply chain optimization for Yandi iron ore fines, with a focus on iron ore blending requirements.
CONSULTING
Lloyd Hain, Consulting Director
BE (Mining), BSc (Hons), MAusIMM
Lloyd Hain heads AME’s consulting division, which provides commissioned reports and studies related to infrastructure, transactions and financing in the resources industry, as well as strategic and project advice. AME’s detailed engineering knowledge and projects experience also forms a credible base for scoping studies. Lloyd is a mining engineer with over a decade of experience in the coal industry having worked in technical, operational and management roles. He has experience in the planning and operation of all types of coal deposits from simple, single seam to highly complex, faulted, steeply dipping, multi-seam deposits.
LONDON
Steve Sharpe, Senior Technical Representative
BA (Hons) European Business
Steve has over 30 years of investment banking and corporate experience in the mining sector. Most recently, he was President and CEO of the TSX Listed Euromax Resources Ltd. Prior to Euromax, he was the Senior Vice President of European Goldfields Ltd. This followed a long and successful career in mining finance, during which he arranged over US$4 billion of finance and received two Mining Project Finance "Deal of The Year" Awards. As a Mining Financier, he has held Senior Management Positions at Canaccord Genuity, Ambrian Partners, Endeavour Financial, Standard Bank and N M Rothschild & Sons Ltd.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Kyul Song, Business Development Manager
BE (Mining) (Hons)
Kyul Song is an experienced mining engineer. Kyul manages AME’s client relationships, as well as contributing to our base metals research, with a focus on copper mines and model development. He has considerable knowledge and practical experience in drill and blast design, short/medium/long term mine planning, mine/stockpile/waste dump design and optimisation of mining processes. Prior to AME, he worked in copper and iron ore open pit operations in Queensland and Western Australia.
GROUP ACCOUNTANT
Yolanda Cao, Senior Accountant
MAcc and MCom
Yolanda is a finance professional with more than 10 years’ experience in commercial services and financial consulting. Previously, she held a CFO position at a retail business with operations in Australia and Asia. Yolanda holds a Master of Accounting and a Master of Commerce in Finance from the University of Sydney.
NON-FERROUS
Stacey Wang, Team Leader Copper Supply
BE (Mining) (Hons), M.Eng (Mining), M.Eng (Project Management)
Stacey is the team leader of copper supply at AME. Her focus includes site-by-site analysis, supply and pricing forecasts, as well as process modelling for copper and base metals. She has four years on-site operational experience in open-pit mine design and short-to-long-term scheduling. Prior to joining AME, Stacey worked as an open-pit mining engineer in Western Australia and China.
OIL & GAS
Sanira Tennakoon, Senior Consultant
BSc Engineering (Hons), MIEAust
Sanira is a chemical and process engineer with over six years of onsite operational experience in the oil and gas industry. He has vast knowledge of crude oil and gas processing technologies and his experience spans oil refinery and LNG plant operations, process modelling, optimisation, project scheduling and maintenance turnarounds. Prior to joining AME, Sanira worked in several technical and management roles in oil refining and chemical manufacturing operations in Australia, Singapore and Sri Lanka.
TECHNICAL SERVICES
Sien Wei Phua, Industry Manager
BCom - Ac Stud, Industry Manager
Sien Wei is the industry manager of iron ore at AME. His focus includes iron ore, freight and product development. Over his career in AME, Sien Wei has been responsible for the global iron ore and freight research and market analysis, as well as the development of global trade flow model. Sien Wei has also had significant involvement in AME’s iron ore consulting transactions, including IPOs, internal market reports, M&A, due diligence and financing.
ALUMINIUM
Andrew Denton, Industry Manager
BE (Chem) (Hon), MPM
Andrew is a process engineer with eight years practical experience within alumina refining operations. He has experience in data analysis, process modelling and improvement and has contributed to on-site process impact assessments and feasibility studies. Prior to joining AME Andrew held several site based technical positions in process development, projects and refinery operations in Queensland, Australia. His experience spans the alumina production chain, covering digestion, precipitation, settling and materials handling.
BULKS
Min Seok Park, Manager
BE (Mining)
Min is a coal analyst and mining engineer with over five years’ experience working in the coal mining industry. He has strong, comprehensive knowledge of underground mine planning, ventilation, process optimisation, life-of-mine scheduling, and project valuation. Prior to his tenure at AME, Min spent two years at Korea’s state-owned mining company, Korea Resources Corporation, before moving on to work as a project mining engineer for a greenfield coal project in NSW, Australia.