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.
CONSULTING
Lloyd Hain, Managing Director
BE (Mining), BSc (Hons), MAusIMM
Lloyd Hain heads AME’s research and consulting divisions. He is responsible for the executive management of the AME Research Group. His principle interest is developing AME's work relating to infrastructure, transactions and financing in the resources industry, as well as strategic and project advice. Lloyd is a mining engineer with considerable depth of experience in industry having worked in technical, operational and management roles. He has experience in the planning and operation of many types of deposits from simple, single seam to highly complex, faulted, steeply dipping, multi-seam environment.
LONDON
Steve Sharpe, Chairman European Advisory
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.
BULKS
Min Seok Park, Technical Client Support Manager
BE (Mining)
Min is an experienced coal analyst and mining engineer. 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 worked 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.
ALUMINIUM
Andrew Denton, Technical Services and Aluminium Manager
BE (Chem) (Hon), MPM
Andrew is a process engineer with considerable 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.
OIL & GAS
William Vlahovic, Senior Consultant
BAppSc (Applied Geology), MAppSc, Fellow AIG, Fellow AIE, MSPE, MPESA, MAusIMM, MGSA
William Vlahovic is a senior geoscientist with 35 years’ experience in coal, oil and gas exploration, development, consulting and management. William has worked as a coal geologist, unconventional oil and gas geoscientist and exploration manager for various organisations including: the NSW State Government, junior global oil and gas exploration and production company Molopo Energy and Queensland coal seam gas production company Petrochina International Investment (Australia) where he was involved in the management, assessment, evaluation and divestment of their various coal and petroleum assets in Australia, USA 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.
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 is an experienced on-site operator and practised 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.