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Two leading human resources professionals join AMMA Board - Business Acumen Magazine

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

NATIONAL resource industry employer group, the Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA), is delighted to advise that two of Australia’s leading human resource professionals have joined its Board of Directors.

AMMA chief executive Steve Knott today welcomed the appointments of Chevron Australia General Manager – Human Resources, Kaye Butler; and Newcrest Mining Limited Executive General Manager – People and Community, Jane Thomas.

“I am pleased to welcome Kaye Butler and Jane Thomas, both recognised as among the top human resources professionals in the country, to AMMA’s Board of Directors. Their leadership and insight will further strengthen the existing AMMA Board and support our vision to ensure Australia’s resource industry is an attractive and competitive place to invest, do business and employ people,” Mr Knott says.

Kaye Butler

Kaye Butler joined Chevron Australia in 2007 and oversees people services for major energy projects including the landmark Gorgon and Wheatstone LNG developments in Western Australia. Prior to joining Chevron Australia, Ms Butler held various senior positions in the resource industry including for global aluminium producer, Alcoa.

Ms Butler says: “It is an honour to join the Board of AMMA, which has consistently been at the forefront of industry reform, especially at a time when the Australian resource industry is at a crossroads and our international competiveness is at risk. I look forward to being a member of a Board that will lead the case for policy reform to address our falling international competitiveness and productivity.”

Jane Thomas

Jane Thomas joined gold miner Newcrest in January this year. For the previous seven years Ms Thomas held the position of Group Head of People and Culture with AGL. Ms Thomas has more than 20 years’ experience in human resources in large organisations, including PepsiCo International, Westpac Banking Corporation and Philips.

Ms Thomas says: “I am passionate about achieving outcomes that ensure the Australian resource industry continues to be an attractive option for people already working in the sector, for enticing new talent to our businesses, and for ensuring companies continue to invest in their people and projects. I look forward to working with the AMMA Board on maximising the opportunities available to us.”

AMMA’s Board of Directors now comprises:

  • Graeme Hunt (President) – Managing Director and CEO, Transfield Services
  • Richard Owen – Chairman, ExxonMobil Australia
  • Richard Weston – Executive Vice-President, Australasia Region, Gold Fields
  • Johnpaul Dimech – Chief Executive Officer, Sodexo Australia
  • Michael Utsler – Chief Operating Officer, Woodside Energy
  • Kaye Butler – General Manager, Human Resources, Chevron
  • Jane Thomas – Executive General Manager, People and Community, Newcrest.

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