At MEC Mining we offer a wide range of services across the mining industry.

Our highly experienced consultants can provide a diverse range of expertise, suitable to your project and have the ability to draw on the skills of the entire MEC team to provide you with an optimal outcome.

Non-Executive Directors

Simon Cohn joined MEC Mining as a Director in May 2007 and was appointed Managing Director in 2011. Since commencing his career in the mining industry in 1999 …

Simon Cohn

Non-Executive Director

Daniel founded MEC Mining in Mackay in 2005 after working in a range of open cut coal mines in the Bowen Basin between 2001 and 2004. He is now based in MEC’s head office in Brisbane…

Daniel Chippendale

Non-Executive Director

Ted Boulton joined the mining industry two decades ago, and spent working at a range of open cut coal mines in the Bowen Basin before joining MEC as a Director in 2006…

Ted Boulton

Non-Executive Director

Leadership Team

Christofer Catania joined the mining industry in 2005 as a mining engineer and now has a depth of experience having worked in commodities such as Zinc, Iron Ore, Copper, Gold, Iron Sands and Coal…

Christofer Catania

Chief Executive Officer

Julia joined MEC in April 2012 as our Chief Financial Officer and has over 12 years experience in accounting. She holds a dual degree in Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and Bachelor of Laws…

Julia Cooper

Chief Financial Officer

Management Team

A professional geologist with more than nine year’s experience in the mining and exploration industry. Demonstrated leadership capabilities, both in the field and within a …

Michael Atkinson

Geology Manager

Results focused and experienced mining professional who has worked across a broad range of commodities including gold, base metals, iron ore and coal operations. Her background

Erin Sweeney

Senior Manager Strategy and Growth

Grant joined the mining industry in 2007 and brings a depth of experience to his role as a Principal Mining Engineer. He manages the MEC Mining East Coast team which comprises over 35 mining engineers …

Grant Malcolm

Manager of Consulting – East Coast

Andrew is responsible for spearheading the growth into Western Australia of one of Australia’s leading mining consultancies. Andrew manages the day to day of the Western Australian business operations …

Andrew Dittmann

West Coast Manager

Loren is a Business Development Manager at MEC Mining. She commenced her career in 2010 and brings a depth of experience working on a wide range of mining projects …

Loren Ager

Business Development Manager

Cheryl is a motivated, efficient and diplomatic Recruitment and HR Specialist at MEC Mining. She has been part of the MEC team since May 2012 and has experience in recruiting talent since commencing her career in 2004 …

Cheryl Holton

Head Of Talent Management

Emelia Chalker commenced her marketing and communications career in 2005 and joined the MEC Mining team as a Marketing and Communications Specialist in August 2014 …

Emelia Chalker

Marketing And Communications Specialist

Team Leads

Hugo is a Principal Mining Consultant with over 7 years experience within the industry.  Hugo has expertise in design, scheduling, drill and blast, contract management, business improvement …

Hugo Sharp

Principal Mining Consultant

A proactive and practical geotechnical professional with 17 years’ operational experience in open pit, underground and civil tunnelling projects. Julianne has worked operationally across the commodities …

Julianne Armstrong

Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Paul is an experience Principal Mining Consultant with over seven years mine planning experience. He has significant short term drill and blast and truck and shovel experience …

Paul King

Principal Mining Consultant

Chris Grant-Saunders is a Senior Mining Engineer with 10 years industry experience in base metals coal and open-cut. Joining the MEC Mining team …

Chris Grant-Saunders

Senior Mining Engineer

Negin is a Senior Mining Engineer with over 8 years industry experience in open cut coal mining. Negin specialises in contractor management …

Negin Beaton

Project Lead