Our Team

Our business is owned and run by highly experienced and qualified personnel – in fact, 50% of our staff are qualified engineers and our management team combines over 100 years industry experience.

AME Consultants have an intricate knowledge of the Mining, Oil & Gas, Mineral Processing, Manufacturing, Industrial, Construction and Government sectors, gained from years of industry experience, including specialist maintenance support for clients within these sectors.

The Management Team
Trevor Hughes
Managing Director
Trevor’s skill, expertise, knowledge, and his passion for the industry and training are unparalleled. He is regarded as a Subject Matter Expert in the field of Classified Plant.

Trevor is a qualified Mechanical Engineer and a Chartered Professional Engineer CPEng , responsible for developing the Classified Plant Training program. Trevor is a highly experienced professional, Mechanical Engineer with over 39 years experience in Maintenance Management, Project Engineering and Planning. With knowledge gained in Underground and Open Cut Mining, the Processing, Manufacturing and Chemical Industries.

As an industry expert in Classified Plant Inspection and Management, Trevor has been responsible for training hundreds of personnel in various positions, including WorkSafe and Resources Safety Inspectors.

Qualifications and Skills
• Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) – Monash University
• Member of Institute of Engineers Australia (IEAust)
• Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng)
• Classified Plant Training (Advanced)
• Ultrasonic Level 1 – AS3998/ISO9712
• Heavy Vehicle Driver’s License (Class HR R)
Area of Operation and Expertise
As an industry expert in Classified Plant Inspection and Management Trevor has been responsible for training over one thousand personnel in various positions, including Department of Mining and Petroleum (DMP) Inspectors.
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Stephen Ansell
Operations Manager
Stephen is AME’s Operations Manager in what is affectionately known as “The Engine Room” overseeing all staff and managing our client services. Stephen is a qualified Mining Engineering with over 30 years experience in underground gold, lead, zinc, copper, and nickel metalliferous mines, open cut gold and alluvial diamond mines, raise boring, surface and underground including directional drilling tools.

Stephen has proven himself to be an exceptional leader and has excellent knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Regulations (OH&S 1996) and the Mines Safety & Inspection Regulations (MSIR – 1995). Steve is highly regarded by peers and associates with his knowledge of Classified Plant and his willingness to learn more and help clients maintain compliance with the regulations.

Qualifications and Skills
• Bachelor of Applied Sciences – Curtin University
• Graduate Diploma (Mining) – Ballarat University
• First Class Mine Managers Certificate of Competency #585
• Quarry Manager Certificate of Competency (Restricted, WA) #609
• Classified Plant Training (Advanced)
• Ultrasonic Level 1 – AS/NZS 3998/ISO9712
• High Risk License (Class CN CV LF WP)
• Heavy Vehicle Driver’s License (Class HC)
Area of Operation and Expertise
Stephen is a senior Classified Plant Consultant and oversees all operations and management of AME’s Inspection Services division. Stephen has successfully carried out statutory inspections and made applications for registration of Classified Plant for numerous clients including but not limited to BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, FMG, Citic Pacific Mining and many more.
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Asset Management Consultants and Specialists
Grace Jenkins
Asset Management Consultant
Grace is a strategic thinker with hands on operational experience. She is a natural leader with excellent business acumen. She has extensive experience and has gained a wide range of people management skills in Occupational Safety and Health, Recruitment and Selection, Training and Business Development and Employee Relations.

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Support Team
Stephanie Chu
Office Support & Bookkeeping
Stephanie brings a wealth of experience to the team, ensuring our administration and finance processes function efficiently. She is currently working towards her CPA accreditation, to enhance her already impressive career achievements in the professional services industries. Her experience spans the property development, accounting and engineering areas.

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