The peak body representing emerging Australian miners has appointed a new chief executive, Warren Pearce.

Mr Pearce takes the reins of the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) from Simon Bennison, who announced his resignation three months ago.

AMEC is regarded as the leading industry body representing emerging and mid-tier miners and explorers across Australia.

Mr Pearce, who was most recently WA chief of Local Government Professionals Australia (LPG), will begin his new role in November.

During his time at the LGP, Mr Pearce earned a reputation for forthright and effective advocacy on behalf of members, strong stakeholder engagement and sound policy development credentials.

Mr Pearce gained exposure to resources industry advocacy as while North West and Pilbara regional manager of WA’s Chamber of Minerals and Energy.

In other board changes, Metminco (ASX: MNC) is on the hunt for a new chairman after Dr Phillip Wing resigned from the position earlier this month.

Dr Wing has been with the Company for more than 10 years after joining the board of Hampton Mining as Non-Executive Director in 2006. Dr Wing was appointed Chairman of Metminco in late 2009 after Metminco’s purchase of Hampton Mining.

Meanwhile, Michele Muscillo has joined the board of Xanadu Mines (ASX:XAM) as an independent non-executive director.

Mr Muscillo is a partner with HopgoodGanim Lawyers in Brisbane and has experience in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions, including the negotiation of significant commercial contracts and agreements.

Mr Muscillo is also a non-executive director with ASX-listed Aeris Resources (ASX:AIS). Formerly, he was also non-executive director of Orbis Gold from the time of its ASX Listing, through the discovery of its flagship Natougou project and ultimately to the sale of the company to TSX-Listed SEMAFO in 2015.

Kingsrose Mining (ASX: KRM) has appointed former Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines manager Paul Jago as Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Jago is a mining engineer with more than 20 years of operational and management experience across a range of operations and commodities in Australia and overseas.

He has held senior management positions with several companies including MACA Ltd, Golden Stallion Resources and Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines.

Mr Jago is a non- executive Director of Golden Eagle Mining, a public, unlisted company.

Narelle Warren has joined Tiger Resources (ASX: TGS) in the role of Company Secretary.

Narelle is a Chartered Accountant with 18 years of corporate advisory, financial management and company secretarial experience.