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Dr Fiona Solomon
CEO

Fiona joined ASI as Executive Director in March 2015 and assumed the title of CEO in September 2016 after stepping down from the transitional ASI Board. Her career has specialised in growing new and innovative initiatives in mineral supply chains.  She was previously Director – Standards Development at the Responsible Jewellery Council from 2007-2015, and has been a Board Member of the ISEAL Alliance and a founding member of the OECD’s Multi-Stakeholder Steering Group for responsible mineral supply chains. Fiona worked for ten years at Australia’s CSIRO, leading research into mining and sustainability from 1997-2007, and was also seconded to WWF to manage a major project on mine-site certification from 2002-2004.  She has a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering and a PhD in philosophy of technology.

  • Tel:  +61 3 9857 8008
  • Mobile: +61 439 049 000
  • Email: fiona (at) aluminium-stewardship.org
  • Skype:flsolomon
Sam Brumale, Director of Standards and Assurance

Sam Brumale
Director of Standards and Assurance

Sam has over 26 years’ experience as a chemical engineer and HSE consultant in project management, process engineering, HSE management, and standards development and auditing. Sam’s role at ASI is to oversee the development and implementation of ASI’s standards and the assurance program. He started his career with Comalco working on primary aluminium direct chill casting facilities, furnaces and utilities and has worked with a range of organisations in the mining, energy and manufacturing sectors, including BHP Billiton, CSIRO, Responsible Jewellery Council, URS Australia and as Director of his own consultancy, Brumale Consulting Ltd.  He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Engineering Science, both from the University of Melbourne.

  • Email: sam (at) aluminium-stewardship.org

Krista-Bay West 
Director of Learning

Krista joined ASI in early 2017 as an adviser. With a background in social auditing in a natural resource management context, Krista specialises in the establishment and delivery of certification services for environmental and social standards systems. Krista was responsible for establishing a certification system that would ensure assessments against the Cornerstone Standard Council’s (a Canadian sustainability standard focusing on aggregate extraction) Standards was consistent, impartial, transparent, rigorous and accessible to all. While with Rainforest Alliance Krista oversaw a certification program that included over 40 million hectares of FSC certified forests and 400 FSC Chain of Custody certificates. She managed a staff of 20 and over 30 independent consultants. Krista is a respected auditor trainer and has managed training events across Canada as well as in China and Australia.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and a Masters of Public Administration.

  • Email: krista (at) aluminium-stewardship.org

Michelle Freesz
Administration Manager

Michelle is responsible for ASI administration, including finance, general administration, and database management.  Originally from Brazil, she has held a range of roles in accounting, office administration, customer service and government inspections for business compliance.  She holds a bachelors degree in history, a post-graduate degree in ecotourism, and a diploma in accounting.

  • Email: michelle (at) aluminium-stewardship.org
  • Tel:  +61 3 9857 8008

Thad Mermer 
Communications Manager 

Thad is responsible for ASI’s communications. Originally from Canada and now based in Stuttgart, Germany, he has worked over 20 years in various capacities with the United Nations and other international organizations on environmental protection and sustainable development issues, including cleaner production, industrial ecology, life cycle thinking, green building, disaster awareness and preparedness, and sustainable tourism. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Development Economics / Sustainable Development. He is fluent in French, German and English, with a smattering of Spanish and Turkish on the side.

  • Email: thad (at) aluminium-stewardship.org

Carolyn Muscat 
elementAl Manager 

Carolyn is responsible for the implementation and ongoing functionality of the ASI Assurance Platform, elementAl. She has over seventeen years of experience in the Information Technology industry ranging from working for large services and development organisations to project based consulting engagements. Her experience includes the back-end development and implementation of online environments using a variety of software and tools, beginning from the time when web sites were ‘new’.
Other areas of expertise include telecommunication directory web sites, content management and commerce-enabled sites and custom built forms and request functionalities. She has also designed, implemented and maintained an audit database to record, track outstanding items and genera-te reports on audit outcomes and developed the tools to streamline the completion of audits and management of outcomes.
Carolyn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science (Computer Science) from RMIT.
  • Email: carolyn (at) aluminium-stewardship.org