Peter Stoker is awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)

This Australia Day, 26 January 2020, Peter Stoker, Principal Geologist at AMC Consultants, was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the mining sector.

AMC congratulates Peter for this exceptional and well-deserved honour. The award of the Medal of the Order of Australia confers a high recognition for outstanding achievement and service in Australia.

The medal recognizes Peter’s more than 50 years of excellence as a professional geologist and dedication to the advancement of the minerals industry. In particular, the award acknowledges his leadership in minerals code development on the JORC committee and CRIRSCO. It also recognizes his tireless work with the Chinese mining industry to attempt to implement the JORC Code in China.

The recipients were announced by the Governor-General and Chancellor of the Order of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd). On Friday 3 July, AMC’s Peter Stoker was invited to to Queensland Government House to receive his medal. He was accompanied by his wife, Barbara, and his three sons.

Of the 549 recipients of an OAM in the 2020 Australia Day Honours List, Peter was the only one to be honoured for service to the mining sector. Other mining industry figures included in the 2020 Australia Day Honours List were Dr. Barry Kelly (AM), Daniel Tucker (AM), Jacqui McGill (AO), and Peter Hood (AO) .

The award lists Peter’s career highlights as follows:

The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, and the Minerals Council of Australia Australasian Joint Ore Reserves Committee (JORC):

  • Deputy Chairman, since 2014.
  • Chairman, 2005-2014.
  • Secretary, 1999-2005.
  • Member, since 1992.

Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards JORC representative, since 2004.

  • Treasurer, current.

The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

  • Honorary Fellow.
  • Chartered Professional (Geology).
  • Former Councillor.
  • Former Branch Chair and Secretary.


  • Senior Principal Consultant, AMC Consultants, since 2003.
  • Honorary Member, China Mining Association.

Awards and recognition includes:

  • President’s Award, AusIMM, 2015 and Institute Service Award, 2008.