Ron Clarke

Managing Director

T: 0429 477 002

Ron Clarke has over 25 years’ experience in the earthmoving and plant hire equipment industry, specialising in mining and construction. Ron’s experience developed whilst growing up and working on the family farm, tertiary agricultural studies and industry experience.

12 years ago, Ron and his family started EMJC Earthmoving and Plant Hire, Ron has successfully built EMJC from the ground up starting with just one earthmoving machine and now having a fleet of over hundred machines. Today Ron is the sole Director of EMJC, completely hands on in all aspects of the business Ron prides himself on being the face of the business and main contact for his clients.

With Ron’s extensive experience and knowledge within the earthmoving and plant hire equipment industry he offers solution-based recommendations. Ron works with our clients from project commencement through to practical completion, assisting with ad-hoc services to ensure successful project outcomes. Ron strongly believes “if you help your clients succeed and add value in their business then EMJC will also grow, it really is that simple”.

Christine Darling-Clarke

Commercial Manager

Christine has over 25 years’ experience in operational, financial and commercial roles across various industries, Christine has been in the earthmoving, mining and rental industry for the last 18 years, 6 of these with EMJC.

With a background in accounting and law and having exposure as a General Manager and for a principal earthmoving contractor, Christine’s experience lies in general business management and contract works from tender stage through to practical completion. Christine understands our client’s requirements to meet project and production timelines whilst also considering all commercial risks and ensuring all workplace resources and people are kept safe.

Today Christine works alongside Ron to ensure the smooth running of EMJC and is directly responsible for all commercial areas of the business.

Chris Mackay

General Manager – North West

T: 0418 204 554

Chris Mackay manages all functions of the North West region including our Pilbara operations based in Newman.

With over 15 years’ experience in mining, construction and civil earthworks projects, Chris has extensive site-based knowledge. Having worked across many areas including machine operations through to management roles, Chris has the skills to train, guide, lead and assist to ensure the business can meet the demand of the market.

Chris is always seeking business opportunities for EMJC and our clients to see how we can be part of our client’s project success and continue to build and develop new and existing beneficial relationships through synergies and supply.

With a reputation for problem solving and achieving successful project completions, Chris manages the delivery of machines, personnel and skills to compliment our clients projects.

Chris McManus (Macca)

Maintenance Manager

T: 0407 458 933

Chris has over 12 years expertise in heavy duty mechanical works for clients in the mining, construction, road transport, marine and agriculture industries. Chris’s knowledge is a result of hands on experience in delivering services, rebuilds, engineering and fabrication, breakdown repairs, auto air – conditioning, electrical repairs and specialised diagnostic analysis.

Chris has worked at EMJC as a specialised diagnostic contractor for several years before moving into the Maintenance Manager role in early 2020.

Chris manages all aspects of the planned and break down repair works including major component rebuilds for EMJC’s fleet and that of our clients. Chris ensures that our machinery is of the highest possible safety and mechanical standard to keep our clients projects running at full capacity. Chris’s experience enables him to assist the maintenance teams both on and off-site for diagnostic analysis and repair schedules as well as providing training, leadership and mentoring to the growing trades team.

Chris puts safety as his highest priority, his number one motto “Do it once, do it safe and do it right”

Frank Harris

Project Manager – Collie Ops

Office: 0429 540 415

Frank Harris has over 30 years’ experience in the mining and earthmoving industries in project management and civil supervisory roles.

A large portion of Frank’s experience is from construction works across the Pilbara and Goldfields working on-site for principal contractors. Undertaking earthworks, tailings dam storage facility lifts, road building, camp construction, rehabilitation and exploration projects, Frank has the in-depth knowledge needed for running projects.

Frank has been working in the EMJC Earthmoving and Plant Hire team for over 5 years as the Project Manager for the Collie Operations. Frank is responsible for ensuring successful outcomes for the fly ash rehabilitation process for the coal operations including associated site earthworks. Frank is also responsible for the training and mentoring program for machine operators.

Franks in-depth earthmoving experience and strong training and developmental skills ensures sharing of earthmoving knowledge and safety across the growing team and positive production outcomes for our clients.

Deanna Kahotea

Office Manager

Suan Chai


Gary Sugget

Purchasing Officer

Neil Stagg

Newman Purchasing Officer

Grant James

Transport Co-ordinator