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As Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and Leader of the National Party from 2005 to 2007, Mark established an extensive network of contacts throughout Australia and East Asia. His focus at home was with regional Australia and particularly northern NSW. As one of Australia’s longest serving Trade Ministers from 1999 through until 2006, Mark led negotiations which resulted in Free Trade Agreements being concluded with the United States of America, Singapore and Thailand as well as launching negotiations with China, Japan and ASEAN. Importantly, early in his Ministerial career as the Minister for Transport and Regional Services, Mark was instrumental in the establishment of the ARTC which operates the Hunter Valley rail network.

Mark brings significant experience as a company director having been Chairman of Aston Resources, CBD Energy Limited and SmartTrans Limited and a former independent Director on the board of Virgin Australia Holdings Limited. Mark is currently a Director of ServCorp Limited which is listed on the ASX (since June 2011), Stamford Land Corp which is listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, a Director Trustee of HostPlus Superfund and Chairman of Palisade Regional Infrastructure Fund.

John has over 30 years of broad based commercial experience across a number of industries, including the energy sector, and was chairman of the company prior to the merger with Aston Resources. John is chairman of Cooper Energy Limited (since February 2013) and The McGrath Foundation. He is also president of the Commonwealth Remuneration Tribunal and a non-executive director of the Dexus Property Group (since April 2009). He recently retired as chairman of Bupa Australia and New Zealand. He retired as chairman of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in May 2015. He was previously chairman of Ausgrid (formerly Energy Australia) and Destination NSW. He was formerly chairman and managing director of Broadcast Investment Holdings, as well as a non-executive director of BHP Billiton Limited and Excel Coal Limited.

Julie has more than 25 years’ experience in the minerals and petroleum industries in Australia including major Australian and US resources companies and as Chief Executive Officer of the ASX listed coal seam gas producer WestSide Corporation Ltd. Julie has technical, operations and strategy expertise and has held senior and executive positions in coal mining, mining services and coal seam gas after commencing her career in coal and mineral processing research.

Julie was formerly the Chairman of the Queensland Electricity Transmission Corporation Limited, and non-executive director of Gloucester Coal Limited, OzMinerals Limited, CRC Mining,  Queensland Resources Council and Australian Coal Research. Currently Julie is a non-executive director of Tasmanian Networks Pty Limited.

Paul has extensive experience in the mining, infrastructure, construction and energy sectors gained through 20 years as a professional advisor at Ernst & Young. Paul was formerly Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Tinkler Group and was instrumental in the merger of Whitehaven Coal with Aston Resources. Paul joined the Board of Whitehaven on 3 May 2012 and assumed the role of Managing Director and CEO on 27 March 2013. Prior to joining the Tinkler Group, Paul was the managing partner of Ernst & Young’s Sydney office and a member of its Oceania executive team. 

As a partner for over eight years, Paul managed many of the firm’s largest mining and energy clients across Australia, Asia, South and North America. Paul has also fulfilled various leadership roles with large corporations on secondment including as the CFO of a top 50 listed company. 

Fiona has a corporate finance background, with more than 20 years’ experience as CFO of ASX-listed emerging and mid-tier mining and oil & gas companies preceded by 14 years with Chase Manhattan Bank in London, New York and Sydney, in corporate banking, credit risk management and mining finance roles. Previous non-executive directorships include ASX-listed oil and gas producer, Drillsearch Energy Limited where she chaired the Audit & Risk Committee. Currently Fiona is a non-executive director of ASX-listed Heron Resources Limited (since April 2015).

Lindsay has more than 30 years’ experience across industries including mining, exploration, mineral processing, ports management, rail haulage, power generation, gas transmission, transport and logistics. 

Having started his career in the mining industry, Lindsay has held a wide range of leadership and operational roles. He is currently CEO of Palisade Integrated Management Services, which has eight diverse infrastructure assets under management. Prior to this, he was the Managing Director of Dart Mining, a Melbourne-based exploration company, and a non-executive director of Metro Mining Limited.  

Lindsay also has extensive mining experience having worked with BHP Australia Coal (Bowen Basin – Queensland), Camberwell Coal (Hunter Valley – NSW) and Yallourn Energy (Latrobe Valley – Victoria) in various mine engineering and senior leadership roles including Mine Manager and General Manager.

Lindsay is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is an experienced Director of both listed and unlisted companies. 

Raymond is the founder and CEO of Tiga Investments Pte Ltd. He is also senior advisor to Farallon Capital Management, L.L.C., one of the largest alternative asset managers in the world, and a non-executive director of Toshiba Corporation, which is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and PT Lippo Karawaci Tbk, which is listed on the Indonesian Stock Exchange.

Raymond has been involved in investments throughout Asia in various industries including financial services, infrastructure, manufacturing, energy and real estate. Previously, Raymond was the Managing Director and CEO of Farallon Capital Asia, and prior to that worked in the investment banking division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Singapore, New York and Los Angeles.

Paul has extensive experience in the mining, infrastructure, construction and energy sectors gained through 20 years as a professional advisor at Ernst & Young. Paul was formerly Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Tinkler Group and was instrumental in the merger of Whitehaven Coal with Aston Resources. Paul joined the Board of Whitehaven on 3 May 2012 and assumed the role of Managing Director and CEO on 27 March 2013. Prior to joining the Tinkler Group, Paul was the managing partner of Ernst & Young’s Sydney office and a member of its Oceania executive team. 

As a partner for over eight years, Paul managed many of the firm’s largest mining and energy clients across Australia, Asia, South and North America. Paul has also fulfilled various leadership roles with large corporations on secondment including as the CFO of a top 50 listed company. 

Appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Whitehaven Coal in October 2013, Kevin has over 25 years’ experience working in the mineral and energy industry across coal, oil and gas and in complex consulting practices. 

A finance graduate of the University of New South Wales, Kevin is a Chartered Accountant having spent 11 years with Ernst & Young at the commencement of his career predominantly in EY’s natural resources group and has a graduate Diploma in Geoscience (Mineral Economics) from Macquarie University. 

Timothy joined Whitehaven as General Counsel and Company Secretary in July 2009. He has more than 20 years’ ASX listed company legal, secretarial and governance experience across a range of industries. Prior to joining Whitehaven, Timothy held senior roles at ASX listed companies Boral Limited, UGL Limited and Australian National Industries Limited. He holds a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney. 

Scott was appointed Executive General Manager – Marketing in August 2014. Prior to joining Whitehaven he was Vice President Sales, Marketing and Logistics for Peabody Energy Australia. Scott has over 25 years of experience in a wide range of commercial roles including marketing, sales, logistics, management and business strategy in the commodities sector, working for Peabody Energy, Rio Tinto, PwC and Renison Goldfields Consolidated. 

Michael has nearly 20 years of experience across corporate communications and public policy roles in both the government and private sectors. He was appointed Executive General Manager Corporate and External Affairs in May 2018. Prior to joining Whitehaven, Michael was a founding Partner of Newgate Communications and led the firm’s mining and resources practice group. Michael was previously a ministerial adviser in the Howard Government and worked in a range of national security policy roles for the Departments of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Foreign Affairs and Trade and Defence. 

 

Quentin is a Mining Engineer with nearly 40 years’ experience in Australia and Southern Africa. He has managed many different types of operations across multiple commodities, built and commissioned two new mines, managed mine sustainability projects and led the technical services and strategic aspects of multiple operations.

He was recently Vice President with Peabody for nearly 11 years with a range of responsibilities across all open cut and underground operation. Prior to joining Peabody, Quentin managed all the east coast and New Zealand operations for Macmahon Contractors which included coal, gold, phosphate and lead / zinc mines.

Quentin was also General Manager of Mt. Gibson’s Koolan Island iron ore operation in northern Western Australia during construction and commissioning and General Manager for the Mt. Gordon copper mine in northern Queensland. He has managed numerous mineral sands mines, large open cut and underground diamond mining operations and has had extensive underground gold mining experience. Quentin holds a degree in Mining Engineering from the Royal School of Mines, London.

Leigh joins Whitehaven from Broadspectrum (A Ferrovial Company), where she has managed capability and culture across a complex workforce of 14,000 on a range of major projects and infrastructure assets. Leigh has also held roles across HR, talent and organisational development both domestically and internationally at UGL, BHP, Tabcorp and the Queensland Government. In this role, Leigh will bring her deep experience to lead the evolution of our approach to recruitment, employee engagement and retention, talent and capability development, industrial relations and workplace culture.

Mark has more than three decades of Australian and international experience in project management and delivery across infrastructure, coal, and oil and gas. A qualified Mining Engineer, Mark has successfully delivered projects across all phases, from concept to completion, with a combined capital cost in the billions. Most recently Mark managed projects worth $1.1 billion as part of the Australian Rail Track Corporation’s Inland Rail project, prior to which he led the successful delivery of the $5B Project for Santos GLNG, involving the construction and commissioning of 3 major gas compression facilities. Mark holds a degree and masters in Mining from the Camborne School of Mines, UK.


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