Board of directors

Gordon Galt

Gordon Galt (Chairman)

BEng Hons, BCom, MAICD, MAusIMM

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Galt is a mining engineer with extensive coal industry experience in Australia, going back to the early 1970s. He began his career at South Blackwater in Queensland, gaining his First Class Mine Manager's qualifications in 1976 before becoming one of the key early development team members at Capcoal German Creek in 1977.

Mr Galt was Manager at German Creek Open Cut then Mine Manager at German Creek Central Colliery, which was Queensland's first modern longwall mine and, for many years, Australia's most productive underground coal mine. He was appointed Development Manager for Southern Colliery, also at German Creek in 1987. In 1991, Mr Galt was appointed Operations Manager at Ulan Coal in NSW. He became General Manager at Ulan in 1993, then Managing Director at Cumnock Coal in 1996 before roles as Managing Director with Newcrest Mining and in investment banking with ABN AMRO.

Mr Galt is currently a principal of Taurus funds Management Pty Ltd, Chairman of Nucoal Resources Limited and Lefroy Exploration Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Finders Resources Limited.


Michael Davies

Michael Davies

BA Hons, MBA.

Non-Executive Director

Mr Davies is a principal of Taurus Funds Management Pty Ltd, and is a specialist in resource financing, with more than 20 years’ experience in major banks (Barclays, BZW and ABN AMRO) originating, structuring and arranging debt and providing corporate advice to natural resources companies.

Mr Davies is currently a non-executive director of NuCoal Resources Limited and Lefroy Exploration Limited and has not been a director of any other listed companies in the past five years to 31 December 2017.


Michael Davies

James Beecher

B Com MBA, FCPA FAICD

Non-Executive Director

Mr Beecher has more than 40 years’ experience in senior finance, accounting and secretarial positions in resources, financial services and services companies. He has been Chief Financial Officer or Finance Director of NRMA Limited, Savage Resources Limited and Austen & Butta Limited.

At the Commonwealth Bank, in the role of Deputy CFO, he held senior positions including Group Financial Controller and Group Chief Accountant. He is currently a director of ASX-listed Lefroy Exploration Ltd, CBG Capital Ltd and NuCoal Resources Ltd. He has been a non-executive director of Findlay Securities Ltd and MIL Resources Ltd, the Company Secretary of Gloucester Coal Limited and a compliance committee member of FSP Funds Management Ltd and Abacus Funds Management Ltd. He is Deputy Chair of the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ Reporting Committee.


Michael Rosengren

Michael Rosengren

BEng (Mining, First Class Honours), BA Oxon (PPE), MSc, FAusIMM, MAICD

Managing Director

Mr Rosengren obtained a BEng (Mining, First Class Honours) from the University of Queensland in 1984. He was Queensland Rhodes Scholar for 1985. He attended Oxford University, completing a B Arts in 1987, and later obtained an MSc (Mineral Production Management) from the University of London in 1988. On returning to Australia, Mr Rosengren joined Mount Isa Mines, eventually becoming Enterprise Mine Manager. He then worked as Resident Manager on construction and operation of the Timbarra Gold Mine in NSW, followed by 18 months as General Manager with the Department of Environmental Protection in Western Australia.

In 2002, he became Operations Manager Mining, East Coast, with Henry Walker Eltin before moving to Thiess with roles as Executive Mining Manager – Queensland; General Manager – Queensland, across civil, building, mining and rail enterprises; and ultimately Executive General Manager for Australian Mining. Mr Rosengren joined BHP Billiton in 2011, with responsibility for Poitrel and South Walker Creek open cuts in Queensland.

In 2013 as Vice-President, Production, he was responsible for additional mines including Illawarra Coal, New Mexico Coal, Cerrejon and Indomet. He left BHP Billiton in late 2014 and since has worked in private companies and in consulting roles.


Craig McGown

Craig McGown

BCom

Non-Executive Director

Mr McGown is an investment banker with over 40 years’ experience advising companies in Australia and internationally, particularly in the natural resources sector. He was a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and an Affiliate of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Prior to joining New Holland Capital, Craig was a Non-Executive Director of Minproc Holdings Limited (at a time that company owned significant interests in the German Creek and Warkworth coal mines), an Executive Director of Resource Finance Corporation Limited (Now RFC Ambrian Limited) and Executive Chairman of the stockbroker, DJ Carmichael Pty Limited. He has been a Non-Executive Director/Chairman of publicly listed companies involved in operating base and precious metals mines.

Mr McGown is currently an Executive Director of New Holland Capital Pty Limited and is based in Perth, is Non-Executive Chairman of Sipa Resources Ltd and of Pioneer Resources Limited.


Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson

BSc (Hons), PhD Geologist

Non-Executive Director

Mr Anderson specialises in Mining Geology and corporate governance. After completing a PhD in Mining Geology he has accumulated over 25 years’ professional industry experience, largely in South Africa and Australia. His career commenced as a geologist with Anglo American, followed by roles in the metallurgical and engineering industries with Mintek, Bateman and Kellogg Brown & Root. Prior to joining Taurus he held senior managerial roles with Gallery Gold, in Corporate Development, and most recently as Managing Director/CEO at Exco Resources Limited, where he oversaw the successful development of the White Dam Gold Project, and the sale of the Company’s Cloncurry Copper Project to Xstrata. Mr Anderson has served on a number of company boards.

Mr Anderson is currently an officer of Taurus Funds Management Pty Limited and is based in Perth, a Non-Executive Director of Hot Chili Limited and Alliance Mining Commodities Limited.


Paul Frederiks

FCPA, FAICD, FGIA

Company Secretary

Paul Frederiks has extensive experience in public company financial and secretarial management with more than 30 year’s experience in the Australian resources sector.  He is a Fellow of CPA Australia, The Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Governance Institute of Australia.

He held the position of Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer for each of Discovery Metals Limited from 2012 to 2014, Geodynamics Limited from 2001 to 2012 and Ross Mining NL for over eight years until 2000.  He also has expertise in ASX listed public company reporting, financial modelling and forecasting, treasury management and hedging, project financing and corporate governance. 

Paul established his own consultancy in 2000 providing company financial and secretarial services to both listed and unlisted public companies.  He was Company Secretary of Billabong International Limited on its listing in 2000 for 3 years.

 

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