BE Hons (Chem), MAusIMM, F Fin
Wayne has more than 30 years of resources sector and corporate finance experience. He has broad project development experience from previous roles with Alcoa, Macraes Mining, Minproc Engineers and Barclay-Mowlem. Wayne has also held senior corporate finance roles with Macquarie Bank, Challenger and Wilson HTM. He has managed transactions for many coal companies including Felix Resources Ltd, Whitehaven Coal Ltd, Excel Coal Ltd, Cleveland-Cliffs and AMCI. Wayne was a founding director of ASX-listed Apollo Gas Ltd and ASX-listed Titan Energy Services Ltd. Wayne is currently a Director of XLX Pty Ltd, an investment company focused on the resource and energy sectors, and Ironstone Capital Partners Pty Ltd, a corporate advisory business. As Chairman, Wayne will be responsible for leadership of the Board, efficient organisation and conduct of the Board's function and the briefing of all Directors in relation to issues arising at Board meetings. Wayne is also responsible for arranging Board performance evaluation.
Wayne holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemistry – 1st Hons) from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and a Graduate Diploma from FINSIA. He is a fellow of FINSIA and a member of AUSIMM.
Wayne is also a member of the Company’s Environmental, Risk and Occupational Health and Safety and Audit Committees.
Hans has been President of AMCI since he co-founded the company in 1986. Prior to founding AMCI, Hans was with the Thyssen Group, in various senior executive positions including President of Thyssen Carbometal Inc. from 1968 to 1986. Hans has served as a director of Alpha Natural Resources (Inc) USA and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of ANR Holdings from 2003 to 2005. He was a founder and non-executive director of Whitehaven Coal Ltd. Hans is currently a member of the board of directors of White Energy Ltd in Australia.
Hans holds an MBA from University of Cologne, Germany.
Andrew (Andy) Plummer
BSc Mining Eng
Andy has over 35 years of experience in the investment banking and mining industries. He holds a BSc Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, USA. He was most recently an Executive Director of Whitehaven Coal Ltd and prior to that was an Executive Director of Excel Coal Ltd. During his tenure at both Whitehaven Coal Ltd and Excel Coal Ltd he was responsible for business development activities. He has worked in the Australian banking and finance industry since 1985 with Eureka Capital Partners, Resource Finance Corporation and Westpac Banking Corporation. Prior to that, he was employed in a variety of management and technical positions with ARCO Coal, Utah International and Consolidation Coal. He is currently a Director of XLX Pty Ltd.
Andy is also a member of the Company’s Environmental, Risk and Occupational Health and Safety Committee and Chairman of the Remuneration & Nominations Committee.
Simon has over 20 years of finance sector experience, specialising in the resources and energy sectors. Simon held senior investment banking positions with Wilson HTM and Chase Securities (now J.P. Morgan Chase) and has advised companies on capital raisings and mergers and acquisitions in Australia and Europe. Simon has managed transactions for coal companies including Felix Resources Ltd, Whitehaven Coal Ltd and Austral Coal Ltd. Simon is currently a director of XLX Pty Ltd, an investment company focused on the resource and energy sectors, and Ironstone Capital Partners Pty Ltd, a corporate advisory business. Simon was previously a Director of ASX-listed Titan Energy Services Ltd.
Simon holds a Bachelor of Business from the Queensland University of Technology, Graduate Diploma from FINSIA and is a Chartered Accountant.
Simon is also a member of the Company’s Remuneration & Nominations Committee and Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Anthony (Tony) Galligan
Tony has more than 40 years of experience in the Australian coal industry. He has held senior positions in the areas of geology, project approvals and development, mine safety, and mine-related infrastructure. His most recent position was General Manager Infrastructure with Whitehaven Coal Ltd. He was Chairman of Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group for more than 3 years during the feasibility, financing and construction of the new coal terminal and also played a pivotal role in the upgrade of the rail line to the Gunnedah Basin. Previous positions include Exploration Manager for Agip Coal, Chief Coal Geologist, Director Coal and Director Development with the NSW Government.
Tony holds a Bachelor of Science (Geology) from the University of Queensland.
Tony is also Chairman of the Company’s Environmental, Risk and Occupational Health and Safety Committee.
Non-Executive Director and Company Secretary
BBus, MComLaw, Grad Dip App Fin, CA, ACIS, ACSA, MAICD, F Fin
Ian holds a Bachelor of Business from the NSW Institute of Technology and a Master of Commercial Law from Macquarie University. Ian is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Company Secretary, with over 30 years of experience. He provides secretarial and advisory services to a range of companies, and is company secretary of other publicly listed companies.
William (Bill) Dean
Bill has over 35 years’ experience in the Australian mining industry, encompassing senior site management, support and technical roles. He is Civil Engineering graduate of Deakin University, holds statutory Certificates of Competency for Victoria, Western Australia and New South Wales, is a Chartered Professional Engineer and a Member of AusIMM.
Bill has broad experience in the coal industry and has held senior operational roles with Coal and Allied and Excel Coal. He has extensive project experience including approvals, development of open cut and underground operations, plus rail and CHPP construction. Also he has led structural change within existing operations, plus managed feasibility and pre-feasibility studies for range of organisations including Whitehaven Coal, Xstrata Coal, Cobbora Coal and Idemitsu.