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.
Brian is the Managing Director of AMCI Investments Pty Ltd which is responsible for AMCI’s Australian and South East Asia operations, acquisitions, divestments and joint venture project interest. Brian also holds several separate directorships within the AMCI portfolio which include; greenfield projects, operating asset and joint ventures. Brian was previously the General Manager of the AMCI’s coal trading desk.
Brian has 16 years of mining related experience, including 10 years with BHP Billiton across a number geographies, commodities and markets including marketing manager for BHP’s Carbon Steel Materials desk in Pittsburgh and senior operational positions in the coal and diamonds industries.
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.
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.