Meet the Board

wayne seabrook

Wayne Seabrook

BE Hons (Chem), MAusIMM, F Fin

Wayne has more than 30 years of resources sector and corporate finance experience. He is a director of XLX Pty Ltd and Ironstone Capital Partners Pty Ltd. As Non-Executive Chairman Wayne is responsible for leadership of the Board, for efficient organisation and conduct of the Board's function and the briefing of all Directors in relation to issues arising at Board meetings. As Chairperson, 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 beem

Brian Beem

BA, Political Economy (Princeton University)

Brian has more than 16 years of global resources investment and corporate finance experience.  Brian worked on numerous transactions in the resources sector while working as investment banker at Merrill Lynch and a principal investor at First Reserve Corporation, a U.S. based energy private equity firm.  For the last 12 years Brian has held senior positions at the AMCI Group, a privately held global resources investor.  During his time at AMCI Brian has led numerous investments in the Australian coal sector, including Felix Resources, Whitehaven Coal, AMCI Australia and Fitzroy Resources.  Brian currently serves on the boards of Conuma Coal Resources Ltd, Fitzroy QLD Resources Ltd and AMCI Investments Pty Ltd, amongst others.

anthony galligan

Anthony (Tony) Galligan

BSc (Geology)

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.

ian morgan

Ian Morgan

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.

bill dean

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.