Mr Chisholm is a qualified engineer who has worked in the engineering and mining sectors for the past 28 years, initially in engineering, then management, then M&A roles. He co-founded The Chairmen1 Pty Ltd (which is the largest shareholder of Guildford Coal Limited ASX: GUF), Ebony Iron Pty Ltd (now part of Strategic Minerals Plc, AIM: SML), Fertoz Limited (ASX: FTZ) and Ebony Coal Limited.
Mr Chisholm brings to Atrum Coal an extensive network of contacts, opportunities and experience in mining.
Mr Burton has more than 25 years’ experience in financing, developing and managing emerging resource projects in Australia, Canada and the UK. He has co-founded numerous resource companies. Seven resource projects co-founded by him have advanced from exploration into production, including two that became ASX/200 companies.
Mr Burton is currently a non-executive director of two listed companies, Cradle Resources Ltd (ASX: CXX) and Capital Drilling Ltd (LON: CAPD).
In February 2017, Atrum appointed Mr Jardine to its Board as a Non-Executive Director.
Mr Jardine has extensive finance and investment experience, having worked as Corporate Development Manager at Investmet Limited for three years, where he managed the corporate affairs for a portfolio of ASX listed resource companies, including business development, capital management and compliance. Prior to his time with Investmet, Mr Jardine held roles at Argonaut Limited in Perth and with London-listed Aegis Plc’s Synovate business in both Perth and London.
Vice President - Marketing & Business Development
Mr Doyle BSc. (Geology) MBA has spent 20 years in the international coal industry specialising in operations, marketing and asset development. Mr Doyle started his career as an exploration geologist, and in operations as senior mine geologist at Liddell open cut. As a technical marketer Mr Doyle worked at Oakbridge and Xstrata Coal, and in 2005 moved to Beijing with Barlow Jonker as a coal market specialist. He later served as Head of European Coal in London for Wood Mackenzie. In 2010 Mr Doyle returned to Sydney as the Chief Operating Officer at Cockatoo Coal, before joining Atrum in 2014.
Mr Doyle was formerly Director of the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal and a Director (Alternate) of ATEC Rail Group.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr Ahlgren, BComm (Hons) is a Chartered Professional Accountant, with over 30 years’ experience including CFO and Corporate Secretary with Graphite One Resources Inc., AQM Copper Inc. and First Coal Corporation.
Vice President - External Relations
Ms Hann has significant experience leading advocacy discussions and strategies in mining and environment related issues across Canada and internationally. She was President of two national resource industry associations, including the Coal Association of Canada, and is a former member of both the International Energy Agency’s Coal Industry Advisory Board and the Board of Directors of the Energy Council of Canada.
Her extensive government career culminated in appointments as a provincial Deputy Minister of Environment and Labour, CEO of a Workers’ Compensation Board and President of the Workers’ Compensation Board of Canada.
Ms Hann’s education includes Bachelor and Master’s degrees in business from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a certified board director (ICD.D) from the Rotman School of Management/Institute of Corporate Directors.
Ms Hann will work with all levels of government, First Nations, local groups and other stakeholders in support of the Company’s applications for mining permits to allow the extraction of high grade and ultra-high grade anthracite for sales to Asian steel mills and traders and other industrial users of high carbon feedstock.
Vice President - Operations
Mr Smith, MMEng(Mine Management); Grad Dip (Mine Vent); BEng (Mining, Hons); BCom (Mgmt) has spent 15 years in coal mine operations specialising in mine planning and design, mining engineering, safety, risk engineering and mine management. He holds 1st Class (Mine Manager – Underground and Open Cut); 2nd Class (Undermanager); 3rd Class (Deputy); and Ventilation Officer Certificates of Competency (NSW).
He has held a range of significant mine management positions within then Xstrata Coal, including: Operations Manager, Mine Manager, Project Manager, Technical Services Manager, Senior Mining Engineer, Undermanager, Deputy, Mining Engineer and Underground Operator.
As Principal Mining Engineer at MineCraft Consulting, Mr Smith has provided a range of consulting services to a number of major operators, suppliers and coal consumers including Xstrata Coal, Anglo American, BMA, Malabar Coal, Idemitsu, Ensham Resources, POSCO, Cockatoo Coal, Caterpillar, Shanxi Coal and Yancoal. He has also worked on overseas assignments in China, India, Canada, Turkey, New Zealand and the USA.
Mr Smith is a professional member of the Mine Manager’s Association of Australia and the AusIMM. He is also a Competent Person for the preparation of JORC Reserve Statements.
Senior Marketing Advisor (AMAC)
Mr Edwards BSc (Tech), CEng, FAICD, FIE (UK), FAIE, FAusIMM (CP), MMICA is a metallurgy graduate from UNSW and has been a prominent authority in the global coal and steel sectors for over 40 years, having owned and operated three export-focused coal mines.
Mr Edwards boasts a long and successful career in the coal industry with an impressive list of industry achievements and accolades:
Mr Edwards is currently Executive Chairman of the Australian Mining Association. He is mandated by several Chinese buyers, including the China Mining Association for whom he serves as Senior Foreign Advisor, to source coal projects.
Senior Marketing Advisor (AMAC)
Mr Gye has more than 45 years of experience in the Australian and overseas coal industry. He has a strong background in sales and marketing, business analysis, project management, exploration, mine geology, coal utilisation and trading. He has particular expertise in strategic market planning, customer relations and product development. He has been successful in developing new sales portfolios for new and existing export projects in major international coal markets including Australia, Asia, Europe and the Americas.
Most recently, Mr Gye has held senior positions Barlow Jonker and Wood Mackenzie where he specialised in coal market analysis, development and sales strategy. In addition to coal marketing, he has a strong technical background in coal technology and coal utilisation in the metallurgical and energy industries.
Manager - Off-Site Infrastructure
Mr Mitchell B.Sc. B.Eng. (Honours), Dip PM, PMP is a multi-discipline engineer with 10 years’ experience. He has held senior roles within Rio Tinto’s Rail Division, leading Pre-feasibility and feasibility studies as well as project execution. He has worked on a number of major infrastructure projects for Rio Tinto and other blue chip miners including BHP Billiton Iron Ore’s Rapid growth Project 5 (RGP5) as well as other major public works both domestically and internationally.
Mr Mitchell is based in Vancouver to oversee development of the Company’s wholly-owned infrastructure subsidiary “Atrum Infrastructure & Logistics” (ATIL).