Mr. Egan J. Antill
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Mr. Antill studied Engineering at the University of Queensland and early in his career worked for Mount Isa Mines Ltd and Caterpillar of Australia Ltd. He then completed an MBA at Yale University and spent the next 20 years in investment banking on Wall Street in New York including Managing Director, Merrill Lynch & Co., New York, where he raised capital for and provided strategic advice to global Metals and Mining companies, and prior to that with Credit Suisse First Boston, New York in the Mergers & Acquisitions department.
Mr. David Gay
Executive Director and President
Mr. Gay is a Professional Mining Engineer with an MBA and has over 35 years of experience in developing coal projects in the USA. Mr. Gay's experience covers the entire coal development chain including leasing, permitting, exploration, construction, commissioning, production, mergers & acquisitions and financing activities (including project finance, high yield bonds, bank debt, structured finance and equity). Most recently he was Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions and Business Development at Alpha Natural Resources, one of the USA's largest coal producers. During his time, Alpha completed over US$10 billion worth of mergers and acquisitions and transitioned into one of the largest coal companies in the US and the third largest coking coal exporter globally. Prior to that, Mr. Gay led several large regional coal companies and was Business Unit President at Pittston Coal Group (20 years' experience) which at the time was the largest coking coal exporter worldwide. Mr Gay was appointed as a Director of the Company on 23 June 2015.
Mr. Rick Kim
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Kim has over 20 years' experience working in the coal industry managing underground mining operations, most of which utilized continuous mining, for Arch Coal, Metinvest, and U.S. other producers. During his time in the industry, Mr. Kim also worked for Bucyrus International (now a subsidiary of Caterpillar) where he implemented continuous mining technology into emerging markets such as China, Russia, and India. Mr. Kim holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, a Bachelor of Science in Mining & Minerals Engineering from Virginia Tech and Is a Registered Professional Engineer.
Mr. Bruce Czachor
Vice President, General Counsel
Mr. Czachor is a former partner of major international law firm Shearman & Sterling, and brings almost 30 years of experience in corporate governance, securities, M&A and commercial transactions. Mr. Czachor has represented a range of clients from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, and he has extensive experience in the mining industry and with initial US listings. He earned his BA from Binghamton University and his Juris Doctor from New York Law School.
Mr. Gregory (Greg) Swan
Mr. Swan is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Institute of Chartered Secretaries. He commenced his career with a large international chartered accounting firm and has since worked in the corporate office of several listed companies that operate in the resources sector. He has been involved with a number of exploration and development companies, including Mantra Resources Limited, Coalspur Mines Limited, Equatorial Resources Limited, and Papillon Resources Limited.
Mr. Dominic Allen
Vice President, Finance
Mr. Allen is a Chartered Accountant with 15 years of commercial and mining experience. He commenced his career with Ernst & Young and has since held roles with major international resource and development companies, including senior positions with Rio Tinto Limited, Oyu Tolgoi LLC and Sovereign Metals Limited. Mr. Allen is based in the Company’s New York office and is responsible for the Company’s finance and business development functions.
Mr. Brent Hawley
Director of Surface Operations
Mr. Hawley is a Civil Engineer with an MBA and previously held Mine and Plant Manager roles with Arch Coal. At Arch, Mr. Hawley was responsible for all underground production and maintenance activities at the Mountain Laurel longwall mine complex, operating in two coal seams. Additionally he was previously responsible for operations at Arch’s Cardinal preparation plant, including a 2,100 tph heavy media processing operation receiving multiple feeds from surface and underground mines, producing both thermal and metallurgical coal products.