Mr. Todd Hannigan
Deputy Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Hannigan was the Chief Executive Officer of Aston Resources from 2010 to 2011. During this time, the company significantly progressed the Maules Creek project, including upgrades to the project's resources and reserves, completion of all technical and design work for the Definitive Feasibility Study, negotiation of two major project stake sales and joint venture agreements, securement of port and rail access and progression of planning approvals to final stages. Mr. Hannigan has worked internationally in the mining and resources sector for over 18 years with Aston Resources, Xstrata Coal, Hanson PLC, BHP Billiton and MIM. Mr Hannigan was appointed as a Director of the Company on 21 May 2014.
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 15 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. Adam Anderson
Senior Vice President, Coal Sales and Marketing
Mr. Anderson is a highly experienced and well-respected coal sales professional and his duties will be focused on continuing to build relationships with the Ohio River and South-East markets, and execute on Paringa’s coal sales and marketing strategy.
Prior to joining, Adam Anderson was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Armstrong Energy, Inc, the second-largest thermal coal producer based in Western Kentucky. In this role he was responsible for all coal sales marketing efforts at that company, building very strong relationships with Paringa’s Ohio River target market and the South-East markets for 13 years. Prior to joining Armstrong, Mr. Anderson spent six years with Arch Coal, Inc. as Vice President of Sales. In this role, Mr. Anderson was the senior member of the Powder River Basin sales team and also led Arch's eastern industrial sales initiative.
In the years before entering the energy industry, Mr. Anderson served on active duty with the U.S. Air Force for almost 13 years and subsequently continued his service in the Air National Guard, retiring after 27 years at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Mr. Anderson earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering and Legal Studies in 1995 from the United States Air Force Academy and received an MBA with honors from St. Mary's University in 2004. Mr. Anderson presently serves as an Officer on The Board of Directors for the American Coal Council, serves as President of the St Louis Coal Club, and is proud to be a member of the New York Coal Trade Association and the Lexington Coal Exchange.
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 over 10 years commercial experience, including senior roles with Rio Tinto Limited, Oyu Tolgoi LLC and Ernst & Young. 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
Manager, Coal Preparation & Surface Facilities
Mr. Hawley is an engineer and was previously mine manager at Arch Coal where he was responsible for all underground production and maintenance activities at the Mountain Laurel underground longwall mine complex operating in two coal seams.