Paul has extensive experience in the mining, infrastructure, construction and energy sectors gained through 20 years as a professional advisor at Ernst & Young. Paul was formerly Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Tinkler Group. Prior to joining the Tinkler Group Paul was the managing partner of Ernst & Young's Sydney office and a member of its Oceania executive team. As a partner for over eight years, Paul managed many of the firm's largest mining and energy clients across Australia, Asia, South and North America. Paul was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in March 2013.
Timothy joined Whitehaven as General Counsel and Company Secretary in July 2009. Prior to that he held senior legal roles at a number of listed Australian companies including Boral Ltd, United Group Ltd and Australian National Industries Ltd. Timothy has completed Chartered Secretaries Australia's Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance.
BE(Civil-H1), M Eng Science, MBA, Fellow IE Aust, C P Eng., M AIMM
Brian has more than thirty-five years of experience in heavy engineering projects and operations at an executive level in the energy related sector and is currently focused on the Maules Creek project and other brownfields capital projects within the Whitehaven portfolio.
Most recently Brian managed the construction the three stages of the third coal terminal in Newcastle for NCIG with a combined capital cost circa $2.8B.
Jamie was appointed Executive General Manager - Operations in February 2013.
Mr Frankcombe was previously Director Operations at Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. Prior to that he has had extensive senior experience in coal mine operations and development including as the Chief Operating Officer of PT Adaro Indonesia, Executive General Manager - Americas for Xstrata Coal and General Manager Operations for Xstrata Coal's Hunter Valley open cut operations.
Mr Frankcombe holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from Wollongong University and a Master of Business Administration (Technology) from APESMA Deakin University. Additionally he holds First Class Certificate of Competency qualifications for both the NSW and Queensland coal industry.
Pat has more than 25 years experience in the energy business and commodity markets including coal, crude oil, and refined products, working with a range of companies including Enron Capital Trade Resources in Singapore and the United States as well as Conoco Inc in the United States.
Before joining Whitehaven he was Chief Operating Officer of Global Coal Limited, responsible for worldwide operations.
Lance joined Whitehaven following the merger with Aston Resources where he was the General Manager of the Maules Creek Project, and has recently taken up the Corporate Services function.
Lance has more than 25 years experience in the coal industry and has held a wide range of corporate and operations positions with companies including, Camberwell Coal, Vale Australia, Oakbridge, BP Coal and Shenhua Watermark Coal.
Lance also worked with Toyota Tsusho Mining, and was responsible for overseeing the company's business interests in Australia as well as business development in Australia and South-East Asia.
Lance has previously held a number of senior industry positions as a Director - Newcastle Coal Shippers, Alternate Director - PWCS, Director - National Mining Industry Skills Council and is currently a member of the New South Wales Minerals Council Executive Committee and Alternate director of the National Mining Industry Skills Council.
Austen has been with Whitehaven Group since 2008, as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary. He has over 20 years experience in the transport and infrastructure industry, including Chief Financial Officer at Asciano Limited and the Chief Financial Officer at Toll NZ Limited.
BCom, GAICD, FCPA, FAIM, Director Hunter Business Chamber
Jonathan has been involved in the Australian coal mining industry for almost thirty years, initially in senior management roles with Peabody and Rio Tinto at various coal mines in both the Hunter Valley and in Central Queensland.
For ten years before joining Whitehaven Jonathan was instrumental in developing NSW's coal infrastructure network, including five years as the founding Chief Executive Officer of Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator, HVCCC. During his tenure as CEO, HVCCC became internationally recognised as the model of supply chain management. This followed from Jonathan's five year period as Chief Financial Officer at Port Waratah Coal Services Limited where he established an $A1 billion infrastructure financing package and led the design of the commercial framework that underpins terminal and coal chain infrastructure expansion across the Hunter Valley.
Jonathan joined Whitehaven Coal in January 2013 as Executive General Manager Infrastructure responsible for providing infrastructure to support Whitehaven's existing and developing mining operations.