A responsible developer and operator of coal assets to provide energy security to support regional growth and create wealth for its shareholders

Board of Directors

Mr Graeme Robertson

Non-Executive Chairman
BA, FAICD, MAIE
 
Graeme joined the board in November 2010 and was appointed Chairman in January 2011. He has over 30 years’ experience in the coal, infrastructure and power development industries.

Graeme was CEO and Managing Director of New Hope Corporation 1987 – 2005. During this period he pioneered the development of major international companies including as President Director of Adaro Indonesia, the largest single open cut coal mine in the Southern Hemisphere, President Director of Indonesia Bulk Terminal, a 12 mtpa capacity bulk coal port and an advisor to the development of the 1,230MW Paiton Power station, the first IPP in Indonesia.

His career has spanned both public and private energy related developments including directorships with the Port of Brisbane Authority and Washington H. Soul Pattinson & Co Ltd, one of Australia's oldest listed companies.

Graeme was the recipient of the Asia 500 Award in 2000 and the Coaltrans Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 for his contribution to the coal industry. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Member of the Australian Institute of Energy.

 


Mr David Mason

Non-Executive Director
MBA, BSc (Hons)

Mr David Mason has a broad business, corporate and mining background achieved having worked in the mining industry for 30 years throughout Australasia.

David was on the Board of Directors of Overseas & General Limited (ASX:OGL), a coal producer in Indonesia. Prior to this, David was Operations Director of Haddington Resources (now Altura Mining, ASX:AJM) a diversified resource company, which acquired the resource investment and mining service companies of Minvest International, a group he co‚Äźfounded and managed.

David was formerly General Manager of the Minvest Group, and assisted in the development of the Adaro Indonesia coal mine, the MHU coal mine, a suite of exploration assets and mining service companies.  
 


Mr Mark McAndrew

Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer (Acting Chief Executive Officer since July 2016)

Mr McAndrew is a Mining Engineer with over 38 years of experience in delivering strategic results in mining operations across the globe. He has held numerous senior management positions in the mining industry prior to establishing Optimine Pty Ltd, which has operated successfully since 1996. Optimine assists companies to target profitability in new and existing mining enterprises through the introduction of the most appropriate and innovative mining practices with an emphasis on maximising efficiency from concept to production.

Mr McAndrew has extensive technical, operational and managerial experience in mining enterprises throughout Australia and offshore in Indonesia, Venezuela, New Caledonia, New Zealand and Tanzania, working in both contract and owner-managed projects and operations. He brings to the IEC Board valuable experience in setting up new mines and targeting existing mines with efficiency standards that match world’s best practice. He has achieved this across all areas from mine planning to production, maintenance, commercial, administration and management, resulting in more efficient and cost effective operations.