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 Michael Addison

Managing Director
(BSc (Eng), MPhil (Oxon), MAICD, FAIM)

Michael is a water engineer with experience in large dam, spillway and water reticulation systems design. He also has considerable international corporate finance experience, having spent many years as an investment banker with three globally recognised investment banks. Subsequent to transitioning into mainstream corporate management in the early nineties, Michael held a number of senior executive positions on the Boards of publicly listed companies on each of the London, Johannesburg and Australian Securities Exchanges. In these roles he developed deep expertise in the management and running of listed companies and an intimate working knowledge of the regulatory, legal and governance environments in which listed companies operate.

Over the last decade Michael has focused his expertise in the mining and energy sectors. He was instrumental in founding Endocoal Limited and Carabella Resources Limited, two ASX-listed coal exploration companies which were the subject of successful takeover offers from overseas conglomerates. He is currently the founding Managing Director of Genex Power Limited, an ASX-listed company that specialises in the development of large-scale solar and hydro generation renewable energy projects.

Michael is a former Rhodes Scholar, has an Oxford University postgraduate degree in Management Studies, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Mr David Nolan

Non-Executive Director

Mr David Nolan's career has spanned 21 years as a commercial lawyer and company director. David holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts from Bond University, Queensland.

David has been a partner at a number of leading Sydney law firms advising Australian and international clients on all aspects of corporate law and was previously a senior adviser at the London Stock Exchange. David’s legal expertise includes mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and capital raisings, venture capital and private equity, restructurings and takeovers, corporate finance, joint ventures, commercial agreements and regulatory and corporate governance advice.

David has extensive experience advising on acquisitions and divestments, capital raisings and financings for mining companies and has been a director of a number of ASX listed companies in the resources sector. David has valuable relationships in the advisory and regulatory community and brings a depth of corporate governance expertise.