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Whitehaven Coal Limited : Annual Report 2008
Whitehaven Coal Limited - Annual Report 2008 Left to right: Alex Krueger, Hans Mende, Andy Plummer, Keith Ross ALEX KRUEGER BS (Finance) BS (Chemical Engineering) Non-Executive Director Appointed: 3 May 2007 Age: 34 Alex is a Managing Director of First Reserve Corporation (“FRC”). He is also a director of Foundation Coal Holdings Inc. Alex is a senior member of the FRC investment team and his responsibilities range from deal origination and structuring to due diligence, execution and monitoring. He is involved in investment activities in all areas of the worldwide energy industry, with particular expertise in the coal sector. Prior to joining FRC, Alex worked in the Energy Group of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in Houston. HANS MENDE Non-Executive Director Appointed: 3 May 2007 Age: 64 Hans has been President of the AMCI Group since he co-founded the company in 1986. He is also a Director of MMX Mineracao, New World Resources, Excel Maritime and a non-executive director of Felix Resources Limited an Australian listed company. Prior to starting AMCI Group, Mr. Mende was employed by the Thyssen group of companies in various senior executive positions. Mr. Mende graduated from the University of Cologne, Germany in 1966. 13 ANDY PLUMMER BSc Mining Eng Non-Executive Director Appointed 3 May 2007 Age: 58 Andy has over 35 years experience in the investment banking and mining industries. He was most recently an executive director of Excel Coal Limited, responsible for the company’s business development activities. He has worked in the Australian banking and finance industry since 1985 with Eureka Capital Partners, Resource Finance Corporation and Westpac. Prior to that, he was employed in a variety of management and technical positions with ARCO Coal, Utah International and Consolidation Coal. He is also a non-executive director of King Island Scheelite Ltd and Chairman of Ranamok Glass Prize Ltd. FORMER DIRECTOR KEITH ROSS BE Mining (Hons) Managing Director Appointed: 3 May 2007 Resigned: 31 March 2008 Age: 74 Keith has over 50 years experience in the coal industry, both operational and managerial, in a number of board and senior executive positions. His previous experience has included Managing Director of AMCI (Australia), Executive Director and then Managing Director of Oakbridge Limited, General Manager of the minerals division of McIlwraith McEacharn Operations, Managing Director/General Manager of the Cook Colliery for Coal Resources of Queensland Limited and a General Manager for Bellambi Coal Company Limited. Keith has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) Honours 1st Class from the Sydney University and is a certificated Colliery Manager.
Annual Report 2009