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Whitehaven Coal Limited : Annual Report 2009
18 DIRECTORS' REPORT The directors present their report together with the financial report of Whitehaven Coal Limited ( the Company') and of the consolidated entity, being the Company, its subsidiaries, and the consolidated entity's interest in joint ventures for the year ended 30 June 2009 and the auditor's report thereon. 1. DIRECTORS The directors of the Company at any time during or since the end of the financial year are: JOHN CONDE BSc, BE (Electrical) (Hons), MBA (Dist) Chairman Independent Non-Executive Director Appointed: 3 May 2007 John has over 30 years of broad-based commercial experience across a number of industries, including the energy sector. John is chairman of Energy Australia, BUPA Australia Health Pty Ltd, Sydney Symphony Limited and Homebush Motor Racing Authority Advisory Board. He is also president of the Commonwealth Remuneration Tribunal and a non- executive director of Dexus Property Group. He was formerly chairman and managing director of Broadcast Investment Holdings, the owner of a number of media assets including Channel 9 South Australia and radio stations 2UE and 4BC, as well as being a former non-executive director of BHP Billiton Limited and Excel Coal Limited. NEIL CHATFIELD FCPA, FAICD Independent Non-Executive Director Appointed: 3 May 2007 Neil is an established executive and non-executive director with experience across a range of industries and is currently the Chairman of Virgin Blue Holdings Ltd, and a Non-Executive Director of Seek Ltd, Transurban Group and Grange Resources, all ASX listed companies. He has over 30 years experience in the resources and transport and logistics sectors and has extensive experience in financial management, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and risk management. Neil was most recently Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of ASX listed Toll Holdings Limited, Australia's largest transport and logistics company, a position he held for over 10 years. Prior to joining Toll, Neil held a number of senior financial and general management roles in the resources and transport industries. TONY HAGGARTY MComm Non-Executive Director Appointed: 3 May 2007 Managing Director Appointed: 17 October 2008 Tony has over 30 years experience in the development, management and financing of mining companies, and was co-founder and Managing Director of Excel Coal Limited from 1993 to 2006. Prior to this, Tony worked for BP Coal and BP Finance in Sydney and London, and for Agipcoal as the Managing Director of its Australian subsidiary. Tony was appointed to the Board of Whitehaven on 3 May 2007 and was appointed Managing Director on 17 October 2008. He is also non- executive chairman of King Island Scheelite Limited and a non-executive director of IMX Resources Limited. Left to right: John Conde, Neil Chatfield, Tony Haggarty, Alex Krueger, Hans Mende, Andy Plummer, Allan Davies
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