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Whitehaven Coal Limited : Annual Report 2013
64 Whitehaven Coal Limited Annual Report 2013 The Directors present their report together with the consolidated nancial report of Whitehaven Coal Limited ('the Company' or 'Whitehaven'), being the Company, its subsidiaries, and the consolidated entity's interest in joint ventures for the year ended 30 June 2013 and the auditor's report thereon. 1. DIRECTORS The Directors of the Company at any time during or since the end of the nancial year are: THE HON. MARK VAILE Chairman Independent Non-Executive Director Appointed: 3 May 2012 As Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and Leader of the National Party from 2005 to 2007, Mark established an extensive network of contacts throughout Australia and East Asia, his focus at home was with regional Australia and particularly northern NSW. As one of Australia's longest serving Trade Ministers from 1999 through until 2006 Mark led negotiations which resulted in Free Trade Agreements being concluded with the United States of America, Singapore and Thailand as well as launching negotiations with China, Japan and ASEAN. Importantly, early in his Ministerial career as the Minister for Transport and Regional Services, Mark was instrumental in the establishment of the ARTC which operates the Hunter Valley rail network. Mark brings signi cant experience as a Company Director having been Chairman of Aston Resources and CBD Energy Limited, and is currently an independent Director on the boards of Virgin Australia Limited and Servcorp Limited which are both listed on the ASX. Mark is also a Director of Stamfordland Corp which is listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange and a Director Trustee of HostPlus Superfund and Chairman of Palisade Regional Infrastructure Fund. JOHN CONDE BSc, BE (Electrical) (Hons), MBA (Dist) Deputy 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, and was Chairman of the Company prior to the merger with Aston Resources. John is chairman of Bupa Australia, Destination NSW and the Sydney Symphony. He is also President of the Commonwealth Remuneration Tribunal and a non-executive Director of the Dexus Property Group and The McGrath Foundation. He retired as Chairman of Ausgrid (formerly Energy Australia) in June 2012. He was formerly Chairman and Managing Director of Broadcast Investment Holdings, as well as being a former non-executive Director of BHP Billiton Limited and Excel Coal Limited. PAUL FLYNN BComm, FCA Managing Director Appointed: 25 March 2013 Non-Executive Director Appointed: 3 May 2012 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 O cer and Managing Director of the Tinkler Group. Prior to joining the Tinkler Group Paul was the managing partner of Ernst & Young's Sydney o ce and a member of its Oceania executive team. As a partner for over eight years, Paul managed many of the rm's largest mining and energy clients across Australia, Asia, South and North America. Paul has also ful lled various leadership roles with large corporations on secondment including as the CFO of a top 50 listed company. Mark Vaile, John Conde Directors' Report
Annual Report 2012