Our Board

Representing the full spectrum of our industry. 

Chris Baker

CEO, Straterra

Chris holds a BSc (Hons) in Mineral Technology (1976), and an MBA (1994) from the University of Otago, New Zealand. 

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Brent Francis - Chair

Coal Association of NZ / New Zealand Coal & Carbon

Brent is the Chief Executive and majority shareholder of the NZCC group of companies. Commencing mining in 1982 in the Southland fields he has extensive experience in areas operational and marketing.

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Alison Paul

OceanaGold Corporation

Alison is the Corporate Affairs and Legal Manager for gold miner OceanaGold’s New Zealand operations and has been with the company since 2004. 

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Richard Tacon

Bathurst Resources

Since starting his career in the 1970s, Richard has worked in almost every role in the coal mining industry. Richard studied at the Otago School of Mines in New Zealand. 

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Sioban Hartwell

GHD New Zealand

Sioban is a member of the GHD New Zealand Operating Centre Management Group (OCMG) and is the Market Lead for Water in New Zealand.

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Barry Bragg

Deputy Chairman at Stevenson Group Limited

Barry had a 20 year executive career at Solid Energy and was Chief Operating Officer from 2003 until 2013.

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