Wal King AO
Non-Executive Chairman, Independent Director
Wal King holds a Bachelor of Engineering, a Master of Engineering Science and an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of New South Wales. Wal has worked in the construction industry for over 40 years and was CEO of Leighton Holdings Limited from 1987 until December 2010. Mr King is the Non-Executive Chairman of Built Holdings Pty Limited and is a Director of Kimberley Foundation Australia Limited; and was up until May 2017 one of the longest serving Directors of Coca-Cola Amatil Limited.
He is a former Board Member of the Business Council of Australia, a former Council Member of the University of New South Wales and former Deputy Chairman of the UNSW Foundation Limited, and was President of the Australian Constructors Association from its inception in 1994 to December 2010. Mr King is an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia; a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, the Australian Institute of Building and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. Wal joined the TerraCom Ltd board in May 2017.
Mr. Ransley is the founder of TerraCom (then Guilford Coal Limited) and re-joined the Board as Deputy Chairman in February 2020. Throughout the past number of years Mr. Ransley has been instrumental in working with the Board to restructure the Company and its balance sheet and has also been an integral part of TerraCom’s expansion into emerging markets.
Mr. Ransley is a qualified Fitter and Machinist (Trade Qualified) and has a broad entrepreneurial background.
He has been the driving force in building a number of companies and has extensive experience in the labour hire and service industries, being a founder and Managing Director of the TESA Group Pty Limited which sold to the Skilled Group in 2006 for $63 million. In addition to founding TerraCom, Mr Ransley also founded NuCoal Resources Limited and was actively involved in its listing on the ASX in 2010.
Mr. Ransley is also Chairman of Universal Coal plc (UNV). Initially appointed as TerraCom’s nominee representative Director in November 2019 he was then subsequently appointed as Chairman in March 2020, following TerraCom’s announcement that voting rights over UNV Shares had exceeded 90%.
Honourable Craig Wallace
Mr Wallace served as the State Minister for Main Roads, Fisheries and Marine Infrastructure from 2009 to 2012. His departments delivered major infrastructure projects across Queensland including the Gateway Bridge and rebuilding of Queensland Road assets following major floods.
He was a member of the Executive Council of Queensland, a member of Roads Australia and a Patron of the Committee for Infrastructure and Logistics Australia.
In 2012 he formed Shanghai Commonwealth Investment and Consulting (which is operating mainly in China). The company has a focus on building trade ties between China and Australia with a particular focus on food products.
Jim Soorley AM
Independent, Non-Executive Director
Jim Soorley was the Lord Mayor of Brisbane from 1991 to 2003, presiding over an annual budget of $1.6 billion and a workforce of 7,000. Jim lists his greatest achievement as Lord Mayor as transforming Brisbane from a city with a ‘country town’ mentality into a vibrant urban metropolis, without compromising its livability.
Since leaving the Mayoralty, Jim has worked as a consultant for government and business across a range of issues relating to sustainable development, partnerships between government and corporations, and environmental initiatives. Jim currently holds other board positions at Unitywater and CS Energy.
Matthew has more than 20 years’ experience in the finance industry, most recently with over 10 years’ experience in private equity investment.
Matthew founded Rivendell Capital in early 2016 to provide capital and advisory services to small and medium sized enterprises and specialised projects. Prior to founding Rivendell Capital, Matthew was a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group. He also served on the Board as a Non-Executive Director of both Coates Hire and Healthscope, two of the largest private equity transactions undertaken in Australia.
Matthew is OCP Asia’s nominee director. He is presently Non-Executive Director of Silver Heritage Group Limited, Chairman of Measure Australia, a Non-Executive Director of Medirent, Advisory Board Member of AtlasTrend and Consultant engaged by OCP Asia (TerraCom’s largest shareholder and debt holder).
Paul has over 30 years’ experience in senior executive management roles in both the public and private sector.
Mr Anderson holds formal qualifications in Building Surveying, Engineering, Planning and Management is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Paul is Bonython Coal No 1 Pty Limited’s (Bonython) nominee director and Bonython is a substantial shareholder of the Company and was the sole sub-underwriter of the rights issue from earlier this calendar year.
Glen is a qualified Coal Mine Manager and has worked in the Coal Industry since 1980. Throughout his career he worked at all levels of Management inclusive of 10 years as an Undermanager at various operations including United Colliery and Dartbrook Coal where he was part of the Management Team for the construction of both projects. In 1997 he commenced as Mine Manager at Cumnock Coal and in 1999 was promoted to Operations Manager at Oceanic Coal (consisting of West Wallsend and Teralba underground mines and Westside opencut operation) following its acquisition by Xstrata Coal.
Glen was promoted to the role of General Manager Eastern Underground Operations for Xstrata Coal NSW in 2003 and was then responsible for United Collieries, Cumnock Coal and Oceanic Coal. Continuing with Xstrata Coal NSW, he was promoted to General Manager Operations with overall responsibility for 6 operating mines and several projects under construction. Glen commenced with NuCoal Resources Ltd (ASX: NCR) in 2010 as Managing Director overseeing the listing, capital raising, exploration and feasibility studies for a number of mining projects in the Hunter Valley. Glen stepped down from the position of Managing Director in 2017, but remains a Non-Executive Director of NuCoal.
Glen is also a Non-Executive Director of Oracle Power plc (appointed March 2020) and Universal Coal plc (appointed April 2020).
Megan Etcell was appointed to the position of Company Secretary in November 2019. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Newcastle and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Megan’s previous experience includes holding senior roles within the coal mining industry working for NuCoal Resources Limited (ASX:NCR) in various capacities including Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary since 2010. During her time with NuCoal Megan has been involved in numerous corporate transactions including capital raisings, acquisitions and joint venture arrangements.
In addition to this she has also developed, implemented and maintained governance documents and procedures and managed all aspects of directors and officer’s insurance related matters. Megan currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer for NuCoal, working part-time. Prior to joining NuCoal Megan worked with one of the Big 4 professional services firms, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where she specialised in assurance services.