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Wal King AO

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.

Craig Ransley

Craig Ransley

Deputy Chairman

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%.

Matthew Hunter

Matthew Hunter

Non-Executive Director

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).

Glen Lewis

Glen Lewis

Non-Executive Director

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).

Shane Kyriakou

Shane Kyriakou

Non-Executive Director

Shane is a lawyer with more than twenty years of experience in the energy and resources sector. For the last thirteen years Shane was a corporate partner at global law firms Herbert Smith Freehills and Ashurst, ultimately holding the role as Ashurst’s Global Head of Power. His experience covers mergers and acquisitions, greenfield developments and expansions, fundraising, financing and general corporate advisory.

Shane has been involved in projects across virtually every major mining or petroleum basin in Australia as well as many offshore – Pilbara iron ore, LNG on the North West Shelf, the east coast and Timor Sea, Galilee and Surat Basin coal, Hunter Valley thermal coal, Cadia basin gold, Bass Strait petroleum and South Australia’s copper/uranium basin.

In recent years, a significant part of Shane’s work has been associated with inbound resources sector investment by offshore investors. He lived in the UK and then Asia for a number of years and worked at length with some of the largest capital outbound groups from Japan, Korea and China. He maintains a network of contacts and now privately advises clients on opportunities in the resources and power sectors.

Craig Lyons

Craig Lyons

Independent, Non-Executive Director

Mr Lyons is an experienced and accomplished investment banker and businessman with extensive strategic, management and finance experience in various industries having built and led a number of leading businesses in Southern and West Africa. He actively participates as a chairman/director and/or investment committee member on various company boards, committees and investment funds.

Craig currently champions a number of investments in South Africa and Africa for companies requiring his independent analysis, views and injection of creative energy, financial acumen, strategic guidance and access to a broad network of relationships.

Craig worked for Standard Corporate and Merchant Bank (Investment Banking) prior to co-founding Mvelaphanda Strategic Investments (Pty) Ltd where he was responsible for building and managing its investment portfolio of financial services, property, infrastructure, resources, technology, telecommunications, engineering, healthcare and engineering assets and investments. As CEO, he built Mvelaphanda into one of the leading investment houses in South Africa with assets in excess of R28 billion.

Megan Etcell

Megan Etcell

Company Secretary

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.