Board of Directors

Robert (Bob) G. Cameron AO, Non-Executive Chairman

HonDEng UNSW, BE (Hons), MBA, Grad Dip Geoscience, FAusIMM, FAIM, FAICD

Bob Cameron holds degrees in mining, mineral economics and business administration and has had more than 37 years of experience in the coal industry. This includes 14 years as a senior manager with Coal & Allied Industries in the Hunter Valley and 21 years as Founder and Managing Director/CEO of Centennial Coal Company Limited. This Company grew from a market capitalisation of $20 million and was acquired by Banpu PLC in 2010 for approximately $2.5 billion.

Upon the takeover of Centennial, Bob moved to the role of non-executive Chairman of the Company until March 2017. Amongst other positions, Bob is Chairman of Hunter Valley Training Company Limited, a Director of the University of New South Wales Foundation and a Member of the State Library Council of NSW.

Bob is past Chairman of the Australian Coal Association, ACA Low Emissions Technology Ltd, NSW Minerals Council and the Australian Japan Coal Conference, and was a Director of Port Kembla Coal Terminal. He was also on numerous other government and industry boards and committees including the Ministerial Minerals Advisory Council and Mining Education Australia.

In 2002 The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy awarded Bob the Institute Medal in recognition of his outstanding leadership in the coal industry.

In 2005 he received the Hunter Business Person of the Year Award from the Hunter Business Chamber, and in 2010 he received the Australian Mining Prospect Award for Most Outstanding Contribution to Mining.

In 2012 he was awarded an Order of Australia for his contribution to the Australian mining industry, tertiary education and the community of the Hunter Valley.

Rodney (Rod) Ruston, CEO and Managing Director

BE (Mining), MBA

Mr Ruston is a mining engineer, who also holds an MBA. He has 37 years of business experience in the resource industry and has worked at senior management level, including as CEO, in public companies in the coal, heavy minerals, construction and oil and gas industries. He has extensive international experience having done business in Asia through his experience in the coal industry (Savage Resources Limited, Wambo Mining, Oakbridge Limited and Kembla Coal & Coke) and in the heavy minerals industry where he was responsible, as the CEO of Ticor Ltd, for the construction and operation of a 120kt per annum titanium dioxide mining and smelting project in South Africa.

Mr Ruston joined County International in early July 2012. For the previous 7 years he was President and CEO of North American Energy Partners, a large mining and construction contracting company located in western Canada.

After 8 years on the Board, Mr Ruston stepped down as a non-executive director of AngloGold Ashanti Limited, a major international, South African based, gold mining company, in May 2020.

Nicholas (Nick) Revell, Non-Executive Director

BAppSc (Geology), AIG membership

Nick Revell has over 30 years’ experience in mining and exploration. He has had several senior positions in mining, exploration geology and resource property evaluation working for ASX and TSX listed mining companies as director, exploration manager and mine geologist in a range of minerals.

He has worked for major resource companies including Fortescue Minerals, Aurion Gold, St Barbara, Crescent Gold and MacArthur Minerals.

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