Paul Westcott, Chairman
Paul’s professional expertise is in the design, planning and costing of open pit coal mines, and he has had considerable international exposure to a large number of mines operating with different equipment and seam configurations. He has worked on over 100 different open cut coal mines. He is a “Competent Person” as defined in the JORC Code and has signed many JORC Statements. In addition he has significant experience as an “Independent Technical Expert” and has prepared or had input into many Due Diligence, Valuation and IPO reports. A particular strength is his ability to grasp the ‘bigger picture’ by comprehending the key technical and economic issues, and opportunities that impact on a project’s value. He has 40 years of hands on mine planning experience with extensive overseas experience.