Directors

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Paul Westcott, Chairman

FAusIMM, MICA, GAICD

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.

E: paul.westcott@xenith.com.au
Click here to see Paul’s CV.

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Troy Turner, Managing Director

MAusIMM, MAICD

Troy Turner is a Mining Professional with over 20 years’ experience, and a strong combination of multi-disciplinary technical skills, resource geology expertise and business management acumen. Troy has overall responsibility for the operation of the 3 Xenith offices, as well as project managing some strategic consulting projects for key clients. Troy has previously led the Xenith geology function for over 10 years specialising in exploration program planning, resource estimation, and due-diligence mining studies as well as being a highly regarded qualified competent person under the JORC code.

T: +61 7 3835 3900
E: troy.turner@xenith.com.au
Click here to see Troy’s CV.

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Ken Hill, Manager Advisory

MAusIMM, MAICD

Ken Hill is an accomplished mining professional with over 30 years success in operational and consulting roles within the coal mining industry. His recent experience includes advising in regard to contracting, asset purchases; expert witness as well as leading feasibility studies.  Ken was the founding Managing Director of Xenith and is extremely proud of the establishment, growth and current membership of the Xenith team.  A major accomplishment is Xenith’s solid reputation within the mining industry.

T: +61 7 3835 3900
E: ken.hill@xenith.com.au
Click here to see Ken’s CV.

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Ross Haupt, Lead Mining Engineer

MAusIMM, MAICD

Ross Haupt has over 30 years’ experience in practical, operational and consulting roles for open cut coal mines across Australia, USA and South Africa. He has extensive experience in analysing dragline techniques to evaluate the effectiveness of various digging methods; throw blasting alternatives; multipass methods; and dragline pullback on coal exposure economics. Ross has managed projects involving the economic ranking of deposits; preparation of short and long term mine plans based on lowest cost production; mining prefeasibility and feasibility studies; and mineable reserve estimation. He has particular expertise in coal deposits that are structurally complex. Ross is one of the founders of Xenith.

T: +61 7 3835 3900
E: ross.haupt@xenith.com.au
Click here to see Ross’s CV.