Executive Team

Brent Francis – Executive Director & Chief Executive

Brent is the Chief Executive and majority shareholder of the NZCC group of companies. Commencing mining in 1982 in the Southland fields he has extensive experience in areas operational and marketing. As an active participant in the NZ Coal Industry he is currently Deputy Chairman of the Coal Association of NZ, Trustee of the Mines Rescue Trust and Director of the Industry Owned CRL (Coal Research) Ltd.

Chee Soh – Financial Controller

Chee manages both the financial and administrative functions for our companies. Chee joined us in 1989 through the acquisition of Thomas Brown Ltd. Chee has been involved in the various projects within the NZCC group of companies.

Jill Young – Resource Management Director

Jill is responsible for overseeing environmental management, regulation and technical services for the NZCC group of companies. Jill has worked with us since 2003 in a consultancy role and joined us on staff in 2008. Her background is in consultancy and government environments here in New Zealand and overseas across a range of industries but with a focus on minerals and mining.

Ian Hustwick – Logistics Manager

Ian manages logistics and projects for our companies. He joined us in 1999 from an international coal marketing management position. A mining engineer by background, Ian has worked in New Zealand and overseas in the mining sector, from diamonds in Nambia to silver and copper in Australia, including managing the Iron Sands project at BHP’s NZ Steel.

Andrew Holley – Mine Manager, ROA Mine, Roa Mining Company Ltd

Andrew has been managing our ROA Mine since we commenced underground mining in 1999. Prior to this he managed our underground Topline Mine in the Garvey Creek Coalfield and worked various underground operations in the Reefton area for Francis Mining Co Ltd. Before joining our companies in 1990 Andrew worked in contracting in Queensland, Australia for several years, after mining in the Reefton coalfield for Mulken Mining.

Brett Moynihan – West Coast Operations Manager, Francis Mining Co. Ltd

Brett joined us in 1989, as the opencast mine manager of our ROA Mine. His role expanded in the mid 1990’s to cover our Reefton area mining operations which included managing our Echo Mine. Prior to joining us Brett was alluvial gold mining on the West Coast, opencast manager at Stockton Mine and a director of a coal company in the King Country.

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