David Fawcett, BSc. Eng Pr. Eng.
Mr. Fawcett is a mining engineer with over 40 years experience in the coal industry, primarily in Western Canada. During his career he has had a broad range of responsibilities from early stage geology and exploration, through feasibility and regulatory processes, to operations, management and executive positions for major, intermediate and start-up companies. He was a co-founder and president of Western Canadian Coal Corp. from 1997 to 2003 which company was subsequently taken over by US based Walter Energy Inc. for C$3.5 billion. He was chief operating officer of NEMI Northern Energy & Mining Inc. from 2003 to 2004 and senior vice president of Hillsborough Resources Limited from 2005 to 2009. Mr Fawcett has been the recipient of several coal industry awards including the Coal Association of Canada’s Award of Distinction in 2015.
Malcolm Carson, BSc. Geology & Economics, MSc. Resource Economics and Environmental Management, Member AusIMM, AIG
Mr. Carson is currently the Executive Chairman of Dampier Gold Ltd (ASX:DAU), and has been an executive and non-executive director of many ASX and TSX companies. He is a 40 year veteran in exploration and mining across a variety of minerals, in multiple jurisdictions, with many organisations including BHP, Kumba Resources, Iscor, Sons of Gwalia, Bankers Trust, and Rothschilds. Mr. Carson also spent five years working for the Government of Western Australia as a Senior Project Officer responsible for managing mining and industrial projects.