Board & Management

Mark Gray, Bachelor of Laws

Chairman and Managing Director

Mr. Gray founded Telkwa Coal Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Allegiance) and secured the farm-in rights to the Telkwa metallurgical coal project in September 2014. He is a corporate lawyer with 30 years transactional experience gained as a lawyer with Herbert Smith in London, a partner with Bell Gully in New Zealand and as a director of the investment bank Barclays de Zoette Wedd, also in London. For the last 12 years Mr. Gray has been an advisor to and company executive of mining companies and operations including underground coal in Australia and open pit mining in Africa, as well as exploration and development projects in several minerals including coal.


Malcolm Carson, BSc. Geology & Economics, MSc. Resource Economics and Environmental Management, Member AusIMM, AIG

Non-Executive Director

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.


Larry Cook, B.S.E.M- Mining Engineering

Non-Executive Director

Mr Cook has over 40 years of technical knowledge of underground coal mining and methods. For the first 20 years of his career he worked in various underground roles in coal mines primarily in West Virginia. He is highly regarded in both the US and Australia as an extremely capable underground coal mining engineer. Previous positions include Vice President of Operations at Mid-Vol Mining, Madison WV; General Superintendent at Mistic Energy Inc, Beckley WV; Mine Manager of five underground coal mines owned by Eastern Associated Coal Corporation in Wharton WV; founding shareholder and director of Bounty Industries Ltd providing contract mining at Ivanhoe Colliery, NSW, for Centennial Coal and at German Creek Colliery, Central QLD, for Anglo Coal.  Most recently, Mr Cook recommissioned the Donkin underground coal mine located in Nova Scotia, Canada.


Jonathan Reynolds, B.Com (Hons), Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment, CA

Finance Director

Mr. Reynolds is a chartered accountant with more than 25 years experience across many sectors spent mostly in financial management roles. Most recently, he has been finance director of a resource investment house, managing investments across a range of commodities, including coal. Prior to that he held the position of chief financial officer with a number of listed entities and before that was a senior manager with an international firm of chartered accountants. He is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a fellow of Financial Services Institute of Australia.


Dan Farmer, BSc (distinction) Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering, Member of the Professional Association of Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysics (Alberta & British Columbia)

Director of Telkwa Coal Limited, Chief Mining Engineer

Mr. Farmer is a mining engineer with over 20 years continuous experience in coal in British Columbia. He commenced his career with Luscar Coal in the 1990s when it was Canada’s largest coal producer, and with Teck Resources following its acquisition of Luscar. Mr Farmer moved on to work for Anglo American Coal rising to the position of Operations Manager responsible for both Anglo’s mine operations and technical services in British Columbia.


Angela Waterman, BSc. (Biology and Ecology)

Director of Telkwa Coal Limited – Environment & Government Relations

Mrs. Waterman is a mining industry professional with over 20 years of diverse experience covering commercial, technical, project development as well as operational aspects. She has an in-depth knowledge of the regulatory regime and extensive advocacy experience with governments, First Nations and stakeholders. Mrs Waterman has worked within industry for Itochu, Northern Energy & Mining and Anglo American Coal, primarily in the area of regulatory and community affairs managing all aspects of environmental assessment, management and mine permitting. More recently, Angela has worked with mining association bodies in the same area representing and advocating industry concerns and initiatives to British Columbia government departments.