Board and Management

Mark Gray

Chairman and Managing Director

Bachelor of Laws

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

Non-Executive Director

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

Mr. Carson is currently the Executive Chairman of Zuleika Gold Ltd (ASX:ZAG), 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

Non-Executive Director

BSEM Mining Engineering West Virginia University

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.

Bernie Mason

Non-Executive Director

BSc. Geology

Mr Mason obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Morehead State University, Kentucky, and has worked across many minerals throughout North America, although predominantly in US coal for more than 40 years. In more recent times, he has assumed executive management positions in some very large and significant producers of coal in the United States including having formerly served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Xinergy Ltd, a Toronto TSX Listed public company, producing up to 3Mtpa of metallurgical and thermal coal; Chief Operating Officer of Appalachian Fuels, LLC. managing a workforce of 600 employees and producing 8Mtpa of metallurgical and thermal coal from five surface mines and three underground mines; and Vice President of Technical Services and Business Development of AEI Resources, Inc. which was the 4th largest coal producing company in the Unites States, at the time, while operating 50 surface and underground coal mines producing in excess of 54Mtpa.

Jonathan Reynolds

Finance Director

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

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, and a fellow of Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Amon Mahon

Director of New Elk Coal Company LLC, Chief Operating Officer

BS Mining Engineering, West Virginia Institute of Technology

Mr Mahon obtained a degree in Mining Engineering from the West Virginia Institute of Technology in 1984 and has worked in coal mining in both the US and Australia for 36 years. For most of his career he has owned and operated both surface and underground coal mines in West Virginia, Kentucky and Alabama. In 2004, he joined Mr Cook in establishing Bounty Industries Ltd and was responsible for managing the contract with Anglo Coal at German Creek Colliery in the Bowen Basin, Central Queensland. He mined a 1.6 metre coal seam during which time he set a production record being the first bord and pillar mine in Australia to advance more than 100 metres in a single 12 hour shift.

Dan Farmer

Chief Operating Officer

B.Sc. (distinction Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering) at University of British Columbia, P.Eng. (registered with APEG BC and APEGGA)

Responsible for planning how the project will be built and operated.

Dan is a mining engineer with over 23 years of experience in the coal industry in British Columbia and Alberta. He started 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. As Technical Services Manager for Hillsborough Resources, Dan was responsible for project development planning. Later, he was Operations Manager for Anglo American Metallurgical Coal, responsible for Peace River Coal’s mine operations and technical services. He joined Telkwa Coal in mid-2015.