Mr Gerhard Redelinghuys
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Mr Redelinghuys is the Managing Director of Cape Coal and has 24 years experience in financial and project development within the mining sector. After studying finance at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, Gerhard joined Price Waterhouse Coopers, before commencing his employment with EXXARO Resources Ltd (former ISCOR and KUMBA Resources) in 1995. Since 1995 he has held various senior management positions in both open cut and underground mining operations in South Africa. He has held directorships in Australia, including the position of Managing Director of Exxaro Australia Pty Ltd. In addition to his business analysis experience, Gerhard has extensive experience in mining project acquisitions and deal making on an international level. Gerhard was the owner’s representative on a multi-billion underground coal project in Queensland. In 2013, Gerhard became a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Blair Sergeant
Executive Director: Corporate Development
Blair is an experienced mining executive, having been the former Founding Managing Director of Lemur Resources Limited, an ASX listed coal exploration and development company, as well as the former Finance Director of Coal of Africa Limited, growing the company from a sub-$2m market capitalisation to over $1.5b at its peak. During his career, Blair has also held the position of Managing Director, Non-Executive Director and/or Company Secretary for numerous listed entities across a broad spectrum of industry. Blair graduated from Curtin University, Western Australia with a Bachelor of Business and subsequently, a Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Administration. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
A mining engineer with over 40 years’ experience in most facets of the Queensland and NSW resource sectors, and as the recently retired Chairman of Stanmore Coal Ltd, Neville brings substantial Board and industry knowledge to BCB. He has developed and operated both underground and open cut mines working for Coal & Allied in the Hunter Valley and from 1997 worked in a senior role in the NSW Mines Inspectorate, covering operations in all forms of mining in the state.
Moving to Queensland in 1999, Neville accepted the position of Chief Operating Officer with Shell Coal which was acquired by Anglo American’s Australian coal operations the following year. Leaving as CEO in 2007, he held several Board positions with mining and infrastructure companies including Chairman of the operating company at Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal near Mackay and Director of Port Waratah Coal Services, a major coal export facility at Newcastle.
Neville has also been a member of the Boards of the Queensland, NSW and National Mining Councils. His expertise has been sought by several government committees such as the NSW Mine Subsidence Board, NSW Mines Rescue Board, Queensland Ministerial Coal Mine Safety Advisory Committee and the joint federal/ state advisory committee which is developing nationally consistent mining safety legislation. During the past three years, Neville served as the Non-Executive Chairman/Director of Stanmore Coal Limited from 5 October 2009 to 31 March 2018. Neville is not a Director of any other listed companies.
Mr Formica brings to the Company practical management and business development experience. He has been a successful businessman and operations manager for over 35 years in several privately held business ventures across multiple industry sectors.
Mr Formica is currently a Non-Executive Chairman of ASX listed companies Ragnar Metals (ASX: RAG), High Grade Metals Limited (ASX: HGM) and Veriluma Limited (ASX: VRI) and a successful investor in a number of ASX listed entities. Mr Formica has previously held directorships with ASX listed companies Orminex Ltd (ASX: ONX) and Lindian Resources Limited (ASX: LIN).
Nick Jorss is the founding Managing Director and a substantial shareholder of Stanmore Coal Ltd (via St Lucia). Nick served on Stanmore’s Board from its formation in June 2008 through 26 November 2016. He has over 20 years’ experience in investment banking, civil engineering, corporate finance and project management.
Nick was instrumental in the success of Stanmore Coal Ltd, which is currently the target of an all cash bid in excess of $240m. As the Founding Managing Director, Nick led Stanmore’s growth from a coal exploration company to a profitable, mid-tier producer. In his prior roles in investment banking (as a director of Pacific Road Corporate Finance) he has been involved in leading advisory mandates with corporate, government and private equity clients across industry sectors rangin from resources to infrastructure. Prior to this Nick was an engineer with Baulderstone Hornibrook where he delivered significant infrastucture and resources projects over a period of approximately eight years.
Nick is a founding shareholder and Director of St Lucia Resources, Kurilpa Uranium and Wingate Capital. He was previously a Director of Vantage Private Equity Growth, Vantage Asset Management and WICET Holdings Pty Ltd. During the past three years Nick has not served as a Director of any other ASX listed companies.
Mr James Agenbag
Mr Agenbag has 14 years’ experience in the mining industry covering all phases of business and project development, process design, including the commissioning and optimisation of processing facilities across multiple commodities. After completing his Chemical Engineering degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 2003, James worked as a process design engineer at EPCM companies including GRD Minproc Limited and DRA Global. In 2008, James moved to Australia to help build DRA’s Brisbane office. His responsibilities included research and development of new business and client management in Southern Africa, Australia and Indonesia. James also has substantial experience in beneficiation optimisation with emphasis on various technologies including some technologies where he jointly holds patent rights. James has delivered technical papers within his area of expertise within the chemical engineering area. More recently, he has been responsible for the process engineering discipline across Peabody Energy Australia PCI Pty Ltd coal projects. James has been accredited with ECSA as a Professional Engineer. He is a Member of IEAust (Chem), and is an active Member of the South African and Australian Coal Processing Societies.
Mr Duncan Cornish
CFO & Company Secretary
Mr Cornish was the founding CFO and Company Secretary for both Stanmore Coal Ltd (ASX:SMR) and Cokal (ASX:CKA) and is a Chartered Accountant with significant experience as a public company CFO and Company Secretary, focused on finance, administration and governance roles. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the accountancy profession both in England and Australia, mainly with the accountancy firms Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has extensive experience in all aspects of company financial reporting, corporate regulatory and governance areas, business acquisition and disposal due diligence, capital raising, company initial public offerings and company secretarial responsibilities, and has served as CFO and/or Company Secretary of several Australian and Canadian public companies.