Corporate Directory

Baralaba Coal Company Limited

ABN 13 112 682 158


Peter Richards

Independent Chairman

Since 15 January 2014 • BCom

Peter Richards has over 30 years of experience in the mining services and industrial sectors with global companies including BP plc, Wesfarmers, Dyno Nobel Limited and, most recently, Norfolk Group Limited where he served as Managing Director. In his time at Dyno Nobel, where he was Managing Director and CEO, Peter held a number of senior executive positions in both North America and Asia Pacific.

Peter currently serves as a Director with several ASX-listed companies, namely Sedgman Limited, Emeco Holdings Limited, Bradken Limited, and NSL Consolidated Limited. He has a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting and Economics, from the University of WA.

Damon G. Barber

Non-Executive Director

Since 11 March 2015 • BEng (Mining), MBA

Mr Barber is the Senior Managing Director of Liberty Metals & Mining. Mr Barber has over 23 years of experience in natural-resources finance and operations. Prior to joining Liberty Metals & Mining, he was Chief Executive Officer of a development stage potash company, Chief Executive Officer of a producing copper company and Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, including serving as the Head of Deutsche Bank's Metals and Mining investment banking practice in Asia-Pacific.

Mr Barber also spent over 11 years at Credit Suisse, including almost ten years as an investment banker in Credit Suisse's Energy Group, Mr Barber graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.S in Mining Engineering and began his career as a section foreman at CONSOL Energy Inc.'s Loveridge Mine. Mr Barber holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Mark Tomek

Non-Executive Director

Since 11 March 2015 • LL.B, MBA

Mr Tomek is a senior member of Liberty Metals & Mining's investment team. Mark has over 12 years experience in corporate finance, law and principal investing. Prior to joining Liberty Metals & Mining, Mr Tomek worked as an investment banker in Canada and England, focusing on mergers & acquisitions and mining, and practiced corporate securities law in Toronto at a large Canadian law firm.

Mark has an LLB from Dalhousie University (Schulich School of Law) and an MBA from the Ivey Business School.

Tim Gazzard

Non-Executive Director

Since 19 December 2013 • BEng (Mining), Grad Dip App Fin, MBA

Tim Gazzard is an Executive Director with Noble International Pte Ltd and is Global Head of Noble Group’s Iron Ore and Special Ore's business. Mr Gazzard joined Noble in 2009 working in roles across Europe, China and, more recently, Indonesia. Prior to this he worked with Barclays Capital in Investment Banking and Thiess as a Mining Engineer in Australia, Indonesia and Peru.

Mr Gazzard has 15 years’ global experience in the commodities industry across all aspects of the supply chain, including mining operations, asset development, logistics, marketing, financing and M&A.

Mr Gazzard graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor in Mining Engineering and also holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and an MBA from London Business School.

Stephen Motteram

Non-Executive Director

Since 11 March 2015 • MBA, BSc (Ag), Grad Dip Econ

Mr Motteram is the Global Head of Asset Development for Carbon Steel Materials at Noble Group. He has over 20 years experience in commodities trading and financing. Since joining Noble in 2011, he has worked on transactions in Australia, Indonesia, Africa, India, Brazil and China. Prior to this he worked at National Australia Bank and Louis Dreyfus.

Stephen graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Science and a Graduate Diploma in Economics. He is an Associate member of CPA Australia and also has an MBA from Melbourne Business School/Universtiy of Western Ontario.

Scott Thompson

Non-Executive Director

Since 27 November 2009 • BEng (Mining) (hons), MBA, MAusIMM

Mr Thompson is a Director of Harum Energy Australia Pty Limited and has 18 years of coal industry experience. Prior to joining the Tanito Coal Group in 2003, he worked with various international mining organizations including Anglo American and PT Adaro Indonesia.

Mr Thompson holds B.Eng (Hons) in Mining Engineering and an MBA from the University of Cape Town. He is Professionally Chartered and a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.


Senior Management Team

Brian Wyatt

Interim Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

Since 8 April 2015

Mr Wyatt has over 30 years of experience in the Australian mining industry.  Mr Wyatt has held various senior roles throughout his career spanning GM Operations, GM Processing, and Head of Occupational Health and Safety.

Most recently Mr Wyatt was GM of Regis Resources, GM for Millennium Minerals in Western Australia, prior to which he was GM of Lady Annie Cooper Mine where Mr Wyatt led the redevelopment and restart of the idle operation to a full workforce of 300.


Daniel Gall

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Since 1 December 2016 • BSc (Math), ACA

Mr Gall has over 20 years of finance experience and has held several senior finance roles including positions at ASX listed companies Mastermyne Ltd and Powerhouse Ventures Ltd.  

Mr Gall commenced his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and is a Chartered Accountant.

Principal and Registered Office

Level 7, 10 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia

Phone     +61 7 3221 8492