Management

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Trudy Curran

Interim Managing Director and CEO
BA (English), BA Laws

Ms Curran was appointed a non-executive director on 29 November 2017. Ms Curran has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions having completed some of the largest transactions in Canadian securities mergers and takeovers, human resources and compensation with specific experience in CEO transition and oil sands mining compensation program design and development and risk management. She currently is also an independent director of Baytex Energy Corp. and sits on its Human Resources and Compensation and Governance committees. Ms Curran is a member of Alberta Securities Commission and sits on its Human Resources and Compensation Committee. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Calgary chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a member of the board and the Finance and Audit Committee of Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta. Ms Curran was an independent member of the board of Dominion Diamond Corporation and chaired its HSE and Special Committee until 1 November 2017 when the Washington Corporations acquired Dominion Diamond Corporation for a 42% increase to the trading price at the time of the bid. She also was on the board of Syncrude Canada Ltd. (one of the world's largest open put oil sands mining projects) and chaired its Human Resources and Compensation Committee and sat on its Pension Committee. Ms Curran holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Bachelor of Laws degree (both with distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan, the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Director and was a recipient of the Governor General of Canada’s bronze medal award. She was also named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada in 2012.

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Alisdair Gibbons

Executive Vice President - Riversdale Resources
B Sc (Mining Engineering)

Mr Gibbons was appointed General Manager – Grassy Mountain on 1 June 2017. He has over 30 years’ experience in mining and major projects, both greenfield and brownfields, and has worked in Africa, South America and Australia. Mr Gibbons was previously the General Manager of BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance’s Caval Ridge project and has also held positions as General Manager at Anglo American CapCoal operations in Australia and Vice President of Operations at Cerrejon, Colombia.

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Mike Youl

Vice President Resource Development
B Sc Mining Engineering

Mr Youl was appointed Vice President Resource Development on 30 July 2015 in a contracting capacity. Mr Youl has over 40 years operational, project development and execution experience and was previously the BHP Billiton Metallurgical Coal Vice President Resource Development and Project Development Manager. Mr Youl has been involved in numerous projects including: Caval Ridge, Daunia, IndoMet Basin Development, Poitrel, Sth Walker Creek, Blackwater and Goonyella. Mr Youl’s expertise covers conceptual, pre-feasibility and feasibility stage resource and project development specialising in project optimisation. Mr Youl has also managed project development opportunities in Mozambique (Moatize - coal region), Mongolia (Tavan Tolgoi - coal), Vietnam (Anthracite), China (Met Coal), Russia (Elga, Kuznetsk Basin and Syradasoi), India (Sarshatali), Brazil (Iron ore) and Peru (Copper). Mike previously held positions as Director of CBM Innovations and Director of the Red Mountain Joint Venture.

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