Board and Management

Mr John Robinson

Executive Chairman, Managing Director

John Robinson has been intimately involved in acquisitions and the undertaking of sophisticated financing arrangements pertaining to these asset classes. He also has extensive experience with the support services that the mining, oil and gas sectors require at their Australian operations. John is currently the Chairman and Managing Director of ASX-listed Australian Pacific Coal (ASX:AQC) based in Australia. Dartbrook was acquired by AQC from the London Stock Exchange-listed Anglo American Plc (LSE:AAL) in May 2017. AQC also owns Queensland coal exploration tenements, largely in the Bowen Basin, Queensland. The Bowen Basin is Queensland's largest coal basin with large coking and thermal coal reserves. John Robinson also has extensive interests in the Australian thoroughbred industry.


The Hon. Shane Stone

Non-executive Director, Chair of the Audit Committee
AC QC, PGDK, B.A (ANU), LL.B (Melbourne), Grad Dip Ed Admin (Adelaide), Dip Teaching (Sturt), TPTC (Vic), FACE, FAIM, FAICD, F Fin

Mr Stone has a strong commercial and legal background and considerable experience in dealing with Commonwealth and State governments. Mr Stone has at various times acted as an independent director to various public and private companies. Former Chief Minister of the Northern Territory and Federal President of the Liberal Party of Australia. Formerly a barrister he is a graduate of Australian National University, Sturt, Adelaide and Melbourne Universities. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Australian College of Education and Australian Institute of Company Directors. He was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2006. He has also been conferred national awards from Indonesia and Malaysia. Director since 1 August 2016.


Mr Bruce Munro

Non-executive Director
BEng (Hons)

Mr Munro has a strong management and operational background and considerable experience in dealing with matters pertaining to the mining industry. Mr Munro can provide valuable insights in connection with the Company’s current and future developments. Mr Munro is an Honours graduate from the University of New South Wales School of Civil Engineering. He has more than 40 years’ experience as an engineer and manager with major construction and mining contractors in a number of countries including Australia, Asia, India and southern Africa. From 2011 until his retirement in 2015 Mr Munro was the Managing Director of Thiess Pty Ltd, which during this period had around 20,000 employees and annual revenues up to A$7 billion. He has been involved as a contractor in the development and/or operation of numerous mines for clients such as BHP, Glencore, Rio Tinto, BP, Peabody, Bumi Resources, Inco, Wesfarmers, Vale and Fortescue. Whilst Bruce held the role of CEO, Thiess was mining in excess of 50 million tonnes per annum of coal. Mr Munro is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and a previous non-executive Director of then ASX listed Sedgman Ltd. During his career, he served as a Director on a number of industry bodies, international business councils and diversity groups. Director since 19 May 2017.


Craig McPherson

Mr Craig McPherson

Company Secretary
BCom, CA

Mr McPherson graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Queensland and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. He has twenty years of commercial and financial management experience and has held various roles with ASX and TSX listed companies over the past ten years in Australia and overseas.