Board of Directors

Brent Francis - Executive Director & Chief Executive

Brent is the Chief Executive and majority shareholder of the NZCC group of companies. Commencing mining in 1982 in the Southland fields he has extensive experience in areas operational and marketing. As an active participant in the NZ Coal Industry he is currently Deputy Chairman of the Coal Association of NZ, Trustee of the Mines Rescue Trust and Director of the Industry Owned CRL (Coal Research) Ltd.

Luc Bohyn - Director

Luc was a Director of Roa Mining Company since its creation in 2001 and is on the NZCC Board. Prior to this Luc, through his company Coaltrac based in Switzerland, was involved in coal trading and marketing supplying the European market with coal from the USA, Australia and New Zealand. From 1995 to 1996 Luc was Director of Euriscoal, a lobbying group representing the interests of the European coal importers at the European Commission. In those years Luc, as the importer's representative, participated in the elaboration of the European Commission's white paper on an Energy Policy for Europe.

Sam Hetherington - Director

Sam is a partner in Christchurch law firm Rhodes and Co. He specialises in business and corporate law with broad experience in a range of industries. Sam has been a legal adviser to our companies since 1995 and joined the Board of NZCC in 2009.

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