Board of Directors

The Directors of the Company bring to the Board a variety of skills and experience, including industry and business knowledge, financial management and corporate governance experience. 

Mark Lochtenberg

Mark Lochtenberg

Independent Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Mr Lochtenberg was previously the co-head of Glencore International AG’s worldwide coal division, where he spent 13 years overseeing a range of trading activities including the identification, due diligence, negotiation, acquisition and aggregation of the coal project portfolio that would become Xstrata coal.

Former Executive Chairman and founding Managing Director of Cockatoo Coal Limited and current Chairman of Equus Mining Limited and Independent Director of Nickel Mines Ltd.

Mr Lochtenberg holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons).

Mark Lochtenberg

Independent Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Mr Lochtenberg graduated with a Bachelor of Law (Hons) degree from Liverpool University, U.K. and has been actively involved in the coal industry for more than 30 years.

Mark Lochtenberg is the former Executive Chairman and founding Managing Director of ASX-listed Baralaba Coal Company Limited (formerly Cockatoo Coal Limited). He was a principal architect of Cockatoo’s inception and growth from an early-stage grassroots explorer through to an emerging mainstream coal producer.

Mark was also formerly the co-head of Glencore International AG’s worldwide coal division, where he spent 13 years overseeing a range of trading activities including the identification, due diligence, negotiation, acquisition and aggregation of the coal project portfolio that would become Xstrata Coal.

Prior to this Mark established a coal “swaps” market for Bain Refco, (Deutsche bank) after having served as a senior coal trader for Hansen Neuerburg AG and as coal marketing manager for Peko Wallsend Limited.

Mark has previously been a Director of ASX-listed Pacific American Coal Limited and Cumnock Coal Limited and of privately held United Collieries Pty Limited and is currently a Director of Australian Transport and Energy Corridor Pty Limited, (ATEC) and ASX-listed Nickel Mines Limited.

Peter Doyle

Peter Doyle

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr Doyle has 25 years coal industry experience in exploration, production, project development, marketing and corporate roles.

Mr Doyle has operated mines, and developed coal projects, and has been based in Canada since 2014.

Mr Doyle holds a Bachelor of Science (Geology), and MBA from Newcastle University.

Peter Doyle

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

B.Sc., MBA

Mr Doyle is a geologist with 25 years coal industry experience. Mr Doyle has worked in roles in exploration, planning, development, production, and management. Previous positions include VP Marketing and Business Development at Atrum Coal Ltd, Chief Operating Officer at Cockatoo Coal Ltd, VP Coal at Wood Mackenzie and Project Manager at Glencore (Xstrata Coal).

Mr Doyle was previously a Director at Wiggins Island Coal Terminal, and at ATEC Rail Group.

As well as having spent the first decade of his career working at coal mines in the Hunter Valley, Mr Doyle has worked in project development, marketing and management in the coal industries of China, USA, Mongolia, Russia and Europe. Mr Doyle has been involved in successful greenfield and brownfield coal mine developments, and managed coal mines selling to export metallurgical markets.

Mr Doyle has been based in Canada since 2014. Mr Doyle joined Montem Canada in 2017 and became Managing Director of the Company in January 2018.  Mr Doyle holds a Bachelor of Science (Geology), and MBA from Newcastle University.

Rob Tindall

Rob Tindall

Non-Executive Director

Mr Tindall has over 25 years of resources and finance experience and is the founder of Montem Resources.

Mr Tindall is Co-Founder and Chairman of Origins, a bulk soft commodities business. Mr Tindall was CEO of Transatlantic Mining Corporation a USA based gold/copper producer. He also has experience in funding coal projects in the Bowen Basin Australia.

Mr Tindall holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Taxation Degree.

Rob Tindall

Non-Executive Director

B.A., M.Tax

Mr Tindall has over 25 years of resources and finance experience and is the founder of Montem Resources.

Mr Tindall has been the founder of several resource companies including being the Co-Founder and Chairman of Origins, a bulk soft commodities business. Mr Tindall was previously the CEO of Transatlantic Mining Corporation. He is the principal of GTG Corporate and has extensive experience in funding a number of resource projects globally including coal projects in Australia.

Mr Tindall holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Taxation Degree and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Tindall holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Taxation.

Susie Henderson

Susie Henderson

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms Henderson is a management consultant with focus on infrastructure and mining. Ms Henderson currently is President of GHD’s North American Advisory business.

Previous roles include President Balance Infrastructure and Investments Inc (Canada), GM – Strategic Infrastructure and Government Relations at Macarthur Coal and Executive Management Aurizon (Coal).

Ms Henderson is a Graduate of Institute of Company Directors, and Certified Practising Accountant, and holds a Bachelor of Business.

Susie Henderson

Independent Non-Executive Director

B.Bus., CPA, GAICD

Ms Henderson is a management consultant with focus on infrastructure and mining. Ms Henderson is currently President North America for GHD Advisory, a global consulting firm.

Ms Henderson has over 20 years global experience in the field and is highly respected for her strong strategic positioning skills and has a background in operational and financial audit. She is also currently a committee member on the Global GHD Board finance committee Previous roles include GM – Strategic Infrastructure and Government Relations at Macarthur Coal Ltd, Executive Management with Aurizon (Coal) and Project Development Manager with London Underground.

She has worked across a wide range of industries and across a variety of jurisdictions in Canada, the United States, Latin America, South East Asia, England and Australia. Her areas of focus include government, mining/ resources, infrastructure/ logistics and energy. In addition to her degree in Accounting, Ms Henderson has completed the globally recognized and rigorous CPA® and AICD® Programs as well as being nominated for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year.

Ms Henderson is a Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Certified Practicing Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business.

Will Souter

Will Souter

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Souter is a lawyer and investment banker with extensive global transaction and fund raising experience, particularly in the resource sector. Mr Souter was previously Executive Director at RFC Ambrian.

Previous roles include a Director at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and at Minter Ellison Lawyers.

Mr Souter is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW. He holds a Bachelor of Laws, and a Bachelor of Commerce.

Will Souter

Independent Non-Executive Director

B.Com., LLB (Adel), Admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW, GAICD

Mr Souter is a lawyer and investment banker with extensive global transaction and fundraising experience, particularly in the resource sector.

Mr Souter was previously Executive Director at RFC Ambrian.

Prior roles of Mr Souter include as a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and at Minter Ellison Lawyers.