Senior Management

Peter Doyle

Peter Doyle

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

B.Sc., MBA

Mr Doyle is a geologist with over 25 years coal mining experience. Mr Doyle has worked in roles in exploration, planning, development, production, and management in the coal industry.

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 Master of Business Administration.

Robert Bell

Robert Bell

Chief Commercial Officer

B.Eng. (Mining), MBA, ICD.D

Mr Bell is a mining engineer and business administration graduate with over 30 years’ experience in the Canadian coal industry and international coal markets. He brings executive management experience with a strong focus on coal marketing and rail, port and marine logistics. In addition, he brings experience in mine planning and operations, finance and treasury, technical marketing, business development and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr Bell held executive roles with major coal producers including as Chief Commercial Officer, Coal with Teck Resources, the world’s second largest steelmaking coal exporter, and Vice President, Marketing with Luscar Ltd. He sat on the Board of Neptune Bulk Terminals, one of Canada’s coal export terminals, including two years as Chair, and held leadership roles with Canadian coal exploration and development companies. Mr Bell has a well-established presence in the Canadian coal industry and currently serves on the boards of the Western Canadian Shippers Coalition and the Western Canadian Coal Society.

Mr Bell holds a Bachelor of Mining Engineering, and a Master of Business Administration.

Melanie Leydin

Melanie Leydin

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

B.Bus., CA, FGIA

Ms Leydin is the Principal of chartered accounting and governance firm, Leydin Freyer.

Ms Leydin has over 25 years’ experience in the accounting profession and 13 years’ experience in Company Secretarial and corporate accounting for ASX listed companies. Her extensive experience in public company responsibilities, includes ASX and ASIC compliance, control and implementation of corporate governance, statutory financial reporting, reorganisation of companies and shareholder relations.

Ms Leydin commenced her career as an auditor and worked with a Chartered Accounting firm for 9 years. In 2005, Ms Leydin commenced outsourced company secretarial and accounting services company, Leydin Freyer.

The practice provides outsourced company secretarial and accounting services to public and private companies specialising in the resources, technology, bioscience and biotechnology sector.

Ms Leydin is a Chartered Accountant and a Registered Company Auditor and holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and Corporate Law and is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.