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.

Will Bridge

Will Bridge

Executive Director and Chief Development Officer

B.Eng., ICD.D

Mr Bridge is a 30-year power industry executive and corporate director with a track record of strategic leadership and growth in domestic and international power markets. Mr Bridge has held leadership positions with TransAlta Corporation (1996-2012), and ATCO Power, including Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice-President Generation Technology, and Executive Vice-President, Business Development.

Mr Bridge is a holder of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors Director designation and currently serves as Board Chair for Calgary Housing Company and Board Director for the Fusion Energy Council of Canada.  He is also a mentor in the Start-Up incubator Creative Destruction Lab located at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business.

In addition to his current roles, Mr Bridge is past Chair of the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) and has held board positions with the Canadian Electricity Association, the Alberta Chamber of Resources, and the Association of Power Producers of Ontario.

Melanie Leydin

Melanie Leydin

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

B.Bus., CA, FGIA

Melanie Leydin holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and Corporate Law. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and is a Registered Company Auditor. She graduated from Swinburne University in 1997, became a Chartered Accountant in 1999 and from February 2000 to October 2021 was the principal of Leydin Freyer. In November 2021 Vistra acquired Leydin Freyer and, Melanie is now Vistra Australia’s Managing Director. Vistra is a prominent provider of specialised consulting and administrative services to clients in the Fund, Corporate, Capital Markets, and Private Wealth sectors.

Melanie has over 25 years’ experience in the accounting profession and over 15 years’ experience holding Board positions including Company Secretary of ASX listed entities.  She has extensive experience in relation to public company responsibilities, including ASX and ASIC compliance, control and implementation of corporate governance, statutory financial reporting, reorganisation of Companies, initial public offerings, secondary raisings and shareholder relations.