Management Team

A mining company run by mining people

Altura brings together an experienced and dedicated management team that specialises in converting exploration into real mines and profits.

With nearly two centuries of combined mining and exploration experience, Altura’s senior management team has developed and put into production some of the largest mines around the world.

The Board and Management have extensive bulk materials experience with coal in South East Asia.

Board of Directors and Management Team

James Brown, Managing Director

James is a Mining Engineer with extensive operational and development experience in the mining industry, including 22 years at New Hope Corporation. James was appointed Managing Director of Altura in September 2010 having previously been the Group General Manager since December 2008.

Paul Mantell, Executive Director

Paul is a qualified accountant with in excess of 30 years corporate experience in the mining and associated industries, including 28 years at New Hope Corporation (ASX: NHC), the last 12 years as its’ Chief Financial Officer. He was appointed a Director in May 2009.

Allan Buckler, Non-Executive Director

Mr Buckler has over 40 years’ experience in the mining industry and has been directly responsible for the commercialisation of several projects from resource identification through to production. He is a former Director and Chief Operations Officer of New Hope Corporation, and was appointed a Director of Altura in December 2008.

Dan O’Neill, Non-Executive Director

Dan is an exploration geologist with over 30 years’ international mining experience across various commodities, across Australasia, Africa, Asia and North America. Mr O’Neill was a founding director of current Lithium producer Orocobre (ASX: ORE). He was appointed a Director in December 2008.

BT Kuan, Non-Executive Director

Mr Kuan is a mechanical engineer with considerable experience in logistics specifically the development and management of bulk handing and terminal operations. He was appointed a Director in November 2007.

Chris Evans, General Manager – Operations

Chris is an experienced civil engineer and project manager. Prior to commencing at Altura, Mr Evans was Project Manager for the Mt Webber mine development for Atlas Iron delivering to an aggressive timetable. Chris joined Altura in 2015.