Chief Executive Officer
Martin is a Mining Engineer by trade with close to 40 years in the industry. Martin started his career with Anglo American Corporation in the deep level gold mines in South Africa, after completing a BSc Honours Degree on a Scholarship at Leeds University in the UK.
Since that early gold experience, Martin has occupied a number of senior leadership roles in a broad range of operational and corporate positions, across a diversified portfolio of commodities, with international coal trade and developments being a key component of that journey.
Working around the globe, in Africa, Asia, Australia, South America and most recently inNorth America after joining Westmoreland Mining Holdings LLC, Martin has served in a number of listed and private sector resource companies, in both Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer roles. He has also been the lead manager for an international Private Equity Group, fronted one of the largest mining IPO’s on the Singapore Stock Exchange for Straits Asia Resources and raised substantial funding for growth and development projects from international capital markets.
Martin is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of company directors (GAICD) holds a post graduate diploma in business management and was previously nominated by an independent panel for CNBC Asia’s Business Leaders Awards.