Port Waratah Coal Services last week announced the appointment of a new Chairperson, this follows the news of Penny Winn stepping down from the role in December 2019.
Stefanie Loader was appointed Chair of the Board effective 21 July, bringing with her significant global resources experience.
As a Company Director, Geologist, and former Mining Executive with experience in mining operations, mineral exploration and project development, Stephanie brings with her a wealth of knowledge and insight, which she aims to bring to her new role.
In her executive career, Stefanie has worked in seven countries across four continents.
Stefanie’s experience covers a wide range of commodities and regions including copper and gold in Australia, Laos, Chile and Peru, and diamonds in Canada and India.
She held the role of Managing Director of Northparkes copper and gold mine for CMOC International and Rio Tinto and was the Chair of the NSW Minerals Council from 2015 to 2017.
Stefanie said that she is looking forward to the challenges that come with her new role as Chairperson.
“I am energetic supporter of regional NSW and an advocate for thriving regional economies,” she said.
“Port Waratah is an important business in a thriving regional city, with strong links to the local community in Newcastle through employees, suppliers and direct support of community organisation.
“As an important part of the Hunter Valley coal chain, Port Waratah is a world-class export services company and I look forward to working with Hennie and his team to maintain and build on their outstanding reputation.”
Chief Executive Officer, Hennie du Plooy, welcomes Stephanie and very much looks forward to working with her to continue delivering a reliable, high-quality service for their customers.
Stefanie brings a strong background in leadership, strategy and regional economic development and was recognised as one of the Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence in 2013.
Her nomination for the position came forward from Yancoal Australia Ltd, in accordance with the provisions of the Port Waratah Coal Services Ltd constitution.
IMAGE | Stefanie Loader, the newest Chairperson at Port Waratah Coal Services.