BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2017-06-06T12:32:18+00:00
Brett Garland
Brett GarlandChairman
B.E.(Hons), MBA, MAICD, FAusIMM CP (Min)
First Class Certificate of Competency (QLD & NSW)

Previous QMRS Director for the period of February 1998 to November 2007.
Various senior executive positions in resource development, production, general management, mine management and coal operations in QLD & NSW

Shaun Dando
Shaun DandoDirector
Certificate IV Coal Operational Management QLD 2004
Deputies Certificate of Competency QLD 2004
Coal Mine Deputy Certificate of Competency NZ 1998

Commenced UG Coal Mining in NZ 1982, QLD 1999
Mines Rescue Team Member Underground 1996 to present , Mine Inertisation 2000 to present
Director of DanKlin Mine Safety & Technical Services Pty Ltd (2005 to present)

Special Responsibilities
Elected Team Member Representative to QMRS Board (2011)

Matt Cooper
Matt CooperDirector
Masters Business Administration (MBA) 2004 MGSM
Bachelor of Engineering (Mining), Hons 1992 UW
Graduate – Aus. Institute Company Directors
Undermanagers Certificate (Mining) 1998
Site Senior Executive (SSE) Notice – QLD

Senior mining positions in mining for over 12 years in QLD & NSW including mines rescue experience

Peter Baker
Peter BakerDirector
Peter holds a Bachelor of Mining Engineering degree from the University of Wollongong and a Master of Business and Technology degree from the University of New South Wales.

Senior Vice President – Underground Operations
Peabody Energy Australia

Peter Baker is currently Senior Vice President Underground Operations responsible for Peabody Energy’s underground mines in Queensland and New South Wales including oversight of safety, production, asset management, projects, engineering and environmental activities.

Peter joined Peabody in November 2009 as General Manager of the Metropolitan operations and was then appointed to the position of General Manager of Wambo in September 2011.

Prior to joining Peabody, Peter was Operations Manager at Tahmoor Colliery for Xstrata Coal and also held a global Safety Manager’s role during his time at Xstrata Coal. Peter has also been Manager of the Southern Mines Rescue Station in Wollongong where he was involved in emergency management and emergency response.

Peter Tait
Peter TaitCompany Secretary
BCom, M Info Systems, FCA, FAICD, FCPA

First Appointed Company Secretary 9 November 2011
Current Term to 9 November 2017

Peter Tait has 30 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant in public practice in various areas including audit, taxation, accounting and business advisory. Before his retirement from Chartered Accountancy public practice at SH Tait & Co in 2016, Peter had 14 years of providing accounting and taxation services to QMRS.

He holds several other board directorships, company secretarial and management committee roles in government owned corporations and not-for-profit entities in Central Queensland area.