Our Board

Our board represents interests in coal, gold and other metallic minerals, aggregates and industrial minerals, exploration, technical services and research.




















Brent Francis - Chair

Coal Association of NZ / New Zealand Coal & Carbon

Brent is the Chief Executive and majority shareholder of the NZCC group of companies. Commencing mining in 1982 in the Southland fields he has extensive experience in areas operational and marketing.

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Brian Roche

Association of Quarries and Aggregates (AQA)

Brian Roche is Chair of the AQA Executive Board. He is Manager of the Supreme Lime Quarry at Te Kuiti and Production Manager for the Ravensdown Fertiliser Co-Op, Lime Division.

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Murray McKee

New Talisman Gold

Murray graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a BA(Hons) in politics and economics. He worked abroad for fifteen years in the offshore oil and gas exploration industry. 

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Chris Baker

CEO, Straterra

Chris holds a BSc (Hons) in Mineral Technology (1976), and an MBA (1994) from the University of Otago, New Zealand. 

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Cam Wylie

Cam Wylie is an Institute of Professional Engineers NZ (MIPENZ) Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) practising in Geotechnical engineering, and an Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) Certified Professional (CP) in Mine Geotechnics.

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Alison Paul

Oceana Gold Corporation

Alison is the Corporate Affairs and Legal Manager for gold miner OceanaGold’s New Zealand operations and has been with the company since 2004. 

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Mark Franklin


Mark is Chief Executive of Stevenson Group, a position which he has held since early 2010.   Prior to his current role, Mark was founding Chief Executive of TZ1, the global carbon registry, and prior to this Chief Executive of Vector.

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Richard Tacon


Since starting his career in the 1970s, Richard has worked in almost every role in the coal mining industry. Richard studied at the Otago School of Mines in New Zealand. 

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