Sydney, Australia (ABN Newswire) - Atrum Coal NL ("Atrum" or the "Company") (ASX:ATU) (OTCMKTS:ATRCF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ann Marie Hann as Vice President External Relations with effect on December 7, 2015.
Commenting on the appointment, Atrum Executive Chairman Bob Bell said:
"We are delighted to have attracted someone with such experience and high profile as Ann Marie to our Company. Ann Marie was previously President of the Coal Association of Canada, a position she held for more than four years. In that role she had dealt with all aspects of mine development advocacy, and built relationships with various government groups associated with mining in Canada, including the Boards of the Mining Association of Canada, Mining Association of British Columbia, Canadian Mining Industry Federation, Alberta Chamber of Resources and Energy Council of Canada."
"Ann Marie will oversee communications and relationship development with Canadian federal, provincial and local governments, First Nations, community groups and NGO's with the aim of facilitating the development of the Groundhog anthracite field."
Ann Marie has significant experience leading advocacy discussions and strategies in mining and environment related issues across Canada and internationally. She was President of two national natural resource industry associations, including the Coal Association of Canada, and is a current member of the International Energy Agency's Coal Industry Advisory Board and Board of Directors of the Energy Council of Canada.
Her extensive government career culminated in appointments as a provincial Deputy Minister of Environment and Labour, CEO of a Workers' Compensation Board and President of the Workers' Compensation Board of Canada.
Ann Marie's education includes Bachelor and Master's degrees in business from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a certified board director (ICD.D) from the Rotman School of Management/Institute of Corporate Directors.
Ann Marie will work with all levels of government, First Nations, local groups and other stakeholders in support of the Company's applications for mining permits to allow the extraction of high grade and ultra-high grade anthracite for sales to Asian steel mills and traders and other industrial users of high carbon feedstock.
About Atrum Coal NL:
Atrum Coal NL (ASX:ATU) is an emerging metallurgical coal explorer and developer.
The Company has a substantial coal position in British Columbia which, as a region boasts:
- Abundance of high quality PCI, coking and anthracite coals
- Well developed rail and port infrastructure with excess capacity
- Access to deep sea ports
- Competitive shipping distance to Asia
- Positive government stance on mining
The Company is building a quality portfolio of metallurgical coal assets suited to the Asian export market and the Board of Directors have a strong track record in identifying and developing world class coal assets in Australia and abroad.
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Source: ABN/Asia Business Newswire
(November 18, 2015 - 5:16 PM EST)
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