Bloomfield takes reins at Mastermyne

MASTERMYNE founder Darren Hamblin has given his chairman role to former Illawarra Coal chief Colin Bloomfield – a promotion that followed a short stint as a non-executive director of the Australia-listed underground coal contractor.
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Former BHP Billiton Illawarra Coal president and current Mastermyne chairman Colin Bloomfield.

Blair Price

“Having worked with Colin over the past six months left us with no doubt that he is the right person to fill the chairman’s role,” Hamblin said.

“We have seen the value that Colin brings to this organisation through his strong mining background, his industry network and his experience in having worked in large corporations and we look forward to having him as chairman of the Mastermyne board.”

Bloomfield’s resume included more than eight years as the president of BHP Billiton subsidiary Illawarra Coal plus almost nine years as a New South Wales Minerals Council director and a more than eight-year run as the chairman of the Port Kembla Coal Terminal.

Hamblin swapped roles with Bloomfield, consequently remaining on the board as a non-executive director.

Mastermyne has also appointed a new company secretary, Chris Kneipp, following the recent resignation of Bill Lyne.

“I thank Bill for his services as company secretary,” Hamblin said.

“He has held the role since the company listed and has been a valued member of the Mastermyne team.”

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