Cameron honoured for role in coal

BOB Cameron, the man behind New South Wales mining group Centennial Coal, has been named Hunter Business Person for 2005.
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Centennial Coal chairman Bob Cameron

Staff Reporter

The awards were presented by the Hunter Business Chamber, a group representing businesses in the Hunter Valley.

Hunter Business Chamber president Kyle Loades said Cameron began his career as a young mining engineer with Coal & Allied in the Hunter Valley and left the company in 1989 to form Preston Coal Company.

Five years later he led the company into the public arena as Centennial Coal.

Centennial Coal now operates 13 mines with a total turnover of more than $A670 million a year. It produces more than 20 million tonnes annually and is the largest supplier of coal for power generation in the state.

Cameron is also chairman of the NSW Minerals Council and a director of Port Kembla Coal Terminal.

The Business Person Award was sponsored by CPA Australia.

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