In his role with Centennial, Steve provides leadership in engineering, major projects, planning approvals and procurement. His role also includes relief as General Manager Operations. Steve has a keen focus on community, safety, and environment and productivity. Centennial is a coal mining and marketing company supplying thermal coal to domestic and export markets. Fuelling around 40% of NSW's coal-fired powered electricity generating capacity, Centennial is a wholly owned subsidiary of Banpu Public Company Limited (the largest independent pan-Asian coal group). Centennial has over 1700 employees and six operating coal mines in NSW, making it one of the largest underground coal producers in NSW.
Steve has more than 20 years management experience in the coal industry, which includes new mines, high capacity longwalls and continuous miner operations. He has introduced of variety of new technologies and has visited mining operations and suppliers in Europe, Asia and USA.
Steve is a Fellow Chartered Professional Engineer with Engineers Australia, a Fellow of AusIMM, and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Steve is a Director of Australian Coal Research Limited (ACRL) and Newcastle Institute of Energy & Resources governance board. He holds a Master of Business, Bachelor of Engineering, NSW Mines Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Certificates of Competency. Steve has made a long-standing contribution to industry development through Standards Australia, Engineers Australia, NSW Trade & Investment and Australian Coal Association Research Program.