Pacific American Coal Corporate
Geoff HillNon-Executive Chairman
Geoff Hill BEcon (Syd), MBA (NSW), FFIN, FCPA, FAICD is a merchant banker and Director with over 30 years of international experience. He is the Founder of Bancorp Holdings Limited, a former MD of Morgan Grenfell Australia and a former Director of Morgan Grenfell PLC. Mr. Hill was also the founding Partner and Managing Director of Pitt Capital Partners in Australia and a former Chairman of Pitt Capital Partners Asia Limited (HK).
He is the Executive Chairman of International Pacific Securities Limited Group and Chairman of Hong Kong Administrative Services Limited, a Partner of Hill Sherlock and Willis [Sydney] and Chairman of Australasian Investment Holdings Limited [Singapore]. A Director and Founder of Asian Property Services Limited and Asian Property Investments Limited he is also the Non-Executive Chairman of Parry International Trading. Mr Hill is the Hong Kong Representative of Lagerkvist & Partners, Sweden.
An experienced Company Director for over 30 Years, current public company boards include :-
- Chairman Heritage Gold NZ Limited [ASX: HTM] (appointed July 1999)
- Chairman Metals Finance Limited [ASX: MFC] (appointed March 2007)
- Director Broken Hill Prospecting [ASX: BHL] (appointed February 1989)
- Chairman Texas & Oklahoma Coal Company Inc.
Geoff is a former director of Brickworks Investment Company Limited (December 2005 to September 2009), Huntley Investment Company Limited (April 1998 to January 2009), Centrex Metals Limited (October 2008 to February 2011), Outback Metals Limited (April 2010 to November 2010), and Hills Holdings Limited (February 1999 to April 2011)
A current member of RHKYC and WPO Hong Kong Chapter in Hong Kong, Mr Hill is a member of the Australian Union, Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron and CYCA in Sydney.
Simon BirdIndependent Non-Executive Director
Simon Bird, B.Compt (University of South Africa), B.Compt (Hons) (University of South Africa), FCPA, FAICD currently serves as a non-executive Director on the Board of Metals Finance. Mr Bird is an accomplished senior executive and company director with over 30 years’ experience in Africa, Europe and Australia. Mr. Bird has a broad based knowledge of the resources sector that covers oil and gas, bulk commodities and metals. Mr. Bird is currently an independent non-executive director of ASX listed Mount Gibson Iron Ltd and is the Chairman of Rawson Resources Ltd. Mr. Bird provides strategic and financial consulting services to the Boards of other ASX listed and private companies.
Mr. Bird’s’ career includes 6 years with PWC and time in the resources, financial services, property, infrastructure and agricultural sectors. Previous executive roles include Chief Financial Officer positions at Stockland, GrainCorp and Wizard Mortgage Corporation as well as senior roles at BNP Paribas and Ampolex. Mr. Bird served as Director and CEO of King Island Scheelite up to 2013. Mr. Birds’ was a former Director of CPA Australia Ltd and Kosciusko Alpine Club Ltd
Paul ChappellIndependent Non-Executive Director
Paul Chappell, B.Com (Newcastle), FCPA, MAICD has over 20 years’ experience as a commodity trader in international markets. Mr Chappell’s has an in-depth knowledge of the coal sector with a focus on the downstream application of metallurgical and thermal coal and the value-in-use of coal products to end-user customers.
Mr Chappell has held executive and Board level positions with operating coal companies and commodity trading groups. Mr Chappell has served on the Board of ASX listed Cockatoo Coal Ltd (ASX:COK) and the international coal trading company SSM Coal B.V, which was acquired by Oxbow Carbon & Minerals LLC in 2007.
Mr Chappell is the Principal of Peragis Pty Ltd, providing consulting services to the resource industry on sourcing, exporting and marketing commodities. Mr Chappell focuses particularly on solid fuels sector and has extensive international experience
Ian H MorganCompany Secretary
Ian Morgan B Bus (NSW Institute of Technology), M Comm Law (Macquarie University), Grad Dip App Fin (Securities Institute) CA, ACIS, MAICD, F Fin is a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary with initial experience in a major international accounting firm. Ian's subsequent experience includes six years as Financial Controller and Company Secretary for the Republic Group merchant bank, as well as its listed and unlisted public company affiliates.
He spent two years as Group Financial Controller for Green's Foods Limited and five years as Financial Accountant for AKZO Australia Limited, the Australian subsidiary of the AKZO chemical and pharmaceutical group. Ian has been involved in the resources sector for many years and his current clients include being Company Secretary for Finders Resources Ltd, King Island Scheelite Limited and Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group Pty Ltd. Ian is also an Executive Director of Spencer Hamilton Limited.