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Reminder: Sydney Branch – June Panel Event

Register now to join the Sydney Branch for a panel discussion on 'Does coal have an image problem?' on Wednesday 19 June.

Date: Wednesday 19 June 2019

Time: 5:15pm for 5:45pm

200 George St
Sydney NSW 2000

Cost: Free to attend

Includes: Canapes and Drinks


Registrations are essential for event entry.
Register early to secure your spot.


As coal projects face heightened scrutiny from financial institutions, investors and the general public, perhaps coal has an image problem? Join the Sydney Branch at EY on the 19th of June for a dynamic discussion focusing on the ESG issues, solutions and future of coal in Australia.

The panel will be chaired by Vanessa Garling (Wood Mackenzie). Panelists will include Paul McTaggart (Citi), Llyod Hain (AME), Linda Doku (Wood Mackenzie), and David Moult (Yancoal).

We look forward to seeing you in June.

Meet the Panel


Vanessa Garling, Account Manager, Wood Mackenzie

Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Vanessa worked for Rio Tinto, Centennial Coal and Xstrata. Her roles included mining engineer, deputy, undermanager, and in the strategic planning group where she was involved in economic evaluation, acquisition and divestment of assets.

Since joining Wood Mackenzie in 2008 in the coal consulting team Vanessa quickly established herself as a leader within the area of transaction support for major investment decisions. She has led studies in several geographies, and functions along the mining value chain, with a main focus on developing business strategy, market due diligence and delivering long-lasting performance improvements. Vanessa is an experienced project manager and used these skills to develop Wood Mackenzie’s metals cost, and metals and mining corporate offering.

Vanessa has completed a Master of Commerce (Strategic Value Management) and a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) with honours from UNSW. She also hold a Coal Deputy and Undermanagers Certificate of Competence, and is a member of the Minerals Industry Advisory Council (UNSW).


Llyod Hain, Consulting Director, AME

Lloyd Hain heads AME’s consulting division, which provides commissioned reports and studies related to infrastructure, transactions and financing in the resources industry, as well as strategic and project advice. Lloyd is a mining engineer with over a decade of experience in the coal industry having worked in technical, operational and management roles spanning Whitehaven Coal, Thiess and Ensham Resources.  He has experience in the planning and operation of all types of coal deposits from simple, single seam to highly complex, faulted, steeply dipping, multi-seam deposits.

Lloyd holds undergraduate degrees in Engineering (Mining) and Chemistry from UNSW. He also holds a Open Cut Manager Certificate of Competence.



Paul McTaggart, Director, Pan-Asia Metals & Mining, Citi Research

Paul has 23 years’ experience in both Australia and the UK, running global mining and commodities research teams for major global investment banks. Paul also worked for a number of years as a corporate advisor to major mining companies and, early in his career, as an engineer with BHP Limited.

Paul holds an undergraduate degree in Engineering (Mechanical) and masters’ degrees in Business Administration and Applied Finance.


Linda Doku, Global Head of Metals and Mining Research, Wood Mackenzie

Linda is an industry expert with more than 20 years’ experience in commodity marketing, trading, market analysis and corporate strategy. She’s worked with four of the largest global diversified mining and resources companies: BHP, Vale, Anglo American and Rio Tinto. With experience in the marketing and trading of various hard commodities (including bulk commodities, and industrial and precious metals) Linda is attuned to identifying opportunities to extract or protect value through various market cycles and various business maturity phases.

Linda’s key focus in recent years has centered around leading strategic business transformation programs. These programs aim to extract superior value through the application of new technologies and digitalisation tools to advance analytics and enhance commercial decision making in various hard commodity sectors.

Linda holds a master’s degree in organisational psychology from INSEAD, as well as bachelor’s degrees in business and the arts.


David Moult , Chair of Yancoal’s Health, Safety and Environment Committee.

Mr Moult is an experienced Director and the former Managing Director and Chief Executive of Centennial Coal Company Limited.

Mr. Moult was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Coal Services Pty Ltd in 2014 and is a former Non-Executive Director of Centennial Coal and former Chairman and Director of the Australian Coal Association Low Emissions Technology Ltd.

Mr Moult is a former Director of the Minerals Council of Australia, former Chairman of the New South Wales Minerals Council and former Director of the Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group and Port Kembla Coal Terminal.

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