NSW Minerals Council

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{{#badges: CoalSwarm|Navbar-Australiacoal}}The NSW Minerals Council is the peak mining industry association in New South Wales. It was formed in April 1995 as a result of a merger between the NSW Coal Association and the NSW Chamber of Mines.


Members of NSW Minerals Council, as at September 2011, include:[1]

Ordinary Members

Associate Members



Educational institutions


As of July 2011, the board members of the NSW Minerals Council are:[2]

Board of Directors

  • Mick Buffier is Chairperson of the board. Buffer is Group Executive - Corporate Affairs, Government and Industry Relations and Sustainable Development, Xstrata Coal;
  • Tony McPaul, is a director and deputy chairperson. He is also General Manager, Newcrest Services;
  • Colin Bloomfield is a director. He is also President - Illawarra Coal
  • Dr Craig Stegman is a director. He is also the Managing Director - Northparkes Mines
  • Dr Nikki Williams is a director and company secretary of the NSW Minerals Council. She is also the Chief Executive Officer of the NSW Minerals Council.

Executive Committee

  • Todd Hannigan, Director, Aston Resources Pty Ltd - Maules Creek
  • Colin Bloomfield, President Illawarra Coal, BHP Billiton Limited
  • Scott Sullivan, President NSW Energy Coal, BHP Billiton Limited
  • John Richards Managing Director Bloomfield Collieries
  • David Moult Chief Executive Officer Centennial Coal Company Ltd
  • Dr Ian Follington Chief Executive Officer Coalpac Pty Ltd
  • Mr Mark Lochtenberg Managing Director Cockatoo Coal Ltd
  • Mr Peter Geleta, General Manager Cowal Gold Mine- Barrick Gold of Australia
  • Mr Arun Kumar Jagatramka Chairman to the Board Gujarat NRE Coking Coal Ltd
  • Mr Tony McPaul , General Manager Newcrest Services
  • Dr Craig Stegman, Managing Director, Northparkes Mines
  • Dr Nikki Williams, Chief Executive Officer, NSW Minerals Council
  • Dr Julian Thornton, Managing Director Peabody Energy Australia Pty Ltd
  • Mr William Champion, Managing Director, Rio Tinto Coal Australia - Coal and Allied Industries
  • Mr Zhiming Zhang, Chief Executive Officer , Shenhua Watermark Coal Pty Ltd
  • Mr Michael Gibson, Executive Director, Straits Resources Ltd
  • Mr Tony Galligan, Managing Director, Whitehaven Coal Infrastructure Pty Ltd
  • Mr Mick Buffier, Group Executive - Corporate Affairs, Government and Industry Relations and Sustainable Development, Xstrata Coal
  • Mr Ian Cribb, Chief Operating Officer, Xstrata Coal NSW


As of September 2011, the NSW Minerals Council had 20 staff.[3]

Key staff members are:

Contact Details

Level 12, 59 Goulburn St
Sydney NSW 2000

Postal Address:
PO Box A244
Sydney South NSW 1235
Phone: 02 8202 7200
Fax: 02 8202 7255
Email: information AT nswmin.com.au
Web: http://www.nswmin.com.au/

Articles and resources


  1. NSW Minerals Council, "Our Members", NSW Minerals Council, September 2011/
  2. NSW Minerals Council, "NSWMC Board and Executive Committee", NSW Minerals Council website, accessed September 2011.
  3. NSW Minerals Council, "NSWMC Team and Contacts", NSW Minerals Council website, accessed September 2011.

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