Our leadership team

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Paul Muller

Chief Executive Officer, Mining

Paul holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree with over 20 years experience in the mining industry working for both mining service providers and mine owners in Australia, Asia and Africa. Prior to joining Barminco, Paul held the position of Executive General Manager – Asia and Africa for Thiess and has also held senior roles at Consolidated Minerals, BHP and Leighton Contractors. Paul is also a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Roy Coates

Chief Operating Officer, Australia

Roy holds a Bachelor of Mining Engineering degree from the Camborne School of Mines (University of Exeter) and an MBA from Curtin Graduate School of Business. He has more than 25 years of mining industry experience working in both surface and underground mining operations in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Roy is also a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and an Associate of the Camborne School of Mines. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer, Australia in December 2018, having previously held the position of Executive General Manager with Ausdrill since July 2015.

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Peter Campain

General Manager, Plant and Procurement

Peter holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree and a Masters of Business and Technology with over 30 years experience in asset management and maintenance in Australia, Egypt, India, Tanzania, Ghana, Mali and Burkina Faso. Prior to joining Barminco, Peter held the position of Maintenance Manager at Consolidated Minerals and has also held senior roles at MacMahon and Combined Resource Engineering.

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Darren Batchler

General Manager, Health, Safety, Environment and Training

Darren Holds a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Hazard Management and  is a highly experienced HSE professional and executive with over 25 years’ experience in the health, safety and environment field working domestically and internationally with both mining companies and mining services providers.  Prior to joining Barminco, he held the role of Perenti Group Manager, Health, Safety and Environment. Darren has also held senior safety and risk management roles at Newcrest, Macmahon, and BHP.

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Bobby Koetser

General Manager, Human Resources

Bobby holds Bachelor degrees in Technology and Commerce as well as a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and an MBA. He is an HR executive with more than 20 years of international experience in global manufacturing and mining businesses across Australia and Africa. Bobby has held a number of operational and corporate roles leading globally diverse HR teams with a strong track record of delivering improved business performance through people.

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Mike Ellis

General Manager, Finance

Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accounting and Finance with over 15 years’ experience in the media and mining services industries in Australia.  Prior to joining Barminco, Michael held the position of General Manager Finance and Company Secretary at Seven West Media and Trustee of the Channel 7 Telethon Trust.  Michael has also held senior roles at the West Australian Newspaper Group and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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Jim Gawith

General Manager, Growth and Technical Services

Jim holds a Bachelor of Mining and Engineering and as Barminco’s General Manager Growth, is focused on driving business growth and seeking new opportunities for our team, whilst maintaining strong relationships with our existing clients. He has over 20 years experience in the mining industry, with a background in mining engineering, contract and mine management and has previously worked in a range of operations roles across Australia.

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Darren Kwok

General Manager, Technology and Innovation

Darren holds a Bachelor of Management and Marketing degree and has over 10 years experience in developing and implementing technology strategy in the automotive and mining industries. Prior to joining Barminco, Darren held the position of Executive General Manager for MacDonald Holdings.

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Craig Earnshaw

General Manager, Commercial and Legal

Craig holds Bachelor degrees in Law and Commerce with over 12 years legal, commercial and company secretarial experience in private practice and the resources and construction industries. Prior to joining Barminco, Craig held the position of Corporate Counsel at RCR Tomlinson Limited. Craig is also a Member of the Law Society of Western Australia, the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association and the Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association and holds a Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance.

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