Board of directors
We have a Board of Directors which acts as the accountable authority of Coal LSL. The Coal LSL Board consists of representatives of employer and employee stakeholders within the Australian black coal mining industry.
Bradley Neven, Chair
Employer representative (WA Employers)
Director since April 2015 and Chair since June 2018
Brad is currently Executive General Manager – Business Services at SMW Group and a Director of Coal LSL. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a certified member of the Australian Human Resources Institute and a member of Queensland Industrial Relations Society. Brad has a law degree from Queensland University of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Central Queensland University. He has considerable experience as a senior executive within organisations in the power generation and mining sectors. In addition to his human resources and health and safety background, Brad has experience in operations, audit, risk and corporate governance.
Grahame Kelly, Deputy Chair
Employee representative (CFMMEU)
Director since June 2018 and Deputy Chair since June 2019
Grahame is currently General Secretary of CFMMEU – Mining and Energy Division, Director of Coal LSL, Director and Chair of Mine Super, Director of Mine Super Services Pty Ltd, Director of Unity Bank and a member of an advisory committee for MATES in Mining. He has extensive experience in the coal mining industry and working with unions.
Jennifer Short, Director
Employee representative (CFMMEU)
Director since July 2017
Jennifer is currently Legal Officer for CFMMEU – Northern Mining and NSW Energy District and a Director of Coal LSL. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of the Law Society of New South Wales, holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Griffith University and a Bachelor of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology. Jennifer has represented Australian workers internationally as the Australian Council of Trade Union youth representative and has in-depth knowledge of the coal mining industry, industrial relations and employment law.
Mark Klasen, Director
Employer representative (QLD Employers)
Director since March 2016
Mark is currently Chief Financial Officer of the Ross Group of Companies, Director and former Deputy Chair of Coal LSL, and Director of various Ross Group companies. Mark has previously served as a director of Port Kembla Coal Terminal Limited, Newcastle Coal Shippers Pty Limited, Port Waratah Coal Services Limited and various Glencore group companies. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Newcastle and a Graduate Diploma of Computing from Deakin University. He has worked in chartered accounting firms, NSW utilities providers and a number of large-scale multinational mining companies in a variety of senior management positions.
Anne Donnellan, Director
Employee representative (Other unions)
Director since May 2017
Anne is currently the National Organiser at the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU), Director of U-Cover Pty Ltd and Director of Coal LSL. She is an Executive Committee member of the IndustriALL Global Union Federation. She has completed the Trustee Director Course Level One of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees. Anne holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the South Australian Institute of Technology. She has extensive experience advocating for AMWU members in metal and engineering and associated industry sectors and occupations.
Christina Langby, Director
Employer representative (NSW Employers)
Director since June 2017
Christina is currently the CFO, Director of Finance and Operations and Company Secretary at the NSW Minerals Council, Director and Deputy Chair of Mine Super, Director of Mine Super Services Pty Ltd and Director of Coal LSL. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees, and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. She holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney and has worked in several international banks and financial institutions within the finance and audit divisions before moving into smaller corporate companies on a part-time basis while her children were young. In addition to her accounting and finance background, she has experience in audit, risk, insurance, investments, administration, corporate governance including board and secretariat management, consulting and relationship management.