Board

BOARD & MANAGEMENT TEAM

Steve Best – Chief Executive Officer

Managing Director of Atlantic Carbon Group Plc, Steve has over 30 years’ experience in opencast coal mining in the UK and the USA. He has been involved in the formation and operation of a number of private companies specializing in the acquisition of opencast coal mines and property development opportunities.

Adam Wilson – Executive Chairman

After  qualifying  as  a  Barrister  at  Law,  Adam  Wilson  began  his  career  at  NM  Rothschild  in  1994  and subsequently moved to LCF Rothschild, specializing in equity derivative and structured product sales. In 1997 he joined Teather & Greenwood where he became Head of Derivatives before joining Hichens, Harrison & Co plc in 2003. He was appointed Managing Director of Hichens, Harrison & Co plc in October 2004 after which he floated the company on AIM and developed the business considerably until its sale to Religare Enterprises Limited in 2008.

George Roskos - CEO Hazleton Shaft Corporation and Coal Contractors Inc.

George M. Roskos III has over 35 years of experience in the energy sector. In the late 1970s, he managed the first coal gasification facility in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He went on to manage construction and operation of a135 megawatt combined cycle coal gasification and a 600 Ton per hour coal processing facility in Hazleton, Pennsylvania.

In the late 1990s, he founded Hazleton Shaft Corporation. As owner and operator, he designed, constructed and commissioned a 250 ton per hour coal processing plant and in the ensuing twenty years, added crushing, sizing and drying plants.

George currently acts as CEO of Hazleton Shaft Corporation and Coal Contractors Inc.

Peter Chinneck – Non-Executive Director

Dr. Peter Chinneck trained in medicine at the University of Southampton before joining the Royal Medical Army Corps in 1980.  He served as a Regimental Medical Officer reaching the rank of Major before leaving the Army in 1990 to pursue a career in aviation.  He has over 17 years’ experience as a commercial pilot flying commercial, freighter and air ambulance services.

Ray Petrilla – Head of Corporate Finance (US)

With over 27 years’ experience in the Pennsylvanian anthracite industry, Ray has worked in various financial and management roles for the Stockton Coal Group since 2002. He is active in all aspects of corporate finance, in particular, major transactions, sourcing and negotiating finance for new projects and major equipment purchases and major sales contracts.

Barney Corrigan – Project Development Director

Barney has over 30 years’ experience in the resource industry including multiple roles as a Planning & Development Manager specializing in all aspects of mineral and waste planning. His principal role in the Company is the identification, evaluation, acquisition and development of coal sites in the USA and elsewhere, to widen the Company’s project portfolio, resource base and production profile.