Stanmore Coal appoints new managing director

Dan Clifford has been appointed as the new managing director of Stanmore Coal, taking over from Nick Jorss.

Clifford was CEO of Solid Energy New Zealand and previously worked as general manager of Glencore’s Ulan Complex. He also held operational, technical, and regional management roles at Anglo Coal and BHP Billiton.

Jorss will become Stanmore’s deputy chairman.

Stanmore chairman Neville Sneddon said they were “very pleased” with having Clifford for the role, particularly after the company recently reopened the Isaac Plains site which had been put in care and maintenance in 2014.

“Dan and Nick have complementary capabilities that will allow us to capitalise on the significant operating synergies and mine life options at the Isaac Plains Complex and use it as a stepping stone for further expansion,” he said.

Jorss said Clifford will bring the skills and experience to ramp up production at the site.

“It is absolutely the right time for the business to bring in someone of Dan’s calibre and operational experience and I look forward to working with him as we grow Stanmore into a significant independent coking coal business.”

Clifford will commence the new role on November 14.

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