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Peter Morgan, Group Development Director
Peter Morgan is a chartered mineral surveyor and chartered mining engineer who commenced his career in iron ore mining with British Steel before moving to surface coal mining with Miller Mining. In 1982 he moved to South Africa with Gencor in gold mining and then subsequently to Botswana in copper nickel mining and then Angola in surface diamond mining. In 1988 Peter returned to the UK and joined Wardell Armstrong, a leading firm of mining, minerals and environmental consultants. He was appointed as a Partner in the firm in 1990 and Technical Director in 2004. Peter joined the Group in January 2006 as Development Director of its mining subsidiary Aardvark TMC Ltd.
James Wilson, Marketing Director
James joined the Group in October 2005 as Marketing Director of its operating subsidiary Aardvark TMC Limited. James has considerable experience in the preparation and marketing of coal from his time with West of Scotland Fuels Limited and is widely known and respected within the coal industry. He has recently been employed at Network Rail as Senior Route Freight Manager and prior to this at English, Welsh and Scottish Railway (“EWS”) as General Manager of their coal operations.
Derek Pollock, Operations Director
Derek commenced his career as a Junior Engineer with Murphy Bros Ltd in 1981, progressing to Regional Manager with Coal Contractors in 1996. He went on to hold senior positions within the plant hire, surface mining and explosives industry before joining the Group in March 2008 as Operations Director of its mining subsidiary Aardvark TMC Ltd.
David Lancashire, Group Plant Director
David Lancashire is a professional Plant Engineer with 22 years experience in engineering management. Previously the Plant Manager for Miller Mining and General Manager for Castlebridge Plant he has gained over 28 years experience working at all levels within the heavy earthmoving plant industry. He joined Ogden in 2004 and is responsible for controlling and administering the maintenance of their mobile plant fleet utilising an in house team of mobile plant technicians and workshop facilities. David was appointed to Group Plant Director in June 2008.
Lee Weatherall, Development Manager
Lee is a chartered mineral surveyor who graduated in 1991. Since then Lee has held a variety of development, operational and project management positions within British Coal, Blue Circle Industries and most recently Lafarge. Lee has been involved in many international mining projects and spent three years at Lafarge Cements technical centre in Lyon, France before joining the Group in 2004. Lee is a chartered member of the RICS, a member of the Institute of Quarrying and a member of the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining.
Robert Haskell, Mine Engineering and Development Manager
Robert commenced his career as a site engineer with Coal Contractors in 1984 and progressed to site manager with Parkhill Estates Limited prior to joining Rackwood’s project team in 1995. After a brief period in logistics he joined the Group in 2001 and manages new mine developments from identification and exploration to fully permitted status.
Jo Davies, Projects Manager
Jo is a chartered minerals surveyor who graduated in 1993 from Sheffield Hallam University. Since then Jo has been employed in a number of roles in estates and planning within the minerals industry. Most recently she worked for CEMEX as a Senior Planning Officer before joining ATH in 2006.