The World Coal Association, the leading global coal industry body,announced last week the appointment of Dr Zhang Xiwu, Chairman ofthe Shenhua Group, as its new Chairman. It is the first time innearly 30 years that the WCA will be led by a Chinese coalproducer. Dr Zhang replaces outgoing Chair Mr Fredrick D Palmer, Senior VicePresident of Peabody Energy USA with effect from 14 November 2012after the WCA Board meeting in Brussels. Mr Palmer commented: "This is a transformational day for theWCA. Under Dr Zhang's leadership the WCA will establish anindustry research body in Beijing and develop a new global magazineaimed at providing a platform for the global coal industry. |
I haveno doubt that under Dr Zhang's leadership, the WCA willcontinue to serve as the global voice for coal." "It has been an honour to chair the WCA for the past twoyears. During this time the coal industry has become stronger andmore united, with the WCA engaging in major energy policy debatesand advancing the case for coal in sustainable development andcombating energy poverty. Under the leadership of Dr Zhang and thenewly elected Executive Committee, I believe the WCA has a strongteam for the future that reflects the diversity of the global coalindustry." Mr Milton Catelin CEO of the WCA commented "Dr Zhang'selection as Chair is highly significant, and comes at an excitingtime for WCA. His appointment reflects the growing importance ofAsia and China to the coal industry, both in terms of productionand consumption." Mr Catelin also paid tribute to the outgoing Chairman, Fred Palmer:"Fred Palmer has demonstrated great leadership and visionduring his two years as Chairman of WCA, guiding the WCA workprogramme and interacting with global issues facing the coalindustry.
More specifically, Fred has been instrumental in engagingwith the coal industry in China to strengthen WCA'sinternational reach and China's commitment to coal on theglobal stage." On his appointment, Dr Zhang commented, "The World CoalAssociation is the global body representing the world'sleading coal producers. It is a great honour to be asked to chairthe WCA at one of the most exciting times in the history of theindustry and also of the organisation. My wish is to serve myinternational colleagues in the sector, to broaden theunderstanding of coal's strategic role in economic and socialdevelopment, and to contribute constructively to acceleratingenvironmental and other improvements in the industry. " WCA also elected a new Executive Committee at its Johannesburg AGM,comprising senior leaders from: Anglo American, BHP Billiton,Caterpillar Global Mining, China Coal, Consol Energy, Joy Global,Peabody Energy, Rio Tinto, Solid Energy and Xstrata, as well as theWCA Chief Executive in an Ex-Officio capacity. Mr Catelin continued: "Our new leadership team brings theright mix of vision and experience to guide WCA's newstrategic direction and its growth via the WCA Strategic ResearchInstitute." The full Executive Committee comprises: Chair: Dr Zhang Xiwu (Shenhua) Vice Chairs: Norman Mbazima (Anglo American) An Wang (China Coal) Peter Freyberg (Xstrata) Executive Committee: Manie Dreyer (BHP Billiton) John Disharoon (Caterpillar) Steve Winberg (Consol) Mike Sutherlin (Joy Global) Fred Palmer (Peabody) Doug Ritchie (Rio Tinto) Don Elder (Solid Energy) Milton Catelin (WCA - Ex-Officio) Source - World Coal Association.
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