Kestrel is one of the world’s largest producing underground coking or metallurgical coal mine and produces around 7.1 MT of coal annually. Our team’s capability covers the entire mining process, from development to extraction and processing.
We are a joint venture formed in 2018 between EMR Capital and Adaro Energy (80%) and Mitsui Coal (20%) and our coal is used in the steelmaking process all over the world.
We have achieved a lot at Kestrel and we are very proud of our people. Kestrel boasts a supportive, friendly team of over 600 that feels more like family.
We stand by our values and work collectively to achieve the results our success is built upon. We are engaged in the community, we care for our environment, and each other.
We are Kestrel.
Kestrel mine is located 40km north of Emerald in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, and has been in operation since 1992. Kestrel Resources has operated the mine since 2018 and achieved the status of mine of the year in 2019.
With an excess of 30 years hands on experience gained from within the mining industry, combined with specific skills in Mining, Processing, Planning, Facilities management, Construction, Performance Management, Business Analysis, Business Growth and Development, Shane has positioned companies for optimal return to shareholders whilst providing strategic direction to enable growth and increased capital value. In more recent years, Shane has been instrumental in the strategic investment for companies such as BHP, Xstrata and Mitsui Coal.
Warren Bamford is an experienced Chief Financial Officer, leading financial and commercial teams predominantly in the mining and resources sector for over 20 years.
Prior to joining Kestrel, Warren held CFO roles with AMCI Australia, a privately owned global coal and resources group, and the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET), where he led the refinancing of its US$2.6 billion senior finance facility.
Warren’s expertise in finance and corporate governance strongly supports Kestrel’s future outlook and business strategies.
Warren holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Queensland (UQ) and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Boyd is a sales & marketing executive with close to two decades experience in the coal industry. Boyd earned his Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Queensland and his Master of Finance from the Financial Services Institute of Australia. Prior to his most recent role with Rio Tinto leading the coal sales & marketing team, Boyd held a number of roles within Rio Tinto including marketing manager for Rio Tinto’s coking coal portfolio across Australia and Mozambique. Boyd has previously worked in operational and technical roles across coal mines in Queensland and NSW for Rio Tinto, Anglo American and BHP.
Jess Roberson was appointed Group Manager People at Kestrel in August 2018. Jess played an important role in the transition of Kestrel Mine from Rio Tinto to Kestrel Coal Resources. Jess is an experienced HR Manager with excess of 15 years’ in coal. She has worked for a number of resource companies including Rio Tinto, Glencore and BHP. Prior to Kestrel, Jess was in Human Resources with Glencore Clermont Coal where she played a pivotal role in the sale of the mine from Rio Tinto to Glencore. She has also been part of successful negotiating teams for a number of new Enterprise Agreement’s. Jess has a wide range of HR experience in both Human Resources and Industrial Relations. Jess holds a Bachelor of Business and Human Resources from the Central Queensland University.
Peter is an Extractive Metallurgist with over 25 years experience in the resources industry in both operations and technical roles. His experience covers a wide range of commodities including diamonds, gold, copper, oil & gas, vanadium and coal. Prior to joining Kestrel, Peter held a number of leadership roles including General Manager Operations with Atlantic Ltd, General Manager Operations with Millennium Minerals and General Manager Metallurgy for Newcrest Mining.