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George Edwards

Director
Coal Venture Ltd

GEORGE E EDWARDS
B Sc (Tech), C Eng, FAICD, FIE (UK), FAIE, FAusIMM (CP), MMICA, MAIMVA (CMV)
 
George has been prominent in the coal industry in Australia and overseas for over 50 years, including having part owned and operated three export coal mines in Australia (Metropolitan [now owned by Peabody], Liddell [now owned by Glencore] and Oakdale [now closed]), since establishing his own companies 32 years ago.

He has been responsible for export sales of up to 5 million tonnes of coal a year from his own and other mines in Australia, and some from other countries.  

Among his many achievements are leading the Australian Government Sponsored Coal Mission to South America in 1977 and being a member of the first Australian Coal Mission to China in 1976, where he’s been active over those 40 years. George was President of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (The AusIMM) in 1995 – they led development of the JORC and VALMIN Codes. George has also been Chairman of Standards Australia and its Coal & Coke Committee.

George is currently Executive Chairman of the Australian Mining Association and Chairman of the Mineral Industry Consultants Association since February 2015. 
 

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