Abrupt end to CEO tenure as miner prepares for restart
Wednesday 17 May 2017
Well known Central Queensland mining identity Brett Garland’s tenure at Baralaba Coal has ended abruptly this week.
In January this year, Baralaba Coal announced that they had recruited Mr Garland to the $400, 000 plus position of CEO in recognition of his “significant experience in Queensland open cut coal mining operations”.
However, in a short statement, the company said they and Mr Garland had agreed to part ways.
“The company announces that Bryan Wyatt General Manager Operations at the Baralaba mine will be appointed the interim chief executive officer, and the mutual termination of Brett Garland’s tenure with the company as CEO effective May the 8th,” they said.
“The Company expresses its sincere appreciation to Brett for his contribution, and wishes him every success in the future.”
Earlier this month, Baralaba Coal announced it had pushed back the anticipated recommencement date for mining operations at Baralaba by six months to around September.
The Baralaba mine was previously operated by the now defunct Cockatoo Coal.
However, that business was forced into administration in 2015 by collapsing coal prices and costs associated with their Baralaba North expansion plans which they commenced during better times.
Mr Garland took on the role at Baralaba twelve months after parting ways with Caledon Coal, which this week also went into administration.