Spotlight on BCIA

BCIA is an independent, private, member-based company, governed by a Board of Directors.

The BCIA Board comprises Mr Gerry Morvell (Chair), Professor John Burgess, Ms Margaret Donnan, Mr Michael Hutchinson and Dr Noel Simento.

This edition of Perspectives on Brown Coal we introduce you to Margaret Donnan, Michael Hutchinson and Noel Simento. For more information on BCIA’s Board of Directors and senior executives, visit our
governance section.

Board of Directors

BCIA Director, Ms Margaret Donnan

Margaret is Chief Executive of the Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association (PACIA) – the peak national industry association representing more than 170 member companies in Australia’s third largest manufacturing sector.

Margaret has worked in both government and industry and is a recognised leader in best-practice major hazard control and in health, safety, security and environmental regulation in complex and challenging industrial environments. She is committed to sustainability and industry leadership and has a strong track record in effective member/client relations, organisational representation and advocacy, and in working with Ministers, governments, industry, community and research sectors.

BCIA Director, Mr Michael Hutchinson

Michael is Director Operations and Construction, TRUenergy, and is responsible for development and implementation of the company's new energy projects including low emissions coal initiatives. He also manages the company's three billion dollar plus portfolio of electricity generation, coal mining, gas processing and storage assets (including brown coal facilities in Victoria's Latrobe Valley).

Michael has significant experience in power station operational management and recognised expertise in the development of future electricity generation project opportunities across a broad range of energy sources. Additionally, he has extensive experience in project management of new build and expansion projects in electricity generation and gas processing within Australia, New Zealand and throughout Asia.

BCIA Director, Dr Noel Simento

Noel is Managing Director of the Australian National Low Emissions Coal R&D (ANLEC R&D). ANLEC R&D has commenced a 150 million dollar research initiative over 6 years to accelerate and de-risk investment in demonstrating low emissions coal technologies in Australian conditions.

Noel has significant industry experience having held technical development roles in minerals processing and metal production operations. His research management experience includes technology transfer and corporate communication responsibilities for two black coal CRCs. He is passionate about research that is defined around clear paths to application.

Noel is a member of the ANLEC R&D Science Leadership Group, BCIA's Research Advisory Committee and CO2CRC's Operations and Program Advisory Committees.

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