Decker mine, Montana, USA

Executive management

Edek Choros Executive Director
Michael Mewing GM Business Development and Marketing
Michael van Baarle GM Corporate Development
Everett King Executive Director, President & CEO - Ambre Energy North America
Ken Miller Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Bulk Terminals
Clark Moseley President and Chief Operating Officer, Morrow Pacific Project

Seven highly experienced senior managers across Australia and the USA have responsibility for day-to-day operational management.

Ambre Energy expects a high degree of personal integrity from its executive management team members, who ensure the company’s performance is underpinned by a values-driven approach to business operations and a commitment to maximising shareholder value. Included among the portfolios of the seven executive managers are financial management, international marketing, operations management and strategic development.

Edek Choros

Executive Director

BE (Mining), MSc (Geol)

Edek Choros founded Ambre Energy in June 2005. With more than 25 years of geological and engineering experience, Edek has an innate ability to identify and develop new project opportunities.

Before forming Ambre Energy, Edek established and sold the Millennium Coal Project in Queensland’s Bowen Basin. At Ambre Energy, he oversees executive recruitment and is building a team to add value to Ambre Energy’s diverse operations. His experience developing innovative and profitable ventures ensures Ambre Energy continues to attract investment and international interest. Edek gained his qualifications as a geologist and mining engineer in Krakow, Poland before moving to Australia in 1989. He worked for the Electricity Trust of South Australia and as a private consultant in the coal mining industry before establishing Millennium Coal.

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Everett King

Executive Director, President & CEO, Ambre Energy North America and Chief FInancial Officer, Ambre Energy Limited

BBA (Accounting Major)

Everett King is overseeing the transition of Ambre Energy’s US businesses into an operational phase, in addition to continuing development work.

With 30 years of cost and operations management experience in manufacturing, mining, logistics and technology, Everett has held top general and financial management positions in business development, finance, operations, strategic planning, mergers, divestitures, investor relations and treasury. Before joining Ambre Energy North America in May 2010, Everett was CFO for the US Engineered Products Division of the Rio Tinto Alcan Aerospace Transportation Group. He spent 23 years with The Marmon Group and was CFO and group vice-president of several member companies. Everett has been instrumental in the success of several start-ups and he has considerable experience and expertise in merger and acquisition activity, debt restructuring, bond issues, private equity investment and investor management.

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Michael Mewing

GM Business Development and Marketing

BEc

Michael Mewing joined the board of Ambre Energy in April 2008 as Non-Executive Chairman and assumed a full-time executive role in September 2008. He retired as a Director in December 2013.

Michael was President of Ambre Energy’s US subsidiary, Ambre Energy North America, from December 2008 to December 2010 and currently operates from Ambre Energy's Brisbane office. His primary responsibilities include strategic development and coal trading and marketing. Instrumental in progressing Ambre Energy’s US acquisition and development program, Michael joined Ambre Energy with 30 years of experience in the international energy field, working in New South Wales, Queensland, Japan, Indonesia and the USA. He has held commercial, marketing and business development roles with BP Oil, BP Coal, Rio Tinto, PT Berau Coal and Millennium Coal.

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Michael van Baarle

GM Corporate Development

BCom, LLB

Michael van Baarle was an executive director of Ambre Energy Limited from 2006, shortly after the company’s inception, to December 2013.

In that time, he has assisted with business and corporate development, which has seen Ambre grow from a two-person coal exploration and technology business starting out in Brisbane to a global resources group that employs and manages over 460 personnel. Michael’s role has included raising capital in Australia and internationally, attending to the legal and corporate requirements involved in various acquisitions, including US technology and mining companies and port assets, managing communication with shareholders and other stakeholders, and overseeing corporate development generally. Prior to this time, Michael was a solicitor for 20 years, mainly in private practice in Brisbane. He is a graduate of the University of Queensland with degrees in law and commerce.

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Ken Miller

Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Bulk Terminals

BSc

Ken has 36 years of experience in the mining industry – 31 of those in coal – having been a department manager in engineering, maintenance, operations and capital projects.

He was also Director of Process Improvement at Arch Coal’s Thunder Basin Coal Co. (TBCC). In 2010, TBCC’s Black Thunder Mine shipped over 100 million tonnes. Previously, Ken was Arco Coal Manager of Planning (business department). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and is registered as a professional engineer in Wyoming and Colorado. He is a past president of the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute.

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Clark Moseley

President and Chief Operating Officer, Morrow Pacific Project

BSc (Mining Engineering)

Clark Moseley joined Ambre Energy in 2010 with over 35 years of experience directing companies and organisations.

Clark has been responsible for profit and loss, new business development, mine operations, budgeting, mine planning, engineering and engineering supervision. In addition to an extensive career in the US coal industry, Clark was president of an Australian-owned used equipment and sales company, where he turned the equity into a profitable enterprise and directed a successful acquisition program. Clark is responsible for developing Ambre Energy’s infrastructure program in North America. He directs the development of the company’s port projects, and works with railroads and barging companies to investigate options for transporting coal to ocean-going vessels.

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