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COAL21 is overseen by a 12-member Board chaired by John Richards.


Mark McCallum

Chief Executive Officer

Prior to joining Coal21, Mark was Managing Director of a public relations and communications agency with clients in the resources and energy sectors.

Mark’s previous roles include the Australian Head of Government Relations with Shell, managing reputational and political risks during a significant reprioritisation of Shell’s global investment portfolio, and the Deputy CEO of Australia’s peak oil and gas industry association – APPEA – leading the policy and advocacy arm for five years.  Mark has also held roles as a senior manager in peak resource industry representative bodies and as an advisor to the Federal Government.