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Leadership team

In Australia we are guided by our Regional Leadership Team, under the broader governance of our Group Management Committee.

David Diamond

Executive Head of HR & Corporate Affairs

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Glen Britton

Executive Head of Underground Operations

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Mark Heaton

Executive Head of Open Cut Operations

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David Diamond

Executive Head of HR & Corporate Affairs

With 30 years’ experience in the petroleum and resources sectors, David initially joined Shell at its Geelong Refinery in 1978. Since that time, David has held a number of senior roles with Shell both within Australia and overseas.

David was appointed Commercial Manager to Capcoal in 1995; during this time the Shell Coal assets were sold to Anglo American in 2000 and David was appointed to the role of Commercial Manager in a Joint Venture between Shell and the Queensland Government to construct and operate the Callide Power Station in Central Queensland.

David joined Anglo American upon the completion of the Callide project and was the Global Risk and Assurance Manager before being appointed to the role of Regional Head of Human Resources in November 2007.

Glen Britton

Executive Head of Underground Operations

Glen Britton was appointed Head of Underground Operations for Anglo American’s Metallurgical Coal Business in December 2012. In his role at Metallurgical Coal, Glen is responsible for Moranbah North, Grasstree and Grosvenor Operations. Prior to this, Glen held the position of General Manager at Moranbah North Mine.

Glen was born and educated in the United Kingdom and has extensive experience in operations and management through 35 years in the mining industry. He joined Anglo American from Xstrata Coal where he held the position of Operations Manager for 8 years.

Glen is married with two children and has a passion for English cricket.

Mark Heaton

Executive Head of Open Cut Operations

Mark was appointed to the position of General Manager Open Cut Operations in December 2010, with responsibility for the Metallurgical Coal business’ Callide, Capcoal Open Cut, Drayton and Foxleigh operations. Mark is a Civil Engineer who started in the mining industry in the Technical Services area. He has worked for Anglo American since the acquisition of the Shell Coal assets in 2000. He has been a long standing Metallurgical Coal manager, having worked his way through to mine manager, before gaining General Manager experience at both the Callide and Drayton operations.

Mark has made a great contribution to the business during his years of service and is currently focused on replicating many of Drayton’s best practice processes and systems across the Metallurgical Coal Open Cut operations.

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