Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
Alison's career spans more than 30 years encompassing private legal practice, in-house legal roles in New Zealand and overseas, a stint as a diplomat in the New Zealand Foreign Affairs and Trade and teaching Legal Professionals.
Initially practising in the areas of commercial, banking and finance she specialised in energy and mining, associated resource management issues and climate change law. Alison has held external positions as Chair of the Greenhouse Policy Coalition, Vice President of NZMIA, alternate director on the World Coal Institute, and associate on Coal Industry Advisory Board (subgroup of the International Energy Agency).
She holds a Master of Laws (Hons) from Auckland University. Prior to coming to Bathurst she worked for Simpson Grierson, Minter Ellison, Linklaters and was most recently General Counsel for over 11 years for Solid Energy New Zealand Ltd.
General Manager, Projects and Planning
Fiona Bartier is an environmental and resource scientist who has worked for government, in research and education, for industry groups, and for a range of mining companies.
Fiona began her career as a forestry planner, helping the New South Wales government move to more transparent and sustainable native forestry.
She then moved into a research role at the University of Queensland at the Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation, where she visited and worked at over 40 sites from coal to mineral sands, bauxite and gold.
For the past nine years, Fiona has lived in mining communities in the Hunter Valley and Western coalfields of New South Wales, working first as a consultant, and then within industry in operations and projects. It is Fiona’s experience that, when it comes to sustainable practice, it is the mining community that is driving standards ever higher.
Fiona has a degree in Resource Science. She joined Bathurst in 2012, based in the Wellington office.
General Manager, Domestic Operations
Craig has extensive engineering experience with both coal and oil-fired steam boiler installations and maintenance, as well as refrigeration, marine, plant maintenance and general engineering.
Born in South Canterbury, Craig’s first career was as an A-grade fitter and welder, undertaking regular coal and oil steam boiler installations.
After a period as plant engineer and construction diver at the Port of Timaru, Craig became owner and director of a South Island coal supply business in 1997.
The business was bought by Eastern Corporation in 2006, and Craig joined the company as Marketing Manager and then Operations Manager, playing a key role in the establishment and growth of the Takitimu and Cascade coal mines.
Craig joined Bathurst as General Manager of Eastern Coal when the Eastern assets were acquired on March 2011. He is based in Tiamru at Bathurst's Coal handling and distribution centre.