Mr Stephen Dingle, MA, ACIB (Non-Executive Member)
Stephen Dingle was appointed Chair on 1 April 2013. Stephen has had a career as an investment banker and financial advisor. He spent the majority of his career at NM Rothschild & Sons Limited where he was responsible for starting a mining finance business mainly focussed on gold mines. Latterly he specialised in advising on the financing of commercial property and had clients in both the public and private sectors. His final executive position was as a partner with Ernst & Young LLP where he was also co-head of the real estate finance group.
Stephen now has a portfolio of non-executive positions. Besides his role with the Coal Authority, he is a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Registers of Scotland and an Independent Member of the Audit Committee at Disclosure Scotland.
Ms Tricia Henton, BSc(Hons), FGS, CGeol, FCIWEM, FCIWM, FRSE (Non-Executive Member)
Tricia Henton was appointed to the Board on 1 October 2010. She was previously Director of Environment and Business at the Environment Agency with responsibility for water resources and quality, environmental legislation, conservation and climate change. She is a geologist by background and early in her career worked for the National Coal Board as an Opencast Geologist. She joined the Scottish Environment Protection Agency in 1995 as Director of Environmental Strategy, becoming Chief Executive in 2000. She is a past president of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Besides her role with the Coal Authority, Tricia is Non-Executive Chair of the Professional Committee at the Geological Society of London, a Trustee of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh, a Council Member of the British Trust for Ornithology, Chair of the HSE Independent Regulatory Challenge Panel and a Board Member at the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre.
Mr Stephen Redmond, CIPD (Non-Executive Member)
Stephen Redmond was appointed to the Board on 1 March 2010. Stephen has had a career in human resources (HR) and organisational development both in the public and private sectors. He has spent the majority of his career working in the public health sector. Latterly he was responsible for creating the national HR function for the health sector in Wales and led the merger of four civil service departments into one new organisation. His career in HR commenced with British Coal, where he worked between 1973 and 1988 in Western and North East Areas.
Stephen now has a portfolio of positions. Besides his role with the Coal Authority, he is Independent Chair of the Doctors and Dentists Disciplinary Appeals Panel for England, the Independent Panel Chair for the Judicial Appointments Commission and an Associate of Mott McDonald Limited.
Mr BOB SPEDDING, LLB, FCA (Non-Executive Member)
Bob Spedding was appointed to the Board on 1 April 2013 and as Chair of the Audit Committee from the same date. Bob graduated with a law degree from Warwick University in 1975 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1978. He retired in 2011 after 25 years as a partner in KPMG where he worked with a wide range of organisations providing audit, transaction and advisory services. His final role at KPMG was as Head of Advisory Risk Management for KPMG Europe LLP.
He has been a member of the Audit Committee for The Law Society since 2008 and Chair of The Audit Committee since 2010. He is a Panel Member for the Competition Commission.
Mr Philip Lawrence, ACA, BSc(Hons) (Executive Director)
Philip Lawrence joined the Authority on 1 May 2006 as Director of Finance and was appointed to the Board from 9 November 2006. He was appointed Chief Executive on 1 January 2007. Philip graduated in 1990 from Birmingham University with a degree in Mathematics and joined Deloitte and Touche where he qualified as Chartered Accountant in 1993. He worked for Deloitte and Touche across a number of disciplines including Assurance and Advisory Services, Forensic Services and Transaction Support. Philip was based in the Midlands and London and also spent three years on secondment in Kenya and South Africa serving a number of multinational groups.
In 2003 he joined the telecommunications equipment group, Marconi Corporation plc, as Director of External Reporting to assist the company through their financial restructuring, US listing and quarterly reporting to the London and New York stock exchanges. After 18 months he moved to be Director of Financial Planning and Reporting for the Group. Philip´s final project at Marconi was to dispose of the majority of the group to Ericsson, which was completed in March 2006.
Mr Steve Pennell, FIOD (Executive Director)
Stephen Pennell has been with the Authority since its inception in 1994. He was appointed Director of Information and Systems on 17 January 2005 and was appointed to the Board from 9 November 2006. He was formerly Head of ICT and prior to that, the Mining Information Systems Manager.
He headed the development of the computing and information systems for Coal Mining Information at Bretby in 1989. He is currently a member of the British Computing Society and an Associate of the Institute of Directors.
Mr Paul Frammingham, BA(Hons), ACMA (Executive Director)
Paul Frammingham was originally appointed as Director of Finance on 6 May 2008 and is currently Director of Finance and Corporate Services. He was appointed to the Board on 1 April 2011. He was previously Financial Controller at Babcock Networks Limited, being responsible for the finance and procurement functions of the business, and was a member of the Babcock Networks Operational Board.
Prior to this Paul worked for Balfour Beatty Railway Engineering and for Rolls Royce Plc.
Mr Simon Reed, BSc(Hons), MBA, PhD, CEng, MIMMM (Executive Director)
Simon Reed was appointed as Director of Public Safety and Communication on 1 January 2010 and is currently Director of Operations. He was appointed to the Board on 1 April 2011. He has been with the Authority since 1994, latterly as Head of Public Safety and Subsidence, putting in place arrangements for the successful insourcing of surface hazard and tip management in 2004 and the subsequent merger of surface hazards and subsidence functions. Simon studied Mining Engineering at Nottingham University and subsequently held the post of Research Assistant (obtaining his PhD degree). He then held a number of engineering roles with British Coal Opencast, being Geotechnical Engineer for the Midlands (Central Region), prior to joining the Authority.
Simon is a Public Member of Network Rail and a Trustee of Gofal Cymru, a mental health charity.