Mark Genovese was appointed as a Director of Coal Services on 1 January 2013. Mark has over 30 years’ experience within the Australian Credit Union Movement, including periods as Chief Executive Officer of Esso Employees Credit Union and the public service-based Comtax Credit Union. He is now Chief Executive Officer of Unity Bank, formerly Maritime Mining and Power Credit Union (MMPCU). The Credit Union officially changed its name to Unity Bank on 1 March 2017.
Mark previously worked at Australia’s peak Credit Union body, Credit Union Services Corporation Australia, where his specific responsibility included managing the retail banking products provided to credit unions. He also represented the industry on the Australian Payments Council and VISA Australia Boards.
Mark managed the Australian Credit Union Movement’s international development activities, which are primarily focused within the South Pacific and South East Asian regions, and domestic development activities including the development of new credit unions and the expansion of existing credit union services within rural and regional Australia.
In recent years Mark has played a pivotal role in the development of the first cooperative raising of capital, where credit unions pooled their balance sheets to secure ‘mutual friendly’, affordable capital. He is also a Director of Cuscal.
The Hon. John Hannaford was appointed as a Director of Coal Services on 1 January 2013. John is the former Chair of the NSW Mine Safety Advisory Council, Chair of the Wentworth Institute of Higher Education Pty Ltd and has been appointed an Examiner with the Australian Crime Commission until 2017.
John is a lawyer and was a full-time Examiner with the Australian Crime Commission from 2003 to 2011. Between 2000 and 2003 he held various appointments including Adjunct Professor with University of Technology Sydney; Corporate Facilitator, Mediator and Arbitrator with part-time appointments to the NSW Workers Compensation Commission and District Court; member of the Commonwealth Government’s National Alternative Disputes Advisory Council; Special Inquiry Steward with NSW Harness Racing; Chair of the Panel to review the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission for the Commonwealth Government; and, has an appointment to the Professional Standards Review Panel of the Catholic Church in Australia.
From 1984 to 2000 he was a Member of the Legislative Council in the NSW Parliament where he held appointments as the Minister for State Development; Minister for Health; Minister for Community Services; Minister for Industrial Relations; Minister for Justice and Attorney-General. He was also Leader of the Government and of the Opposition in the Legislative Council.
Jamie Frankcombe was appointed a Director in September 2017. Jamie has been the Executive General Manager - Operations at Whitehaven Coal since February 2013. He was previously Director Operations at Fortescue Metals Group Ltd.
Prior to that he has had extensive senior experience in coal mine operations and development including as the Chief Operating Officer of PT Adaro Indonesia, Executive General Manager - Americas for Xstrata Coal and General Manager Operations for Xstrata Coal's Hunter Valley open cut operations.
Jamie hold a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from Wollongong University and a Master of Business Administration (Technology) from APESMA Deakin University. Additionally he holds First Class Certificate of Competency qualifications for both the NSW and Queensland coal industry.
Andy Honeysett was appointed a Director in January 2016. Andy is the President of the South- Western District Branch of the CFMEU (Mining and Energy Division). He has held that position since December 2009 representing miners from Mudgee, Lithgow, Wollongong and Broken Hill regions.
Andy has held positions on the District Board of Management and the Mining and Energy Division’s Central Council, the divisions governing body. He is a member of the National CFMEU Executive, a Trustee of the Mineworkers Trust and holds an executive position with the State Branch of the CFMEU.
Andy has 24 years of experience as an underground coal miner. He was appointed to the NSW Mine Safety Advisory Council in 2011, appointed to the Mining Competence Board in 2012 and a member of the NSW Resources Advisory Forum.