“I love having the opportunity to assist mining operations in determining that not only are their safety management systems robust, but they are implemented and effective in the field ”

Areas of Expertise

Workplace Health
and Safety

Management Systems

Risk Management

Critical Control Effectiveness

With 15 years’ experience in underground coal mining gained from a diverse range of senior operational, management and project roles, Alaster’s experience has embedded a thorough understanding and practical application of Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) legislation, Mines Safety Management Systems and compliance requirements.

Alaster has also assisted international customers in establishing Emergency Management Systems in the metalliferous sector.

Alaster currently chairs the Mines Rescue Working Group, a forum comprising representatives from across the NSW coal industry to achieve best practise emergency response.

Alaster is a member of the Mine Managers Association of Australia and he has been a mines rescue brigade member for 12 years.


  • Mining Engineering Managers Certificate of Competency
  • Global Minerals Industry Risk Management (G-MIRM) progam (G3) and (G4) from the University of Queensland
  • Blasting licence and competency
  • Statutory Ventilation Officer
  • Occupational Health & Safety Internal Auditor (ISO 19011)
  • SAI Global Lead Auditor
  • Certificate in Executive Management and Development and an Advanced Diploma in Underground Coal Mine Management