“Ultimately each project is about making a difference and keeping people safe. That’s why this job is so enjoyable. ”

Risk Management

Material Risk

Safety Management

Emergency Management

Scott’s expertise extends to the application of material risk management, safety management systems, legal compliance and emergency management; areas in which Scott has worked for Tier one mining companies.

Scott joined Coal Services in 2020, preceded by 16 years’ underground coal experience. His mining career commenced with Illawarra Metallurgical Coal in 2005 after completing a Bachelor of Mining Engineering with First Class Honours.

Scott was the Manager of Mining Engineering at Appin and Dendrobium mines and had previously held the roles of Undermanager and Production Manager. Scott’s experiences in these roles have equipped him with an applied understanding of the legislative framework that supports the mining industry and exposed him to managing serious workplace events.

He has been a mines rescue brigade member for more than ten years, winning seven regional and two Australian mines rescue competitions as part of the Appin team.

Scott is an examination panel member for NSW deputy examinations through the NSW Coal Competence Board and is a member of the Mine Managers Association of Australia. Scott’s qualifications include Deputy, Undermanager, Ventilation Officer and Mining Engineering Manager of coal mines practising certificate. Scott is a lead auditor and holds SAI Global Lead Auditor qualifications.

Career Highlights


  • Bachelor of Mining Engineering, First Class Honours - University of South Australia - 2004
  • Deputy of Underground Coal Mines Qualification - NSW - 2009
  • Undermanager of Underground Coal Mines Qualification - NSW - 2010
  • Manager of Mining Engineering Qualification - NSW - 2013
  • Ventilation Officer Qualification - University of NSW - 2014
  • Lead Auditor - SAI Global - 2020
  • Global Minerals Industy Risk Management (G-MIRM) program (G3) and (G4) - University of Queensland - 2021
  • Mining Engineering Manager of Coal Mines Practising Certificate