Dave McLean is a renowned industry leader, with 32 years’ experience in managing businesses and leading people in the mining industry. Prior to joining Coal Services in 2021, Dave had been managing a number of underground coal mines across the southern, northern and western coalfields of NSW for 15 years. Dave is technically proficient in the fields of gas drainage, ventilation and spontaneous combustion management and has extensive knowledge of mine safety management systems and a thorough understanding of the NSW regulatory environment.
Between 2015 and 2018 Dave worked for the NSW Resources Regulator; becoming the Chief Inspector of Mines NSW in 2016. This role provided the opportunity to see the other side of the industry’s robust legislative framework that promotes mine safety and protects workers from harm.
Today, Dave uses his experience and knowledge to work with and support mining operations’ compliance with engineering standards and legislation as well as ensuring their safety management systems are effective.
Dave is a member of the Mine Managers Association of Australia and is a former member of the NSW Minerals Council Executive Committee and the Mine and Petroleum Competency Board. His qualifications include Bachelor of Mining Engineering, NSW Ventilation Officer and Mine Manager Certificate of Competency and G3 Risk Management qualifications. Dave intends to complete Lead Auditor training early in 2022.
1994 Anglo Coal Dartbrook Mine Deputy, Anglo Coal Dartbrook Mine
1996 Anglo Coal Dartbrook Mine Gas & Ventilation Engineer, Anglo Coal Dartbrook Mine
1999 Anglo Coal Dartbrook Mine Undermanager, Anglo Coal Dartbrook Mine
2002 Anglo Coal Dartbrook Mine Longwall Superintendent, Anglo Coal Dartbrook Mine
2005 Centennial Coal Mine Manager Centennial Coal, Clarence Colliery
2006 Xstrata United Operations Manager, Xstrata United and Baal Bone Collieries
2008 Yancoal Austar Coal Mine Mine Manager, Yancoal Austar Coal Mine
2011 Yancoal Austar Coal Mine General Manager, Yancoal Austar Coal Mine and CHP
2015 Resources Regulator Area Manager & Mines Inspector of NSW coal mines, Resources Regulator
2016 Resources Regulator Chief Inspector of Mines NSW, Resources Regulator
2018 Delta Coal Operations/Mine Manager, Delta Coal, Chain Valley and Mannering Collieries
2021 Mines Rescue Consultant, Mines rescue
- Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) University of Wollongong - 1991
- NSW Deputy Certificate of Competency NSW - 1993
- NSW Undermanager Certificate of Competency NSW - 1996
- NSW Mine Manager Certificate of Competency NSW - 2002
- Ventilation Officer Certificate of Competency 2005
- G3 Risk management Course 2010, 2017
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