Stefanie Loader announced as new Port Waratah Chairperson

Port Waratah Coal Services announced the appointment of a new Chairperson today following Penny Winn stepping down in December 2019.

21 July 2020

Ms Stefanie Loader has been appointed Chair of the Board effective 21st July, bringing with her significant global resources experience.  

Ms Loader said that she is looking forward to the challenges of the role.

“I am energetic supporter of regional NSW and an advocate for thriving regional economies. Port Waratah is an important business in a thriving regional city, with strong links to the local community in Newcastle through employees, suppliers and direct support of community organisations. As an important part of the Hunter Valley coal chain, Port Waratah is a world-class export services company and I look forward to working with Hennie and his team to maintain and build on their outstanding reputation.”

Chief Executive Officer Hennie du Plooy welcomes Ms Loader and very much looks forward to working with Stefanie to continue to deliver a reliable, high-quality service for our customers.

Ms Loader was nominated for the position by Yancoal Australia Ltd, in accordance with the provisions of the Port Waratah Coal Services Ltd constitution.

For more information please contact
Paul Chamberlin
Office: (02) 6239 7037
Mobile: 0419 233 989

Stefanie Loader – Bio

Stefanie Loader is a company director, geologist and former mining executive with experience in mining operations, mineral exploration and project development. In her executive career, Stefanie has worked in seven countries across four continents. Stefanie’s experience covers a wide range of commodities and regions including copper and gold in Australia, Laos, Chile and Peru, and diamonds in Canada and India. She held the role of Managing Director of Northparkes copper and gold mine for CMOC International and Rio Tinto and was the Chair of the NSW Minerals Council from 2015 to 2017.

Her board commitments include lead Independent Non-Executive Director for Clean TeQ Holdings, Non-executive Director for St Barbara and CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes. Stefanie is also a Mentor with AusIMM Women in Mining (WIMNet) Mentoring program in NSW and Victoria. 

Stefanie brings a strong background in leadership, strategy and regional economic development and was recognised as one of the Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence in 2013.