Darren Yeates has over 30 years of mining industry experience.
He was chief executive of Hancock Coal, over 22 years’ experience with Rio Tinto including as acting managing director and chief operating officer for Coal Australia, general manager ports and infrastructure for Pilbara Iron, and general manager of Tarong Coal. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, he worked for 6 years at BHP in coal operations and metalifferous exploration.
Mr Yeates has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from University of Queensland, a Graduate Diploma in Management from the University of Central Queensland, and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia. He has an Executive MBA from the Monash Mt Eliza Business School and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.