Coal Association of Canada President Resigns, Successor Appointed

Nov 13, 2015

November 12, 2015 (Calgary, Alberta): Mr. John Schadan, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Coal Association of Canada, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Robin Campbell as the new President of the Association, effective November 16, 2015.

Mr. Campbell was Member of the Alberta Legislative Assembly for the riding of West Yellowhead from 2008 – 2015.  During that time, he also held government ministerial appointments in several portfolios of importance to the coal industry, including Environment and Sustainable Resource Development and Aboriginal Relations.  Previous positions also included serving on adjudicative panels and executive roles with the United Mine Workers of America.

“Mr. Campbell understands the issues and challenges facing the coal industry and is well positioned to be an effective voice in promoting the value of the industry in Alberta and across Canada,” said Mr. Schadan.  “His track record in fostering sustainable working relations combined with his executive leadership experience makes him the right choice to lead the Association moving forward.”

The Coal Association of Canada (CAC) would also wish to announce that Ann Marie Hann has resigned as President to pursue other career opportunities.

“Ms. Hann was appointed President of the Coal Association in September 2011 and her positive impact on the CAC was immediately felt,” noted Mr. Schadan.  “She revitalized the Association through a number of new initiatives, which resulted in the Association’s membership growing by over 30% as well as bringing financial stability to the organization. She will be a tremendous asset to any organization and we wish her well as she pursues the next phase of her long and successful career.”

Ms. Hann will assist in the transition and stay on in an advisory capacity until December 4th.

For more information:
John Schadan
President, Westmoreland Coal Company and
Chair, Coal Association of Canada
+1 403-262-1544