World Coal Association announces leadership change

19th Jan 2015

19 January 2015

LONDON – After almost ten years heading up the World Coal Association (WCA), the WCA has announced that Chief Executive Milton Catelin is stepping down from the role.

The WCA Chairman, Harry Kenyon-Slaney, paid tribute to Milton, stating: “I would like to thank Milton for his efforts and achievements on behalf of the WCA and the global coal industry. He has helped to position the WCA as a key stakeholder in global discussions on energy, environment and sustainable development issues.

“We are now looking to build on this progress and strengthen the WCA’s engagement on the strategic issues facing the coal industry. It is an exciting time for the WCA and we are looking forward to fully engaging with our stakeholders on the global challenges we face.”

The WCA has commenced a recruitment process to select a new Chief Executive. In the interim, the WCA’s Deputy Chief Executive Benjamin Sporton will be Acting Chief Executive.



World Coal Association

The World Coal Association is a global industry association formed of major international coal producers and stakeholders. The WCA works to demonstrate and gain acceptance for the fundamental role coal plays in achieving a sustainable and lower carbon energy future. Membership is open to companies and not-for-profit organisations with a stake in the future of coal from anywhere in the world, with member companies represented at Chief Executive or Chairman level. WCA is the global network for the coal industry

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