Directors

Board of Directors

Robert C. Sturdivant (Chairman)
John H. Craig
Alan M. De’Ath
George G. Dethlefsen
Arthur Einav
Robert Scott
Ronald G. Stovash
Kai Xia

 

 

Background on Directors

Robert C. Sturdivant - Chairman
Robert C. Sturdivant was appointed to the Board of Directors in May 2017 and was elected Chairman. Mr. Sturdivant is currently the Chief Financial Officer of certain Quintana affiliates and has served in various roles including Vice President of Finance and Managing Director of Risk Management with Quintana and its affiliates since 1974. Mr. Sturdivant serves as a director on the boards of several private entities and served as Chairman of the Board for Genesis Energy, LLC, a publicly held Master Limited Partnership listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

John H. Craig
John H. Craig has been a member of the Board of Directors since December 2010. Mr. Craig is a senior counsel at Cassels Brock and Blackwell LLP specializing in securities law acting primarily for public mining companies. Previously, Mr. Craig was a partner at Cassels Brock and Blackwell LLP since 1994.  Mr. Craig also serves on the boards of a number of companies in the resource industry. Mr. Craig attended the University of Western Ontario, where he earned a B.A. and LLB, and was admitted to the bar in 1973.

Alan M. De’Ath 
Alan M. De’Ath has been a member of the Board of Directors since July 2013. Mr. De’Ath has over 40 years international financial, marketing, corporate and operational experience as a senior executive in the mining industry in a range of commodities. He is currently a Marketing Advisor to Avanco Resources as well as a consultant to other mining companies in the Americas. Mr. De’Ath had a 20 year career with Rio Tinto PLC where he was Finance Director and Commercial Director, as well as executive board member, of Rio Tinto subsidiaries in the UK, Portugal and Namibia. Following his Rio Tinto career, Mr. De’Ath has had worldwide mining industry experience across a range of commodities as CFO of TVX Gold, CEO of Ivernia and CEO and then Deputy Chairman of the Enirgi Group. Mr. De’Ath is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

George G. Dethlefsen
George G. Dethlefsen was appointed Chief Executive Officer in August 2014 and has been a member of the Board of Directors since July 2013. Previously Mr. Dethlefsen was Managing Director at Quintana Energy Partners where he was the sector head of coal and downstream investments. Prior to joining Quintana, Mr. Dethlefsen worked for the General Partner of Natural Resource Partners, L.P. and worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department of Goldman, Sachs, & Co.  Mr. Dethlefsen attended Rice University, where he earned a B.A. in Economics and Managerial Studies, and The University of Texas at Austin, where he earned an MBA.

Arthur Einav 
Arthur Einav has been a member of the Board of Directors since August 2014. Mr. Einav is Managing Director, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Sprott Resource Holdings Inc., General Counsel of Sprott Inc., and is a director of RII North America, Inc. Mr. Einav holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Masters in Business Administration from Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business. Mr. Einav also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the New York State Bar, holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.

Robert Scott  
Robert Scott has been a member of the Board of Directors since August 2009. Mr. Scott has been involved in the mining industry for forty years lastly as President and CEO of PBS Coals Limited from1989 to its sale to OAO Severstal in 2008.  Previously Mr. Scott was the CFO at NSM PLC a UK listed company with worldwide mining operations and before that served for 13 years as CFO and Executive Director of US Mining for another UK company, Derek Crouch plc.  Mr. Scott is a member of the Scottish Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Chartered Management Accountant.

Ronald G. Stovash
Ronald G. Stovash has been a member of the Board of Directors since July 2013. Mr. Stovash has over 45 years of experience in the coal industry and has held positions such as President and CEO, and a Director, of Colombia Energy Resources Inc., President and CEO of PinnOak Resources, LLC, and held several executive management positions including Senior Vice President of Coal Operations, Sales and  Marketing, and Administration at  CONSOL Energy. Mr. Stovash attended University of Pittsburgh, where he earned Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, and the Colorado School of Mines, where he earned a degree in Economic Evaluation and Decision Methods, and the University of Illinois, where he earned a degree in Executive Management.

Kai Xia
Kai Xia joined Corsa's Board of Directors in March 2017. Mr. Xia is President of Great Northern Properties, a Quintana affiliated company.  Previously, Mr. Xia was Vice President of Corporate Development at Corsa from August 2014 to January 2017.  Prior to his role at Corsa, Mr. Xia was Vice President at Quintana Energy Partners covering the coal and downstream sector.  Mr. Xia attended the University of California at Berkeley, where he earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.