Management Team

The WMS corporate structure is headed by a Board of Company Directors. Our management team, staff and operations teams has extensive industry and mining experience. We have a track record of delivering quality specialised products and services to our clients.

Company Directors

The WMS Board comprises three appointed Company Directors. Two of the Directors have extensive experience and qualifications in the Australian underground coal mining industry with specialised knowledge in secondary support systems including polyurethane and phenolic injection, cavity filling, mine ventilation appliances, and underground drilling. The third Director is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in this field.

Meet Our Management Team

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Mark Levey – CEO

Mark has worked in the mining industry for more than 36 years in a variety of roles including mine worker, Mining Engineer, Mine Manager, General Manager and CEO. He commenced as CEO for WMS in 2013. His experience across mining operations over this period provides him with broad knowledge of market needs and also provides insight to the provision of capabilities required of WMS in order to serve his customers. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining), an MBA, a Mine Managers Certificate of Competency, and is a FAusIMM, and a GAICD.

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Mitcham Ostle – Director Marketing and Sales

Mitcham has completed his Coal Mining Certificate Course and has been in the mining industry for over 37 years working in the fields of strata control products and strata consolidation across the coal mining, civil and hardrock industries. He was directly involved in the introduction of Australian Roof Bolt Technology to British Coal where he spent 2.5 years including time spent in Japan introducing the same technology. He has been a Director of WMS since 1995 and has extensive experience in all facets of the business and its operations.

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Neil Alston – Business Development Manager

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Neil has worked for over 30 years in the coal mining industry in a variety of roles including Mining Engineer, Technical Services Manager, Mine Manager and consultant. His interest in strata control was developed during his early career at Angus Place Colliery where he was responsible for development of innovative support systems. He commenced as Business Development Manager for WMS in July 2017. Neil provides technical, management and business capabilities to WMS and is responsible for company strategy and new product development. He holds BE (Mining) Hons 1, ME (Mining), MBA (with Merit), NSW Coal Mine Manager qualifications and is a member of AusIMM, MMAA and BBUGS.

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Matthew Williams – Queensland Operations Manager

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Matthew has worked in the coal mining industry for more than 18 years in a variety of roles including Heavy Diesel Fitter, Mechanical Coordinator, State Manager, Business Developer and Water Management Coordinator. He commenced as Queensland Operations Manager for WMS in 2015. His experience across the various facets of underground mining and having performed staff and middle management roles with coal mining companies and contractors alike has positioned him to deliver a premium quality service. He enjoys meeting his clients’ challenges and establishing relationships with his customers.

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Stephen Holmes – NSW Operations Manager

Stephen has worked in the mining industry for over 33 years, starting as a multi-skilled underground mineworker. He worked towards gaining his Deputy/Crew Supervisor qualifications and was employed at various mines throughout the Hunter region. Subsequently, he took the positions as Longwall Coordinator and Longwall Superintendent as well as travelling extensively within Australia as a Mining Consultant. Stephen has enjoyed the challenges of working at a variety of mine sites, experiencing diverse workforces and mining conditions. His philosophy has always focused on ensuring the best possible outcomes for each company he has worked for, as well as the personnel he has worked with and the teams he has built.

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Adam Williams – Workshop Manager

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Adam has worked at WMS for more than 22 years as workshop manager including a variety of underground roles relating to the introduction and application of WMS products and services. He has an extensive knowledge of plant, equipment and chemicals used throughout the business and manages all logistics across the WMS business. Adam has been instrumental in the development of the company’s bulk chemical handling system and surface-to-seam technology.

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Kathleen Stanley – Commercial Manager

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As a Chartered Accountant, Kathleen commenced her career with Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu in Sydney before transitioning to mining 11 years ago starting out as Commercial Superintendent for Xstrata at McArthur River Mine. Her most recent position was Financial Controller at the Cobbora Coal Mine Project.  During her 7 years at Cobbora, Kathleen set-up in-house finance functionality, implementing ERP systems; finance and control procedures, statutory reporting obligations, as well taking on the role of Company Secretary during 2014-15.  Kathleen joined WMS in 2018 and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the financial operations, as well as end of month processes, commercial analysis, Board reporting and tax compliance. She has a B. Bus (Accounting) qualification and is a Member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ).

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STAFF AND OPERATIONS TEAMS

Our staff manage safety, training, quality, purchasing, payroll, accounts and workshop functions. Operations teams include experienced project managers, supervisors and operators working in crews at client sites.