John Snape

Grad Dip Mtce Mngt, SSE, EEM (Qld and NSW), CP (FLP), MEMS, G3 Qualified, Site Supervisor, Cert IV in Training

With 43 years of leadership experience in the resources Industry, John has strong depth and breadth of experience in management, operational, technical, project management and statutory roles. He is highly experienced in engineering and mining at surface, underground and coal preparation plants. His strengths are applying root cause analysis and delivering solutions that are practical, cost effective and deliver value. He has a proven record with continuous improvement and cost out programs.


Asset Management

Engineering Optimisation

Capital Delivery Pipeline

Project Management

Feasibility Studies

John's Track Record

John’s most recent experience at Stanmore Coal was as the Underground Project Manager where he led a bankable feasibility study for the Isaac Plains underground mine. He also led due diligence studies on 3 other underground mine projects whilst at Stanmore. John also developed and conducted a review of Asset Management (AM) for the dragline, infrastructure and CHPP.

As the General Manager at Oaky Creek, he oversaw the annual life of mine plans and budgeting and was responsible for the strategic planning for this business. He led a number of safety, cost reduction and productivity programs which delivered significant results.

As the General Manager of Engineering at the corporate level, he was responsible for leading process improvement systems and development of fit for purpose engineering designs, standards and reliability processes. He delivered similar process improvement projects whilst he was the Production Manager at Newlands Underground.

He developed an asset management system for Xstrata Coal when he was the Group Reliability Manager at the corporate level. John also developed scopes for the selection of new and overhaul equipment.

As the Engineering Manager at Mandalong, Beltana and South Bulga Collieries he developed and implemented the asset management systems. He was also the engineering project manager for the construction of these mines.