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Pacific American Holdings Limited (ASX:PAK) through its wholly owned subsidiary Pacific American Coal, has a 303 million tonne JORC resource at its flagship Elko Coking Coal Project. The Elko Coking Coal Project is located in the Crowsnest Coalfield of the East Kootenay Coal Basin in British Columbia, Canada. Coal from the Elko region has been tested and confirmed to contained coking properties that are sought after by South East Asian steel mills.


Elko Coking Coal Project - British Columbia, Canada

The Elko Coking Coal Project is 100% owned by Pacific American Holdings (ASX:PAK), in their 100% owned Canadian entity, Pacific American Coal Canada Limited (“PAC Canada”).  

Elko is Pacific American Coal’s flagship coal asset. The Elko Coking Coal Project contains a 303.1 million tonnes, JORC Code (2012), resource and is located in the East Kootenay Coal Basin of British Columbia, Canada. PAK holds a 100% interest in the Elko Coal Leases with a combined area of 3,571 Hectares.

The project is at a pre-concept level stage, with independent engineering studies indicating a low-capital cost entry into mining operations. Elko would leverage existing infrastructure in close proximity to the project as the start of a reliable logistics network into a South East Asian customer base that has a growing demand for this limited resource.

Elko is positioned within 20km to coal rail infrastructure, and is situated at the southern end of the East Kootenay Coal Basin. This unique position makes it the closest coal project in the East Kootenay Coal Basin to the coal ports of Vancouver with approximately a $2/t rail cost advantage over projects located at the northern end of the East Kootenay Coal Basin

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Last updated 12th December 2019

Geoff Hill
Non Executive Chairman

Geoff Hill BEcon (Syd), MBA (NSW), FFIN, FCPA, FAICD is a merchant banker and Director with over 30 years of international experience. He is the Founder of Bancorp Holdings Limited, a former MD of Morgan Grenfell Australia and a former Director of Morgan Grenfell PLC. Mr. Hill was also the founding Partner and Managing Director of Pitt Capital Partners in Australia and a former Chairman of Pitt Capital Partners Asia Limited (HK).

He is the Executive Chairman of International Pacific Securities Limited Group and Chairman of Hong Kong Administrative Services Limited, a Partner of Hill Sherlock and Willis [Sydney] and Chairman of Australasian Investment Holdings Limited [Singapore]. A Director and Founder of Asian Property Services Limited and Asian Property Investments Limited he is also the Non-Executive Chairman of Parry International Trading. Mr Hill is the Hong Kong Representative of Lagerkvist & Partners, Sweden.

An experienced Company Director for over 30 Years, current public company boards include :-

  • Chairman Heritage Gold NZ Limited [ASX: HTM] (appointed July 1999)
  • Chairman Metals Finance Limited [ASX: MFC] (appointed March 2007)
  • Director Broken Hill Prospecting [ASX: BHL] (appointed February 1989)
  • Chairman Texas & Oklahoma Coal Company Inc.

Geoff is a former director of Brickworks Investment Company Limited (December 2005 to September 2009), Huntley Investment Company Limited (April 1998 to January 2009), Centrex Metals Limited (October 2008 to February 2011), Outback Metals Limited (April 2010 to November 2010), and Hills Holdings Limited (February 1999 to April 2011)

A current member of RHKYC and WPO Hong Kong Chapter in Hong Kong, Mr Hill is a member of the Australian Union, Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron and CYCA in Sydney.

Mark Sykes
Managing Director

Mark Sykes B.Eng (Mining) (WASM), Masters Minerals and Energy Economics (Macquarie University) is an experienced Mining Engineer with a wealth of operations and business development experience, during a career of some 22 years. Mark’s career includes time with BHP in an operational capacity and with Mitsubishi Development in a senior corporate investment role. Mark has exposure to a broad range of commodities including coal, uranium, iron ore, platinum group metals and other minerals. Mark brings exceptional experience in areas of corporate and strategic development, transactional due diligence, operations, technical engineering and project management.

Simon Bird
Independent Non Executive Director

Simon Bird, B.Compt (University of South Africa), B.Compt (Hons) (University of South Africa), FCPA, FAICD currently serves as a non-executive Director on the Board of Metals Finance. Mr Bird is an accomplished senior executive and company director with over 30 years’ experience in Africa, Europe and Australia. Mr. Bird has a broad based knowledge of the resources sector that covers oil and gas, bulk commodities and metals. Mr. Bird is currently an independent non-executive director of ASX listed Mount Gibson Iron Ltd and is the Chairman of Rawson Resources Ltd. Mr. Bird provides strategic and financial consulting services to the Boards of other ASX listed and private companies.

Mr. Bird’s’ career includes 6 years with PWC and time in the resources, financial services, property, infrastructure and agricultural sectors. Previous executive roles include Chief Financial Officer positions at Stockland, GrainCorp and Wizard Mortgage Corporation as well as senior roles at BNP Paribas and Ampolex. Mr. Bird served as Director and CEO of King Island Scheelite up to 2013. Mr. Birds’ was a former Director of CPA Australia Ltd and Kosciusko Alpine Club Ltd

Ian Morgan
Company Secretary

Mr Morgan B Bus (UTS), MComLaw (MU), Grad Dip App Fin (FINSIA), CA, ACIS, ACSA, MAICD, F Fin. Ian was appointed as Company Secretary on 11 March 2010 He is a qualified Company Secretary and Chartered Accountant with over 40 years of experience in businesses operating in Australia and overseas, including the equity investment sector.  Mr Morgan’s experience includes many years in business administration and accounting. Ian provides company secretarial and advisory services to a range of companies and is company secretary of other listed public companies.

Matt Wall
Chief Executive Officer Coal

Mr Wall is an experienced metals and mining executive with a track record of success spanning three decades. His background is in the metals (Aluminium) and bulks (Steel Making Coal & Energy Coal) sectors specialising in sales, marketing, logistics and price risk management. Matt will lead the further development of the PAK’s 100% owned Elko Coking Coal Project in B.C. Canada.

Dominic Hill
Business Development

Mr Dominic Hill has over 10 years’ experience in the investment and advertising sectors and more recently in the US coal and energy sector. Mr Hill is based in Dallas, Texas and has lived in the USA since 2005.

Mr Hill was a founder of Pacific American Coal (PAC) since its inception in 2011 and established the Dallas Office for the company. During his time with TOCC he has been responsible for the development of TOCC’s business base and exploration programs. As Vice President, Mr Hills’ responsibilities include business development, strategic due diligence, industry research and analysis as well as relationship management and deal execution.

Prior to joining TOCC, Mr Hill worked as a consultant in the marketing, web development and IT industries throughout North America and as an editor with Sydney-based GP Young and Rubicam, a full-service global advertising agency.

Dave Thompson
VP Operations Canada

Mr David Thompson is a geologist with over 20 years’ experience in exploration and mining, mostly in metallurgical coal. Most recently, David was Chief Geologist for North Coal Ltd., responsible for coal exploration and resource development in the Crowsnest Coalfield, near Sparwood, British Columbia.  David’s experience includes all aspects of metallurgical coal exploration, coal quality analysis and resource definition.  

In addition, he has operational experience, having been responsible for significant in-pit coal recovery improvement at the Trend Mine for Anglo American in Tumbler Ridge, BC.  David will be responsible for all aspects of exploration, resource definition and conversion to reserves as Pacific American Coal completes drilling campaigns before the anticipated publication of a pre-feasibility study in 2021.

Last updated 12th December 2019

Corporate Office:

Suite 706, Level 7
89 York Street
Sydney, NSW, 2000

GPO Box 1546
Sydney, NSW, 2001 

Tel:   +61 (0) 2 8964 4373 
Email: [email protected]

Chief Executive Officer – Mark Sykes
Chief Executive Coal - Matthew Wall

United States
Corporate Malining Address:

3026 Mockingbird Lane, #312
Dallas, TX  75205 

Tel:  +1 214 800 2801  
Email: [email protected]

Business Development Manager - Dom Hill

Corporate Mailing Address

330 500 Victoria Street
Prince George, BC 
V2L 2J9

Tel:  +1 214 800 2801  
Email: [email protected]

Business Development Manager - Dom Hill

Last updated 12th December 2019