John Schadan, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Coal Association of Canada, announced Nov. 12 the appointment of Robin Campbell as the new President of the association, effective Nov. 16.
Campbell was a member of the Alberta Legislative Assembly for the riding of West Yellowhead from 2008 to 2015. During that time, he also held government ministerial appointments in several portfolios of importance to the coal industry, including Environment and Sustainable Resource Development and Aboriginal Relations. Previous positions also included serving on adjudicative panels and executive roles with the United Mine Workers of America union.
“Mr. Campbell understands the issues and challenges facing the coal industry and is well positioned to be an effective voice in promoting the value of the industry in Alberta and across Canada,” said Schadan. “His track record in fostering sustainable working relations combined with his executive leadership experience makes him the right choice to lead the Association moving forward.”
The association also announced that Ann Marie Hann has resigned as President to pursue other career opportunities. Hann will assist in the transition and stay on in an advisory capacity until Dec. 4.
“Ms. Hann was appointed President of the Coal Association in September 2011 and her positive impact on the CAC was immediately felt,” noted Schadan. “She revitalized the Association through a number of new initiatives, which resulted in the Association’s membership growing by over 30% as well as bringing financial stability to the organization.”