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Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Administrative Officer and Company Secretary
Craig Ricato joined Linc Energy in 2008 in the role of General Counsel & Company Secretary. He was promoted to Executive Director of Legal & Corporate Affairs for the Company in October 2010 where he was responsible for all transactional and corporate legal matters, including Linc Energy’s compliance with listing requirements in Australia and regulatory requirements within Australia and overseas. Mr Ricato has served as both an Executive Director and most recently as a Non-Executive Director on Linc Energy’s board since 2010 and was appointed CEO and Managing Director on 1 October 2014.
Mr Ricato has provided legal guidance to the Board and Company departments and managed various corporate functions within the Group, including the provision of legal advice during Linc Energy’s Oil & Gas acquisition program.
Craig Ricato brings a broad range of international corporate and commercial experience to Linc Energy across the energy and resources industry. Mr Ricato obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1991 and was admitted as a Legal Practitioner in the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia in 2001 after graduating with a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours. His early career background prior to joining the legal profession was in Forensic Accounting and law enforcement.
Michael is a respected and successful mining professional who has been working in the industry for more than 20 years. Michael joined Linc Energy from Intra Energy where he held the position of Chief Operating Officer.
Prior to Intra Energy, Michael worked with the Xstrata group as Operations Manager of Ulan Coal and before that as Director of Coal Operations Australia for Vale, responsible for operations including Carborough Downs, Isaac Plains, Broadlea and the Integra Coal underground and open-cut mines. He was promoted to Director after positions of Executive General Manager of Vale Australian Operations, Executive General Manager of Vale NSW Operations and General Manager of Integra Coal Operations with AMCI.
Additional mining experience was gained through Thiess Contractors as Plant Operations Manager and Director of Engineering & Operations Mining Technologies Australia, which oversaw the introduction and operation of highwall mining systems in Australia.
Janelle van de Velde has over 25 years of experience working for publicly-listed companies.
Janelle joined Linc Energy in August 2006 and in this time has held many diverse roles including investor relations, corporate communications and stakeholder relations.
In the role of Chief Administrative Officer and Company Secretary, Janelle is responsible for delivering a global communications strategy, incorporating corporate communications, media, stakeholder and government relations activities globally, while also administering the affairs of the Company and Business of the Board, including Linc Energy’s adherence to its corporate governance policies. Janelle is also responsible for ensuring the required business services such as IT, telecommunications, travel and administration support the Company’s requirements.