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Independent Non-Executive Director

Philip Christensen

Philip Christensen is the sole director of Christensen Legal, a Brisbane-based boutique law firm practising general corporate law. His practice is focused on the coal mining sector.

Philip has more than 30 years’ experience in the corporate/M&A area and was a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills for 23 years, predominantly advising companies within the resources sector. In particular, Philip has extensively advised Australian and overseas mining companies, investors and others in the mining industry. His experience includes Australia and offshore jurisdictions such as Indonesia and Singapore, where he lived for a number of years.

Philip has negotiated agreements for the sale or acquisition of significant exploration resources, mines and mining companies across a range of minerals but extensively coal joint venture and associated agreements and a wide range of contractual arrangements. Philip has also been an adviser for many years on operational matters for mining companies.

Prior to forming Christensen Legal, Philip served in a number of roles, including as Executive Director of an Australian coal exploration company, Chairman of a non-listed base metals exploration company, and a non-executive director of the ASX-listed companies Aston Resources and Whitehaven Coal. Philip was on the Board of Aston Resources when it listed on ASX via its IPO in 2010.

Philip is currently a non-executive director on a start-up company called EcoJoule Energy Pty Ltd. This is a private company developing electrical products for strategic applications.

A graduate of The University of New South Wales, Philip holds a Bachelor of Commerce (with Merit) and Bachelor of Laws. He is a solicitor admitted to practice in Queensland.