Bettercoal is governed by its members, who elect a Board of Directors to lead the organisation. The Technical & Advisory Committee, a multi-stakeholder body, is also critical to the Bettercoal governance, providing expertise and guidance on the Bettercoal Code. The day to day operations of the organisation are run & managed by the Secretariat.

Information on all three groups is given below.

Board of Directors

Senior Vice President Sustainability & HSSE, Uniper
Vice Chairman
Head of Intraday Gas & Power, Vattenfall
Head of Physical Coal Trading, Jera Trading
Vice President, Sustainability, Fortum Corporation

Technical & Advisory Committee

The Technical & Advisory Committee (TAC) is a multi-stakeholder committee composed of individuals from civil society, Bettercoal Suppliers and Bettercoal Members.

The TAC supports and advances Bettercoal’s purpose and values by reviewing, developing and ensuring the quality of the:

  • Bettercoal Standard (the ‘Code’)
  • assurance processes
  • impact assessment, and
  • reporting.


In regards to the development and regular reviewing of the Bettercoal Standard, the TAC support the Bettercoal Board by providing expert judgement, analysis and peer review of both the Bettercoal Standard and stakeholder comments on it.

TAC members:

President, Sustainable Development Strategies Group
Senior Research Fellow, The University of Queensland
Environment and Community Director, Banks Group
Director of Mining and DGOJP, IndustriALL Global Union


The Bettercoal Secretariat is led by its Executive Director. Katie Warrick, who is in charge of the daily management of Bettercoal operations and reports to the Board of Directors.

The Executive Director is supported by a dedicated team and together they focus on the implementation of the Bettercoal Code, the Supplier Assessment Process and Assurance System Review, Bettercoal Members’ Implementation and Reporting Obligations, communications and engaging with stakeholders.

Should you wish to speak to the Secretariat, please contact:

Tom O’Brien, Assessment & Assurance Coordinator

Samantha Newman, Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement Lead