Executive Team

Daniel Justyn Peters LLB, LP, BA (Politics/Jurisprudence) GDLP - Executive Chairman

Justyn joined Leigh Creek Energy as Non-Executive Director on 28 November 2014 and was appointed Executive Chairman on 27 May 2015. 

Justyn is a qualified Lawyer and has many years’ experience in the ISG industry and in senior management positions.  He has had over a decade of experience with investing entities based offshore, and in particular in China, investing directly into Australian mining, energy and infrastructure projects and brings with him extensive deal structuring experience and long dated contacts.  Justyn’s experience includes working in the mining industry, for industry representative bodies and for various state and federal environment departments and authorities.



Phil Staveley CPA, BA (Acc) (Hons), Dipl Btr - Managing Director

Phil is a qualified Accountant who has 30 years’ experience working in the resources sector.

He started his career in the oil and gas sector working for Schlumberger in London, followed by a number of years with SAGASCO and SAOG (South Australian Oil and Gas Company).  He spent almost ten years with Normandy Mining Ltd.  Whilst with Normandy he fulfilled a number of planning, finance, M&A and commercial roles, including the establishment of a Group Supply Function and three years based in Rio de Janeiro as the CFO of TVX Normandy Americas.

Since 1998 he has been involved in mining and contracting companies in the position of CFO and more latterly, CEO roles with an emphasis on strategy and corporate finance. 



Cristian Bolda BCSEng (Mech), PMI, MEIAust – General Manager, Operations

Cristian is an Executive General Manager with 18 years’ experience in the resources, energy and power sectors. He has successfully led business lines and cross-functional teams across multiple geographic locations both in Australia and internationally. Cristian during his career worked with Chevron, Origin/ConocoPhillips, Petrofac/ZADCO(Exxon/ADNOC), OMV/Petrom, Rompetrol/KazMunayGas, Ramboll.

Cristian has a proven track record for driving operational and project excellence and generating business growth. As an Executive General Manager, Cristian has extensive experience in engineering and construction, strategy development and implementation, contract negotiation and execution along with client and stakeholder management and safely operating the assets. He was involved along his career in Oil and Gas, Coal Seam Gas; Pipeline, Compression, Water Treatment, Power plants, HV Power Transmission & Distribution, airports and infrastructure.



Noreen Byrne MSC Mgt, BCS Geol,– General Manager, People & Sustainability

Noreen is a Senior Manager with over 20 years’ experience across several industries including mining, defence, health, media and IT.

Prior to moving into the field of People Resources, Noreen started her career as a Geologist in exploration and underground mining in the goldfields.

Noreen worked across established organizations and entrepreneurial ventures advising them through the stages of creation, growth, and stabilization. Her breadth of experience across diverse industry groups has provided an exceptional platform to link people and sustainability strategies to business success.

As LCK GM Sustainability & People, Noreen is leading LCK’s transformation ESG program through developing effective leadership, differentiated talent models, sustainable business models, cultural engagement, environmental excellence and strong governance.


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