Our Management Team

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” – Henry Ford

NEPEAN Longwall has a great team of people who work together to get behind your longwall projects. The experience of our team underpins the confidence we bring that we will get the job done for you.

Stuart Thomas

General Manager - NEPEAN Longwall

Stuart is responsible for the NEPEAN Longwall business unit which includes management of both sites in Australia and overall supervision of key partners located throughout China and Europe.

Adele Coetsee

Finance Manager

Adele is responsible for managing the organisations’s financial and accounting operations across NEPEAN Longwall business.

Frank Benacquista

State Manager - NSW

Frank is responsible for the NSW operations including sales, workshop overhaul, repairs, parts and service provision.

Dan Wilkins

State Manager- QLD

Dan is responsible for all of the QLD operations of NEPEAN Longwall including sales, workshop overhaul, repairs, parts and service provision.

Mark O'Toole

DPP Program Manager

Mark is responsible for connecting our customers with our overseas suppliers of mining products through our Direct Purchased Products Program.  

Brendan Wakefield

Specialist Repairs Manager

Brendan is responsible for the repairs of your transmissions, electro-hydraulics, hydraulic and electrical items.