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Coal Tip Safety Webinar

Sep 20, 2021 02:00 PM in London

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Lori Frater
Head of the Coal Tip Safety Task Force, Welsh Government @Welsh Government
Lori leads on all aspects of the coal tip safety programme including the policy and legislative review. Prior to working on coal tip safety, she developed policy and legislation on sustainable management of natural resources and climate change, led on strategic environmental policy including developing the Welsh response to address gaps in environmental governance and delivered a large scale legislation programme in response to the UK’s exit from the EU. She has represented the Welsh Government in international partnerships on biodiversity and sustainability. She is a barrister, who specialised in international environmental law.
Paul Maliphant
Key Account Leader @Mott MacDonald
Paul is a Chartered and European Geologist, UK Registered Ground Engineering Advisor and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Fellow of the Geological Society and Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce. He has spent his entire career in Wales working initially in the mining industry for the National Coal Board (British Coal) before moving into civil engineering with Mid Glamorgan County Council, Cambrian Geotechnical and Halcrow. Paul is now Mott MacDonald’s multidisciplinary and multisector Development Director for Wales based in Cardiff and a member of the Expert Group supporting the Welsh Governments Coal Tip Safety Policy Task Force. The stability of colliery spoil tips came into lamentable focus in 1966 when the Aberfan Disaster resulted in the loss of 144 lives, 116 of them children. Paul led memorial events for both the Institute of Civil Engineers and the Geological Society of London marking the 50th anniversary of the disaster to highlight
Tim Marples
@Coal Authority
Tim has over 30 years’ experience of the UK coal industry, encompassing both operational and strategic roles in surface coal mining, underground coal mining, tip washing, and mining restoration projects across the UK. Awarded an MBA from Leeds University Business School in 2009, he is also a Fellow of the Institute of Quarrying. In January 2015, he joined The Coal Authority to lead its Independent Compliance Unit, providing advice on restoration bonding, at both the initial assessment stage and the on-going review and monitoring of operational and financial performance. In November 2015 appointed Head of Public Safety and Subsidence to lead a nationwide team that resolves the impact of mining. In February 2020, he was appointed to Head of Tips Response to assist Welsh Government Coal Tips Safety Policy Taskforce and coordinate the Coal Authority’s technical and operational input to the project.