Our governance

The main decision-making, executive and managerial bodies at the Coal Authority.

Coal Authority Board

The board sets the Coal Authority’s strategy and monitors performance. Its members are appointed by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

It’s responsible for:

  • making strategic decisions
  • managing relationships with stakeholders
  • evaluating the current strategy and improving it

Coal Authority Board Objectives 2021 (ODT, 87.3 KB)

Latest board meeting

The board meets at least 6 times per year and some of those meetings are open to the public. Open board minutes are shown here.

Board minutes

The board meets at least 6 times a year.

Minutes are available from each meeting:

Other meeting papers and meeting minutes from 2010 to 2012 are on the Coal Authority’s archived pages.

Board members

Members of the board are appointed by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

They are:

Coal Authority Executive Leadership Team

The executive leadership team is responsible for the day-to-day running of the authority. They meet weekly to talk about what the authority wants to do, how they can do it and how quickly.


The team is made up of the authority’s executive directors.

Its members are:

  • Lisa Pinney, Chief Executive and Accounting Officer
  • Paul Frammingham, Chief Finance and Information Officer
  • Carl Banton, Operations Director
  • Richard Bond, Innovation and Engagement Director
  • James Lowth, People and Resources Director
  • Julia Draycon, Community and Emergency Response Director

Coal Authority Audit and Risk Assurance Committee

The audit and risk assurance committee works to make sure the authority’s risks are properly managed.

They meet at least 4 times a year and are responsible for reviewing the Coal Authority’s:

  • risk management
  • main policies
  • annual report and accounts
  • external audit results

Audit and Risk Assurance Committee Terms of Reference approved by the Coal Authority board (ODT, 93.3 KB)


The members of the committee are:

  • Jayne Scott, Chair
  • Steve Wilson
  • David Brooks