Philip Lawrence joined the Coal Authority in May 2006, he was appointed chief executive in January 2007.
His previous roles include:
- Director of Finance, Coal Authority
- Director of Financial Planning and Reporting, Marconi Corporation plc
- various roles with Deloitte and Touche
Chief Executive and Accounting Officer
The Chief Executive and Accounting Officer is responsible for how the authority spends public and departmental money, and for providing accurate accounts.