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Head of UK Coal resigns

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CEO of UK Coal, Kevin McCullough, has resigned from the mining company.

McCullough joined the coal firm 18 months ago from his role as chief operating office at npower.

Despite telling audiences at Energy Live 2013 that the UK should make better use of coal, which McCullough said was the country’s “national treasure”, he now leaves UK Coal in administration, as two of its mines face manage closure.

The company has struggled with low coal prices and was dealt a knock-out blow after a huge fire ravaged its mine at Daw Mill in Warwickshire last year.

UK Coal is in the final stages of agreeing a deal for a managed run down of its last two functioning underground mines – despite pressure from unions who suggest the move is shortsighted.

A spokesman for UK Coal said that once any deal is completed there “will be various levels in the company and it is right that those changes should start at the top.”

“On behalf Board and all of my colleagues, I would like to thank Kevin for his support, professionalism and hard work throughout this difficult period,” the spokesman concluded. 

Written by Sam Dodson

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