Mark Jacobs - Chair
In addition to being the Chair of Low Emission Technology Australia, Mark Jacobs is a well-respected resources sector professional who brings a proven track record of securing major developments across a number of Australian jurisdictions.
Beyond his role as LETA Chair, Mark is the Executive General Manager of Environment & External Affairs at Yancoal Australia. Under Mark's leadership, Yancoal has witnessed the successful execution of some of its most significant approval and modification projects in recent years, including the Moolarben Stage 2 expansion, the Stratford Extension Project, the Austar Bellbird South longwalls, and the Cameby Downs Expansion project.
Mark was formerly General Manager (Environment & Community Relations) at Gloucester Coal before it was acquired by Yancoal in 2012. Prior to his work in the resources industry, Mark was the Development Director at one of Australia’s leading property groups, Charter Hall, for over 12 years. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science (Eng), Civil Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Sydney and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
With his combined experience in the resources and property sectors, Mark’s expertise and leadership as Chair ensures LETA can continue to work towards a strong future for low emission technology in Australia.