About Us


Albert Scheepers - Executive General Manager and SSE

Albert Scheepers is currently the Executive General Manager of Middlemount Coal, a position he has held since April 2020. He also is a Director on the Board of Wambo Coal PTY Ltd. 


With more than 30 years’ mining experience, Albert joined the Peabody Energy group in 2011 as the General Manager/ SSE at the Coppabella Open Cut Mine located in Queensland. During his time, he transitioned the mine from Macarthur Coal to Peabody ownership. In 2014, Albert moved to Moorvale Open Cut Mine as the General Manager/Site Senior Executive and transitioned the mine from a contractor to owner operator model. In 2016, Albert became the General Manager of the Wambo Mine Complex, an open-cut and underground mine complex in the Hunter Valley. 


Prior to joining Peabody Energy, he spent most of his career working for BHP in both Australia and South Africa.

Ben-Louis Ludik - Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Ben-Louis joined Middlemount in January 2016 as CFO and Company Secretary. He is an experienced CFO and Company Secretary with local and international listed companies across different mineral commodities. He has been a member of the ICAA/SAICA since 1998 and a Fellow of The Chartered Governance Institute of Australia since 2013. Ben-Louis holds masters' degrees in financial accounting and auditing, a post graduate degree in logistic management and a graduate diploma of applied corporate governance.