In 1996, two mining mates started Mastermyne sharing one ute and a singular belief that mining could be done better by doing better.

Today, this legacy is honoured by our leadership team who are driven to create value for all stakeholders through a clear set of core values we call “The Mastermyne Way”.


Our People

  • Chief Executive Officer, Mine Operations

    David Sykes Chief Executive Officer, Mine Operations

    David began his career in the UK performing various operational and statutory roles including Deputy and Undermanager. After relocating to Australia in the mid 90’s he obtained his 1st and 2nd Class Managers Certificate in NSW and 1st Class Managers Certificate and SSE in Queensland.  He’s worked across a number of underground coal operations including Moranbah North, Dartbrook and Central Colliery in roles including Mine Manager and SSE/General Manager.

    Immediately prior to joining Mastermyne in 2012, David worked as the Mining Operations Manager with Leighton Mining, having responsibility for two surface coal operations and underground coal interests.

    Over the years David has performed various roles with Mastermyne including Executive GM Mining and  Executive GM Strategy & Growth.

    Always keen on a personal challenge, during his time at Mastermyne David learnt how to swim, began triathlon training and 4 short years later, competed (and completed) the grueling world title event at Kona, Hawaii.

    David holds a Diploma in Mining and Mechanical Engineering; he is a registered Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Australian Mine Managers Association and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Chief Executive Officer, Coal Contracting

    Paul Green Chief Executive Officer, Coal Contracting

    Paul commenced in the role in November 2021. He was well known to the Mastermyne business through a long association over many years and came to us with over 25 years’ experience in operational management, strategic development and organisational change roles in the Australian coal mining industry. Paul has previously held General Manager and Site Senior Executive roles in Qld and NSW in both underground (longwall and bord and pillar) and open cut with new mine start-ups his speciality.

    Implementing significant change to achieve safety and operational benchmarks are where his skills lie and he enjoys coaching people to achieve things they thought were not possible.

    Paul is an avid rower and has been known to drag his rowing machine around the country side.

    Paul holds a Bachelor Engineering (Mining) Degree, MBA, 2nd Class Mine Mangers Certificate, SSE Certificate, and Grad Diploma Psychology.

  • Operations Manager QLD

    Matt Masterson Operations Manager QLD

    Matt has over 20 years mining experience, starting at Gordonstone as a Junior Miner in 1994.  He has held various roles including Development Superintendent at both Kestrel South and Aquila.

    Matt has led many of Mastermyne’s projects over the last 11 years with the KME Project, Broadmeadow Development, Carborough Development, Kestrel South, Narrabri and Aquila Projects

    Matt’s qualifications include Diploma of Mining, Certificate IV in Underground Coal Mining, Diploma of Project Management and BA Accounting along with being Mines Rescue trained.

    In June 2022 he completed the Finke on the second attempt and will be tackling the Don River Dash in September.   Matt is well into his mid-life crisis!

  • Operations Manager NSW

    Wayne Price Operations Manager NSW

    Wayne has 30 years’ experience within the Underground Mining Industry. Throughout Wayne’s career he has held various senior management roles including Executive General Manager, Director, Mining Consultant and General Manager.

    Wayne’s area of expertise includes the implementation of leading strata management practices, implementation and management of material risk controls and reviewing mining performance & improvement opportunities.

    Wayne is a mad mountain bike rider, having completed in numerous 24 hour team races and other events. In recent years he has been riding in a 7 day event to raise money for the Westpac Helicopter, with the intention of doing many more.


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