The Coal Council of Australia was established in 2019.


The founding Chief Executive is Greg Evans who led the COAL21 Fund for over four years and was Executive Director, Coal at the Minerals Council of Australia. He was previously the Chief Economist at the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) and Director of Industry policy since 2004.

Greg has experience as a ministerial chief of staff in the Howard government, an official in the both the Commonwealth Treasury and Department of Finance and working for industry bodies in the energy and farm sector.


He understands the issues facing regional Australia and the important contributions of both mining and agriculture in the Australian economy. He was the chief executive of the Wool Council of Australia for three years when wool was our largest rural commodity export. He has maintained those links and operates a farm in the central west of New South Wales.


He commenced his career in the banking sector as a financial analyst dealing with the funding of infrastructure, mining and oil and gas projects.