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Life Members

Ken Bateman

Ken Bateman


Ken is a Life Memberof the Australian Coal Preparation Society and was a long serving member of the Queensland Society.  His service to the Society includes: 

Queensland Committee:

  • 6 years on the Committee – 1973-74 until 1978-79
  • 2 years as Chairman – 1973-74 and 1974-75
  • 2 years as Vice-Chairman – 1975-76 and 1976-77
  • 2 years as Treasurer – 1977-78 and 1978-79. 

Conference Committees:

  • Local Organising Committee for the International Congress in 1976 


  • Involved in establishing the first Modern Coal Preparation course by the Queensland Society in 1976.
  • Wrote the first Coarse Coal Lecture notes (with assistance from Mike Williamson).
  • Lecturer on Coarse Coal in the late 1970s. 

Ken retired in 1998 after a distinguished career in the coal industry. 

Ken was awarded Life Membership of the Society in 2008.