NJVCM is a great team
Like a family that shares a dream

He led with passion
As well as vision
But its time to start a new mission

Good luck and Best Wishes
From NJVCM Team


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Aug 10, 2010
Good luck
by: Clem

Good luck in your future endeavours. Thanks for your support and guidance.

Aug 10, 2010
Best of Luck
by: Sean


Thankyou for all your support and guidance. Best of luck with the role and appreciate all your efforts.

Aug 10, 2010
Moving on from the land of the great
by: Nina

To Michael,

Thanks for all the guidance over the past few years hopefully we have all passed a little of us over to you to take with you on your next big journey. Its been enjoyable working with you (or for you) over the past five years. I'm sure you will miss the friendly banter of the contract mining group. :) Good luck


Aug 10, 2010
All the best
by: Cameron

Thanks so much for going in to bat for your staff with respect to their personal welfare and job security. Your personal interest in the goal of zero staff turnover is one of the best I've seen from all managers I've worked under.

All the best with your future endeavours.

Thanks and regards,


Aug 10, 2010
Farewell and Best Wishes
by: Vernon

Its been a pleasure to be under your leadership and guidance over the past two and a half years. I wish you all the best in your new role.

Aug 10, 2010
Good Luck
by: Stewart

Good luck with your new job up on the hill. It's been a real pleasure to be part of your team for the last 6 months.

Aug 11, 2010
by: Kathryn

Thanks for dropping by three years ago to give me the heads up about this job. The opportunities have been just as you said they would be without embellishment. It's wonderful to be part of a team with a great sense of purpose and autonomy. Might see you out RGP6 way, never know. Hope everything works out for you in the future and you achieve the things you want to.

Aug 11, 2010
Good luck
by: Phil Riddle

OB18 is a really great place to work and I know you've had a large influence on why this is. So thanks mate, and thanks also for giving me the opportunity to be a part of it.
Best wishes in your new role and all your future endeavours.

Aug 11, 2010
Good Luck!
by: Woody


Good luck with your new job, I am sure if you work as hard as you did at NJV you will go very well.

Thanks very much for that extra mile you have gone for myself in a number of areas, it will not be forgotten.

Cheers and I am sure we will see you around the traps,


Aug 11, 2010
Best Wishes
by: Kerry

Wishing you Mel and the boys all the best for the future. Thankyou for giving your support and guidance and helping me to get tougher with people. We may cross paths again in the future I'm sure.

Aug 11, 2010
Good Luck
by: Conor


It's been a pleasure working with you in the NJVCM team. I say "with" because it never felt like you treated as subordinates which is a big difference from Canadian-style management and I believe it has helped us all to grow. Thanks and good luck. I'm sure our paths will cross again in the future.

Aug 12, 2010
Best Wishes
by: Steve

All the best in your new role. I have enjoyed the past 18 months working under your sincere and pasionate leadership. Keep in touch.
Good luck.

Aug 12, 2010
Tour of Duty
by: Doug Stewart

Geez....those photo's probably were not the best to attach.....it has been a hard tour of duty for you!!!

On a serious note, thankyou for everything that you have done over your tenure for Contract Mines - your experience, drive and passion will be missed. All in all - not to bad for a dutch man!

Aug 13, 2010
Farewell and Best wishes
by: Joey


Thanks alot for the opportunity to be part of the NJVCM team, especially at OB18.

I appreciated your support, especially when Kerry was away in '09 and also for the opportunity to, briefly, fill in your shoes while you and Richard were overseas, on your respective junkets in Canada and S. Africa.

Here's wishing you all the best in your new role at Norwich Park and for the future.
Keep in touch.


Aug 13, 2010
Best of Luck
by: Pete

All the best in your new role. Thanks for your support.

Aug 21, 2010
Best Wishes
by: Em

'Life's too short to drink bad wine'. Oh wait ... you've already nailed that one! so may the best of the past be the worst of your future.

Thanks and warm regards, Emma

Aug 23, 2010
Very Respectful Leader
by: Rach

Hi Michael,

Thanks for being supportive to me from covering the Scheduling to checking the Monthly Claim of the Contractors. Just by asking if everything is alright makes a great difference and made me feel that you're there to support me as my Manager. Thanks for letting us grow on our respective fields. You're a great leader and for sure we'll miss you.

Please do keep in touch.


Aug 23, 2010
Things You'll Miss
by: Arvin


You'll definitely miss OB18 specially:

1. 30-45 mins scenic drive from town to OB18
2. Shopping drinks and chocolates for the fridge
3. Yummy Friday Morning Tea

I won't forget your shopping tip which is always look for the RED Tags.

Good luck on your new role.


Aug 25, 2010
All the best.
by: Anonymous

Dear Michael,

I hope your transition to coal over east is as successful as mine intends to be!


Aug 25, 2010
Best of luck!
by: Gilbert

Best of luck Michael it has been a pleasure working with you. I wish you and family all the best and hope you have many good times ahead of you.

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