Michael van Maanen

Executive General Manager – Corporate, Government & Community Affairs

Whitehaven Coal

Michael has nearly 20 years of experience across corporate communications and public policy roles in both the government and private sectors. He was appointed Executive General Manager Corporate and External Affairs in May 2018. 

Prior to joining Whitehaven, Michael was a founding Partner of Newgate Communications and led the firm’s mining and resources practice group. Michael was previously a ministerial adviser in the Howard Government and worked in a range of national security policy roles for the Departments of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Foreign Affairs and Trade and Defence. 

Michael van Maanen