Gerald Cooper is the Executive Director of Bathurst Resources, a company with interests in existing and proposed coal mines in New Zealand. 
A biographical note in the Bathurst Resources website states that "Cooper was most recently Bathurst’s VP Operations USA. Mr Cooper, who is a qualified Marine Engineer, served for a number of years as a seagoing engineer before moving onto the power generation field. He has held engineering and maintenance roles for Monadelphous Engineering, Cyprus Gold, Arimco, Copper Mines of Tasmania, Pegasus Gold, Acacia Resources and WMCF Phosphate Hill. Gerald Cooper has worked internationally for AshantiGold in Guinea and Iluka Resources in the United States. He was Group Engineering Manager for IAMGold before returning to Australia in 2007 and taking up a position as VP Engineering & Maintenance with Braemore Resources."
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