Nigel Yaxley is the founder and Managing Director of CoalImp, the Association of UK Coal Importers. Since 2006 he has developed his consultancy business in the coal and energy field and is a Partner with Energy Edge Limited. He was elected Vice President, Euracoal in January 2013, having previously served as President from 2005 to 2007 and Market Committee Chairman from 2009.
Nigel joined the coal industry in 1977 after graduating in Physics from Cambridge University. He moved to UK Coal in 1995 on privatisation of the industry and was Marketing Director until end-2005.