Brian Flannery is a mining engineer graduating from the University of Queensland in 1972. Brian has more than 46 years experience in the development, engineering, construction, and management of open cut, underground coal mines and associated infrastructure including rail and port construction and operation.
Brian was instrumental in the development of the Ulan open cut and underground mines, the 150 kilometre Ulan to Muswellbrook railway in 1982, the United underground mine, the Ashford open cut, the Ashton open cut and underground mines, the Moolarben open cut mine and the NCIG coal terminal, all of these located in New South Wales.
Brian was also involved in the development of coal mines in Queensland, namely the North Goonyella underground mine, and Clermont exploration project including port, rail and other related infrastructure.
Brian also has international experience having involvement in overseeing the $500 million Piparwar open cut coal mine development in India, the largest Australian Government aid project at that time in the early 1990’s and Mountainside open cut coal in Kentucky USA.
Brian holds directorships in several family related companies and is Managing Director of ASX listed White Energy Company Limited.
His family investment companies own several hotels, property development assets and cattle properties in east coast Australia.
These family companies also hold a 50% interest in the 1300MW Vales Point Power Station near Lake Macquarie and various interests in other new technology companies.
Brian has also installed the world’s first solar powered 100 person passenger train on the disused Byron Bay railway in December 2017.