Allan, currently managing director of Bruce Allan Corporate Services, is a mining engineer with 45 years experience in the Australian resources industry.
He is also currently chairman of the Queensland Mines Rescue Service.
In the past Allan has held senior coal industry management positions with Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton, retiring from BHP â€“ Illawarra Coal as vice-president of operations in 2004, to form his own consulting business.
He has extensive underground coal mining experience, having held positions of general mine manager at Kembla Coal & Coke and BHP Illawarra and the chief executiveâ€™s position at Springvale Colliery.
In addition, he has held a variety of coal development, technical services and marketing roles, travelling extensively overseas representing the mining industry and government.
Allan has also served as chairman of the Australian Coal Association â€“ Research Committee.