Brian Flannery
Brian FlanneryChairman & Chief Executive Officer
Brian Flannery was appointed to the Board and as Managing Director of White Energy on 17 September 2010. He is a mining engineer with more than 40 years experience in the development, engineering, construction and management of open-cut and underground mining projects in Australia and overseas.

Brian Flannery was Managing Director of White Mining Limited prior to its merger with Felix Resources Limited in April 2005. Subsequent to that merger he held the position of Managing Director of Felix Resources Limited and Yancoal Australia Limited until September 2010.


Vincent O’Rourke AM
Vincent O’Rourke AMAudit and Risk Chairman
Vincent O’Rourke joined the Board of White Energy on 29 September 2010. He is the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of New England. He is an Honorary Doctor of the Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University.

Vincent O’Rourke brings over 40 years of corporate and railway industry experience spanning operations, finance and business management. He was formerly Queensland Commissioner for Railways and the Chief Executive Officer of Queensland Rail.

Keith Whitehouse
Keith WhitehouseNon-Executive Director
Keith Whitehouse joined the Board of White Energy on 12 December 2022. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Victoria University Wellington, he is a long-standing member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, a Chartered Professional (Geology), and holds a professional certificate in the JORC Code issued by the AusIMM.

Keith Whitehouse is a geologist with over 40 years experience covering mineral exploration, the management and processing of exploration and mining related data, the assessment of mineral resources both in Australia and overseas, and executive corporate roles in the resources sector. He is experienced in reporting of technical data under both the JORC Code and NI 43-101 (Canada).


Michael Chapman
Michael ChapmanNon-Executive Director
A mining engineer with over 55 years’ experience in the exploration, development, engineering, construction and management of open-cut and underground mining projects in Australia and overseas. He was formerly the Chief Operating Officer of White Energy. Prior to that he was Chief Operating Officer at Felix Resources Limited and he has held senior mining positions for a number of operations across Australia and Indonesia and in commodities spanning coal, iron ore, copper and nickel.