Brent Francis - Chair Coal Association of NZ / New Zealand Coal & Carbon

Brent is the Chief Executive and majority shareholder of the NZCC group of companies. Commencing mining in 1982 in the Southland fields he has extensive experience in areas operational and marketing.

As an active participant in the NZ Coal Industry he is currently Deputy Chairman of the Coal Association of NZ, Trustee of the Mines Rescue Trust and Director of the Industry Owned CRL (Coal Research) Ltd.