Brian is a Mining Title expert with 25 years experience in the exploration/mining industry. This includes 15 years as a mining title consultant, employed by Hetherington Exploration and Mining Title Services. Brian has been the Manager and Senior Consultant of the Hetherington Brisbane office for the last 10 years.
From 1986-1992, Brian gained broad experience in the Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI). For the last two years at DEEDI, Brian was based in Charters Towers as the District Tenures Officer. This included several stints as Acting Mining Registrar.
Brian's eight years with DEEDI provided an in-depth knowledge of Departmental policies and procedures, as well as the Mineral Resources Act 1989 and associated legislation. Brian frequently finds that this knowledge is invaluable to his clients.
Brian holds a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree through the University of New England and an Associate Diploma in Cartography from the Queensland University of Technology. These cartographic and environmental qualifications also add depth to the services provided by Hetherington.
Brian has provided mining title and environmental consulting services to Hetherington's clients since 1992 and has an in depth knowledge of the current and previous mining title and environmental regimes in Queensland.
In addition to various industry working groups, Brian is a member of the Exploration Committee of the Queensland Resource Council. Representation on these committees provides Hetherington's clients with the most up to date information on environmental issues affecting the mining industry.