Mr. Patrick started his career in 1977 as a geologist, working for Coal and Allied Industries Ltd in the Hunter Valley, for Thiess Mining Division in the Surat Basin, and at Callide Mine in Central Queensland. During this time he assisted in further defining the stratigraphy of the Surat Basin.
In 1984 Mr. Patrick made the transition to mining engineering, moving to technical and mine management roles at Callide. In 2003 he became Project Manager for Anglo Coal’s $800m Lake Lindsay Project, managing the project from initial exploration, through feasibility and approvals, to construction. From September 2007, he undertook other open cut mining project management roles in Anglo’s Operations and Projects and Engineering Group.
In June 2009, Bruce commenced with AustChina Holdings Limited (formerly Lodestone Energy Limited and Coalbank Limited) as Project Manager, taking on the roles of General Manager in early 2011 and Chief Executive Officer in August 2011. After a change in control of the company in November 2013, Bruce assumed his current role as Chief Operating Officer.