David Flanagan B.Sc, MAusIMM
Mr Flanagan is a geologist with more than 20 years experience in mining and mineral exploration in Australia, Indonesia and West Africa. Prior to founding Atlas as Managing Director in 2004 he was Exploration Manager with Gindalbie Gold NL where he led the geological component of the company’s gold mining and then iron ore development projects.
Since 2004, Atlas has grown from a 9 million dollar exploration company with 1 employee to a 3 billion dollar top 100 ASX listed company with mining operations employing in excess of 600 people. The company declared its first dividend from its maiden profit of $161M in FY11. David also participates in industry organisations, not for profit boards and charities, holding positions on the board of Youth Focus, GivingWest, Australian Mining Hall of Fame, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the WA Business Advisory Board for the Leukaemia Foundation and is patron for Many Rivers Microfinance. David was appointed as Murdoch University’s Chancellor in 2013.
David has now retired from Atlas Iron, has bought a boat so who knows where he might be!