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Quentin Flannery

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Quentin Flannery is an Australian business executive and philanthropist. He is the director of Ilwella Pty Ltd,, a heavy and civil engineering construction company based in Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia. He also is a director of several family companies, where he oversees strategy and trading for the investment portfolio, focusing on diversification and taking an entrepreneurial and progressive approach to source new opportunities.

He has experience across a range of industries including exports, energy production, emerging technologies and both commercial and residential property development.

Quentin Flannery
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Quentin Flannery
🏡 ResidenceSydney, Australia
🏳️ NationalityAustralian
🏫 EducationInternational Business Degree
🎓 Alma materQueensland University of Technology
💼 Occupation
Company Director in Sydney, Australia
📆 Years active  2008-present
👔 EmployerAumake
🏢 OrganisationFlannery Foundation
Investment Strategy
🏡 Home townSydney, Australia
🌐 Websitehttps://www.quentinflanneryscholarship.com.au/
🥚 Twitterhttps://twitter.com/qflannery
👍 Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/quentinflannery.com.au/


Flannery attended St. Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace, from 1997 to 2004. He earned a bachelor’s degree in international business from the Queensland University of Technology in 2008. He studied Chinese language and literature at Qingdao University.


In August 2013, Flannery began his career at Yancoal Australia Ltd., where he became the youngest marketing manager at the commodities company, helping to grow Australia’s largest pure-coal producer and delivering $1 billion in sales and establishing a company presence across Asia. He served as global head of thermal coal sales for the company, which is Australia’s largest pure-play coal producer.

His achievements at Yancoal include:

  • Improved marketing and logistics deployment and implementing SAP in the marketing department to replace legacy, poor-performing system
  • Grew relationships in Asia and secured the first sales contracts with tier 1 customers such as , Huaneng and Joban Electric, TNB, Taipower and Taiwan Cement
  • Uplifted coal export volumes from 2 million tonnes with large clients
  • Oversaw development of sales in Japan, negotiating contracts for more than 1M tonnes of product direct to end users
  • Contributed significantly to a 5-year marketing strategy, determining focus for sales and optimisation of products across global markets
  • Developed and implemented a strategy to increase contracted sales to more than 80 percent, contributing to establishing a sales entity, streamlining product blending and optimisation of sales
  • Maintained high standards of product turnover, with no incidences of stock-bound mines
  • Acquired a subpar Brisbane mine and drove sales to 75 percent of Tier 1 customers, taking market share from competitors by utilising technical experts to demonstrate the product’s superiority.

In January 2016, he joined Ilwella. There, he oversees the company’s investments and trading activities.

Flannery sits on the boards of several businesses, from early-stage start-ups to listed entities. These companies include AuMake International Ltd., an online Asian commerce business based in New South Wales; the New South Wales energy supplier Sunset Power International; the thermal coal mining company Delta Coal, which operates the Chain Valley Colliery and Mannering Colliery in Australia; specialist fund manager Elysian Capital, an emerging hedge fund focused on weather-based commodity trading; the medical device start-up company, Field Orthopaedics, based in Sydney, where he serves as non-executive chairman; and Printed Energy, a Sydney company that makes thin, printed flexible batteries.

Flannery is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Business and Investment Approach[edit]

Flannery uses a front-line understanding of global markets, a keen eye for opportunity and core strength in negotiation to maximise return. He focuses his work on guiding and advising companies on how to scale and develop businesses in dynamic, changing sectors.


Flannery is a director of The Flannery Foundation, a family foundation established in 2010 that focuses on wide support of groups focused on homelessness, hunger, domestic violence, child abuse and education.

Flannery is a corporate ambassador for Act for Kids, an Australian charity providing therapy and support services to children and families who have experienced or are at risk of, abuse and neglect.