Brian RickettsSecretary-General of EURACOAL aisbl
Mr. Brian Ricketts joined GEC Alstom in 1987 where he was responsible for the dynamic modeling of power systems. In 1997, he joined UK Coal as a project engineer to work on a new integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) coal-fired power plant at Kellingley in the UK; this included some political lobbying to secure the supportive legislative framework promised by the incoming government.
He joined the International Energy Agency in 2005 as a coal analyst working in the Energy Diversification Division of the Energy Markets and Security Directorate, spending time in China in 2007/2008 to author the IEA’s “Cleaner Coal in China” publication.
In August 2010, Mr. Ricketts was appointed Secretary-General of EURACOAL – the European Association for Coal and Lignite (www.euracoal.eu). He is a chartered mechanical engineer with degrees from Loughborough and Coventry universities in the UK and holds an MBA from the Open University.