Staff Profile: Tony Bennett
Qualified as a Chartered Engineer in mining, with a BSc degree in mining engineering from Camborne School of Mines, Tony worked as Technical Engineer on the world-leading Hot Dry Rock geothermal energy project at Rosemanowes in Cornwall between 1980 and 1991. After a short period with Severn Trent Water, joined Cornwall Consultants Limited in 1993 as the Senior Mining Engineer undertaking mining subsidence risk assessments and site investigations.
Tony joined EGS Energy as Operations Manager in 2010 and focused on setting up the technical requirements for a deep geothermal energy plant at the Eden Project. Alongside this, in 2017 he took on the role of Assistant Project Manager on the prototype deep geothermal energy system at United Downs.
In 2019, Tony became Operations Director of Eden Geothermal Limited for the development of the first deep geothermal well at the Eden Project. As well as being a Operations Director of EGS Energy since 2014, he is a Director of the Cornish Chamber of Mines and Minerals.
In his spare time Tony is part of a small team that is restoring the underground workings of an abandoned tin mine as a heritage project.