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Ray Shorrocks    B.A. History/Philosophy (Hons), M.B.A. Finance
Non-executive Chairman

Appointed: Non-executive Chairman 31 March 2018
Non-executive Director on 2 December 2013.

With over 20 years’ experience working in the investment banking industry, Ray is highly conversant and experienced in all areas of mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets, including a significant track record of transactions in the metals and mining, industrials and property sectors.

Ray is a non-executive director of Indago Energy Limited and a number of private companies. Ray is former director and head of the corporate finance department of Patersons Securities Limited in Sydney.

Dr David King    PhD, MSc, FAusIMM, FAICD
Managing Director
Appointed: Non-Executive Director 31 March 2018. 
Appointed: Non-Executive Chairman on 30 October 2013.
Appointed: Non-Executive Director on 24 September 2013.
David was a founder and director of Sapex Ltd, Gas2Grid Ltd and Eastern Star Gas Ltd. He has substantial natural resource related experience, having previously served as managing director of North Flinders Mines Ltd and CEO of Beach Petroleum and Claremont Petroleum.

David is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; a Fellow of the Australasian institute of Mining and Metallurgy; and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists. David is currently non-executive Chairman of Cellmid Ltd, and a non-executive Director of Litigation Capital Management Ltd, Tap Oil Ltd and Renergen Limited.

Stephen Kelemen    B.E. (Mechanical)
Non-executive Director

Appointed: Non-executive Director on 31 March 2018.

Stephen has a B.E (Mechanical) from the University of Adelaide. He has a diverse petroleum industry experience across reservoir, development, operations and exploration developed through his 38 year career with Santos Ltd. Notably he led the company in gaining a foothold in CSG and other Unconventionals, including the 2005 acquisition of Tipperary Oil & Gas, the concept of CSG to LNG and evaluating plays and acreage with the potential to deliver reserves.

Stephen is a non-executive director of Advent Energy and Elixir Petroleum.  He is an Adjunct Professor for CCSG (Centre for Coal Seam Gas) at UQ, and Deputy Chair – Petroleum for Queensland Exploration Council and a member of Core Energy & Resources Pty Ltd Technical Advisory Council.   He has been Chairman of SPE Australian/NZ Council, Chairman SA Section of SPE, member APPEA Operating and Safety Committee, President of QUPEX, and member CCSG Strategic Advisory Board.

Gordon Grieve    BA, LLB.
Non-executive Director

Appointed: Non-Executive Director 6 September 2019.

Gordon has over 30 years’ experience as a solicitor and counsel working with energy and resources companies in Australia and overseas and is the current Chairman of Partners at Piper Alderman, leading both their International and Energy & Resources Groups.

Gordon is a skilled advisor in relation to corporate governance and compliance issues, company takeovers and schemes of arrangement and has represented companies and directors on all facets of major corporate transactions and commercial litigation. Gordon guided the growth and development of Eastern Star Gas from start-up through to its acquisition by Santos for $900 million.

Gordon is a Member of The Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Law Society of Queensland and The Law Society of NSW.



Greg Columbus   
Non-executive Director

Appointed: Independent Non-Executive Director 17 September 2020.

Greg has over 30 years of experience in the Energy, Oil and Gas sectors including technical, commercial and executive roles. He is an experienced director with commercial, strategy, corporate finance and legal experience. Greg has gained valuable business experience in delivering large, complex oil and gas projects and has, along the course of his career, also carved out strong strategic vision and been involved in numerous M&A activities.

Greg is the non-executive Chairman of Warrego Energy (ASX:WGO). He is also the Managing Director and a Main Board Director for Clarke Energy Group (A Kohler Company) for the past 18 years. Clarke Energy are a privately owned, multinational power solutions company specialising in the engineering, installation and maintenance of power plants and gas compression stations, operating in 28 countries. He is also currently Chairman of Young Presidents Organisation Gold (YPOG) Chapter in South Australia.

SPE           The Society of Petroleum Engineers
AMIE        American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers
APPEA      Australian Petroleum, Production and Exploration Association
AICD         Australian Institute for Company Directors