David has over 30 years experience in the management and evaluation of all aspects of the energy business from exploration and appraisal, initial reservoir characterisation and fairway identification through to drilling, testing and production operations. He has worked on assets in Australia, the US, Canada, China, Europe South America and Africa.
He has held various technical and management positions in Australian listed public companies up to the level of Managing Director and CEO. David has been actively involved in overseeing the start-up, development and sale of successful exploration and production projects where at Eastern Star Gas he oversaw the building of one of New South Wales’ most successful gas companies, growing it from modest beginnings (<$50m) to an ASX200 company, before ultimately being the subject of takeover and a valuation in excess of a billion dollars.
Most recently was Managing Director and CEO at Talon Energy similarly growing its portfolio and market capitalisation from less than $2M to a high of $70M within 12 months.
He is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy, the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia and a lifetime member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Appointed: Chief Operating Officer on 21 May 2021.
Appointed: Chief Commercial Officer on 1 December 2018.
Appointed: Company Secretary on 1 September 2014.
Stephen is a lawyer with over 25 years experience and holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Queensland University of Technology. Stephen practiced law with several firms in Brisbane and for many years operated his own specialist commercial and property law practice before joining the ASX listed Sunshine Gas Limited as the in-house Legal and Commercial Counsel. After the successful takeover of SGL by QGC in 2008 Stephen was appointed as Company Secretary and Legal Counsel to Comet Ridge Limited, a position he still holds. Stephen has extensive experience in the operation and running of ASX listed oil and gas companies.
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