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David Casey    B.Geo.Sc (Hons) 
Managing Director and CEO
 
Appointed: Managing Director and CEO on 1 December 2021.
 

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. 

David Woodley    B.E. Chemical (Hons).
Chief Technical Officer
 
Appointed: Project Director on 1 February 2021.
Appointed: Chief Operating Officer on 21 May 2021.
 
David is a highly experienced professional with 32 years in the oil and gas sector and has been involved in the development of a number of major conventional and unconventional projects. He has a wide range of experience in the oil and gas sector and brings global expertise in petroleum exploration, appraisal, development and production gained in Australia, North America, United Kingdom and Europe. David worked at Origin Energy for 13 years and held several positions with his final role being the Appraisal and Development Manager of Origin’s Queensland coal seam gas business for the upstream business portion of the APLNG Project. More recently, David worked at Shell for more than five years in a variety of senior roles which followed the natural progression of the CSG industry, ranging from roles as Appraisal Manager, Vice President Central Asset and Production General Manager.
Milton Cooper    B.A. Accountancy FCPA.
Chief Financial Officer, Chief Commercial Officer
 
Appointed: Chief Financial Officer on 1 December 2018.
Appointed: Chief Commercial Officer on 1 December 2018.
 
Milton brings over 25 years’ experience to his role as CFO and CCO with Galilee Energy, having held senior commercial and finance roles in a range of listed oil and gas companies both domestically and abroad. Prior to joining Galilee, Milton spent 13 years with Santos Ltd where he held the position of Vice President Commercial in Indonesia for five years, as well as being Country Manager in Vietnam for one year along with other senior commercial and business development roles in Australia. He also spent eight years in the United Kingdom based in London and Aberdeen in senior finance and commercial roles with Premier Oil, Hess Corporation and Burlington Resources. Milton is responsible for corporate finance, business development, planning, insurance and IT at Galilee. He is a fellow of CPA Australia and holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of South Australia.
Jason Whitcombe    B.Eng(Hons), M.Eng.Sc, MBA, RPEQ.
Chief Operating Officer
 
Appointed: Operations Manager on 18 February 2021.
 
Jason has lived and worked in Australia, Canada and the UK and has over 25 years of experience in complex global organisations including Shell, BHP, AGR and Thiess.  He has a broad range of experience within the oil and gas sector spanning exploration & appraisal, asset management, drilling & completions,  field development planning, major project construction delivery and field operations.  Most recently, Jason has held various senior roles at Shell QGC and was directly accountable for delivery of critical programs of work including QGC’s phase-1 exploration and appraisal program,  operations well intervention program and front-end development for QGC’s sustaining CAPEX program.
Jamie Doyle    B.App.Sc, (Hons 1st Class).
Exploration Manager
 
Appointed: Exploration Manager on 22 October 2018.
 
Jamie is a geologist with over 25 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, exploring, developing and producing conventional and unconventional resources. He has held senior roles at Origin Energy, Shell International (Petroleum Development Oman), the Queensland Government and Oil Company of Australia. He is an accomplished explorer with significant discoveries in multiple basins across Australia and has considerable experience in all of Queensland’s major sedimentary basins. Jamie also has significant field development and drilling operational experience.

Stephen Rodgers
Company Secretary

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