BOARD & MANAGEMENT
Paul Underwood - Executive Chairman
Mr Underwood is a Chartered Accountant with 30 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas sector. He was the former founding Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Tap Oil Limited, a position he held for eleven years. Mr Underwood presided over Tap Oil during its progression from an unlisted junior start-up company into a significant participant in the oil and gas sector with a market capitalisation of several hundred million dollars.
Mr Underwood is also a Non-Executive Director of Western Power, a Western Australian state owned electricity utility, a position he has held for over three years.
Rod Bresnehen - Executive Technical Director
Mr Bresnehen has over 36 years of experience in the oil and gas/CBM industry. For the past 12 years he has provided key technical, strategic analysis and management of CBM projects in Australia and Internationally. His recent focus has been on CBM projects in Indonesia and Indonesia.
He is a member of ACID and holds directorships in Australia and Europe.
Richard Hayward - Non-Executive Director
Mr Hayward is an oil and gas industry professional with 24 years of experience, spanning the UK, Africa, SE Asia, Australia and North America. Mr Hayward’s career to date has been focused on oil and gas field development and production operations with major oil and gas companies, having previously worked for Hess Corp, Woodside and Premier Oil plc. He has had wide experience in asset management, exploration and new ventures and brings a strong understanding of both the commercial and technical aspects of the upstream industry.
Mr Hayward has an honours degree in Geology from Imperial College, London and a Master’s Degree in Basin Evolution and Dynamics from Royal Holloway College, London. He is a fellow of the Geological Society of London and a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Garry Ralston - Non-Executive Director
Mr Ralston has over 35 years of experience in the banking and finance sectors. Mr Ralston was co-founder and, until recently a director of Finance Systems and Technology Pty Ltd, one of Australia's largest mortgage aggregators. He is also a director and co-founder of Select Mortgage Services Pty Ltd which is one of the leading West Australian based mortgage brokers.
Alex Neuling - Company Secretary
Alex Neuling is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary with significant corporate and financial experience including as director, chief financial officer and/or company secretary of various ASX-listed companies in the oil and gas, mining, mineral exploration, and other sectors. Mr Neuling is principal of Erasmus Consulting Pty Ltd, which provides company secretarial and financial management consultancy services to several ASX-listed companies.