Board of Directors and Management

 

 

Mr Ian McCubbing

Non-Executive Director and Chairman

B.Com (Hons), MBA (Ex), CA, GAICD

Mr Ian McCubbing was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman on the 25 October 2016. Mr McCubbing is a Chartered Accountant with more than 30 years’ corporate experience, including five years investment banking, principally in the areas of corporate finance and M&A.  Mr McCubbing has spent more than 15 years’ working with ASX 200 and other listed companies in senior finance roles, including positions as Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer in mining and industrial companies. Mr McCubbing is currently a Non-Executive Director of Avenira Limited, Swick Mining Services Limited, and is Chairman of Rimfire Pacific Mining NL.  Mr McCubbing holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from UWA and an Executive MBA from the AGSM. Mr McCubbing is a Chartered Accountant and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

Mr William Bloking

Non-Executive Director

B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (Summa cum Laude), FAICD

Mr William Bloking was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on the 25 October 2016. Mr Bloking is a leading energy expert with more than 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, mainly with ExxonMobil and BHP Billiton Petroleum.  Prior to his retirement in 2007, Bill was President, Australia Asia Gas, for BHP Billiton Petroleum and prior to joining BHP Billiton he served in a number of senior executive roles in the USA, South America, Europe and Asia for ExxonMobil. Mr Bloking is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Nido Petroleum Limited and Torrens Mining Limited and he is a Non-Executive Director of Challenger Energy Limited.  He is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He was formerly Chairman of Transerv Energy Limited, Cool Energy Limited, Norwest Energy NL, the National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority Advisory Board, and Cullen Wines Australia Pty Ltd.; Managing Director of Eureka Energy Limited and Gunson Resources Limited; a Non-Executive Director of the John Holland Group, Miclyn Express Offshore Limited, the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA), the  Lions Eye Institute and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra; a Councilor of the West Australian Branch of the Australian Institute of Company Directors;  a Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia; and an Adjunct Professor at Murdoch University. Mr Bloking has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Summa cum Laude) from the University of South Carolina in the USA.  He is a citizen of both the USA and Australia.
 

Mr Alexander Parks

Non-Executive Director

GAICD, MEng

Mr Alexander Parks was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 18 February 2016. Mr Parks is an energy expert with over 18 years’ of experience in the oil and gas industry, commencing as a petroleum engineer with RPS Energy Australia (formerly Troy-Ikoda, UK & Australia) in 1997. Mr Parks has managed companies and company projects in Australia, SE Asia, North America, New Zealand, Europe, FSU and North Africa. Projects have included onshore and offshore exploration, development, production and significant new ventures and transactions. Recently Mr Parks has focussed on building a sound knowledge of unconventional oil and gas plays in North America.
 
Mr Parks has a Petroleum Engineering degree from Imperial College, London, is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), is a Member of both the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA) and Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). Mr Parks is currently a Director of Tamaska Oil & Gas Ltd (ASX:TMK) and TMK Montney Ltd, he has previously held the positions of Chief Commercial Officer at Cue Energy Resources Ltd, CEO of Mosaic Oil NL, CEO of Otto Energy Ltd and Technical Director at RPS Energy.

Mr Craig Basson

Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer

B.Com. (Hons), FCA, FGIA, GAICD

Mr Basson was appointed as Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer on the 12 November 2009.  Mr Basson is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a B.Com (Hons) degree in accounting and finance.  Mr Basson has over 20 years experience in auditing, accounting and financial management of resource and other companies.