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Martin Kriewaldt | Non-Executive Chairman | BA, LL.B (Hons 1st ), University Medal, FAICD (Life), AICDQ Gold Medal

Martin Kriewaldt is a professional company director with over 25 years’ experience.

He is Chairman of unlisted Hyne Timber and XLam and their holding company Mayflower Enterprises.

He is a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, serves on its Corporate Governance Committee, is Chair of an AICD Nexus group and a Mentor in the AICD mentoring programme for women. He is a past President of the Institute of Company Directors (Queensland Division) and has been awarded the AICD Gold Medal.

He was previously Chairman of Suncorp, Infratil Australia, Suncorp Property Trust and Thin Technologies, and was a director of listed entities including Campbell Brothers, Oil Search, Macarthur Coal, GWA, ImpediMed, BrisConnections and QDL. He has also been the chairman or a director of a number of unlisted companies including Suncorp Building Society, Suncorp Finance, Hooker Corporation, Graham and Company and Golding Contractors, as well as the national board of AICD.

In addition to these roles, he has chaired Board Sub-Committees for Audit, Risk, Environment, Remuneration, Investment, Corporate Governance, Corporate Advisory and Nominations. He has also served as Deputy Chairman and Lead Independent Director. He was Chairman of Opera Queensland and has also served on a number of other not-for-profit boards, including the Senate of the University of Queensland.

Previously, Mr Kriewaldt was a Partner of Allen Allen & Hemsley (now Allens Linklaters) for 25 years specialising in banking and insurance, mining, oil and gas and construction.
Richard Cottee | Managing Director | BA, LLB(Hons)

Mr Cottee began his career in the resources sector in 1980 when as a Business Development Manager for Itochu Australia; he was involved in the Tarong Power Station construction and the development of the Newlands-Collinsville-Abbot Point projects.

As a lawyer he was part of the legal team behind one of Australia's first non-recourse project financing concerning Oaky Creek. Whilst acting for Crusader Ltd, he was involved in the negotiations of the Cooper Basin Liquids Scheme. He joined Santos Ltd in 1982 as the Senior Marketing Officer for LPG & Condensates before being relocated to Queensland (QLD) after the Jackson Oilfield discovery responsible for all commercial aspects of its development and the construction of the Jackson-Moonie Pipeline.

He has been a Senior Associate of both Allens and Mallesons. In 1992 he joined Cyprus Amax Minerals Group in Sydney where he was a Director of Oakbridge Pty Ltd and Cyprus Australia Coal functionally responsible for coal marketing and sales and other matters. In 1998, he joined CS Energy Ltd, a recently corporatized Government owned corporation, during which time over 3 years of his leadership CS Energy doubled its profits and tripled its asset base. Importantly, whilst at CS Energy, the construction of the large combined cycle gas-fired power station at Swanbank E was approved. CS Energy entered into what is thought to be Australia's first pure CSG purchase contract for Scotia gas from Santos. CS Energy also entered into letters of Intent with QGC and Arrow thus facilitating their public listings.

In 2001 he was named Managing Director of NRG Ltd for the UK & Scandinavian regions. He joined QGC as Managing Director in 2002 when it had a market capitalisation of $30 million. He took QGC from an early stage explorer to a major non-conventional gas supplier sold to the BG Group for $5.7 billion in 2008.
Wrixon Frank Gasteen | Non-Executive Director | B.E.(Mining) Hons, Qld, MBA (Distinction)

Mr Gasteen is a Director and co-founder of Ikon Corporate (Singapore), established in 2007 to provide corporate advisory, capital raising and management consulting services. Mr Gasteen has a track record as a determined "turnaround" specialist, change agent and business developer. He was appointed Chairman of BCP Precast by major shareholder, private equity firm NBC Capital in 2007 and took on the Executive Chairman/CEO role in July 2008 when the company fell into serious financial difficulty. He has undertaken long term management consulting projects for Rheem (Aust) 2006, Rinker China (2005) and WEM Civil (2005 - on going). Previously Mr Gasteen was Chief Executive Officer of Hong Leong Asia (HLA) where he presided over the transformation and rapid development of the company by both acquisition and organic growth, from a loss making South East Asian building materials company with S$300 million in annual sales to $2.2 billion in annual sales. He was also Director of Hong Leong Asia Ltd (SGX) and Director of Tasek Corporation (cement) (KLSE). He was also Chairman and President of China Yuchai International (diesel engines) listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
Prof. Peter Moore PhD | Independent Non-Executive Director | BSc(Hons) MBA

Peter has a B.Sc (Hons 1) from the University of Wollongong, a PhD from the University of Adelaide and an Executive MBA from the Mt Eliza campus of the Melbourne Business School. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Peter has over thirty five years of experience in the oil and gas business. His career commenced at the Geological Survey of Western Australia, followed by six years working for Delhi Petroleum Pty Ltd; the exploration operator of the Cooper Basin consortium, onshore South Australia and Queensland. During this period over a hundred oil and gas pools were discovered. Peter joined Esso Australia Ltd in 1986 where he worked for eight years, including time as Gippsland Exploration Manager. He subsequently spent four years with Exxon Exploration Company in Houston initially working on Africa, then as the Global Studies Manager evaluating exploration opportunities worldwide. Peter joined Woodside Energy Ltd as Geological Manager in 1998 and subsequently held the roles of Head of Evaluation, Exploration Manager Gulf of Mexico, Manager Geoscience Technology Organisation and Vice President Exploration Australia.

From 2009 to 2013, Peter led Woodside’s worldwide exploration efforts as the Executive Vice President Exploration reporting to the CEO, with a budget responsibility of about half a billion dollars annually. In this capacity, he was a member of Woodside's Executive Committee and Opportunities Management Committee, a leader of its Crisis Management Team, Head of the Geoscience function across all of the company (exploration, development, production, M&A) and a director of ten subsidiary companies. During his time with Woodside, the Exploration Division made significant investments in Australia, the Americas (USA, Brazil, Peru), Africa (Libya, Algeria, Mauritania, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Kenya), Asia (South Korea, Myanmar) and Europe (Ireland) and he was variously involved in all of these. In August 2013, Peter retired from Woodside and set up his own consulting company; Norris Strategic Investments Pty Ltd. From late 2013 to end 2017, he was the Chair of the Curtin Graduate School of Business Advisory Board and is a Member of Elsevier’s Geofacets Oil and Gas Advisory Board.

In April 2014 he became a Non-Executive Director of Central Petroleum Limited and was subsequently appointed to its Remuneration Committee and as Chair of its Nominations Committee. Also, in April 2014, he was appointed as Professor and Executive Director of Strategic Engagement at Curtin University’s Business School, reflecting his broad business experience. In June 2014, Peter was appointed to as Chair of ESWA (Earth Sciences WA) and in June 2015 he became a Non-Executive Director of Carnarvon Petroleum. In July 2017, Peter was appointed to the board of Beach Energy Ltd as a Non-Executive Director. Peter is a very successful oil and gas explorer as well as a business leader, being involved in numerous, significant discoveries throughout Australia and overseas.
Dr Sarah Ryan | Non-Executive Director | PhD (Petroleum and Geophysics), BSc (Geophysics) (Hons 1), BSc (Geology)

Dr Sarah Ryan is a professional company director and seasoned professional with over 25 years’ local and international experience primarily in the oil and gas industry.

Dr Ryan currently holds non-executive directorships with Woodside Petroleum Ltd, Kinetic Consolidated Pty Ltd and Akastor ASA (Oslo, Norway). Previous positions include non-executive director of Aker Solutions ASA (Oslo, Norway) and Advisor-Energy to Earnest Partners (Atlanta, USA). In addition, she is Advisor to the Chairman of Saxo Bank A/S (Copenhagen, Denmark) and Chair of the Advisory Board of Unearthed Solutions.

During her career, Dr Ryan was Investment Director and Portfolio Manager at Earnest Partners, an Atlanta based investment management firm, Chief Operating Officer of MTEM Ltd (Edinburgh, UK), General Manager of Asset Management for AGL (Sydney, Australia) and held various technical, operational and executive positions with Schlumberger, both in Australia and overseas, during a 15 year tenure.

Dr Ryan holds a PhD in Petroleum Geology and Geophysics, a BSc (First Class Honours) in Geophysics, and a BSc in Geology. In addition, she is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, Fellow of the Institute of Energy, Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Member of Women Corporate Directors, and Member of Chief Executive Women.
Tim Woodall | Non-Executive Director | BEcon, FCPA, GAICD

Tim Woodall has over 25 years’ experience in international M&A and finance, specialising in the oil and gas sector.

His expertise includes being the founder and Managing Director of a boutique advisory firm, the CEO of a technical consulting firm and senior roles in New York and London with global investment banks. Additionally, he has held senior executive positions with E&P companies in Australia and the USA.

Tim has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Adelaide, is a Fellow of the Australian Society of CPAs (FCPA) and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

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