Ian Tchacos
Executive Chairman

Ian is an oil and gas professional with over 25 years international experience in corporate development and strategy, mergers and acquisitions, petroleum exploration, development and production operations, commercial negotiation, oil and gas marketing and energy finance. He has a proven management track record in a range of international oil company environments.

In his last appointment as Managing Director of Nexus Energy he was responsible for this company’s development from an onshore micro cap explorer to an ASX top 200 offshore producer and operator. Ian’s experience is ideally suited for the company’s next phase of growth.

Paul Fink
CEO and Executive Director

Paul received an engineering degree from the Mining University of Leoben, Austria. He has 18 years of diversified oil and gas exploration and producing experience in both technical and managerial positions. Paul’s experience at OMV included exploration and producing assignments in Austria, Libya, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Australia and Pakistan where he was the Exploration and Reservoir Manager. In 2005 Paul formed a petroleum consulting business and has worked for various companies in Romania, Poland, Kazakhstan and India. In India, as Vice President (Exploration) for Focus Energy Limited, Paul headed a highly successful exploration campaign that included the evaluation, negotiation, and acquisition of petroleum licenses and resulted in the drilling of two significant discoveries.

Andrew Childs
Non Executive Director

Andrew is Non Executive Director of Riedel Resources Limited, Managing Director of Petroleum Ventures Pty Ltd, Chairman of Australian Oil Company Ltd and Non Executive Director of Timor Oil Ltd, Orion Energy Pty Ltd and Bombora Energy Pty Ltd. Andrew is also Principal of Resource Recruitment and Managing Director of International Recruitment Services Pty Ltd.

Peter Ironside
Company Secretary (Joint)

Peter has been the company secretary since March 1995 and is a chartered accountant and business consultant with over twenty years experience in the exploration and mining industry, and is a director and/or company secretary of several ASX listed companies. Peter provides commercial and financial advice to the Board, together with support in the areas of administration, corporate initiatives and capital raisings.

Amanda Sparks
Company Secretary (Joint)

Ms Amanda Sparks is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of resources related financial experience, both with explorers and producers. Ms Sparks has extensive experience in financial management, corporate governance and compliance for listed companies.