Nicholas mATHER, eXECUTIVE chairman
B.Sc (Hons. Geology)
Nicholas Mather has been involved in the junior resource sector at all levels for 34 years during which time he has been instrumental in the creation of resource companies with aggregate market caps at takeover and currently of approximately $6.8Bn.
He is currently CEO of SolGold plc, heading up a tier 1 copper gold porphyry in Ecuador driving the market capitalisation to £630 million. Nick also sits on the board of IronRidge Resources, Aus Tin Mining, Dark Horse Resources and Lakes Oil.
Nick is Managing Director and co-founder of DGR Global Limited (ASX) and was:
co-founder and served as an Executive Director of Arrow Energy NL until 2004. Arrow Energy was acquired in 2010 by Shell and PetroChina, for a value of approximately $3.5 billion.
founder and Chairman of Waratah Coal Inc. until December 2008 when it was acquired for $130m.
a co-founder and Non-Executive Director of Bow Energy Limited until its recent takeover by Arrow Energy Pty Ltd in January 2012 for approximately $550 million
Nick also drove, as CEO, the discovery of the Pooncarie Mineral Sands project for BeMaX Resources prior to its purchase (£350 million) and the generation of the bulk of the asset base for Northern Energy ($250 million). He was a founding director of Orbis Gold which was sold in 2014 for AU$178 million and sub underwrote the refinancing of Ballarat Gold prior to its AU$500 million takeover by Lihir Gold.
Stephen Bizzell, Non-executive director
Stephen is the Chairman of boutique corporate advisory and funds management group Bizzell Capital Partners Pty Ltd. He is currently also a director of ASX listed Stanmore Coal Ltd, Renascor Resources Ltd, UIL Energy Ltd and Laneway Resources Ltd.
He is also a former director of Queensland Treasury Corporation, Diversa Ltd, Apollo Gas Ltd and Dart Energy Ltd.
Stephen was previously an Executive Director of Arrow Energy Ltd from 1999 until its $3.5 billion acquisition by Shell and PetroChina in 2010.
Stephen was a co-founder and Non-Executive Director of Bow Energy Limited until its takeover by Arrow Energy Ltd in January 2012 for approximately $550 million.
He qualified as a Chartered Accountant, has considerable experience and success in the fields of corporate restructuring, debt and equity financing, and mergers and acquisitions and has over 25 years’ corporate finance and public company management experience.
roland sleeman, non-executive director
Roland has 34 years experience in oil and gas as well as utilities and infrastructure.
Roland has served in senior management roles, including with Eastern Star Gas Limited as Chief Commercial Officer and AGL as General Manager of the Goldfields Gas Pipeline.
Roland is currently Chief Executive Officer of Lakes Oil.
EYTAN ULIEL, NON - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Eytan is a finance executive with extensive oil and gas industry experience. Since 2015 he has served as Commercial Director of Bahamas Petroleum plc, a UK-listed company with conventional oil exploration acreage offshore The Bahamas. From 2009 – 2014 Eytan was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Commercial Officer of Dart Energy Limited, an ASX listed company that had unconventional gas assets (coal bed methane and shale gas) in Australia, Asia and Europe, and Chief Commercial Officer of its predecessor company, Arrow International Ltd, a Singapore based company that had unconventional gas asset primarily in Asia and Australia.
From 2006 – 2008 Eytan was the Asian Regional Head of the Corporate & Structured Finance Group at Babcock & Brown. Prior to that, from 1999 - 2006 Eytan was with Carnegie, Wylie & Company, where he was most recently Managing Director responsible for the firm's Asian activities. Eytan commenced his career as a corporate lawyer, with leading Australian law-firm Freehills.
Eytan's experience is in mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings and general corporate advisory work, with oil and gas industry-specific experience in public market takeovers and transactions, private treaty acquisitions, and farm-in / farm-out transactions. He has also previously served as Chairman and chair of the audit committee of Easycall International Ltd (dual ASX / SGX listed), director and chair of the audit committees of Strike Energy Limited (ASX listed) and Jasper Investments Ltd (SGX listed), an alternate director of Thakral Corporation Limited (SGX listed), a director of CH4 Gas Ltd (ASX listed until merged with Arrow Energy Ltd), and an alternate director of Neverfail Springwater Ltd (ASX listed). Eytan was also previously a director and member of the audit committee of Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd, and a director of various Arrow / Dart entities across Asia and Europe.
Roger Cressey, chief executive officer
Mr Cressey is CEO of Armour Energy and brings 27 years of oil and gas project development experience to the company. Before joining Armour in 2011, Roger had held executive responsibilities for the design and delivery of oil and gas infrastructure, including major gas pipelines, processing plant and refinery upgrades projects, for companies such as Chevron, Exxon, Santos, Origin and others; across Australia, in PNG and Indonesia.
Since joining Armour as the General Manager – Infrastructure Development, and his later appointment as the company’s Chief Operating Officer, Roger oversaw and coordinated Armour Energy’s exploration and development activities across remote Northern Australia.
Over the last two years as the company’s CEO, Roger has led Armour through the acquisition and recommissioning of the Kincora Gas Project in South-West Queensland, transitioning Armour from a pure exploration company to become a successful producer of oil, gas and LPG, supplying into the East Coast domestic energy market.
Richard Aden, chief Financial Officer
Mr Aden has in excess of 25 years’ experience in the upstream oil and gas industry. Having worked globally for some of the largest oil companies, the last 12 years has been in Australia with ASX listed junior E&P entities in a variety of roles including GM Commercial and CFO.
Richard fenton, GM Corporate Affairs
Mr Fenton has 22 years experience in energy projects, principally upstream exploration and production, and infrastructure projects. Richard was formerly the General Manager of ASX listed Bow Energy Limited prior to its acquisition by Arrow Energy and has also worked on major project delivery for QGC, WestSide Corporation, Sunshine Gas Limited, Tipperary Oil and Gas Australia, amongst others. Richard’s experience covers commercial and business planning, corporate communications, stakeholder analysis & engagement and project delivery.
Nathan Rayner, chief Operating Officer
B.Eng, MEngSc, GradCertBusAdmin, MAICD
Nathan Rayner is a Petroleum Engineer with over 20 years of experience, specialising in management of technical and operational teams, resource evaluations and developing gas projects globally. Mr. Rayner has held engineering roles at Santos and Origin in the Queensland oil and gas industry followed by technical leadership roles as Evaluation Manager for Addax Petroleum Ltd, based in Geneva, and General Manager of Petroleum Engineering for Arrow Energy. Mr. Rayner previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer with both Dart Energy Ltd, based in Singapore and Sunbird Energy Limited (now Interpose Holdings Limited). Mr Rayner is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Armour Energy Limited.
Luke titus, chief geologist
Luke has extensive experience in progressing exploration plays into both resources and reserves for both private and public companies.
Luke gained his Bachelor of Science from Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado. He has over 17 years’ experience in both conventional and unconventional oil and gas exploration and development in the US, Australia, Africa, Canada, Central and South America.
He is a member of AAPG, SPE, SPWLA.
Luke has been instrumental in the development of Armour’s subsurface program across all projects and most recently and relevantly the Roma Shelf Project