Mr McKerlie is a Chartered Accountant and business consultant and has had a global career consulting to small and large companies on growth strategies as a managing partner at KPMG and Partner in Charge at Deloitte. He has extensive corporate experience as director and chairman of private and public companies. Date of appointment, Great Artesian: 14 September 2007, appointed Drillsearch 12 August 2008.
Phil Bainbridge has a BSc (Hons) in Engineering and worked for the BP Group for 23 years in a range of petroleum engineering, development, commercial and senior management roles in the UK, Australia and USA. He then joined Oil Search in 2006 as Chief Operating Officer responsible for safety, operational and financial performance of all company assets in PNG and overseas, and then moved to Executive General Manager LNG, responsible for all aspects of Oil Search’s interests in the $15billion PNG LNG project and EGM Growth,he was also responsible for gas growth and exploration. Phil is currently a member of the Board of the PNG Sustainable Development Program. He completed to IEP at INSEAD and is a GAICD.
TS Cheah is a finance and banking executive based in Singapore. He is currently Chief Executive Officer and Director of Aktis Capital Singapore Pte Ltd, a private equity fund manager. In that capacity he holds directorships in various private non-listed operating companies and also holds various non-executive directorships with Maybank Group. TS is also a non-executive director of publicly-listed MJIC Investments Corporation in Philippines.TS has over a 25 years experience working for leading financial institutions such as Public Bank, Chase Manhattan Bank, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, UBS and BNP Paribas in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and London. TS has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom and qualified as a member and a fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Fiona Robertson has a background of more than 30 years in corporate finance and the resources sector. She has extensive experience in financial reporting, international corporate finance, corporate governance and in working with emerging resource companies. Her career includes roles with Delta Gold and The Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, London and Sydney.
Ross Wecker was until recently the Managing Director of Innamincka Petroleum Limited and has more than 35 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. He is a highly experienced geologist with extensive exploration knowledge of the Cooper and Eromanga Basins. Prior roles include the direction of an exploration team in the Cooper Basin for Delhi Petroleum Pty Ltd and Esso Australia Limited and providing specialist technical advice to several Australian and American companies regarding the acquisition and management of exploration acreage in the Cooper and Eromanga Basins.