Directors & Management

Mr Michael Evans

Mr Michael Evans

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Michael Evans (Non-Executive Chairman, appointed 9 April 2014). Mr Evans, a Chartered Accountant based in Perth, has extensive executive and board level experience with publicly listed companies in the natural resources sector spanning 30 years.

Mr Evans’ was the founding Executive Chairman of ASX oil and gas explorer FAR Limited, a position he held from 1995 until his resignation in April 2012. Under Mr Evans’ stewardship, FAR established and built up an extensive international oil and gas portfolio spanning Africa, North America, China and Australia with industry partners including Amoco, Shell, BHP, BP, Exxon, CNOOC, Woodside and Santos, amongst others.

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Mr Ashley Gilbert

Mr Ashley Gilbert

Managing Director

Mr Gilbert was appointed as Managing Director on 10 May 2021. Prior to his appointment, he was Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of 88 Energy. He is a Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years’ experience in commerce and public practice.

Prior to 88 Energy Mr Gilbert was C.F.O. of Neptune Marine Services Ltd, a leading provider of integrated oil field services, and also C.F.O. of Nido Petroleum Ltd (ASX:NDO) for just under 10 years. He has also held various finance positions within Woodside Petroleum Limited, GlaxoSmithKline plc. in London and public practice in taxation, auditing, business development, financial management and governance roles.

Mr Gilbert graduated from Curtin University of Technology with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Business Administration), and completed various post-graduate studies with professional bodies including with the Chartered Accountants in Australia & New Zealand, Australian Institute of Company Directors and Governance Institute of Australia.

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Dr Stephen Staley

Dr Stephen Staley

Non-Executive Director

Dr Stephen Staley ( Non-Executive Director, appointed 9 April 2014). Dr Staley has 34 years’ of management and technical experience in the European, African and Asian oil, gas and power sectors, including with Conoco and BP.

More recently Dr Staley was founding Managing Director of upstream start-ups Fastnet Oil & Gas plc and Independent Resources plc and a Non-Executive Director of Cove Energy plc.  He is a Fellow of the Geological Society, holds a BSc (Hons.) in Geophysics from Edinburgh University, a PhD in Petroleum Geology from Sheffield University and an MBA from Warwick University.

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