Directors & Management

Peter Briggs, Executive Chairman

With an accumulated 30 years experience in oil and gas industry, and the gold and precious metals sectors, Mr Briggs has controlled in excess of thirty listed companies. He has been instrumental in bringing into production the Marvel Loch, Nevoria, Pine Creek, Paringa and Sons of Gwalia Gold Mines. He has been involved in over 130 oil and gas wells in the US, and with oil and gas exploration in the Middle East and Australia. He was the original Vice Chairman, and a major shareholder, in the Matilda Bay Brewery Company. Mr Briggs established the Sir David Brand Award for Tourism, and has won the Award with the York Motor Museum and the Fremantle Motor Museum.

Stephen Thomas, Managing Director

Mr Thomas graduated with a B.Sc (Hons) in Geology from the University of South Wales in the UK in 1978, and subsequently gained 25 years experience in conventional oil and gas exploration. Since 1997 he has focused exclusively on Coal Seam Methane (CSM) environments in Australia, Canada and the US. His offshore experience led to the recognition of a significant prospect in the South West. He has an in-depth understanding of CSM environments through his appointment as Managing Director (1997-1999) of Growth Resources NL, a junior explorer focused on natural gas projects in Alaska; and as Managing Director (1999 - 2004) of Red Mountain Energy Inc of Phoenix Arizona, a CSM participant in the US, Canada and Australia.

Kristian Barnes, Non-Executive Director

Kristian Barnes has 16 years experience in the Mining and Oil & Gas industries, in both government and the private sector. With a background in environmental consulting, he has worked with a range of companies including Woodside Petroleum, Chevron, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto. He has extensive knowledge in environmental management, government approvals, project management and auditing and has worked extensively for international companies in Europe, South Africa, New Guinea and North and South America. He recently assisted three major projects in Greenland in the area of environmental and general government approval requirements.