Board of Directors

Board of Directors2022-03-30T11:49:12+10:00


Patrick O’Connor


Mr O’Connor has significant experience as an independent Non-Executive Director and as a Chief Executive Officer. His experience spans across mining (gold, copper, lead, zinc and coal), oil and gas exploration, biotechnology and government utility sectors. Mr O’Connor was previously a Non-Executive Director of Stanmore Coal Ltd. In addition, he has held the roles of Deputy Chairman and Chairman of Perilya Ltd, the operator of the Broken Hill mine in NSW Australia, prior to its takeover and delisting from the ASX.  Mr O’Connor spent nine years as a director of the Water Corporation in WA including four years as its Chairman. Mr O’Connor was also the Chief Executive Officer for OceanaGold Corporation at the time of its listing on the ASX and remained for a period as a Non-Executive Director. Prior to OceanaGold, Mr O’Connor was Managing Director of Macraes Mining Co Ltd for nine years. Mr O’Connor is currently a Non-Executive Director of Metals X Limited (ASX: MLX).

Robert Kaye SC

Non-Executive Director

Mr Kaye is a barrister, mediator and professional Non-Executive Director with strong focus on Board governance. Mr Kaye is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Collins Foods Limited (ASX:CKF), Non-Executive Director of Magontec Limited (ASX: MGL) and the former Chairman of the Macular Disease Foundation of Australia and a former Non-Executive Director of UGL Limited, HT&E Limited and Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited. He is Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Alan Stein

Non-Executive Director

Mr Stein is a geologist with more the 30 years’ experience in the international oil and gas industry. He was one of the founding partners of the geoscience consultancy IKODA Limited based in London and Perth and was the founding Managing Director of Fusion Oil & Gas plc and Ophir Energy plc. Fusion listed on the UK AIM market in 2000 and made several discoveries offshore Mauritania before being sold in 2003. In early 2004, following the sale of Fusion, Mr Stein was appointed its Managing Director of Ophir Energy plc upon its inception. Ophir was involved in several discoveries offshore Equatorial Guinea and Tanzania discovering more than 20 trillion cubic feet of gas. Mr Stein resigned from Ophir in 2012 to pursue his own business interests. Mr Stein was one of the founders of Havoc Partners LLP in 2013 a natural resource investment partnership. In 2017 Havoc sold its Canadian interests to Calima Energy Limited (ASX:CE1) and from 2017 to 2021 Mr Stein was its Managing director. Mr Stein is currently an advisor to the Boards of Anglo Tunisian Oil & Gas Limited and Carbon Aceh Pty Ltd. He is a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.