Shareholder and Executive Profiles

Hon. PAUL HENDERSON - CHAIRMAN


Paul has an unparalleled grasp of business and politics in the Northern Territory. As Chief Minister from 2007-12 and a Senior Minister from 2001, he dealt with a range of issues and challenges and helped put the Territory on the path to sustainable economic growth.

As Chief Minister, he delivered the $34-billion Ichthys LNG project for Darwin. This is the second largest investment in Australia’s history and the largest investment by any Japanese company outside of Japan. Darwin is now Australia’s second export LNG hub and will develop as a regional leader for service and supply to the offshore oil and gas sector.

Recognising economic prosperity must be translated into social benefits, Paul has a passionate commitment to the development of Northern Australia. He is equally focused on forging closer economic, social and cultural ties to our Asian region and retains close relations with many leaders across South-East Asia.

As the lead economic minister over three terms of Government, Paul is pre-eminently placed to provide strategic advice to business looking to invest in the most exciting region in Australia.

On 26 June 2013, he was granted the title “The Honourable” for life by the Governor-General.

DATUK DR PETER WENTWORTH OBE - DEPUTY CHAIRMAN

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QUALIFICATIONS:
Honorary Doctorate of Letters, Nottingham University
Degree in Mechanical Engineering (1st Class Honors)
Certified Diploma in Finance & Accounts
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:
Member Australian Institute of Company Directors
Fellow, Institute of Chemical Engineering
Member & Past Chairman
British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce
Peter is a focused and energetic professional with a track record of success in the oil & gas industry with over 35 years with British Petroleum Plc (BP). Peter was CEO of BP’s operations in Malaysia, Thailand and Philippines for over 10 years.

His achievements have been recognised by both the British Government (Order of the British Empire: OBE) and the Malaysian Government (Datukship).

He has spent nearly 20 years in Asia and was Chairman of the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce for 5 years. He is currently Deputy Chairman of Mobile LNG Australia, Chairman of Weir Minerals Malaysia and a Senior Partner in CEO Solutions, the consultancy company he co-founded in 2005,

Peter’s time in BP was divided almost equally between exploration, refining & petrochemicals. He has worked in four countries (UK, France, Australia and twice in Malaysia). Peter retired from BP in June 2009 and now operates from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia & Perth in Western Australia.

His career has centered on business general management and major project development. He headed BP Chemicals’ worldwide projects prior to being appointed to the position of CEO BP Malaysia in 1998 where he was Head of Country for Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand with responsibility for BP’s Joint Ventures with Petronas & all external relationships & reputation.

 

Notable Career Achievements:

  • CEO BP Operations in Malaysia for 10 years which was a US$ 1bn business with over 1000 staff.
  • Successful divestment of businesses in Malaysia, Indonesia & Philippines beating financial expectations.
  • Seconded to Petronas for 5 years as Project Director of the First Petrochemical Plant in Malaysia worth some US$2bn. Completed US$30m below budget & 3 months ahead of schedule.
  • Head of BP Crisis Management for Asia Region handling SARS, Tsunami, Avian Influenzer and numerous other regional crisis incidents.
  • Successfully restructured the Board of British Malaysia Chamber of Commerce & appointed first Malaysian Directors.
  • Successfully ran the BP Polymers & Olefins Business Unit in Asia for over 5 years including 3 JV’s with Petronas beating profit & cash flow targets.
  • Turned around failing chemicals project in UK bringing the investment in on original schedule & revised budget.

 

Capabilities & Attributes:

  • Senior executive experience in the oil and petrochemicals industry sector.
  • International experience in Europe, Australia and Asia, where for 20 years he was involved in developing large capital expenditure and M&A projects.
  • Strong connections and networks, particularly in Asia, through BP & his involvement with BMCC and his own consulting practice, CEO Solutions.
  • Considerable Corporate Governance Experience: Co Author of Guide to Corporate Governance for Non Executive Directors Issued by Malaysian Securities Commission.
  • Excellent communication skills and impeccable reputation.

ANDREW LLOYD WHITE – FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR


QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)
University of New South Wales, Sydney
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:
Member Institute of Engineers, Australia
Member Australian Institute of Company Directors

Andrew is Co-Founder & Managing Director of Perth based Mobile LNG Pty Ltd. The company was established to promote the “Virtual Gas Pipeline”, a supply chain solution enabling the use of LNG for power generation and fuel for mine haul vehicles and road, rail and marine transport generally in remote areas as a clean, safe alternative to diesel.

Andrew has over 35 years experience in the Heavy Engineering and Construction industry and his track record includes LNG Plants, Oil & Gas Plants, Power & Utilities, Mining & Minerals Processing, Materials Handling, Building and Infrastructure developments in geographical jurisdictions which include Australia, SE Asia, Middle East, Sub-Saharan & West Africa, Brazil and Peru.

Andrew has successfully established and grown businesses in the international market place and shown leadership in growth and sustainability through strategic development, funding and M&A’s.

He is currently focused on Mobile LNG’s growth as a clean, economic energy alternative to diesel use in Australia, Africa and South East Asia. Target sectors include Energy, Resources, Infrastructure and Transport.

 

His project roles have largely been front line “hands-on” and provided broad business, cultural and geographical experiences.

Other concurrent activities include Chairman of White Partners Capital Pty Ltd which has broad business and investment interests and also board advisory roles for NFP organisations.

In 2015, Andrew established a Carbon Sequestration business which has grown to include contracts to deliver over 8 million tonnes of carbon sequestration through reforestation activities in Australia.

Notable Career Achievements:

  • project management includes NWSP Phs I, II & III, Arak Petrochem Complex (Iran), MLNG Dua (Malaysia), HBI, Bogoso Gold (Ghana), Niquel de Vermhelo (Brazil).
  • 1994 co-founded a successful construction project management company, WPCS, providing outstanding results on milestone projects to major resource construction and engineering organisation in Australia.
  • 2006 – As MD, completed complex MBO of international contracting group.
  • 2008 – Founded an international scaffolding business servicing the O&G sector operating in Thailand, Singapore and Australia.
  • 2009 – Completed the international trade sale of the new scaffolding business after only 18 months with an order book of AUD$250m.
  • 2010 successfully arranged a complex international partial share sale of the contracting and maintenance business to introduce a major European contractor to the Australian business environment.
  • 2012 – Completed Share sale to International Contractor after six years as Managing Director and major shareholder of a well known specialist contractor group based in Perth and operating in the South East Asian region.
  • Under Andrew’s leadership, the companies won many prestigious contracts with blue chip clients on challenging projects including in 2011 the largest LNG cryogenic insulation contract in the world at the time.

Capabilities & Attributes:

  • Strategic business development and project management;
  • Business investment and project funding;
  • Major project execution experience includes:
  • LNG plant construction in Australia and SE Asia;
  • Minerals and Metals process plants in Australia, West and Sub-Saharan Africa and South America;
  • Heavy engineering construction in general worldwide.

CHRISTOPHER FRENCH – TECHNICAL OPERATIONS DIRECTOR


QUALIFICATIONS:
B.E. (Chem.) (Hons. 1A)
Adelaide University (1978)
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:
Member, Australian Institute of Energy
Member, Petroleum Club of WA
Past Member, Wesfarmers LPG and Wesfarmers Kleenheat Gas Boards

Chris is a leading gas industry executive with over 35 years experience in design and management of process and operations of gas production facilities.

Chris was most recently General Manager, Wesfarmers LPG Pty Ltd.

After distinguished university studies with a degree in Chemical Engineering with First Class Honours and Prizes for Chemical Engineering Design and for Engineering, Chris began his professional career with Mobil Oil Australia and later, Santos, in process engineering and lead commissioning roles at various facilities including Port Bonython and Moomba.

Front-line management roles followed as Process Supervisor at Santos’ Port Bonython Plant and later as Senior Process Engineer leading a team of process and mechanical engineers.

In 1987 he joined Wesfarmers LPG as part of the Project Team responsible for construction and commissioning of the LPG Extraction and Fractionation Plant at Kwinana, designed to process 320 Terajoules per day of natural gas, producing 150,000 tonnes per year of LPG.

On handover of the plant to WLPG, Chris was made responsible for managing the Operations Department, including responsibility for Production, Export of LPG, Safety, Training, Process Engineering, Quality Control, Liaison with Government and Kwinana Industry and Industrial Relations.

In 2002 he was promoted to General Manager Wesfarmers LPG Pty Ltd responsible for all aspects of operations, maintenance and management of the Kwinana LPG plant, reporting to the Managing Director of the Wesfarmers Energy Division.

Chris was appointed Director of Wesfarmers LPG Pty Ltd and Wesfarmers Kleenheat Gas.

Notable Career Achievements

  • Awarded the Sir Robert Chapman Prize for Engineering in 1975
  • Awarded the Albright and Wilson Prize in Chemical Engineering Design for 1978
  • Worked with State Government to prepare the first Safety Report for Kwinana Industrial area, identifying risks associated with the LPG plant, the risk mitigation and control mechanisms to ensure protection of Public Safety.
  • Wesfarmers LPG Pty Ltd played a key role in development of the Kwinana Industries Council, body which represents the Kwinana Industries, liaising with local and state government and the local community.
  • Chair of the Kwinana Industries Emergency Management Subcommittee of KIC and of the Kwinana Industries Public Liaison Group for several years.
  • Plant debottlenecking in 1995 resulting in an increase in LPG production capacity to 300,000 tonnes per year. Design review and HAZOP of the proposed changes and operational control of the construction and commissioning of the changes.
  • Design review, HAZOP and controlled construction and commissioning of the second LPG extraction train which was commissioned in 2000 which increased production capacity to 330,000 tonnes per year.
  • The plant was debottlenecked again in 2001 with high capacity fractionation trays installed in the LPG fractionation section increasing capacity to 350,000 tonnes per year.

MR RODNEY CARTER – GOVERNMENT & COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

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STEVEN CRITCHISON – MANAGER COMMERCIAL


QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
Curtin University
Certified Practicing Accountant
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:
Member CPA Australia

An accounting professional with a keen interest in business operations, Steven has over 20 years experience in the downstream domestic gas industry.

Almost 20 years working in the Energy division of Wesfarmers, mainly within the Kleenheat Gas business. Steven was involved in many of the areas of the business including Finance & Administration, Operations & Logistics, Sales, and Business Development.

In his most recent role at Kleenheat Gas as Manager Commercial he was a member of the senior management team.  He had specific responsibilities for corporate planning, compliance, management accounting, board reporting, business analysis, credit control, and a call centre based customer service team.

Prior to this Steven held the position of Accounting Manager for the Wesfarmers Energy division, with day to day responsibility for the production of financial and management accounts, tax returns and audits for the various business units within the division.

From 2010 to 2013 Steven worked for Clean Energy Fuels Australia which provides advisory services on LNG, CNG and LPG to mining and industrial companies, gas suppliers and government organisations, as well as operating its own domestic Victorian based LNG distribution business.

Steven is CPA qualified Accountant.

Notable Career Achievements

  • Developed a detailed Excel based financial model to assess the viability of potential domestic LNG projects.  The model has also formed the basis of discussions with potential financiers and investors in some of these projects.
  • Managed the successful integration of a number of acquired LPG businesses into the Kleenheat Gas business.
  • Oversight of the successful compliance with the court enforceable undertakings imposed on Kleenheat as a result of a breach of the Trade Practices Act (the company self reported the breach) including the implementation of a Trade Practices Compliance Program and its practical rollout to the wider business.
  • Member of a team that assessed the market entry opportunity for domestic LNG in Australia on behalf of a major oil company.  This included a demand assessment, technology status, and a financial assessment from the perspective of both the LNG supplier and customer sides.
  • Managed a comprehensive reconciliation, problem identification and rectification process to address some significant system and reporting issues that arose following the implementation of Oracle.

 

Capabilities & Attributes:

  • Strong accounting, analytical and administrative skills, combined with a strong knowledge of business operations within downstream gas businesses.
  • Ability to work effectively in cross functional teams.
  • Possesses sound commercial skills.
  • Track record of building and managing high performing teams.
  • Proven ability to operate in demanding and changing business environments.
  • Constantly challenges the status quo.

DOUGLAS WALKER - DIRECTOR


QUALIFICATIONS:
Electrical Mechanic
A Grade Licence
WA Electrical Contractors Licence
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:
Member WA Mining Club

For over 35 years Doug has established a successful business career in developing over 55 gas and diesel fuelled power stations and related energy infrastructure projects primarily within the Oil & Gas and mining/resources sector throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific rim.

With extensive energy sector Business Development and Corporate Management experience Doug has driven and delivered innovation in a very competitive industry benchmarked against delivered unit-cost economics.

Doug’s early roles included Electrical Mechanic with the Herald Sun and Power Generation Technician with the PNG Electricity utility, ELCOM and also CRA on Bouganville which fueled Doug’s power station interests.

Moving to WA and indentifying the mining industry need for reliable, cost effective power, Doug founded StateWest Power in the mid 70’s and introduced an alternative power solution to the mining sector by Building, Owning and Operating and supplying the mines power needs under long term Power Purchase Agreements.

The construction of the Goldfields Gas Pipeline bought new opportunities to design and develop gas fuelled power stations within economic reach of the GGT. Strategically, this was Doug’s driving strength in establishing StateWest Power as a market leading power supply/ generation company.

The company’s growth and dominance in the gas/diesel power station power supply market enabled it to design and develop over 55 gas and/or diesel power stations throughout Australia, the Pacific and in West Africa. This included a 15 year, 9 power station BOO contract with Western Power in the Mid-West region.

In 2003 Doug negotiated the sale of StateWest Power to Wesfarmers Energy and provided a period for Doug to successfully transition StateWest Power into what is known today as enGen.

Doug is also the founding partner, Chairman & Managing Director of Zenith Energy Pty. Ltd. and Zenith Pacific Pty. Ltd.

Notable Career Achievements:

  • Developed over 55 gas or diesel power stations throughout Australia
  • Negotiated and secured a 7 year BOO contract with Chevron Australia to supply WA Oil power and reticulation services on Barrow Island.
  • Ongoing O&M contract with BHP-B GEMCO on Groote Eylandt.
  • Secured a 7 + 7 year BOO contract for the supply of gas power for Mid-West Vanaduim, a combination of Gas Turbine and Gas Reciprocating generation equipment, a first in Australia.

 

Capabilities & Attributes:

  • Highly experienced in diesel and gas fuelled power generation
  • Highly experienced in diesel to gas conversions
  • Extensive experience with Power Purchase Agreements to the mining sector
  • Operations and maintenance of power generation infrastructure in remote areas

STEPHEN HENRY SKEA – FOUNDER & DIRECTOR


QUALIFICATIONS:
1st Class Sheet Metal Worker
Certificate of Competency
Scaffolding

Steve is Co-founder of Perth based Mobile LNG Pty Ltd, inspired by the potential to improve the energy solutions for remote mining operations and communities in Western Australia.

Steve has over 40 years experience in corporate management and business development focused on the industrial manufacturing, construction and maintenance services in the resources sector.

After serving his apprenticeship in Sheetmetal work in the UK with ICI Limited, he worked on projects in the North Sea, Europe, The Middle East and North Africa before moving to South Africa in 1983 where he worked on major industrial project developments. He has been responsible for running workforces in excess of 1800 people.

Seizing an opportunity to take the company to the booming South East Asian market, in 1992 as International Director, he opened an arm of the South African owned business in Singapore and Malaysia. He marketed and ran the business there, servicing the O&G and LNG projects in the region for 5 years.

He expanded the business to Australia in 1997 with a strategic investment in a successful Perth based contracting group, providing thermal insulation, scaffolding, painting and fireproofing services mainly to Power, Process, O&G and LNG resource projects.

He was instrumental in restructuring and expanding the Australian business through an MBO along with founding a new international scaffolding business which was later sold with an order book of AUD$250m and operations in Thailand, Singapore and Australia.

Notable Career Achievements

  • Responsible for securing and completion of the following major PIFS contracts:
    • 1989 – Mossel Bay Refinery Project
    • 1992 – Malaysia LNG Dua Project
    • 1994 – MLNG Tiga
    • 1997 – BHP HBI Project
    • 2005 – Burrup Fertilisers
    • 2011 – Gorgon LNG (Tendering. Mob in progress)

 

Capabilities & Attributes:

  • Extensive management and strategic business development experience gained by establishing and running businesses
  • Hands-on management on major projects
  • Successful IR negotiation strategies and outcomes
  • MBO’s, M&A’s, Joint Ventures

ANTHONY CONSIDINE – BOARD ADVISOR


QUALIFICATIONS:
B. Sc. (Eng) Hons., Mineral Processing Engineering
University of London
International Executive Program – INSEAD, Fointenbleau, France
BP Executive Leadership Programs – Harvard, Stanford and Cambridge
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:
Fellow of Energy Institute

Tony Considine has had extensive Australasian and international experience in the resources & industrial sectors with a strong track record of leading teams to deliver sustained profitability & shareholder value growth.

A high energy leader, Tony has been accountable for large scale strategic renewal in complex environments.

He has extensive experience in developing third party relationships, negotiation of JV’s, the development and execution of strategy, the delivery of large scale M&A transactions along with the management of reputational issues with external stakeholders.

Tony has obtained unique experience in managing international post merger integration and leading the implementation of corporate governance frameworks in complex environments.

Notable Career Achievements

  • CEO, North West Infrastructure (formerly North West Iron Ore Alliance, incorporated JV) – accountable for the delivery of the key project planning milestones underpinning the future development of  50mtpa port expansion in Port Hedland.
  • TNK-BP (EVP – CEO equivalent, Moscow based), fully accountable for the Group’s operations in Russia & Ukraine (25,500 people) with an EBITDA delivery of $5.0bn in 2008.
  • International Marine (CEO), successful integration of Castrol & BP Marine across 45 countries with global market share of 28%.
  • Burmah Castrol, developed the acquisition case for Burmah Castrol ($4bn), architected and delivered the integration plan.
  • BP & International Marine (CEO) grew the business profitability from $30m to $80m through energizing global sales & marketing team.
  • BP Southern Africa constructed 50 new convenience retail sites in South Africa deploying the BP Express brand which received the South African brand builders’ award in 1998.
  • BP Australasia grew profitability in the Business-to-Business markets by 100% through sales & margin improvement initiatives.
  • BP Minerals International led the commercial negotiations for a major asset swap ($300m in value) with Gencor in South Africa.
  • BP Minerals, Australia, delivered the commercial & economic sections of the feasibility study for the Olympic Dam project.

 

Capabilities & Attributes:

  • Building & leading executive teams to deliver sustained profitability growth in multi-cultural environments
  • Managing Board relationships with international reach
  • Architecting & executing transformational change in operating organizations including safety
  • Developing and executing  strategy across regional & global value chains
  • Delivering results via top line growth, portfolio restructuring & cost reduction
  • Leading large scale international pre & post merger integration
  • Architecting & delivering corporate governance transformations in complex environments
  • Leading company interests in external environments – Analysts, Investors, Media & Governments
  • Measuring and analyzing existing business operations and identifying performance improvement opportunities
  • Managing geographically dispersed and diverse teams; developing, coaching and mentoring of talent
  • Building effective management systems & delivering complex business process re-engineering