Directors & Management

Mr Carl Dumbrell – Non-Executive Director

Carl Dumbrell is a partner in a Sydney accounting firm with 20 years’ experience in taxation and assurance services in Australia and England, and with an on-going involvement in the raising of finance and the divestment of assets for listed companies.

Carl has Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Taxation Law degrees, and is a Chartered Accountant in both Australia and in England & Wales, as well as being a Chartered Tax Advisor, Registered Company Auditor, Registered Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Auditor, and Member of the Australia Institute of Company Directors.

Carl is a Executive Chairman of Herenecia Resources Plc (AIM: HER).

Mr Justyn Peters – Non-Executive Director

Justyn Peters has graduate law and politics degrees and is Executive Chairman of ASX listed Leigh Creek Energy Limited which is advancing the development of the Leigh Creek Energy Project in South Australia. Previously he was Executive General Manager for Linc Energy and held a wide range of senior executive appointments for over 6 years.

His experience across a broad range of onshore development activities will prove invaluable in assisting OBL developing the Company’s Canning projects. Previously Justyn was employed at the Queensland EPA as Head of Investigations and Compliance and then as acting Director of Central and Northern Regions. He earlier managed the integration of the environmental regulation of Queensland mining into the EPA.

Mr Vazrick Hovanessian – Non-Executive Director

Vazrick Hovanessian has graduate and postgraduate degrees in Accounting and Finance with over 25 years’ experience with junior oil & gas and mining companies and has held directorship, secretarial and finance roles in several of them. He has served on the Boards and had Company Secretarial/CFO roles in ASX listed Beach Petroleum, Stirling Resources, Capital Energy, Zephyr Minerals, and Silver Mines and currently is an executive director on Mandalong Resources Ltd and Broad Investments Ltd.

Vaz has extensive corporate advisory, finance and property and tourism experience and in the ASX listed junior resources area, and has been instrumental in or assisted with the ASX listing by IPO or back-door listing of such companies.

Geological Consultant

Mr Geoff Geary – B.Sc. (Geology), MPESA

Geoff Geary is a consultant petroleum geologist (formerly with Oil Company of Australia and Mobil Oil) of 26 years standing and has a Technical Services Agreement through his company Focus on Australia Pty Ltd. He has had significant experience in company mergers, acquisitions, acreage promotion and farm outs in his career, both with smaller national companies and with major multi-nationals. He is experienced in sedimentary basin analysis, sequence stratigraphy, structural geology, seismic interpretation, basin modelling and oil and gas field evaluation and development.