Meet our Board and Management

Brad Lingo


Brad has extensive experience in developing and implementing business strategy to create and maximize value in the Australian and International oil, gas, and energy markets. Throughout his 30- year career, Brad has held a number of senior executive roles namely at Drillsearch, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Sunshine Gas and Epic Energy – all focused on developing and implementing targeted business development strategies aimed at growing and delivering shareholder value.

Tony Strasser

Managing Director

Tony brings extensive oil and gas company leadership and management experience in both listed and unlisted oil and gas companies. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in corporate finance, M&A and capital raising with a strong pedigree in project and capital management and corporate governance. He led the Anzon Energy Group to successful IPO’s on the ASX and London AIM stock exchange, and was the co-founder of Australian energy companies, Bridgeport Energy Limited and Royal Energy Pty Ltd. Formerly Tony worked in a professional advisory capacity on corporate transactions, due diligence assignments and M&A, having worked in taxation and corporate finance at Arthur Andersen Coopers & Lybrand respectively.

Daniel Chen

Non Executive Director

Daniel has over 17 years of business, project management and leadership experience, predominantly with Fortune Top 200 companies in port, maritime and logistics industries. He has led several global implementation projects in Asia, Europe and Oceania throughout his career thus far.  Highlights include development of the world’s first fully automated container terminal, regional procurement responsibilities for an annual spend of USD 200 million, and working with multiple global supply chain providers to reengineer existing processes to improve operational efficiency. Recently Daniel has advised Orient Energy and Denison Gas in Australia on various corporate initiatives.

Bruce Gordon

Non Executive Director

Bruce has over 25 years of corporate finance and audit experience and was formerly the partner in charge of the BDO National Corporate Finance and Natural Resources teams. Bruce has provided corporate advisory services and financial advice to publicly listed companies, growing private company groups and subsidiaries of large multinationals and overseas companies. Bruce has significant experience in the areas of valuations, mergers and acquisitions and transaction support. Bruce has also had experience on overseas capital markets including AIM (sub-market of the London Stock Exchange), the Toronto and NY Stock Exchange. Bruce is a Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Cate Friedlander

Company Secretary / Legal Counsel

Cate is an experienced corporate / commercial lawyer in upstream & midstream energy - ASX and international. She is a Chartered Governance Professional and Member of Governance Institute of Australia.

Nick Watson

Head of Renewables & Commercial

Nick has 20 years energy industry experience, working in corporate development and operational experience across hydrogen, energy and oil & gas. Nick has held a number of senior executive roles, namely at AGL, Denison Gas, Sydney Gas and RAK Petroleum.

Violetta Gerikh

Finance Manager

Violetta has extensive managerial experience of the commercial accounting aspects of international projects gained through working with numerous public companies in the oil & gas sector such as Oil Search, Roc Oil, Petsec and Bridgeport. Violetta has been responsible for managing the reporting of financial information to stakeholders, both internal and external, of producing and exploration oil fields. Her experience include projects offshore Western Australia, offshore China and in the Middle East.

Mike Lonergan

Head of Upstream

Michael is a petroleum geophysicist with 35 years of domestic and international oil and gas experience across a wide range of E and P assets. He has held senior technical and project management roles during his career, having worked for Delhi Petroleum, Oil Company of Australia, Origin Energy, Rohol-Aufsuchungs Aktiengesellschaft, Mosaic Oil, AGL, Pangaea Resources and Denison Gas.

Jonas Jacobsen

Development Director - MWCEP

Jonas has over 20 years global experience as technical leader specialising in emerging technologies within clean energy generation, transmission and infrastructure sectors having worked for Star of the South, Lautec,, Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractors and MTHøjgaard.