Board of Directors and Management


Mr Alexander Parks

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director


Mr Alexander Parks was appointed to the Board as Chief Executive Officer and  Managing Director on 2 November 2017. Mr Parks previously served as Non-Executive Director since 18 February 2016. Mr Parks is an energy expert with over 20 years’ of experience in the oil and gas industry, commencing as a petroleum engineer with RPS Energy Australia (formerly Troy-Ikoda, UK & Australia) in 1997. Mr Parks has managed companies and company projects in Australia, SE Asia, North America, New Zealand, Europe, FSU and North Africa. Projects have included onshore and offshore exploration, development, production and significant new ventures and transactions. Recently Mr Parks has focussed on building a sound knowledge of unconventional oil and gas plays in North America. Mr Parks has a Petroleum Engineering degree from Imperial College, London, is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), is a Member of both the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA) and Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). Mr Parks is currently a Director of Tamaska Oil & Gas Ltd (ASX:TMK), he has previously held the positions of Chief Commercial Officer at Cue Energy Resources Ltd, CEO of Mosaic Oil NL, CEO of Otto Energy Ltd, Director of TMK Montney Ltd, and Technical Director at RPS Energy.

  Mr Ian J McCubbing 

Non-Executive Director and Independent Chairman 

B.Com (Hons), MBA (Ex), CA, GAICD

Mr Ian McCubbing was first appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman on 25 October 2016. Mr McCubbing resigned 16 May 2022, and was reappointed on 9 December 2022.  Mr McCubbing is a Chartered Accountant with more than 30 years’ corporate experience, including five years investment banking, principally in the areas of corporate finance and M&A. Mr McCubbing has spent more than 15 years’ working with ASX 200 and other listed companies in senior finance roles, including positions as Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer in mining and industrial companies. 

Mr McCubbing was previously the Chief Financial Officer of GRD Limited and Chairman of Eureka Energy Limited and a Director and formerly served as a Non-Executive Director of Mirabela Nickel Ltd, Currently Mr McCubbing is also non-executive Chairman of Rimfire Pacific Mining Limited.

He has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from UWA and Executive MBA from the AGSM, is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors

Mr Troy Hayden

Non-Excecutive Director


Mr Hayden has more than 27 years’ experience in the upstream oil and gas industry. He was the CEO/Managing Director at ASX listed, Tap Oil for 6 years and worked at Woodside Petroleum Limited for 12 years, where he held several positions, including Treasurer, Acting CFO, Vice President of the USA Business Unit based in Louisiana, and Vice President of the Pluto Business Unit. Mr Hayden spent two and a half years living in Louisiana whilst working for Woodside (USA), where he worked on Woodside’s Gulf of Mexico operating assets and exploration portfolio. Troy has worked on numerous oil and gas asset acquisitions, divestments and M&A transactions.Troy is currently a non-executive director of ASX listed Global Oil and Gas Limited and is the part time Business Development Manager at Transborder Energy, a small-scale Floating LNG company



Sonu Cheema – Company Secretary & Chief Financial Officer 

Mr Sonu Cheema, B.Com (Curtin University) CPA

Mr Cheema is a Director at Cicero Group Pty Ltd and have over 12 years’ experience working with public and private companies in Australia and abroad. Roles and responsibilities include financial control, preparation of statutory financial reporting, investor relations, initial public offers (IPO), reverse takeovers (RTO), management of capital raising activities, project management and audit management. Mr Cheema currently serve as a Non-executive Director and Company Secretary for Avira Resources Limited (ASX: AVW), Austin Metals Limited (ASX: AYT) & Technology Metals Australia Limited (ASX: TMT). He is also a Company Secretary for eMetals Limited (ASX: EMT), Yojee Limited (ASX: YOJ) and Comet Resources Limited (ASX: CRL).