Craig Burton - Executive Chairman
Craig Burton is a high net worth investor in the oil and gas, mining, and technology sectors.
His philosophy is to identify and back quality new business opportunities, with a particular interest in early stage or development projects in the resources sector. These opportunities are then pursued by backing (and adding) quality management and raising capital, either privately or through a public listing.
Mr Burton has over 15 years experience investing in oil and gas projects. Current investments include:
Mr Burton has 25 years experience in wider venture capital, including as:
Joseph Graham - Chief Executive Officer
Joseph has 21 years’ experience as a Petroleum Engineer. Joseph has worked in many locations around the globe including; North Sea, Middle East, South East Asia, Australia, Gulf of Mexico and North and South America. He has worked in many technical and managerial positions from the super majors to small E&P companies, in both development and production.
Since 2011 Joseph has been working in the Gulf of Mexico in Houston, TX with a director role of a private company leading multi-discipline teams increasing reserves and production, from offshore deep carbonates to onshore unconventional studies.
Joseph is the founder of Tanami Energy.
Joseph has a Bachelor of Science and a Post Grad in Petroleum Engineering from Curtin University.
Mark Freeman - Managing Director
Mark has 20 years experience in the oil and gas industry. His attention to detail and ability to identify value have seen him successfully undertake a series of senior executive roles.
Mark has a strong financial background which has graduated into a focus upon productivity, cost control and considered growth. More recently, as Managing Director of Grand Gulf Energy Limited, he rationalised the operations and identified successful growth opportunities.
In 2015, Mark’s professional achievements and community contribution were recognised with a Business News 40under40 award.
He holds a B.Comm (UWA), Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment (Finisia) and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Ted Jacobson - Non-Exec Director
Ted is a petroleum geophysicist with 40 years’ experience in oil and gas exploration, predominantly in the North Sea, South East Asia, South America and Australia.
Ted was a co-founder of Discovery Petroleum and more recently since 1996, co-founder and technical director of Tap Oil Ltd which grew to a market capitalization of over $400 million under his technical leadership. More recently, Ted was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Carnarvon Petroleum from 2005 to 2011.
Ted holds a Bachelor of Science (Geology, Honours), is a member of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia and a member of the Australian Institute of Geophysicists.