Meet Our People

Andrew Childs

Andrew Childs is the Managing Director of Petroleum Ventures Pty Ltd and a Non-Executive Director of ADX Energy Ltd, he is also Principal of Resource Recruitment.

Andrew was appointed a Director on 25 November 2008 and subsequently appointed Chairman 7 January 2009.

Kane Marshall
Managing Director

Kane has over 20 years’ experience in various roles as a director, geologist, engineer and company builder. He currently advises several resource companies on new venture transactions and funding. He is currently  the  Non-Executive Chairman of NSX listed diamond explorer Consolidated Africa Limited and  prior to that held various senior roles with ASX listed oil and gas companies including Chief Operating Officer of Bounty Oil and Gas NL, Managing Director of Key Petroleum Limited and Non-Executive Director of Hawkley Oil and Gas.

His diverse experience base includes technical and managerial roles with private equity, junior and major oil companies. Mr Marshall holds academic qualifications which include a Master of Petroleum Engineering from Curtin University, Bachelor of Science (Petroleum Geology) from the University of Western Australia and a Bachelor of Commerce (Investment Finance and Corporate Finance) from the University of Western Australia.

Gary Jeffery
Technical Director

Gary Jeffery has over forty five years of project development, operations and exploration experience in the oil, gas and mining and energy utilities industries, having worked for both large and small organisations in over thirty countries worldwide.

He is an experienced director of public companies in Australia, Uganda and Canada, and has broad international experience in resources, and provides consulting services on energy and resource related matters.

Gary graduated with a BSc in Geology and Geophysics from the University of New England.

William (Bill) J Ashby
Non-Executive Director

Bill Ashby has thirty-eight (38) years of experience in upstream oil and gas covering the disciplines of geoscience, sub surface engineering, drilling, development and production.

Over that time Mr Ashby has spent 15 years within SE Asia, including 4 years working within the Philippines.  He has a track record of finding and developing significant discoveries, most recently in PNG, Caldita/Barossa in Australia, Gulf Coast USA (Eagleford Shale) and Madura Strait Indonesia.

Mr Ashby is focussed on business outcomes that lead to upstream development and production of resources.  He has small to mid-cap Australian listed company experience, complemented by major company experience (ConocoPhillips and Mobil) internationally.

David McArthur
Company Secretary

Mr McArthur is a Chartered Accountant, with over 28 years’ experience in the accounting profession. Mr McArthur has been actively involved in the financial and corporate management of a number of public listed companies for the past 27 years.

“Big Gas Experience”