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.

Gary Jeffery
Managing 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.

Joanne Kendrick
Non-Executive Director

Joanne has 25 years’ experience in the oil, gas and helium industries and has held technical or executive roles with Woodside Petroleum, Newfield Exploration, Gulf Canada, Clyde Petroleum, Nido Petroleum and Blue Star Helium. Joanne has been directly responsible for managing production operations, exploration drilling and development projects, capital raisings, land acquisition, asset transactions and joint venture interests throughout her career; including as Managing Director at Blue Star Helium (3 years) and Deputy Managing Director at Nido Petroleum (7 years).

Joanne provides consulting services in the oil and gas, helium and hydrogen sectors and is currently a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed Buru Energy. Joanne is a Petroleum/Reservoir Engineer holding a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from the University of Adelaide and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

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”