Board of Directors and Key Management Personnel

Matt McCann



Mr McCann earned a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Oklahoma - College of Law in 1995 and a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of Vermont in 1991.

In 2001, after serving in private practice in the US for 6 years, Mr McCann became General Counsel at Riata Energy, Inc., which later became SandRidge Energy, Inc., a NYSE listed corporation. Before leaving SandRidge in 2007, he ultimately served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary. From 2007-2015 Matt worked for the Riata Corporate Group, a large privately owned group of companies that has substantial oil and gas interests in the US where he focused on business development.

He was Chief Executive Officer at TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd, a TSX and NYSEMKT listed oil and gas exploration and production company from 2009 until 2011 where he was instrumental in growing TransAtlantic from a junior explorer to a significant international oil and gas producer.

JOHN Hannaford


Non Executive

Mr Hannaford is an experienced Corporate advisor and Company director with broad financial experience from several corporate resource roles. Mr Hannaford has been involved with several ASX listings and has acted as Director, Company Secretary and 2 Financial Controllers to several of these companies. Mr Hannaford graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1986 majoring in Finance and Economics. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990 and completed a Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment with the Securities Institute of Australia and was admitted as an Associate of the Institute in 2003. Mr Hannaford is currently a director of ASX listed company Kula Gold Ltd.


Mr GERRY McGANN, B.Sc (Hons)

Technical Director

Mr McGann has over 40 years’ experience in the upstream oil and gas industry, in a career that has spanned all five continents. As a petroleum geologist, he has been instrumental in the discovery of oilfields totalling more than 200 million barrels in Australia, Middle East and the North Sea, and been part of teams that have discovered other substantial oil resources.

Mr McGann was a founding shareholder and Managing Director of Incremental Petroleum Ltd. He identified the Selmo Oilfield in South-east Turkey in 2005, and increased the production from a declining 1,500 bopd to 2,000 bopd when the company was sold in March 2009.

Mr McGann has published 14 technical papers and is a certified petroleum geologist with the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.


Mr SIMON ADAMS, B.Bus., M. Acc.

Director, CFO and Company Secretary

Mr Adams has over 25 years of experience with listed (ASX and NASDAQ) and private companies in Australia where he has filled various executive roles across a range of industries including mining, aquaculture, finance and most recently in the upstream energy sector.  He has experience in the areas of corporate and financial management, corporate compliance and business development.  Simon is a member of the Governance Institute of Australia.