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Mr Carolan joined GEV, after a successful 13-year career in the financial markets, with extensive experience in providing corporate advisory and capital raising services to a large number of small-cap ASX companies. He joined Foster Stockbroking in 2010, was made Executive Director and partner in 2014, and has been primarily responsible for managing relationships with Foster’s institutional and corporate clients. Mr Carolan’s professional experience prior to his time in the financial markets also included management consulting roles to large corporates during his time with Accenture and Deloitte Consulting.
Mr Carolan’s network of institutional and sophisticated investors across Australia, Asia and the US will be invaluable to GEV as it embarks on the financing and construction of ships for its maiden project. He has played an integral role in advising GEV since it began its CNG strategy in early 2017 and is a material shareholder in the Company.
An international executive with extensive knowledge of integrated energy projects. Direct in-country experience in developing successful energy projects including deepwater offshore and onshore drilling, onshore and offshore developments and production, securing project finance, construction and operations – particularly in Asia.
Luke Velterop holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Geology. Mr. Velterop has 7 years of professional experience in the energy industry having worked in various Operations Manager and Company Geologist positions across Australia and the US. He has a strong passion for petroleum operations, technologies and business development in the public sector.
Jens Martin Jensen has had extensive experience in international shipping. He has been a partner at Pillarstone Europe, an investment platform to support companies and banks, since November 2016 where his main responsibility is shipping portfolio/investments. Jens has also been a board member of Italian shipping company Premuda Spa and a board member of 2020 Bulkers Ltd. He was engaged as part of the senior management of Frontline Ltd/Fredriksen group from September 2004 to November 2015, including Director, Frontline Corporate Services Ltd from November 2014 to November 2015, CEO and Managing Director, Frontline Management AS from April 2008 to November 2014 and Commercial Director, Frontline Management AS from September 2004 to April 2008. He is a previous Board member of: Frontline Ltd, Frontline2012 Ltd, Flex Lng Ltd, Frontline Shipping Pte Ltd, Frontline Management (Bermuda) Ltd and Seateam Shipmanagement Pte Ltd. From September 1996 to September 2004 he was partner / director of Island Shipbrokers Pte Ltd Singapore. From April 1985 to September 1996, Jens was engaged with A.P. Moller / Maersk Group in various positions and postings within the group in Copenhagen, Mexico City, Tokyo and Singapore.
Raj Served the United States Government /U.S. Embassy for 18 years Senior Public Affairs advisor working on economic, trade, business bilateral issues and served the Malaysian Minister in his political party heading the education and investment departments.
Raj has been an Executive Director of OKA Motor Company manufacturing multi-terrain trucks for domestic and export sales, Country Manager (based in India) for Australian Energy Equity Corporation Ltd. He worked in the Power sector in four states. Worked with state and federal governments in India, and with major Indian public companies. Raj worked with Mosbacher Oil and Gas Ltd of the United States, negotiating with Indian Government for a gas concession (PY1). Raj also worked with NRG of the USA for the acquisition of power plants in India.
He returned to Australia in 2002 and was appointed as Director of Business Development of LNG Australia Ltd working on gas sales opportunities in India and Sri Lanka. Raj also worked in Indonesia in coal field acquisition for Indian Company GMR Ltd and in Queensland in coal field acquisition for Indian Company Lanco Ltd. He was appointed as Director and later as advisor to Lanco Resources Australia Ltd, owners of the Griffin coal mine in Collie until 2017.
Raj is also Managing Director of Park Medical Group Pty Ltd.
Jack Toby has over 30 years experience in senior management positions across a number of public companies in a range of industries. Mr Toby is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and an Associate member of the Australian Computer Society. He has extensive experience as a Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of major corporations and public companies since 1984.
David is regarded as a global expert in marine CNG. He has advised dozens of clients on marine CNG and energy infrastructure assessment and development.
David Bradley holds a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University and Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. He has over thirty-five years’ experience in commercial business development and operations of energy infrastructure including natural gas pipelines, mid-stream gas gathering and processing, and CNG operations. Corporate experience includes 20 years in senior management roles within global energy infrastructure companies. He has managed operations and development of energy infrastructure in Australia, U.S., Asia, and Africa.
David is the Managing Director of Gas Transport Solutions Pty Ltd, established in 2002, which provides energy infrastructure development guidance and market analysis. GTS has now advised over 50 clients globally; most of those clients seeking to assess and develop marine CNG solutions.
David is also the Managing Director and part owner of Exmouth Energy, an operating CNG and power generation business in Western Australia. This business includes a CNG bulk haulage operation which fuels a regional power station and is now in its’ 12th year of continuous successful operation.
David is also a non-executive Director on several energy infrastructure and resource company boards, including public and private companies.
Mr Garner has a well rounded knowledge of the oil & gas industry having served the board of a number of public listed companies over the past 15 years. He has served in the capacity as Executive Director, directly focussing on the capital raising and restructuring of the companies at various stages of their development. Mr Garner’s history in the oil & gas industry include ; Director of GulfX Ltd from 2004 to 2008, an Executive Director of Lion Energy Limited from 2005 to 2007 and an Executive Director of Entek Energy Ltd from 2005 to 2008. Paul, in his capacity as an Executive Director, was instrumental in acquiring the prospect in the Gulf of Mexico that produced the High Island 24L gas discovery in 2006 for Entek Ltd. Prior to his involvement in the O&G industry Mr Garner spent several years in international business, property and equities market. Mr Garner has been a Director of GEV (formerly TTE Petroleum) since 2012 and served as Managing Director through the transition period. Paul is the second largest shareholder in GEV.
Garry Triglavcanin holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) and Master of Business Administration. He has over 25 years’ experience in the international energy industry across commercial, technical and legal aspects of project development, negotiation and delivery. Garry spent the past 12 years with ASX listed Liquefied Natural Gas Limited as Group Commercial Manager, developing a range of projects, including the Australian Fisherman’s Landing LNG Project, Magnolia United States LNG Project and the Middle East Qeshm Island LNG Project (as Project Director for 3 years). Garry joined Woodside Petroleum Limited in 2001 as Senior Commercial Advisor, working on a portfolio of renewable energy projects, as well as several merger and acquisition opportunities and strategic reviews until 2004. As Business Development Manager of Energy Equity Corporation Limited from October 1992 to March 2001, Garry was responsible for the assessment and development of energy projects in Australia and Indonesia.
Maurice Brand is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and of the Australian Company Directors Association. He has over 30 years’ experience in the international energy industry having foundered ASX listed Liquefied Natural Gas Limited in 2002 and Energy Equity Corporation Limited in 1985 (now known as ASX listed EWC). He was the driving force behind both Companies as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, with ASX LNG being admitted to the ASX 200 in September 2014 with a market capitalisation of A$2.5 billion. Maurice joins the GEV Board as a major shareholder and a commitment to not hold any other public company Directorships during the next three years.
John Fitzpatrick has over thirty years’ of experience as a structural engineer specializing in the analysis, design, construction and deployment of unusual structures, including several major structures in the oil & gas industry. In addition to his extensive analysis experience, notably in the field of Arctic structures and marine CNG, he has also consulted internationally, performed third party reviews on behalf of the US Minerals Management Services, and been called as an expert witness. As a member of the Canadian Standards Association design standards committee on offshore structures, John Fitzpatrick participated in the development of Canada’s design codes for offshore structures and also in the development of ABS rules and guidelines for CNG Ships.
John Fitzpatrick’s recent focus has been on developing ships to carry CNG. He has participated in the technical development of these ships beginning with Enron International and the Williams companies. John Fitzpatrick continued this development at SeaNG where he was Director of Engineering. After leaving SeaNG in early 2016, John Fitzpatrick continued his efforts to find the optimum ship design for CNG. This work resulted in a new CNG Ship design (patents pending) – the SeaNG Optimum Technology ship.
John Fitzpatrick has an engineering degree from the University of Galway. He has published and presented peer reviewed papers on the topics of offshore structures, ice mechanics and ships.
With over thirty years of experience in the international energy industry, David Stenning has had the opportunity to play leadership roles in engineering, managing and executing challenging projects. He began his career designing and constructing offshore platforms for the Arctic; including the first two Arctic offshore drilling structures. David Stenning subsequently consulted to several energy companies, working on projects for developing offshore oil and gas reserves, primarily in the northern seas.
More recently, David Stenning co-invented and led the development of specialized CNG Ships which compete with LNG ships in regional markets. As Manager of Marine CNG at Enron International he was charged with leading their marine CNG team. This required the development of new ship designs and resolving many technical and regulatory challenges. David Stenning continued this work at the Williams Company as Director of Marine CNG. In 2005, he co-founded SeaNG which acquired the CNG technologies developed at Enron and Williams. As President and COO, David Stenning continued the technical and commercial development and SeaNG became one of the leading companies in marine CNG. David Stenning left SeaNG in the early 2016 and continues to advocate for marine CNG.
David Stenning has published and presented technical and economic papers at many international conferences in the fields of offshore engineering, project management and marine CNG. He has also prepared and presented project and finance reports to investors, regulators and stakeholders. David Stenning holds an engineering degree from the University of British Colombia and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Calgary.
In addition to his role on the GEV Management Team, Roger is also the President and CEO of Houston based Meridian LNG Holdings Corp. and responsible for the development of the proposed Port Meridian terminal for CNG and LNG imports into the UK. Over the last 25 years, Roger Whelan has held senior positions in the energy sector focused on structuring and financing activities for major energy development projects in North America, the UK, Russia, Africa and Trinidad and Tobago. As an established investment banker in London, Roger Whelan was Head of Oil & Gas advisory for Rothschild, Director M&A at HSBC and a sector analyst for Morgan Stanley International. Roger Whelan also held senior in-house business development and management roles at BP Amoco, BG Group and Canadian Superior. Most recently, Roger Whelan was EVP Corporate Development at Canadian Superior, Country Manager for BG Equatorial Guinea and VP LNG and Upstream Supply for BG Trinidad & Tobago.
Roger Whelan has an MBA from the Wharton School, an MSc in Management Science from Imperial College London and a B Eng. and BA Mathematics from Trinity College Dublin.