Advisors and Directors
David is the founder and owner of the NEPEAN Group. David has overseen NEPEAN’s growth to become the largest privately owned mining, manufacturing and engineering company in the southern hemisphere operating in 23 countries with 1300 employees. David is an engineer with 50 years’ of experience. David’s understanding of operations in mining has resulted in him deploying capital to launch a number of mining and exploration companies in Australia and PNG. David was the founding investor in Sydney Gas, Anzon Energy, Sunshine Gas, Papua Petroleum (ASX) , Niuminco (ASX Australia and PNG) and Paradise Gold.
Dr Rob Willink
Advisor of Exploration
A highly experienced geologist who started his career at Shell with a PHD in geology from ANU. Rob spent 9 years at Shell on assignment in Turkey and Oman. Rob led the Boral/Origin Energy Exploration teams from 1994-2012 participating in oil and gas discoveries in the Bass, Otway, Perth and Surat Basins. He was a Director of OCA, the company that first positioned Origin in coal seam gas, from 1995 to 2002. Post 2005, Origin’s exploration activities expanded internationally into SE Asia, Africa and New Zealand. Retiring in 2012 from Origin, Rob served as an advisor to Central Petroleum Ltd.
Advisor of Commercial Strategy
Mike is an experienced executive, company director and entrepreneur with a demonstrated track record of working in the energy industry and leading teams delivering results in Oil and Gas, Utilities, Power Generation, Renewable Energy businesses. A commercial and strategy development professional who led a team of 150 oil and gas professionals that created and drove the growth of AGL Energy’s upstream gas business. Under Mike’s leadership, AGL completed acquisitions of Sydney Gas, PNG interests, BHP’s Moranbah gas project, QGC investment, Mosaic Oil totalling approximately $2.0 billion.
Suellen is the Managing Director of the NEPEAN Investment Division. She is a seasoned resource entrepreneur, who has a proven track record in managing a range of mandates including investment funds and private capital for the shareholders of NEPEAN. Suellen’s experience is in equity joint ventures, resource company development, property development, construction and project management. Suellen serves as a director on the boards of NEPEAN, Victoria Park Investments, Austwide Property Fund, Amorata Pty Ltd and OilCorp.