Board of Directors

BRAD LINGO

(Non-Executive CHAIRMAN)
Bachelor of Arts with Honours, Juris Doctorate 
Mr Lingo has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Economics, History, and Philosophy) from Miami University and a Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Mr Lingo’s distinguished career spans over 30 year’s in a diverse range of oil and gas leadership roles, including business development, new ventures, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Since his career in the oil and gas sector began in 1986, Mr Lingo has worked with Tenneco Energy and El Paso Corporation in the US and Australia, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and most recently Managing Director & CEO of Drillsearch Energy Limited for 6 years until July 2015.  He is currently Managing Director & CEO of Elk Petroleum Limited. Mr Lingo is a recognised oil and gas industry leader, whose broad range of skills and experiences have been recognised in recent awards including winning the SMH/East Coles S&P/ASX 200 Energy Best CEO of the Year 2014.

Mr Lingo was appointed a director in February 2016 and Chairman on 23 February 2017.

JONATHAN (JOE) SALOMON

(MANAGING DIRECTOR)
B App Sc, (Geology), GAICD
Mr Salomon has a Bachelor degree in Applied Science and is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia, South East Asian Petroleum Exploration Society and has over 30 years’ experience working for upstream energy companies. Mr Salomon has worked for a number of oil & gas companies in various senior positions including General Manager Exploration and New Ventures at Murphy Oil Corporation and Global Head of Geoscience at RISC PL, in addition to a number of executive director roles including Strategic Energy Resources, Norwest Energy and Nido Petroleum. At several times in his career, Mr Salomon has acted as an independent consultant for various oil & gas companies, including New Standard Energy and Pacrim Energy. Joe first worked on Indian projects in 1994 while at Ampolex and since that time has maintained connection with the Indian industry, at various times bidding in India’s exploration and field development rounds and working with Indian companies as joint venture partners, both in India and internationally.

Mr Salomon was appointed as a Director in November 2015 and become Managing Director in March 2016.
Max Cozijn

Max Cozijn

(Non-Executive DIRECTOR)
BComm, ASA MAICD

Mr Cozijn has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Western Australia and is an Associate of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants. He has over 35 years’ experience in the high-level administration of listed natural resources companies. Mr Cozijn is a Non-Executive Director of Carbon Energy Limited and Energia Minerals Limited, Executive Director of Magma Metals Limited and Chairman of Malagasy Minerals Limited and is a Director of several other private companies.

Mr Cozijn joined Oilex as Chairman ahead of its Australian Securities Exchange listing in 2003, stepping down as Chairman on 23 February 2017.