Management & Directors

  

Andrew Leibovitch: Founding Director

  • Andrew is a Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years experience in corporate finance and project management

  • Previously held executive roles at Woodside Petroleum Ltd as General Manager, Browse LNG project and General Manager, Eastern Australia Gas Business Unit

  • Former director and co-founder of Sunbird Energy Ltd, a Southern African focused gas explorer and developer

  • Former director Transerv Energy – involved in acquiring Transerv’s interests in the Perth Basin and commencement of appraisal program

  • Executive Director and co-founder of Western Gas Corporation Pty Ltd, which holds 100% of the Equus Gas Project in the North West Shelf of Western Australia

 

Will Barker: Founding Director

  • Will is a Geologist with more than 15 years experience in the exploration and development of large scale gas projects in Australia and internationally

  • Previously, General Manager LNG at Arrow Energy Ltd and responsible for development of the company's lead coalbed methane to LNG export project in Queensland. Led the project from initial concept to Final Investment Decision, before Royal Dutch Shell and PetroChina completed a takeover of Arrow for $3.5 billion in August 2010

  • Former director and co-founder of Sunbird Energy Ltd (ASX: SNY), a Southern African focused gas explorer and developer

  • Former Operations Manager of New Guinea Energy and Technical Director of Transerv Energy in the Perth Basin

  • Executive Director and co-founder of Western Gas Corporation Pty Ltd, which holds 100% of the Equus Gas Project in the North West Shelf of Western Australia

  

The Hon. Mike Ahern: Non-executive Director

  • The Hon. Michael Ahern AO is a former Queensland Premier and has held the Ministries of Primary Industries, Industry and Technology, and Health

  • Mike is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Sciences and Engineering, a Member of the Board of Governors of the ATSE Clunies Ross Foundation and has been appointed Special Representative of the Queensland Government for Africa, The Middle East and India

 

Richard Barker: General Manager & Company Secretary

  • Over the last 10 years Richard has held executive roles at listed and unlisted oil and gas and resource companies.  Prior to this Richard, who holds a Master of Laws, worked at top Australian law firms in NSW and WA.

  • Richard has extensive Native Title experience and has lead Goshawk's many successful Native Title applications. 
  • Richard is currently Company Secretary of Western Gas Corporation Pty Ltd, which holds 100% of the Equus Gas Project in the North West Shelf of Western Australia, and a non-executive Director and Company Secretary of the Aim listed Scotgold Resources Ltd (AIM: SGZ)

 

Management Team

The Goshawk team is comprised of a group of oil and gas professionals with extensive experience in exploration and production activities across Australia, South East Asia, Europe and Africa.

The technical and operational team that manage the company cover the following disciplines:

·       Geology;

·       Geophysics;

·       Reservoir Engineering;

·       Project Management;

·       Field Development;

·       Production and Operations;

·       Finance and Commercial Management; and

·       Legal and Regulatory Compliance.