Michael Sandy, BSC Hons (Geology)

Director (Appointed 30th July 2015)

Michael Sandy is a geologist with 40 years’ experience in the resources industry – mostly focused on oil and gas. Michael had a varied early career with roles in minerals exploration and research and a role with the PNG Government based in Port Moresby. In the early 1990s he was Technical Manager of Oil Search Limited also based in Port Moresby. Michael was involved in establishing Novus Petroleum Ltd and preparing that company for its $186m IPO in April 1995. Over 10 years, he held various senior management roles with Novus including manager of assets in Australia, Asia, the Middle East and the USA and Business Development Manager involved in numerous acquisitions and divestments. He co-managed the defence effort in 2004 when Novus was taken over by Medco Energi.

For the last 12 years, Michael has been the principal of consultancy company Sandy Associates P/L involved in petroleum, minerals, geothermal, environmental and disaster management projects and resources industry start-ups.

Mr Sandy previously was non-executive director of Tap Oil Limited (ASX: TAP), Hot Rock Ltd (ASX: HRL), Caspian Oil and Gas (ASX: CIG) and Pan Pacific Petroleum (ASX:PPP), ex-chairman of Burleson Energy Limited (ASX: BUR) and non-executive Chairman of MEC Resources (ASX: MEC).