Board of Directors

Grant Worner


Mr Worner has more than 25 years’ experience in the oil industry with more than 22 years working for BP in 3 continents. He has led teams and businesses in exploration, trading, refining, and marketing in Europe, the US, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and Australia. He is a Non-Executive Director of New Guinea Energy Ltd, an executive Director of Pan Pacific Petroleum NL, and Managing Director of his own management consulting firm. Mr Worner holds a first class honors degree in Chemical Engineering, an MBA, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Koh Ban Heng


Mr Koh joined Singapore Petroleum Co Ltd (SPC) in March 1974 and held several key positions in the company before being appointed CEO in August 2003. He retired as CEO on 30 June 2011 and subsequently served as Senior Advisor from 1 July 2011 until 31 December 2014. Currently Mr Koh is an independent director of Keppel Infrastructure Holdings Pte Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of Keppel Corporation, Independent Director and Non-Executive Chairman of Keppel Infrastructure Fund Management Pte Ltd as Trustee-Manager of Keppel Infrastructure Trust which is listed on SGX and an independent director of Tipco Asphalt PLC, a listed company in Thailand. He also serves as Advisor to the Chairman and CEO of Dialog Group Berhad of Malaysia.



Samuel Kellner


Samuel Kellner is the Chairman of New Zealand Oil & Gas Limited. He has held a variety of senior executive positions with the Ofer Global Group since joining the Group in 1980. He has been deeply involved in all Ofer Global Group's business lines, with a particular emphasis on offshore oil and gas, shipping and real estate, and has advised Ofer Global Group companies on investments with a variety of investment managers, hedge funds and private equity funds. Most recently, Mr Kellner
served as President of Global Holdings Management Group (US) Inc. where he led North American real estate acquisition, development and financing activities. Mr. Kellner serves as an Executive Director of the main holding companies for the Zodiac Maritime Limited shipping group and Omni Offshore Terminals Limited, a leading provider of floating, production, storage and offloading (FSO and FPSO) solutions to the offshore oil and gas industry. Mr Kellner graduated with a BA degree from
Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has an MBA from the University of Toronto, and taught at the University of Toronto while working toward a PhD in Applied Economics.



Alastair McGregor


Alastair McGregor is a director of New Zealand Oil & Gas Limited. Alastair has been actively involved in the oil and gas sector since 2003. He is currently chief executive of O.G. Oil & Gas Limited, a company that holds directly or indirectly oil & gas exploration and production interests onshore and
offshore. In addition, Alastair is also chief executive of Omni Offshore Terminals Limited, a leading provider of floating, production, storage and offloading (FSO and FPSO) solutions to the offshore oil and gas industry. Omni’s operations have spanned the globe from New Zealand, Australia, South East Asia, Middle East and South America. Prior to entering the oil and gas industry Alastair spent 12 years as a banker with Citigroup and Salomon Smith Barney. Alastair holds a BEng from Imperial
College, London and an MSc from Cranfield University in the UK.



Rod Ritchie


Rod Ritchie is a director of New Zealand Oil & Gas Limited. Rod joined the board of New Zealand Oil & Gas in 2013. He graduated with a BSc, University of Tulsa. He has 38 years of experience as a line manager and a Health, Safety, Security and Environment executive in the oil and gas industry – including being the corporate senior vice president of HSSE at OMV based in Vienna. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.



Andrew Jefferies


Andrew Jefferies is managing director of New Zealand Oil & Gas Limited. He started his career with Shell in Australia after graduating with a BE Hons (Mechanical) from the University of Sydney in 1991, an MBA in technology management from Deakin University in Australia, and an MSc in petroleum engineering from Heriot - Watt University in Scotland. Andrew is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), and a Certified Petroleum Engineer with the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He has worked in oil and gas in Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom, Thailand and Holland.



Peter Hood


Peter Hood is a professional chemical engineer with 45 years’ experience in the development of projects in the resources and chemical industries. He began his career with WMC Ltd and then was chief executive officer of Coogee Chemicals Pty Ltd and Coogee Resources Ltd from 1998 to 2009. He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Programme and is currently Chairman of Matrix Composites and Engineering Ltd and a non-executive director of GR Engineering Ltd. He has been Vice- Chairman of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association Limited (APPEA), Chairman of the APPEA Health Safety and Operations Committee, and is a past President of the Western Australian and Australian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.



Richard Malcolm


Richard Malcolm is a professional geoscientist with 34 years of varied oil and gas experience within seven international markets. He began his career as a Petroleum Geologist with Woodside Petroleum in Perth exploring for oil and gas on the Northwest Shelf. He spent ten years with Ampolex Limited (Perth and Sydney) as a Senior Explorationist and then Exploration Manager in Western Australia and Asset Manager in Northern & Eastern Australia. Following Mobil’s takeover of Ampolex, Mr Malcolm was appointed manager of Mobil’s assets in Papua New Guinea. Three years later he joined OMV, initially as Exploration Manager for Australia & New Zealand and later as Exploration & Reservoir Manager for OMV Libya, General Manager Norway and in 2006, Managing Director of OMV UK. Between 2008 and 2013, Mr Malcolm was chief executive of Gulfsands Petroleum plc, an AIM listed production, exploration and development company with operations in Syria, Tunisia, Morocco, USA and Colombia. He is currently a director of Larus Energy.