Board & Management

Management

Matthew Boyall 

Chief Executive Officer

Matthew Boyall has been CEO of Cue since 2017. Prior to his role as CEO, from 2013 he was Cue’s Commercial Manager. Matthew has over 20 years’ experience in energy and natural resources with companies including Schlumberger, WMC Resources, BHP, Nexus Energy and Cue and has held positions in offshore operations, procurement, strategy, marketing and M&A, in Asia, the USA and Australia.

Matthew holds Bachelor degrees in Geomatics and Science and an MBA from the University of Melbourne and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

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Melanie Leydin 

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Melanie Leydin holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and Corporate Law. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and is a Registered Company Auditor. She graduated from Swinburne University in 1997, became a Chartered Accountant in 1999 and from February 2000 to October 2021 was the principal of Leydin Freyer. In November 2021 Vistra acquired Leydin Freyer and, Melanie is now Vistra Australia's Managing Director. Vistra is a prominent provider of specialised consulting and administrative services to clients in the Fund, Corporate, Capital Markets, and Private Wealth sectors.

Melanie has over 25 years’ experience in the accounting profession and over 15 years’ experience holding Board positions including Company Secretary of ASX listed entities.  She has extensive experience in relation to public company responsibilities, including ASX and ASIC compliance, control and implementation of corporate governance, statutory financial reporting, reorganisation of Companies, initial public offerings, secondary raisings and shareholder relations.

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Board of Directors

Alastair McGregor 

Non-Executive Chairman

Alastair McGregor has been actively involved in the oil and gas sector since 2003. He is currently chief executive of O.G. Energy, which holds Ofer Global’s broader energy interests, and Oil & Gas Limited, a company that holds directly or indirectly oil & gas exploration and production interests onshore and offshore. He leads the O.G. Energy Senior Management Committee, driving the strategy for Ofer Global’s energy activities. Mr McGregor is also a director of New Zealand Oil & Gas Limited (NZOG).

In addition, Mr McGregor is 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 Mr McGregor spent 12 years as a banker with Citigroup and Salomon Smith Barney. Mr McGregor holds a BEng from Imperial College, London and an MSc from Cranfield University in the UK. Mr McGregor joined the board on 23 February 2018.

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Andrew Jefferies 

Non-Executive Director

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.

Mr Jefferies 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

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Peter Hood 

Non-Executive Director

Peter Hood is a professional chemical engineer with 50 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 and a Non-Executive Director of De Grey Mining 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.

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Richard Malcolm 

Non-Executive Director

Richard Malcolm is a professional geoscientist with over 40 years of varied oil and gas experience within seven international markets including Australia/NZ/PNG, UK North Sea/West of Shetlands, Gulf of Mexico and the Middle East/ North Africa. His latter roles from 2006 to 2013 included Managing Director of OMV UK and Managing Director of Gulfsands Petroleum, an AIM listed exploration and production company with operations in Syria, Tunisia, Morocco, USA and Colombia.

He is currently a Non-executive Director of Larus Energy Limited.

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Rod Ritchie 

Non-Executive Director

Rod Ritchie is a director of NZOG. Mr Ritchie joined the board of NZOG in 2013. He began his career as a petroleum engineer with Schlumberger for 28 Years and then joined OMV where he worked for a further 12 years. Mr Ritchie has over 40 years of global experience in leadership roles and as a Health, Safety, Environmental and Security (HSSE) executive in the Oil and Gas industry, including being the corporate Senior Vice President of HSSE and Sustainability at OMV based in Vienna, Austria.

He has also worked closely with the International Association of Oil and Gas produces (IOGP) to create Industry best practice standards for the Oil and Gas Industry. He is also an active leadership and cultural change consultant, and an author on the subject of Safety Leadership and several Society of Petroleum Engineers papers on the subject of HSSE and safety Leadership.

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Samuel Kellner 

Non-Executive Director

Samuel Kellner 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 various Ofer Global Group’s business lines, with a particular emphasis on offshore oil and gas, shipping and real estate, and has advised the Ofer Global Group companies on investments in 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 a director of O.G. Energy, O.G. Oil & Gas and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of New Zealand Oil & Gas.  He is also an executive director of the main holding companies for the Zodiac shipping group and Omni Offshore Terminals, a leading provider of floating production, storage and offloading (FSO and FPSO) solutions to the offshore oil and gas industry. As a member of the O.G. Energy Senior Management Committee, he helps drive the strategy for the Ofer Global Group’s energy activities. 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. Mr Kellner was appointed on 23 Febnruary 2018.

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Marco Argentieri 

Non-Executive Director

Mr Argentieri is a Director of New Zealand Oil and Gas Limited, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for O.G. Energy, and a member of the Board of Directors of both O.G. Energy and O.G. Oil & Gas.

Prior to O.G. Energy, Mr Argentieri worked extensively in finance, offshore oil services and shipping. Mr Argentieri started his career as an attorney at the New York offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Latham & Watkins LLP. He holds a B.A. from the University of Rochester, a J.D. from New York University and an MBA from Columbia University.

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