Board & Management

Kane Marshall - BSc/Geology, BCom/Corp.Finance, MPetEng

Kane Marshall

BSc/Geology, BCom/Corp.Finance, MPetEng
Managing Director

Appointed as Managing Director in April 2012, Mr Marshall has over 15 years of experience working in the international oil and gas industry as both a Geologist and Petroleum Engineer. In more recent times, he was contracted by Santos Limited as a Consultant Petroleum and Production Engineer with the Roma Implementation Team in Brisbane, and prior to that, as a Reservoir and Petroleum Engineer for both Chevron Australia and Woodside Energy on North-West Shelf projects based in Perth.

Early in 2002 Mr Marshall moved to the United Kingdom where he worked for Highland Energy Limited as a Petroleum Geologist and Reservoir Engineer and then later with RWE Dea UK Limited as a Petroleum Engineer.

Mr Marshall holds academic qualifications which include a Masters of Petroleum Engineering from Curtin University, Bachelor of Science (Petroleum Geology) from the University of Western Australia and a Bachelor of Commerce (Investment Finance and Corporate Finance) from the University of Western Australia.
 

Rex Turkington - BCom(Hons), BCA, GAICD, AAFSI, ADA1(ASX)

Rex Turkington

BCom(Hons), BCA, GAICD, AAFSI, ADA1(ASX)
Non-executive Chairman

Appointed as a Non-executive Director in July 2012, Mr Turkington is a highly experienced corporate advisor and economist who has worked extensively in the financial services and stockbroking industry in Australia, specialising in the exploration and mining sectors. He has extensive experience with equities, derivatives, foreign exchange and commodities, and has participated in numerous corporate initial public offerings and capital raisings for listed exploration and mining companies. Mr Turkington is currently a Director of an Australian corporate advisory company, offering corporate finance and investor relations advice to listed companies. He holds a First-Class Honours degree in Economics, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is an associate of the Institute of Financial Services of Australia. Mr Turkington is also a Non-Executive Director of TNG Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Todd River Resources Limited.

Dennis Wilkins - BBus, AICD, ACIS

Dennis Wilkins

BBus, AICD, ACIS
Non-executive Director

Appointed as a Non-executive Director in January 2007, Mr Wilkins is an accountant who has been a Director, Company Secretary and acted in a corporate advisory capacity to listed resource companies for over 24 years.

Mr Wilkins previously served as the Finance Director and Company Secretary for a mid-tier gold producer and also spent five years working for a leading merchant bank in the United Kingdom. Resource postings to Indonesia, South Africa and New Zealand in managerial roles has broadened his international experience.

Mr Wilkins has extensive experience in capital raising, specifically for the resources industry, and is the principal of DW Corporate Pty Ltd which provides advisory, funding and administrative management services to the resource sector.
 

Mr Ian Gregory - BBus, FGIA, FCIS, F Fin, MAICD

Mr Ian Gregory

BBus, FGIA, FCIS, F Fin, MAICD
Company Secretary

Appointed as Company Secretary in November 2012, Mr Gregory is a professionally well-connected Director and Company Secretary with over 30 years of experience in the provision of company secretarial, governance and business administration services with listed and unlisted companies in a variety of industries, including oil and gas, exploration, mining, mineral processing, banking and insurance.  He also has expertise which includes launching successful start-up operations through the development of the company secretarial role and board reporting processes. Mr Gregory currently consults on company secretarial and governance matters to a number of listed and unlisted companies.

Prior to founding his own consulting Company Secretarial business in 2005 Mr Gregory was the Company Secretary of Iluka Resources Limited (6 years), IBJ Australia Bank Limited Group, the Australian operations of The Industrial Bank of Japan (12 years), and the Griffin Coal Mining Group of companies (4 years).  

Mr Gregory is a past member and Chairman of the Western Australian Branch Council of Governance Institute of Australia (GIA) and has also served on the National Council of GIA.
 

Min Yang -

Min Yang

Non-executive Director

Appointed as a Non-Executive Director in January 2014, Ms Yang resides in Hong Kong and has over 21 years of experience with private and state-run businesses in China and has expertise in the identification of opportunities in resources and financial investment. Currently the Director and Chairman of ASF Group Limited and a Non-Executive Chairman of Rey Resources Limited, ActivEX Limited and Metaliko Resources Limited.

Geoff Baker - BCom, LLB, MBA

Geoff Baker

BCom, LLB, MBA
Non-Executive Director

Appointed as a Non-executive Director in March 2015, Mr Baker is an Australian solicitor residing and working in Hong Kong and UK and has over 30 years of experience assisting companies in conducting business in China in addition to providing advice in mining, resources and finance. Currently a Non-Executive Director of ASF Group Limited, Rey Resources Limited and ActivEX Limited. Mr Baker has also held non-executive positions with and Metaliko Resources Limited (resigned 12 January 2017).

Ric Jason - BApp Science Geology (Hons)

Ric Jason

BApp Science Geology (Hons)
Exploration Manager

Mr Jason has over 22 years of Geoscience experience including global new ventures, operated exploration and appraisal/development projects. He has worked for BHP Billiton, Origin and OMV as well as a variety of other successful companies including FAR Limited, Hardman Resources and Cultus Petroleum. Mr Jason has held several senior executive and management positions

Mr Jason is a proven commercial hydrocarbon finder having been directly involved in or worked on several significant discoveries, in an extensive range of geological settings. He brings significant global exploration, appraisal and development experience, operating in onshore to deep water environments.
 

Vasu Devan - BCom, Chartered Accountant & Cost Accountant

Vasu Devan

BCom, Chartered Accountant & Cost Accountant
Operations Accounting Controller

Mr Devan has over twenty-five years of experience in general fiscal management and financial accounting and reporting, taxation and audit and compliance.  Having spent nearly twenty years in operations accounting and joint venture finance management in the global upstream oil and gas industry, Mr Devan possess significant working knowledge of Production Sharing and Joint Operating Agreements working closely with national oil companies and concessionaires and leading independent oil and gas companies in India, Australia, China, Angola, Madagascar, UK and Bangladesh.

Having started his career as a senior auditor with KPMG Peat Marwick, Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman, Mr Devan has held several senior and general managerial positions focusing on joint venture finance and stakeholder relationship management with Command Petroleum, Cairn Energy, Roc Oil Company, Reliance Industries, New Standard Energy and more recently Grant Thornton and Cairn India based out of India.
 

Michelle Armitage -

Michelle Armitage

Executive Assistant

Ms Armitage has over 20 years of experience within the resources and construction industries.  She has held senior administrative positions within ASX listed resources companies including Consolidated Minerals Limited (prior to delisting) and Iluka Resources Limited.  Prior to joining Key in 2012 she took on the role of Corporate Services Manager with geological consultancy Digirock Pty Ltd.


Ms Armitage has a demonstrated broad skill set including accounts payable and receivable functions, staff management, implementation of internal processes, policies and procedures, ASX reporting and provision of confidential assistance to senior management and board members.