Directors and Management

Ian Middlemas
Qualifications – B.Com, CA

Mr Middlemas is a Chartered Accountant, a member of the Securities Institute of Australia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree.  He worked for a large international Chartered Accounting firm before joining the Normandy Mining Group where he was a senior group executive for approximately 10 years.  He has had extensive corporate and management experience, and is currently a director with a number of publicly listed companies in the resources sector. 

Mr Middlemas was appointed a director of Odyssey Energy Limited on 8 September 2005.

David Cruse
Non-Executive Director
Qualifications – Dip. Pharm.

Mr Cruse has had a long career in commerce and finance. He was a stockbroker for over 20 years, where he held senior management positions and directorships in the stockbroking industry, with particular focus on capital markets. Recenlty, Mr Cruse has been involved in the identification and commercialisation of a number of oil and gas and other resource projects.

Mr Cruse was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Odyssey Energy Limited on 3 October 2008.

Mark Pearce   
Non-Executive Director
Qualifications – B.Bus, CA, FCIS, F Fin

Mr Pearce is a Chartered Accountant and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries.  Mr Pearce is currently a director of several publicly listed companies that operate in the resources sector.  He has had considerable experience in the formation and development of small listed resource companies and has worked for several large international Chartered Accounting firms. Mr Pearce is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Mr Pearce was appointed a director of Odyssey Energy Limited on 8 September 2005.

Clint McGhie
Company Secretary
Qualifications - B.Com, CA, ACIS, FFin

Mr McGhie is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Institute of Chartered Secretaries. He commenced his career with a large international chartered accounting firm and has since worked in the corporate office of several listed companies that operate in the resources sector. He has been involved with a number of exploration and development companies, including Berkeley Energy Limited, Sierra Mining Limited, Sovereign Metals Limited, and Global Petroleum Limited.

Mr McGhie was appointed Company Secretary of the Company on 28 October 2015.

Mark O’Clery
New Projects – Technical
Qualifications - B Sc (Hons)

Mr O'Clery is a Petroleum Geologist, specialising in exploration and production, with over 24 years' experience in the international oil and gas business. He has held technical, commercial, operational and managerial roles with a number of large international petroleum companies including WMC Petroleum, British Gas E&P, Ampolex, Mobil E&P, Fusion Oil and Gas, and OMV.

Mr O’Clery has broad technical and operational experience which spans both the onshore and offshore of a number of African countries including Gabon, Ghana, Mauritania and Uganda as well as Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Indonesia, Pakistan, USA and UK. His direct operational experience in Africa includes acquisition and reprocessing of 2D and 3D seismic surveys, and onshore and offshore drilling campaigns including Joint Venture representative to Woodside’s deep-water drilling campaign in Mauritania. 


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