Geoff graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1984 where he completed a Bachelor of Commerce Degree. He has been involved in the listing and running of public companies since 1994. Geoff was appointed as a Director of Jupiter Energy Limited on 27 January 2005 and is currently responsible for Group Corporate Development, Group Investor Relations and overall Operational Leadership.
Alastair (56) has been involved in the oil industry for 30 years. In 1980 Alastair started work with Schlumberger, the oil-field services company, and from 1992 he began working for independent exploration and production operators, with increasing responsibility for specific exploration, development and production ventures. Between September 2003 and October 2009, Alastair was Executive Chairman of Emerald Energy plc during which time Emerald grew, from a market capitalisation of less than £8 million, until in October 2009 Emerald was acquired by Sinochem Resources UK Limited, for £7.50 per share in a transaction that valued Emerald at £532 million. Alastair is currently Executive Chairman on the AIM listed Sterling Energy Plc.
Baltabek is currently President of Meridian Petroleum, a privately held Kazakh oil & gas company. He was formerly President of Nelson Resources Limited, the oil development and production company operating in Kazakhstan which was listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange until its acquisition by Lukoil in 2005. Mr Kuandykov has considerable experience in the oil and gas industry in the region, having served as President of Kazakhoil (predecessor of the Kazakh State oil company KazMunaiGas) and is a well respected consultant to Chevron Overseas Petroleum on CIS projects. He also worked in a senior capacity for Kazneftegazrazvedka and was president of Kazakhstancaspishelf. Mr Kuandykov also has extensive government experience in Kazakhstan, having served as Deputy Minister of Geology, Head of the Oil and Gas Directorate at the Ministry of Geology, and was Deputy Minister of Energy and Fuel Resources.
Non Executive Director/ Company Secretary
Mr Mison holds a Bachelor of Business degree, major in Accounting and Business Law, is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and Chartered Secretaries Australia. Mr Mison was until recently an Associate Director of Capital Investment Partners Pty Ltd, a corporate advisory firm which delivers a comprehensive range of investment banking services including strategic capital raising, merger and acquisition and financial advisory services, primarily to small-cap emerging listed companies.