Our Directors

--- Geoff Gander

Geoff Gander


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 he is currently responsible for the overall Operational Leadership of the Company as well as Investor Relations and Group Corporate Development.


--- Baltabek KuandykovBaltabek Kuandykov

Non-Executive Director

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.


--- AlexeyAlexey Kruzhkov

Non-Executive Director

Alexey holds an Engineering Degree and an MBA and has over 10 years’ experience working in the investment industry, focusing primarily on organisations involved in Oil & Gas, Mining and Real Estate. He has served as a Director on the Boards of companies listed in Canada and Norway. He is a member of the executive team of Waterford Investment and Finance Limited. He holds British and Russian citizenships.


--- Mak EwingMark Ewing

Non-Executive Director

Mark Ewing is an experienced company director and member of the Institute of Company Directors. Mark has had more than 40 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant working with private and public companies in Australia, Asia, UK and the US. He specialises in the provision of corporate advice to SME’s and small ASX listed companies, due diligence, capital raisings and business sales. He is currently Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chairman of the ASX listed TTA Holdings Limited.

--- AlexanderAlexander Kuzev

Non-Executive Director

Alexander is an oil industry professional with over 26 years of experience.

Most of Alexander’s career has been spent working in the Former Soviet Union (FSU) with much of that time responsible for the overall management of field operations with a focus on production sustainability, technology and field maintenance.

Alexander brings an important technical advisory skill set to the Jupiter Energy Board as well as in country experience, having been involved with various Kazakhstan based oil and gas operations since the late 1990’s.