Board of Directors

Damon Neaves


Damon has more than 15 years' experience in leadership roles as an oil & gas executive with a particular focus in the Asia Pacific and African regions. He has significant transactional experience in the energy sector leading new ventures /acquisitions and farm-outs and divestments. He also has project management experience in commercialising oil and gas production in the North West Shelf (NWS). Damon is currently working in an advisory role with Finder Exploration, a private company with an extensive NWS portfolio. Prior to that, he was founding director and CEO of an African focused energy company. Between 2003 and 2008, Damon was Tap's Commercial Manager and Business Development Manager and was involved in several major value-accretive transactions during that period.

Govert van Ek

B.Eng (Hons), Ph.D

Non-executive Director

Dr Govert van Ek started his upstream oil and gas career at Shell in 1996 having graduated from The University of Manchester with a Ph.D in total technology. He then worked for a number of investment banks becoming responsible for signing off technical matters for loans in the upstream oil sector. He became Managing Director of a number of upstream E&P companies including Spyker Energy Plc which later sold its Dutch operations to a Barclays bank subsidiary in 2012. He was briefly Sun Resources Managing Director before co-founding a number of successful software technology companies where he remains active.

Kamarudin bin Baba


Non-executive Director

Mr. Kamarudin Baba holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of London and was also admitted as Associate of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, United Kingdom. He was issued a certificate of Legal Practice from the Legal Profession Qualifying Board Malaysia and was admitted to practice as Advocate and Solicitor in the High Court of Malaya, Peninsular Malaysia.

Kamarudin has over 30 years’ experience as a company secretary, in private legal practice and in-house counsel. He is currently the General Counsel of the Northern Gulf Petroleum Group (NGP).