Bradley William Lingo serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr Lingo has over 30 years’ experience in a diverse range of oil and gas leadership roles, including business development, new ventures, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance.

Mr Lingo’s career to date has seen him work with Tenneco Energy and El Paso Corporation in the US and Australia, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Managing Director & CEO of Drillsearch Energy Limited for 6 years and his current role of Managing Director & CEO of Elk Petroleum Limited.

Mr Lingo is a recognised oil and gas industry leader, whose broad range of skills and experiences have been recognised in recent awards including winning the SMH/East Coles S&P/ASX 200 Energy Best CEO of the Year 2014.

Brad has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Economics, History, and Philosophy) from Miami University and a Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Mr Lingo started his career in the oil and gas sector in 1986 representing major Texas financial institutions and the US Government in Dallas, Texas, successfully assisting both financial institutions and oil & gas companies through major financial restructurings following the 1986 oil price collapse.

Mr Lingo subsequently joined Tenneco Inc. in Houston, Texas as a corporate attorney in the company’s Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Finance team supporting the Upstream Oil & Gas and Midstream Gas Pipeline & Processing divisions.