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Management Team

MORNÉ ENGELBRECHT

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR

BCom (Hons), CA(SA)

Morné Engelbrecht was appointed CEO and Managing Director in June 2013.  Morné joined the team at Carbon Energy in October 2011 as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary and was appointed Acting CEO on 22 December 2012.

Morné brings to the role more than 13 years of extensive international experience in the  oil and gas and resources sector.  Prior to his career in Carbon Energy, he held several senior management roles including senior management positions in InterOil, Lihir Gold, Harmony Gold and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Morné has a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree from the University of Pretoria and is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

CATHERINE COSTELLO

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

BCom, MSc, CA

Catherine Costello joined Carbon Energy in April 2014 as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Catherine has more than 18 years of international experience in the mining and engineering sectors. Her experience extends to global listed entities undergoing significant growth and she brings extensive financial and corporate governance skills. Prior to accepting the position with Carbon Energy, Catherine held several senior management roles including senior financial positions in Ausenco, Lihir Gold (now Newcrest Mining) and Placer Dome (now Barrick Gold).

Catherine has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Queensland, a Master of Science (Mineral Economics) from Curtin University and is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

DR CLIFF MALLETT

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

MSc, PhD, FAIE

Cliff is responsible for the ongoing development of Carbon Energy’s world-leading technology. Additionally, Cliff undertakes assessment of potential coal deposits that may be suitable for the Company’s expanding portfolio of Australian and international projects. He is also heavily involved with the evaluation of emerging carbon capture and storage opportunities. Cliff has been associated with advancing the development of UCG process technology for more than 15 years and has degrees in geology from the University of Queensland and the University of Melbourne. He has almost 30 years experience in mining research at CSIRO culminating in him acting as Chief of CSIRO Exploration and Mining Division, interim Director of the Centre for Low Emission Technology, and Executive Manager, Queensland Centre of Advanced Technologies.  In June 2013 Cliff was appointed Chairman of the International Association for Underground Coal Gasification (UCGA).

TERRY MOORE

GENERAL MANAGER OPERATIONS

 

Terry is responsible for development and ongoing operations of Carbon Energy's global projects. Terry brings over of 15 years experience as a senior manager in the engineering sector including roles at Ausenco Operations and Downer EDI Mining. His experience includes electrical, mechanical, and civil engineering, design and construction projects from concept to commissioning and operational readiness. Terry's solid track record incorporates management of projects including plant utilisation, cost control and business process. He leads a growing team of project, environment and safety professionals.

STUART MacKENZIE

STUART MacKENZIE

GENERAL COUNSEL

 

Stuart brings to the Company strong resources and legal experience having worked initially as a geologist in Canada before becoming a corporate lawyer at Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst) and Stikeman Elliott. From 2001 Stuart served as an internal legal counsel and company secretary for Placer Dome Asia Pacific, Lihir Gold and Pacific Aluminium as well as advising Barrick Gold and is currently general counsel for Chinova Resources.