Board

Mr Andrew Edwards
Chairman
Appointed 18 December 2009

Andrew was appointed as a Director of the Company on 18 December 2009 and as Chairman of the Company on 27 October 2017.

Andrew is a former Managing Partner of PriceWaterhouseCoopers' Perth Office (PwC), a former National Vice President of the Securities Institute of Australia (now the Financial Services Institute of Australasia) and a former President of the Western Australian division of that Institute. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and has served as State Chairman of the local Education Committee of that organisation and was and was a former member of its National Education Committee. Andrew graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Andrew currently serves as Non-Executive Chairman of MACA Ltd, a Non-Executive Director of Nido Petroleum (delisted 26 June 2017) and is President of Activ Foundation Inc.

Andrew is a member of both the Company's Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the Company's Audit and Risk Committee.

Ms Eve Howell
Non-Executive Director
Appointed 27 February 2012

Eve has over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in a number of technical and managerial roles. Eve is currently a Non-Executive Director of Buru Energy Ltd. She is also a Senior Adviser to African Geopolitics, a socio-political advisory group helping enterprises work successfully in Africa.

Eve is a former Executive Vice President for Woodside Energy Ltd responsible for Health, Safety & Security and before that, the North West Shelf Project. Prior to that, Eve held the position of Managing Director at Apache Energy Ltd. She has previously served on a number of Boards, including Downer EDI Ltd, Tangiers Petroleum Limited, EMR Resources Pty Ltd, the Fremantle Port Authority, the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association and was a Board member and President of the Australian Mines and Metals Association. Eve holds a Bachelor of Science (with Honours in Geology and Mathematics) from the University of London and an MBA from Edinburgh Business School and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Eve is Chair of the Company's Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Company's Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Mr Chiang Gnee Heng
Non-Executive Director
Appointed 5 July 2012

Chiang Gnee graduated as a Marine Engineer in July 1977 from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (UK) and spent almost 30 years working in Singapore government linked companies and in various industries including shipyards, ordnance equipment manufacturing, aircraft engine component manufacturing, amusement and lifestyle businesses and environment management.

In June 1989, Chiang Gnee attended the Sloan School of Management at MIT (USA) and graduated with a Masters in Management in July 1990. He was formerly the CEO of Sembawang Shipyard for 10 years and CEO of Sembcorp Environment Management Pte Ltd for two years until August 2007. Chiang Gnee was also formerly an Executive Director of the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) which focuses on the development of the Singapore maritime industry. Chiang Gnee is currently engaged in workplace health and safety management and in vocational technical education in Singapore. He is Chairman of the Singapore Workplace Safety and Health Council and Deputy Chairman of the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) Board of Governors.

Chiang Gnee is also a Director of MMA Offshore Asia Pte Ltd (Singapore) and all of its subsidiaries/related companies in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. In addition, Chiang Gnee is Chair of the Company's Nomination and Remuneration Committee. 

Mr Peter Kennan
Non-Executive Director
Appointed 22 September 2017

Peter is currently Managing Partner and CIO of Black Crane Capital. His 23 years of corporate finance experience across a diverse range of sectors and transactions with Black Crane and previously with UBS Asia and Australia.

The Black Crane Asia Opportunities Fund, managed by Black Crane Capital, is a major shareholder of MMA.

Peter established Black Crane in 2009. Prior to that, he was the Head of Asian Industrials Group for UBS Asia, a corporate finance sector team covering energy, infrastructure, resources, consumer/retail and general industrial companies. He achieved number 1 team rating in Asia.

Peter was also the Head of Telecoms and Media sector team for UBS Australia specialising in M&A, advising on many large, complex transactions. Prior to UBS, Peter spent seven years with BP in a variety of engineering and commercial roles. Peter was appointed by the Board on 22 September 2017 as part of a Board renewal program.

Peter is a member of both the Company's Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the Company's Audit and Risk Committee.

Mr. Jeffrey Weber
Managing Director
Appointed 31 December 2002

Jeff began his career as a Marine Engineer with BHP Transport. He went on to complete a degree in this field in 1993 and in 1994 graduated with a Master's in Engineering and Technology Management from the University of Queensland. During his 19 years with BHP, Jeff gained comprehensive project management experience and helped develop new business for BHP Transport in Australia and South East Asia. He also managed a major initiative with BHP's steel division, reviewing its logistics arrangements and developing processes to improve services and reduce costs. In 1998, Jeff joined Riverside Marine in Queensland and helped expand its operations Australia wide. This included forming a joint venture company with Wijsmuller International Towage BV, RiverWijs and negotiating with Woodside Petroleum to take over that company's harbour towage operation in Dampier, Western Australia. Jeff is also a Non-Executive Director of Maritime Super Pty Ltd, a superannuation fund dedicated to employees in the maritime industry.

As Managing Director of MMA, Jeff is responsible for the financial and operational performance of all of the Company's business lines.