Board of Directors
Mr Lacson is the Group Chief Financial Officer of the IMC Group, a leading privately-owned conglomerate with a diverse group of business interests worldwide. The Group's key business interests include Industrial (shipping, logistics, industrial supply chain), Lifestyle/Real Estate and Investments. In his role, Mr Lacson leads the financial management, treasury, controllership, planning and IT strategies for the Group. He has over 20 years of experience in finance, strategy, and business development roles and has lived and worked in the United States, Europe and Asia. He has an MBA with Highest Distinction from the Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar.
Mr Cockcroft has over 35 years experience in the international oil and gas industry. During the past few years, he has been a Board member of six E & P companies and is currently Chairman of Blue Energy Limited and a Director of NuEnergy Gas Limited. He is a member of a number of industry associations including the Institute of Directors (UK), American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, International Association of Energy Economists. He is currently Chairman of the SPE (Singapore chapter) and is Life Fellow, Royal Geographical Society (SEAPEX). He was a previous Distinguished Lecturer for the SPE on Risk, and was elected to the Stanford Who's Who Registry for 2011/12.
His knowledge of the Philippines is considerable, having been President of Fletcher Challenge Philippines Pty Ltd and having led Premier Oil into the Philippines in 2004.
Mr Downey is a qualified solicitor who has practised mainly in the areas of international oil and gas law, corporate law, initial public offerings as well as mergers and acquisitions. He has extensive experience as an adviser, founder and Director of various ASX, TSX and AIM companies including Grove Energy Limited, Seque Resources Limited, Rialto Energy Limited, North River Resources plc. and Alchemy Resources Limited.
Mr Harrison is an accountant by background who has extensive experience in equity raising for resource small-caps. He has held various directorships in funds management, including Sandford C Barnstein and Co and Investec. Mr Harrison has held a number of directorships in listed public companies in Australia and overseas.
Mr Bassett specialises in the area of corporate consulting, financial management and advisory services, consulting to a number of publicly listed and private companies in a diverse range of industry sectors. He has experience in company listings, capital raising and mergers and acquisitions. Through his exposure to Australian financial markets, he has a wealth of understanding of matters pertaining to the Corporations Act, ASX listing requirements, corporate taxation and finance.