Board & Senior Management

The Calima Board and Senior Management comprise a highly successful and experienced team with a history of generating shareholder value.

Glenn Whiddon (Executive Chairman)

Mr Whiddon has an extensive background in equity capital markets, banking and corporate advisory, with a specific focus on natural resources. Mr Whiddon holds a degree in Economics and has extensive corporate and management experience. He is currently Director of a number of Australian and international public listed companies in the resources sector.

Mr Whiddon was formerly Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Grove Energy Limited, a European and Mediterranean oil and gas exploration and development company, with operations in Italy, Romania, Slovenia, Tunisia and the UK and Dutch North Seas. In 2002 Grove’s Market capitalisation was less than C$5 million. In April 2007, Grove was acquired by Stratic Energy Limited, a TSX-listed oil and gas company, for C$150 milliion.

Mr Whiddon is currently a director of Auroch Minerals Limited and Statesman Resources Limited.

Alan Stein (Managing Director)

Dr Stein has more than 25 years’ experience in the international oil and gas industry. He was one of the founding partners of the geoscience consultancy IKODA Limited based in London and Perth and was the founding Managing Director of Fusion Oil & Gas plc and Ophir Energy plc. Fusion was listed on the UK AIM market in 2000 and made several discoveries offshore Mauritania before being sold in 2003. In early 2004, following the sale of Fusion, Dr Stein, together with Mr Jonathan Taylor, was one of the two founding executive directors of Ophir Energy plc. He held the position of Managing Director until 2011. Ophir was involved in several discoveries offshore Equatorial Guinea and Tanzania discovering more than 18 trillion cubic feet of gas.

Dr Stein is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Hanno Resources Ltd and Sea Captaur Limited and is a Non-Executive Director of Bahari Holding Company Limited.

Neil Hackett (Non-Executive Director)

Member of the Audit & Risk Committee and Remuneration Committee

Mr Hackett holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Western Australia, Post-graduate qualifications in Applied Finance and Investment, and is a Graduate (Order of Merit) with the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Hackett is currently Non-executive Chairman of Australian Securities Exchange listed entity Ardiden Ltd (ADV), and previous NED of African Chrome Fields Ltd (ACF), Modun Resources Ltd (MOU)  and has held various ASX Company Secretary positions including Sundance Resources Ltd, Ampella Mining Ltd, and ThinkSmart Ltd. Mr Hackett is currently Chairman of WA State Government peak cycling organisation West Cycle Inc and company secretary of industrial footwear manufacturer Steel Blue Pty Ltd.

Brett Lawrence  (Non-Executive Director)

Mr Lawrence is a 15-year veteran of the oil and gas industry and holds a Master of Petroleum Engineering, a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from Curtin University in Western Australia. Mr Lawrence worked with Apache Energy for over eight years, performing roles in drilling engineering, reservoir engineering, project development and commercial management and has held senior roles in the commercial, financial and corporate arenas with various ASX listed public companies.

Mark Freeman (Chief Financial Officer)

A Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years’ experience in corporate finance and the resources industry. He has experience in strategic planning, business development,  mergers and acquisitions, North American gas commercialisation, and project development general management. Mr Freeman has worked with a number of successful public resource companies and since 2015 has been providing strategic advice to TSV Montney Limited.  A graduate of the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce Mr Freeman also holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from the Securities Institute of Australia.

Havoc Partners

Havoc Partners LLP (Havoc) is a natural resources investment company focused on the oil and gas, precious- and base-metals and strategic noble gases. The five founding partners of the business are geoscientists who have worked together for more than 16 years and collectively have more than 100 years of international upstream experience. Havoc was established to provide a platform to deploy the expertise and relationships of the partners in making direct and indirect investments in the natural resources sector with an emphasis on oil and gas.

Calima Energy

Oil and Gas Exploration and Production

We are focussed on finding and developing new projects