Directors & Officers

SHAUN SCOTT
B.A. (Rec Admin), B.Bus, CA
Chairman

Shaun Scott is an experienced independent non-executive director on publicly listed and private company boards. Shaun’s board experience includes non-executive director roles in the resources sector, training and education, alternative waste technology and the services industries.

As an executive, Shaun was CEO of Arrow Energy Ltd and was instrumental in taking this business from a $20 million coal seam gas explorer to a significant gas and energy producer and leader in the development of Queensland’s LNG industry until Arrow’s $3.5 billion acquisition by Shell and Petro-China in 2010.

Shaun is a Chartered Accountant, whose corporate career involved financing, commercial and M&A activities in the mining, resources and energy sectors in Australia, the United States and Asia, negotiating and closing many billions of dollars of transactions. At the board level Shaun has operated as Chairman and Non-Executive Director of several publicly listed companies and chaired numerous board sub-committees. Shaun has specific expertise and experience in business strategy, financing, negotiations, financial and risk management, executive remuneration, governance, and safety leadership.

JUSTYN WOOD
B.Sc App (Geoph), Grad Cert (App Fin & Inv)
Co-Founder & CEO

A petroleum geophysicist and highly successful explorer, Justyn brings more than 25 years of E&P industry experience to Noble Helium.

Justyn has an outstanding track record of value creation with a global career in technical and managerial roles with majors and super-majors Chevron and Repsol and at juniors Hardman Resources and Jacka Resources Australia.

He has designed and executed numerous international frontier exploration projects and is recognised as having played key roles in unlocking the then frontier petroleum provinces of the East African Rift and the Guyana basins of NE South America.

As a proven contrarian opportunity finder and highly successful explorer, Justyn became aware of the importance of helium and the potential for a Tier-1 helium resource in the East African Rift System. Following extensive research, he has committed his full attention to applying his skills and experience in securing the global supply chain of this critical, high-value, rare and unique, technology-enabling gas.

Prof. ANDREW GARNETT
B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc., MBA
Non-Executive Director

Prof. Garnett is currently the Director of the University of Queensland’s research Centre for Natural Gas (CNG), working closely with the main LNG project proponents in Queensland, Australia. The Centre aims to be a leading provider of a wide range of technical and social science research services in this unconventional sector. He is also research Director of the University’s Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage Program.

Andrew is a former non-executive Director of National Energy Resources Australia, an Australian government industry growth initiative and a former reviewer for natural gas for the IEA’s World Energy Outlook series. He is a current non-executive Director of the Australian Gas Industry Trust.

A former Shell and Schlumberger executive, Andrew has over 25 years’ world-wide experience with oil majors in conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon exploration, appraisal and development projects.

He has worked with the Queensland government, Petroleum and Gas Inspectorate on Well Construction Codes and Health and Safety and with Industry on Well Integrity Modelling.

EDDIE KING
B. Eng (Mining), B. Comm
Non-Executive Director

Mr King holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Systems) from The University of Western Australia.

Mr King’s experience includes being manager for an investment banking firm, where he specialised in the technical and financial analysis of bulk commodity and other resource projects for investment and acquisition.

Mr King was also a corporate adviser and representative for a stockbroking firm where he managed capital raisings and originated acquisitions for several ASX listed companies.

He is currently on the board of Ragnar Metals (ASX: RAG), Eastern Iron Limited (ASX: EFE), M3 Mining Limited (ASX: M3M) and Queensland Pacific Metals Limited (ASX: QPM).

Craig McNab
Chartered Accountant & Chartered Secretary. BMS, CA
Company Secretary

Craig McNab is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary with over 12 years’ experience in the resource industry and accounting profession in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

He initially qualified as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers and his experience includes senior finance positions held at the De Beers Group and various corporate roles at Anglo American plc in London.

He provides services to several ASX-listed and unlisted companies, specialising in corporate compliance and financial accounting.

Key Management

JOSEPH UISSO
Advanced Diploma in Tax Management
Country Manager – Tanzania

Joseph is an accomplished and creative Executive Manager possessing multifaceted experience and proven ability to energize and communicate with the government, mining and resources sector of Government, ministerial and mid management levels, as well as communities effected by mining operations. He has 9 years of executive roles in the mining and resources sectors including over a year with our previous country representatives as their account manager responsible for Rocket Tanzania our Tanzanian subsidiary.

Joseph now joins us as our Country Representative working directly for our organisation. He is a results-oriented, decisive leader, adept at forging lucrative relationships with key partners, vendors and clients.

Ashley Howlett
BSc (Hons) First Class Geology, Physics
Exploration Manager

Ashley Howlett is an oil and gas geoscientist with exploration drilling and development geology experience in fluvial, deltaic and shallow marine clastic depositional environments. Ashley has over 20 years’ experience and has worked in a variety of roles across exploration, appraisal and development with Schlumberger, Talisman Energy, OMV and Santos.

He has a proven track record in discovering hydrocarbons and has successfully led multidisciplinary exploration programs designed to address, and test, key geologic uncertainties through the planning, acquisition and interpretation of field surveys, seismic and non-seismic data, and drilling wells.

Ashley has the ability to integrate available data into consistent subsurface models, and a background of managing work programs across multiple license areas.