Mr Barnes was appointed as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Company on 10 December 2014.
Mr Barnes is a Geoscientist with over 40 years of involvement in the oil and gas industry in Australasia, North Africa, India, South East Asia and Europe. Mr Barnes has held geo-technical and management roles in a range of international and Australian companies while based in Australia and overseas. These companies include Amax Petroleum, Union Texas, Ampolex / Mobile and Apache. Since 2002, Mr Barnes has served on the boards of Australian listed Voyager Energy and dual listed Oilex Limited as Technical Director. Mr Barnes has ongoing advisory roles with companies in Australia and South East Asia.
Mr Barnes has a B.Sc (Hons) degree from the University of Adelaide and is a member of AAPG, EAGE, PESA and AICD.
Mr Ferguson commenced as Chief Executive Office of Elixir on 1 May 2014 and was appointed Managing Director on 4 September 2014.
Mr Ferguson has over 22 years of experience in senior management positions in listed upstream oil and gas for both domestic and international companies. Mr Ferguson has held senior positions with Salinas Energy Limited, ARC Energy Limited, Adelphi Energy Limited and Discovery Petroleum Limited, whilst also spending seven years in London with Premier Oil plc and Hess Corporation. He has gained broad commercial and technical experience working in business development and commercial roles in small to medium exploration and production companies and has an extensive network of contacts in the industry.
Mr Ferguson has a commercial and business development background and has been responsible for sourcing, negotiating and closing the recent acquisition in Colorado together with the associated recapitalisation of the Company.
Mr Willis was appointed to the Elixir board in 30 August 2013 and held the role of Chairman between 13 May 2014 and 10 December 2014. Mr Willis has over 10 years’ experience in upstream oil and gas. More broadly Sam brings over 14 years of experience in senior executive and board positions on small and micro-cap ASX listed companies combined with an additional 10 years of corporate finance and financial advisory work including as a private client advisor with stockbroker Hartley Poynton and a financial analyst with both Deutsche Bank and Schroders Investment Management in London. Sam brings extensive experience in all corporate and business development aspects of business as well as strategic direction at board level. He brings strong expertise in opportunity evaluation, deal negotiation and structuring, transaction execution and completion, investment analysis, capital raising and a strong interface with the financial markets and broking community.
Mr Willis holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia where he majored in Accounting and Finance (Marketing minor) and is currently a non-executive director of ASX-listed mineral sands producer Base Resources Limited (ASX: BSE).
Mr.Patrizi was appointed to the Elixir Board on 12 October 2016. Mr Patrizi is a corporate finance professional having been previously employed with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Perth. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia. During his time at Deloitte, Scott worked across a range of industries including mining, oil and gas, healthcare, education and private equity providing merger and acquisition, valuation and due diligence services. Prior to Deloitte, Scott worked for Argonaut Limited, a full service advisory, stockbroking & research and investment house focussed on clients in the natural resources sector, where he gained significant equity capital market experience. Scott is also a non-executive director of ASX listed Clancy Exploration Limited.