Board of Directors
James McKay - Executive Chairman

James McKay is the Chairman and co-founder of Walcot Capital.

James McKay is the former Chairman of successful Coal Seam Gas explorer Sunshine Gas Limited, which was taken over by QCG/BG for over $1 billion in 2008. He is also the Chairman of Comet Ridge Limited, a listed Australian Resource Company.

James has also been involved with the founding of, and capital raising for, a number of other significant companies including Tlou Energy Limited, a southern Africa focused coal seam gas company and a privately-owned funeral services group with interests in two cemeteries and crematoria. He is a past president of the Australasian Cemeteries and Crematoria Association, having served on its board for over 8 years.

James has a strong commercial background, with sound finance, investment markets, business management and legal expertise. He holds both Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Law degrees from the University of Queensland.

Christopher Pieters - Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Chris is Managing Director and co-founder of Walcot Capital. Prior to that he was Chief Commercial Officer of Sunshine Gas Limited where he was a key member of the team that built the company before its takeover by Queensland Gas Company in 2008. Chris also held other technical and business development roles whilst at Sunshine Gas Limited.

Chris is an Executive Director of Comet Ridge (an ASX listed CBM company) and was formerly a non-executive director of Tlou Energy (an ASX listed CBM company with interests in southern Africa) and a former director of Taurus Gold (a privately owned West African gold company).

Chris holds both Bachelor of Science (Geology) and Bachelor of Business degrees from The University of Queensland and a First Class Honours degree in Petroleum Geology and Geophysics from the Australian School of Petroleum in Adelaide.

Anthony (Tony) Gilby

Anthony (Tony) Gilby was a founding director of Walcot Capital along with Chris Pieters and James McKay. He has a broad background in the oil and gas industry ranging from technical through to corporate. He was previously co-founder and CEO of Sunshine Gas Limited which was taken over by QCG/BG for over $1 billion in 2008. Prior to Sunshine Gas, he worked in a variety of technical roles for a number of large operating companies including ESSO/Exxon. He obtained First Class Honours in Geology as well as the University Medal in Geology from the University of Adelaide in 1983. Tony is the Managing Director and CEO of Tlou Energy and was formerly a Director of Comet Ridge.

Specific expertise includes petroleum geology/geophysics, prospect generation, operations as well as corporate finance/capital markets and mergers/acquisitions.

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