Management Team


MORNÉ ENGELBRECHT

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR

BCom (Hons), CA(SA)

Morné Engelbrecht was appointed CEO and Managing Director in June 2013.  Morné joined the team at Carbon Energy in October 2011 as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary and was appointed Acting CEO on 22 December 2012.

Morné brings to the role more than 13 years of extensive international experience in the  oil and gas and resources sector.  Prior to his career in Carbon Energy, he held several senior management roles including senior management positions in InterOil, Lihir Gold, Harmony Gold and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Morné has a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree from the University of Pretoria and is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

 


DR CLIFF MALLETT

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

MSc, PhD, FAIE

Cliff is responsible for the ongoing development of Carbon Energy’s world-leading technology. Additionally, Cliff undertakes assessment of potential coal deposits that may be suitable for the Company’s expanding portfolio of Australian and international projects. He is also heavily involved with the evaluation of emerging carbon capture and storage opportunities. Cliff has been associated with advancing the development of UCG process technology for more than 15 years and has degrees in geology from the University of Queensland and the University of Melbourne. He has almost 30 years experience in mining research at CSIRO culminating in him acting as Chief of CSIRO Exploration and Mining Division, interim Director of the Centre for Low Emission Technology, and Executive Manager, Queensland Centre of Advanced Technologies.  In June 2013 Cliff was appointed Chairman of the International Association for Underground Coal Gasification (UCGA).


JUSTIN HAINES

GENERAL MANAGER TECHNICAL SERVICES

B.App.Sc, Grad Dip Sc (Honours), M.Min.Eng., M.AusIMM, M.AIG, RPEQ

Mr Haines has 23 years experience as geologist, project manager, and contract geological services provider for exploration and mining operations.  His expertise extends to geological and resource modelling and valuation, geophysics, and mine development, and appraisal.  Mr Haines joined Carbon Energy in 2011 as a member of the Carbon Energy management team and is responsible for the implementation of our proprietary technology across our global projects and management of the Technical Services Group within the Company.  This group delivers engineering, modelling, geological, hydrogeological, and project management services.


TERRY MOORE

GENERAL MANAGER OPERATIONS

Terry is responsible for development and ongoing operations of Carbon Energy's global projects. Terry brings over of 15 years experience as a senior manager in the engineering sector including roles at Ausenco Operations and Downer EDI Mining. His experience includes electrical, mechanical, and civil engineering, design and construction projects from concept to commissioning and operational readiness. Terry's solid track record incorporates management of projects including plant utilisation, cost control and business process. He leads a growing team of project, environment and safety professionals.


TRACY BRAGG

GENERAL COUNSEL AND COMPANY SECRETARY

LLB (Hons), BA, GDLP, AGIA

Tracy Bragg commenced with Carbon Energy in January 2013 and was appointed General Counsel and Company Secretary in October 2013. Tracy has nearly 15 years' experience in contract and commercial law, specialising in the delivery of major projects with long term operations. Until joining Carbon Energy and since leaving private practice in 2004, Tracy has overseen the delivery of in-house legal, company secretarial and corporate governance services to Trility Pty Limited, the Australian water business acquired by Mitsubishi Corporation in 2010 from UK parent company, United Utilities. Mrs Bragg was also appointed to the Trility board of directors for a period following the acquisition.

Tracy has an Honours Degree in the Bachelor of Laws from the University of Adelaide and is an Associate member of the Governance Institute of Australia, having completed the Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance in 2007.


CATHERINE COSTELLO

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

BCom, MSc, CA

Catherine Costello joined Carbon Energy in April 2014 as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Catherine has more than 18 years of international experience in the mining and engineering sectors. Her experience extends to global listed entities undergoing significant growth and she brings extensive financial and corporate governance skills. Prior to accepting the position with Carbon Energy, Catherine held several senior management roles including senior financial positions in Ausenco, Lihir Gold (now Newcrest Mining) and Placer Dome (now Barrick Gold).

Catherine has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Queensland, a Master of Science (Mineral Economics) from Curtin University and is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants.