Directors & Management.




Chairman, Executive Director

Mr John Ellice-Flint is an Australian-born businessman whose foresight and wide-ranging oil and gas industry credentials are recognised internationally. John has over 45 years of exploration, production, operations and commercial experience in the oil and gas industry and has held many senior positions with multinational exploration and production companies. John’s achievements in the oil and gas industry are well-known and highly respected.

Following a 26-year international career at Unocal Corporation, serving in a variety of senior executive roles within strategic planning, exploration and technology functions, John became Managing Director and CEO of Santos Limited, Australia’s largest domestic gas producer, from 2000 – 2008. John guided Santos Limited through a major growth period which culminated in the recognition of the potential of coal seam gas development through the Gladstone LNG export project in Queensland.




Managing Director

John is a Petroleum Geologist with over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. John joined Blue Energy as Chief Operating Officer in May 2009, was promoted to CEO in April 2010 and joined the Board of Blue Energy in June 2010. John’s career in industry has involved oil and gas experience in a variety of petroleum basins both domestically and internationally.

John has gained extensive operational experience through his involvement with Delhi Petroleum, Esso, Conoco, Petroz and Novus, culminating in his role as Chief Operating Officer with Sunshine Gas before its takeover by QGC and subsequently by the BG Group.

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Non-Executive Director

Mark is a Chartered Accountant and was a partner at Ernst & Young for 31 years until 30 June 2020 primarily in the financial audit group. He has extensive experience working both locally and internationally with companies in the energy and resources sectors including those with operations in Australia, Canada, USA, Singapore and South America.

Mark brings to the Board strong technical accounting skills and an ability to identify the key risk areas for the company and industry.

Mark chairs the Risk and Audit Committee.




Non-Executive Director

John is an Engineer by profession and has 35 years of experience in the international energy and resources sector.  Most recently, he was a senior partner with Bain & Company’s global Energy and Resources practice and spent 25 years as a management consultant in London, Singapore, Houston and Sydney.  He has worked with many of the world’s leading energy and resources companies and private equity investors, advising on strategy, M&A, organizational transformation and change.  Prior to becoming a consultant, John worked for Shell in the UK North Sea and Oman in field development, major projects, operations and planning roles.

John joined the Board of Directors of Blue Energy in December 2023.  He is also on the Board of Trustees of Cricket Builds Hope, a UK based charity that uses cricket to drive social change programs to improve the lives and opportunities for children and young adults across communities in Rwanda.