Non-Executive Chairman
John Kopcheff

John is a geologist and geophysicist, with 39 years of experience in Australia, South East Asia, USA, South America and the North Sea, in oil field operations and management.

Mr Kopcheff founded Victoria Petroleum Ltd (now Senex Energy Ltd) and held the position of Managing Director for 26 years from August 1984 until late July 2010 pioneering oil exploration and production success on the western margin of the South Australian Cooper Basin.

During that time Victoria Petroleum Ltd increased its market cap from $10M at float to $400M at his retirement.

Mr Kopcheff joined Winchester Energy as Non-Executive Chairman in September 2017.

Managing Director
Neville Henry

Geologist based in Houston, Texas with 40 years in the worldwide oil and gas industry. He has directly led oil exploration teams responsible for oil and gas discoveries across 6 basins and over 4 countries for total discovered reserves of more than 4 billion barrels of oil. Worked for Anadarko for 12 years most notably as International Exploration Manager and Worldwide Business Development Manager and was part of the core team that built this non-US oil production business from 25,000 bopd to 400,000 bopd.

Non-Executive Director
Peter Allchurch

Geologist and Resource Venture Capitalist with 48 years of experience in Mineral and Petroleum Exploration, Development and Production. Has founded or co-founded a number of successful ASX listed companies in the oil and gas and mineral sectors including Cape Range Oil, Amity Oil, Aurora Oil & Gas Ltd and Eureka Energy Ltd (both in the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas).  Mr Allchurch stepped down as Winchester Energy Chairman in September 2017 and remains a Non-Executive Director.

Non-Executive Director
James Hodges

Engineer based in Texas with more than 40 years of oil field experience having drilled and/or completed oil, high-pressure gas, saltwater disposal, injection, water source, hazardous waste injection and geothermal wells in Texas and Louisiana in reservoirs from sand to carbonates. As owner of Hodges Engineering, Inc. Mr. Hodges is currently active in exploration and production in Texas and he provides engineering consulting services to the energy, financial and environmental industries.

Non-Executive Director
John D. Kenny

Mr Kenny is a lawyer by profession. Through his practise of corporate and mining law and investment banking he has advised a number of ASX listed public companies in the areas of equity and debt finance. Mr Kenny has been a venture capital investor in several ASX oil and mining floats. He has been a director of a number of ASX listed public companies.

Non-Executive Director
Larry Cheng Kang Liu

Mr. LIU, obtained a Bachelor’s Degree of Engineering from Southeast University, China and a MBA from a joint program between APESMA & Deakin University, Australia. Mr. LIU joined General Electric in 1997 from Contact Energy New Zealand, and served as the various Asia Pacific leadership positions, including sourcing leader, six-sigma master black belt, and energy services sales director. He was the general manager of South China, HK & Macau for GE Consumer & Industrial before he joined his family business in 2008 and later he devoted mostly to his investment practice. Mr. LIU has extensive knowledge of Asia Pacific region. He brings rich experience in various management areas including sourcing, people development and management process improvement.

Chief Financial Officer
Hugh Idstein

Hugh Idstein is a senior financial executive with extensive experience in the energy industry. He has served as CFO for several E & P companies both private and public in Houston and Dallas. He has in-depth experience and knowledge in all aspects of the financial and accounting functions in the exploration business and was responsible for IT, Investor Relations, Human Resources, Risk Management and Strategic Planning. Hugh has a reputation as a dedicated, creative and flexible thinker who can quickly grasp the big picture and align all levels of management. Hugh holds an MBA from Eastern Illinois University, a Bachelor’s in Energy Management from Eastern Illinois University and has completed Management Programs at Thunderbird University, Wharton School of Business and Harvard Business School.areas including sourcing, people development and management process improvement.

Company Secretary
Lloyd Flint

Mr Flint, BAcc, FINSIA and MBA is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years’ experience in the corporate and financial services arena. He has held a number of management and senior administrative positions as well as providing corporate advisory services as a consultant to corporate clients.