Non-Executive Chairman
Laurence Roe

Laurence Roe (B.Sc Geophysics) is a petroleum professional with over 39 years industry experience in Australian, US and other international projects. 

He commenced his career with Santos Limited, later taking a senior technical position with Magellan Petroleum Australia Limited, where he was later appointed Exploration Manager.  While with Magellan, he had substantial involvement with US and other international projects. In 1997, he left Magellan to start a consulting practice, providing services for a number of Australian exploration and production companies.  In 2001, Mr Roe joined Bounty Oil & Gas NL as Exploration Manager, responsible for its portfolio of Australian and international acreage. He was later appointed as Managing Director.

Mr Roe was a co-founder of ASX-listed Target Energy Limited in 2006. The company worked exclusively in the US, with numerous oil and gas discoveries in the Texas and Louisiana Gulf coasts between 2007 and 2010, after which it focused on the Permian Basin in West Texas and where it continued to drill successful oil and gas wells. He was the company’s Managing Director from its inception until his resignation in early 2019.

In addition to the US, his experience encompasses most Australian sedimentary basins, as well as New Zealand, Mauritania, Tanzania, Canada, Indonesia, Belize and Argentina.

Mr Roe was a director of Target Energy until February 2019. He has no other listed company directorships and has not held any other listed company directorships in the last three years.

Mr Roe joined Winchester Energy as Non-Executive Chairman on 1st September 2019.

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
John Kopcheff

John is a geologist and geophysicist, with over 45 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 $116M at his retirement.

Mr Kopcheff joined Winchester Energy as Non-Executive Chairman on 12th September 2017 and became a Non-Executive Director of the Company on 1st September 2019.

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.

Non-Executive Director
Tony Peng

Tony Peng is based in Houston, Texas and has extensive business experience in banking, investment and finance. He worked for the Bank of China for more than a decade as loan and asset management officer (international). He has served as Chief Financial Officer for several public and private energy companies in the US and is currently Chief Financial Officer for Helios Energy Ltd (ASX: HE8).  Tony holds an MBA degree from the University of Miami and a bachelor’s degree from Shanghai Fudan University with major in International Finance. 

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.