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 the Board of Winchester Energy on 1st September 2019.

Non-Executive Director
James Allchurch

James Allchurch is a geologist with a wealth of experience in listed resource companies both at board level and in senior consultant/advisory roles. With over 17 years in the exploration sector, he has experience in the identification and assessment of resource projects as well as exploration and resource development.

James has a considerable knowledge of the company, having provided corporate and investor services for Winchester since late 2016, assisting with company development, capital raisings and investor relations. He is well known to shareholders and to the financial community in that role.

James is currently Managing Director of Mandrake Resources Limited (ASX:MAN).

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.

Chief Operating Officer
Douglas Holland

Douglas Holland, a petroleum engineer and professional with over 25 years’ experience in the U.S. onshore industry, received his B.S. in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University and his MBA from the University of Houston Bauer School of Business. Mr. Holland started his oilfield career as a field hand and EIT with Mobil E&P US in Southern Louisiana and South Texas. Since that time, he has worked in ever increasing roles of responsibility in Operations, Drilling, Completions, Production, Reservoir, and management with companies including Sonat/ El Paso, Newfield, Eaglerock Energy, Rosetta/ Noble, and most recently, prior to WEL, serving as CEO of Clearly Petroleum, a combination of three Carlyle portfolio companies. Mr. Holland has extensive onshore experience in Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Mississippi, and has been with Winchester since February 2020.

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.