• oil gas exploration

Board of Directors

  • Lan Nguyen
  • Scott Brown
  • John Wardman
  • Peter Mangano
Lan Nguyen -- Non Executive Chairman
B.Sc. (Baku, Azerbaijan),
M.Sc. – Geology (University of New England, Australia) 

ian-bodMr Lan Nguyen holds a Bachelor of Science (mining engineer-geologist) degree majoring in petroleum exploration from the Institute of Oil and Chemistry, Baku, Azerbaijan, and a Master of Science degree in petroleum geology from the University of New England, Australia. He is a member of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA), the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

Lan is a professional petroleum geologist and engineer with over 20 years experience in petroleum exploration, development and production in Australia and internationally including15 years at Mosaic Oil N.L. (‘Mosaic’), an ASX listed petroleum exploration and production company, where he played a leading role, initially in technical and technical management positions and in the last 4 years, as Managing Director, in transforming Mosaic from a speculative petroleum explorer to a successful petroleum exploration and production company with growing production revenues, petroleum reserves/resources and profitability. Lan iscredited with the discovery and development of many oil and gas fields in the Surat-Bowen Basins through his innovative introduction of various exploration, drilling and completion technologies to Australia.

Lan is currently a principal/director of Tanvinh Resources Pty Ltd and Latradanick Holdings Pty Ltd, which provide services to energy and resources companies in Australia and Asia-Pacific region.  

Scott Brown--Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer
B. Bus (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)
M. Com (University of New South Wales, Australia)

ScottBrownMr Scott Brown holds a Bachelor of Business and a Master of Commerce and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA).

Scott is the Chief Executive Officer and co founder of Real Energy Corporation Limited. Prior to this, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Mosaic Oil NL (ASX: MOS), a listed petroleum production and exploration company with an extensive range of oil and gas production and exploration permits in Queensland, New Zealand and offshore WA. He is also a non executive director of PRM Automotive Group Limited (ASX:PRM) and Shine Metals Limited (ASX:SHI).  

During his time with Mosaic, he was involved in the acquisition of production properties and the growth of its business and profitability. He was instrumental in putting together a Scheme of Arrangement with AGL Energy Ltd to acquire Mosaic for consideration of $142 Million.

Scott has an extensive background in finance and the management of public companies including guiding numerous companies through the listing process. Prior to Mosaic Oil NL, Scott was Finance Director of Objective Corporation Limited (‘Objective’), an enterprise content management (ECM) software company that  established itself as one of the leaders in the ECM market. Scott was instrumental in the ASX listing  of Objective.

Scott was also formerly the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary with a number of public companies including Turnbull & Partners Limited, Allegiance Mining NL, FTR Holdings Limited and Garratt’s Limited. Scott also worked at accounting firms, Ernst Young and KPMG.

John Wardman -- Non Executive Director

B. Ec.(Macquarie University Sydney)
Company Directors Course Diploma (University of Sydney Graduate Business School)
Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD)

John Wardman

Mr John Wardman is highly regarded and respected in the Australian stockbroking and wealth management sector and has over 35 years’ experience working in the small resources and energy sectors.

 He currently is a Senior Investment Advisor in the wealth management industry and previously spent 13 years with Macquarie Private Wealth, and prior to this Hartleys Limited.  His contacts and network are extensive.  

Mr Peter Mangano (Non - Executive Director)
B. Com (University of Tasmania)
B. Sc (University of Western Australia)
Citigroup Leadership Program (Harvard University)
Certified Practising Accountant

peter1 Peter is highly regarded and respected in the Investment and Fund Management sector and has worked as a Fund Manager, Resource Analyst and Corporate Advisor over the last 30 years working in the resources and energy sectors.

He Currently is a director of Contango Capital and previously spent 6 years at Colonial First State. Prior to CFS, Peter spent 12 years at Citigroup, including 6 years as a Managing Director and Deputy Head of US Equity Research in New York.