Chairman & Executive Director
Alexander Lang joins Metgasco with more than 20 years’ experience as a senior executive in global business. Mr. Lang has held leadership positions as a commercial, finance and risk management executive.
Mr. Lang started his career as a lawyer in private practice and later in-house. After leading the legal team of a large multi national construction company he moved into commercial and general management roles for companies such as Thiess, Laing O’Rourke and McConnell Dowell. Through his career Mr. Lang has lead the development, funding and delivery of critical infrastructure projects. These projects ranged from oil refineries and resources handling facilities to rail, road and tunnel projects to water and power generation and also hospitals and other social infrastructure. The projects have spanned from small but critical local infrastructure assets to projects up to $4.5bn in value.
Mr. Lang has built a reputation of closing successful deals and delivering value to stakeholders. He holds a Masters degree in Law (Germany) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr. Amery is an experienced capital markets advisor and private banker. He holds BA and LLB degrees (Adelaide) and is a graduate of the Financial Asset Management and Engineering Program of the Swiss Finance Institute.
Andrew G Purcell
B Eng, MBA , MAICD
Mr. Purcell founded Lawndale Group (formerly Teknix Capital) in Hong Kong over 10 years ago, a company specialising in the development and management of projects in emerging markets across the heavy engineering, petrochemical, resources and infrastructure sectors. Prior to this, Mr Purcell spent 12 years working in investment banking across the region for Macquarie Bank then Credit Suisse. Mr Purcell also has significant experience as a public company director, both in Australia and across Asia.
Mr Purcell is a Non-executive Director of AJ Lucas Group Limited (ASX: AJL) and Chairman of Melbana Energy (ASX: MAY).
B Ec, ACA, F Fin
John is the founding director of Wilson Hanna, a specialist corporate advisory firm, and a former partner with Ernst & Young in the Transactions Advisory Services division. With over 25 years of professional services and industry experience, John has extensive corporate finance credentials having been personally involved in over 150 corporate transactions including mergers & acquisitions (lead advisory roles), due diligence, structuring & restructuring, debt and equity raisings, IPO’s, management buy-outs, financial modelling and valuations (including Independent Expert Reports).
In addition, John held the positions of CFO, acting CEO and alternate director of Epic Energy, an infrastructure business involved with high pressure gas transmission pipelines around Australia which was listed on the ASX. As such, John has solid hands-on experience with, and a strong appreciation for, the operational, commercial, financial, regulatory, capital structure and external stakeholder management issues and requirements associated with ASX listed assets.
Currently, John is the executive Chairman of Keybridge Capital Limited and Managing Director of Aurora Funds Management Limited.
Dr. Robbert Willink
Dr. Willink has 40 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry. Following graduation with a first-class honours degree and the completion of his PhD in Geology, Dr. Willink embarked on a career in exploration that led through various overseas assignments to executive appointments in leading Australian Oil & Gas companies. Dr. Willink has worked for companies such as Shell, Sagasco Resources, Boral Energy and Origin Energy. Among other executive roles, Dr. Willink held the position of Executive General Manager, Geoscience & Exploration New Ventures with Origin Energy from 2005 to 2011.
Dr. Willink has held executive and non-executive director positions in the past and is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland and a Director of the privately owned Timor Resources.
Since retirement from fulltime work, Dr. Willink has returned to advisory and consulting work.