Board and Management

Michael John Fry


Mr Fry has extensive experience in capital markets and corporate treasury management specialising in the identification of commodity, currency and interest rate risk and the implementation of risk management strategies.

He is also the non-executive Chairman of Brookside Energy and Challenger Energy Limited. Mr Fry holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia and is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a past member of the ASX.

Shelley Robertson

CEO and Managing Director
BSc(Eng), GradDip(IT), MEngSc(Pet Eng), MBA(Oil & Gas)
Member of SPE & PESA

Shelley joined Norwest Energy in January 2011 following her appointment to the Senior Leadership Team.  She was promoted to Chief Executive Office of Norwest Energy in July 2016, and Managing Director/CEO in November 2017.  

Shelley has significant senior management experience in the resources industry, with over 25 years in oil and gas, mining, infrastructure and renewables.  She has extensive expertise in technical project execution, budget management, JV management, commercial negotiations, contracts and well-site operations.  Shelley was instrumental in forming the TP/15 Joint Venture, and executing the drilling program for the Xanadu-1 well that was drilled in September 2017, resulting in an oil discovery.  She also managed the Arrowsmith-2 drilling and evaluation program in 2012.

Her previous oil and gas roles include positions with Woodside, BHP Petroleum, Apache, Marathon, Tap Oil and BHP.  She has also held positions with Rio Tinto Iron Ore (senior marketing), CBH (developing rail and infrastructure strategy) and Geothermal Power (reservoir engineering and business development).

BSc(Eng), GradDip(IT), MEngSc(Pet Eng), MBA(Oil & Gas), SPE & PESA Membership.

Shelley is a Director on the Board of the Telethon Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, is on the Guildford Grammar School P&F Committee, and President of the Guildford Arts Supporters Group.

Shelley is the recipient of an Order of Australia Bravery Medal, received in 2006.


Henry David Kennedy

Non-Executive Director
BA(Geology), MA(Geology), Member of SME, CIMMP, SEG, PESA, AIG


Mr Kennedy has had a long association with Australian and New Zealand resource companies and as a technical director has been instrumental in the formation and/or development of a number of successful listed companies, including Pan Pacific Petroleum NL, New Zealand Oil and Gas Limited, Mineral Resources (NZ) Ltd and Otter Exploration NL.

During his term as Executive Director of Otter, Pan Pacific and NZOG, these companies were involved in discovery of the Tubridgi gas field and South Pepper, North Herald and Chervil oil fields in Western Australia and the Kupe South and Rua oil/gas condensate fields in New Zealand.

As Chairman and Chief Executive of Kiwi International Resources NL and Associated Gold Fields NL, Mr Kennedy was involved in the discovery and development of the Obotan gold project in Ghana prior to the Company being merged with Resolute Samantha Ltd in May/June 1996.

He is also Chairman of Pancontinental Oil & Gas NL.

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