Board and Management

Ernest Anthony Myers

Chairman
CPA

Mr Myers has held senior management and executive roles within a number of ASX listed companies. During his career he has been instrumental in the capital raising and financial management of these companies. With skills and knowledge gained from vast experience in corporate, exploration and operational areas, Mr Myers has played a key role in maintaining the Company’s financial stability. Mr Myers is currently responsible for the overall management of Pancontinental after joining in March 2004 and has served in a number of executive and non-executive roles. 

Bruce Clement

Non-Executive Director
Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Computer Science)
Masters of Business Administration

Mr Clement has 40 years oil & gas industry experience having held engineering, senior management and board positions with a variety of companies including ExxonMobil, Ampolex, Rock Oil, AWE and Santos.  He has extensive experience and knowledge of the Perth Basin, previously managing development of the Cliff Head oil field for Roc Oil and, more recently, overseeing the discovery of the Waitsia gas field as CEO of AWE.

Iain Smith

Managing Director
BSc.( Geophysics/Geology), MSc.( Petroleum Geology/ Geophysics), GradD. BA

Mr Smith is a petroleum geoscientist with 30 years’ broad experience of the upstream oil & gas industry, both internationally and in Australia. His early career saw him work offishore UK North Sea, before joining Premier Oil as New Ventures Explorationist. Thereafter, Iain spent seven years in the geoscience services sector, before joining Woodside Energy in a commercial role.  At Woodside he worked within the Exploration & New Ventures group, and subsequently the Browse LNG project, with responsibilities including commercial analysis and asset divestment.

In 2008 Mr Smith joined private exploration company Neon Energy, as Commercial Manager, and was responsible for the subsequent merger with ASX-listed Salinas Energy. He managed the commercial and investor relations aspects of the company’s activities in Southeast Asia and California, including the high profile farmout of Neon’s two offshore Vietnam projects. In 2016 Mr Smith joined Pilot Energy as Managing Director, overseeing an aggressive new ventures campaign that resulted in the low-cost acquisition of six exploration permits within Western Australia, including within the onshore and offshore Perth Basin. 

Jo-Ann Long

Company Secretary
BComm, FCA, GAICD

Ms Long is a corporate finance executive with over 28 years of commercial experience building, leading and advising corporations on financial management, restructures, international expansion, acquisitions and risk management. 

Commencing with Deloitte’s and then 18 years in the Oil and Gas industry with Woodside, Transerv Energy (now Whitebark Energy), Norwest Energy and Sun Resources.  Ms Long has specialised expertise in joint venture operations, commercial agreements, tax strategies, risk management and governance.

With strong broad commercial and business skills Ms Long brings a strong discipline of financial management and a track record of documented contributions of improved financial performance, heightened productivity and enhanced internal controls. 

Ms Long is a Chartered Accountant and a Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors and is currently Company Secretary and CFO of Norwest Energy NL, Company Secretary and CFO for Sun Resources NL, Managing Director of Eco Smart Designs, and holds non-executive directorships with Yijiyangu Corporation Limited and Yijiyangu Direct Benefits Trust (B2B).

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