Board and Management

Ernest Anthony Myers


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. 

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. 

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.

Jo-Ann Long

Company Secretary

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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