Board of Directors

STEPHEN MICHAEL BARRY - NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

altQualifications:
LLB University of Sydney, FAICD

Experience:
Mr Stephen Barry has been a Director of Icon Energy Limited since 1993 and was appointed as the Chairman of the Board on 18 December 2008. He is also a member of the Board’s Audit and Risk Management Committee. He is a member and Chairman of the Board’s Remuneration Nominations and Succession Committee.

Stephen has been a key player in the development of the strategic direction of the Company. As a practicing solicitor he has extensive experience in joint venture and farmin agreements together with a wealth of knowledge on commercial law and corporate litigation. Stephen has held no other Australian listed company directorships during the past three financial years.

Director Since: 05/01/1993 BACK TO TOP

RAYMOND SWINBURN JAMES - MANAGING DIRECTOR

altQualifications:
BSc Physics (Geology, Maths) University of NSW, T.C. University of Sydney, FAIM, FAICD

Experience:
Mr Ray James has been the Managing Director of Icon Energy Limited and its subsidiaries since 1993. Ray has over 40 years experience in the petroleum industry in Australia, USA, Indonesia, South East Asia, Middle East and Russia. He worked with Chevron in Perth and Houston from 1969-74 and with Gulf Oil from 1974-80. He was the Managing Director of Australian Hydrocarbons from 1980-81 and the Managing Director of Omega Oil from 1987-91.

Ray was a Director of Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association Ltd (APPEA) from 1999-2007 and Vice Chairman of APPEA from 2003-2005.

Ray is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Vice Chairman of the Gold Coast Committee. Ray is a member of the Advisory Council of the Griffiths School of Business.

Director Since: 01/02/1993 BACK TO TOP
 

DR KEVIN JIH - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR / CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER / COMPANY SECRETARY

altQualifications:
BA, MBA, MAcc, PhD(Bond), CPA, FAIM, FAICD

Experience:
Dr Kevin Jih joined Icon Energy Limited as Deputy Chief Financial Officer in November 2008 and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in July 2010 and elected a Director of Icon Energy and its subsidiaries in November 2011.

He graduated with a Master of Business Administration in 1994 and a Master of Accounting both from Bond University. In 2008 he was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting from Bond University. Kevin is a Certified Practising Accountant and has wide experience in the private and public sectors specialising in management accounting, financial accounting, human resource management and corporate governance.

Kevin has held numerous key positions as the Finance and HR Manager, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Bond University, Australia; Vice President of Tai-Chern Enterprise Co Ltd, Vice President of Hong Yang Lease Finance Co Ltd, Taipei, Managing Consultant of MYC Group Co Ltd, Hong Kong and Business Consultant of Hualien Commercial Bank, Taipei. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Institute of Company Directors, as well as a member of CPA Australia.
 
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DEREK MURPHY - NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

altQualifications:
BA, LLB (UQ), LLM (Lond), FAIM, FAICD, FHKloD, SF Fin

Experience:
Mr Derek Murphy was appointed to the Board on 20 March 2009 as a Non-Executive Director of Icon Energy Limited.

Derek is a member of the Board’s Remuneration, Nominations and Succession Committee and a member of its Audit and Risk Management Committee. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

He was admitted as a Barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the Federal and High Courts of Australia. Before practicing as a Barrister in Brisbane for some years, he was the Queensland partner of ABS White and Company, a Sydney based stock broking firm. During a career spanning 20 years in Hong Kong, he was a Crown Counsel, Deputy Commissioner for Securities and Commodities Trading, Managing Director of what is now HSBC Asset Management, and Group Vice President, Corporate Communications, of First Pacific Company Limited, a publicly listed conglomerate.

Derek is a Non-Executive Director of Hayco Manufacturing Limited, a large manufacturing Company in Hong Kong and China. He is Chairman of the Clem Jones Research Centre for Regenerative Medicine at Bond University, and a Member of the Gold Coast Advisory Council at Griffith University. He is Deputy Chairman of Queensland International Institute, a vocational education provider headquartered in Brisbane with a branch in Myanmar. He retired as Chairman of the School Council of The Southport School (TSS) at the end of 2009 after 12 years on Council.

Director Since: 20/03/2009 BACK TO TOP

DR KEITH GRAHAM HILLESS AM - NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

altQualifications:
AM, BE (Elec) Qld, DUniv QUT, FIE Aust, FAIM, FAICD

Experience:
Dr Keith Hilless was appointed to the Board on 3 April 2009 as a Non-Executive Director of Icon Energy Limited.

Keith is the Chairman of the Board’s Audit and Risk Management Committee. Keith was Electricity Commissioner of the Queensland Electricity Commission (QEC) for a time, CEO of the Queensland Transmission and Supply Corporation (QTSC), responsible for high voltage supply throughout Queensland and for forecasting changes in electricity demand and expanding Queensland’s electricity network.

In addition to his corporate experience, Keith is a Doctor of the University QUT. He was also Deputy Chancellor of Queensland University of Technology for a time, is a Member in the General Division - Order of Australia, and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, The Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Director Since: 03/04/2009 BACK TO TOP
 

MR HOWARD LU - NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

altExperience:
Mr Howard Lu was appointed to the Board on 7 January 2011 as a Non-Executive Director of Icon Energy Limited.

Howard is currently the Executive Chairman of a number of Chinese based companies, including Shin Zu Shing Precision Electronic (Suzhou) Co., Ltd, Ningbo Chang Shing Precision Electronic Co. Ltd and Zhi Qun Precision Electronic (Suzhou) Co. Ltd and the Vice Chairman of Qingyuan China Datang Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. He has previously also been the Senior Executive of Shin Zu Shing Co., Ltd.

As Senior Executive of Shin Zu Shing Co.,Ltd (SZS) manufacturer of precision wire and planar springs for medical apparatus, mechanical equipment and electronic products, Howard expanded SZS’s business in China and has established four factories in Suzhou, Shenzhen and Ningbo. He has managed all SZS business operations in China since 2002 and now SZS has a market capital of AUD 786,956,521 as of 24th June 2015.

Howard has extensive business interests in China and elsewhere overseas. He is extremely well connected with Chinese energy and resources companies, including LNG importers. He also maintains a residence in Brisbane, Queensland, and is an Australian citizen. Howard Lu is Icon Energy’s fourth largest shareholder as of 24th June 2015, holding 16,068,181 fully paid ordinary shares in the Company.

Director Since: 07/01/2011
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