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Management

Michael Hughes - Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

MA Mathematics, MAICD

Mike is a seasoned oil and gas industry executive who has previously worked as Gas Supply Director for Santos Limited’s Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas (GLNG) project and brings a wealth of commercial, operating and project development expertise to WestSide.

He has an international track record of building and operating successful oil and gas businesses in Asia and Australia and invaluable local experience gained while working within Queensland’s emerging export CSG-to-LNG industry.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the international oil and gas sector, Michael played an instrumental role in building and running the South East Asian operations of integrated global energy company Hess Corporation before joining the GLNG project in 2009.

He has a Masters in Mathematics from the University of Oxford and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Simon Mewing - Chief Operating Officer

BE Chem (Hons)

Simon is a chemical engineer with more than 30 years' experience in the oil and gas industry covering both upstream exploration and production, and downstream businesses, including refining and Liquefied Natural Gas.

Prior to joining WestSide, Simon was the Queensland Manager for oil, gas and alternative energy sector service provider AGR Asia Pacific and successfully expanded the business in this region for four years.

Previously, Simon worked in refining engineering and management for 16 years. He was then employed by various oil and gas companies for 10 years where he worked in the upstream exploration and production sectors.

Amy Hoban - General Counsel/Company Secretary

LLB (Hons), BCOM

Amy is a solicitor with over 14 years' experience working in private legal practice at top-tier forms in both Australia and the United Kingdom. She has also worked as an in-house legal adviser for QIC. During the course of Amy's career she has advised on corporate law, financial services, resources and property law, insurance litigation and taxation.

Prior to joining Westside in February 2014 Amy held the position of Senior Associate at Allens.

Gavin Webb - Field Operations Manager

Gavin has proven safety leadership and personnel management skills with over 30 years in senior management onshore and offshore oil and gas facilities - both in Australia and International. Prior to joining Westside, Gavin has had an extensive career in oil and gas operations, managing Concept and FEED engineering teams in medium scale LNG, CSG Upstream and Gas pipeline projects with Santos and Eastern Star Gas.