Zeta Petroleum PLC


Mr Stephen West

Independent Non-Executive Chairman
BCom, CA

Mr West is a founder of Zeta Petroleum plc and a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of financial and corporate experience ranging from public practice, investment banking, oil and gas and mining. Mr West holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University of Technology. Previous appointments include senior positions at Duesburys Chartered Accountants, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Barclays Capital (UK).  Mr West is currently a non-executive director of Apollo Consolidated Limited (ASX:AOP) and Norsve Resources plc.

Mr Simon Trevisan

Non-Executive Director

Mr Trevisan is the managing director of the Transcontinental Group including TRG Properties Pty Ltd. He has 20 years’ experience in public and private investments, corporate finance and management of large public and private businesses. He has been responsible for the funding and management of a number of public companies and TRG Properties’ substantial property investments. His experience includes the establishment and listing of Mediterranean Oil & Gas plc, an AIM listed oil and gas company with production and a substantial oil discovery in Italy. Mr Trevisan was Executive Chairman of ASX listed gold explorer Aurex Consolidated Ltd and a founding executive director of ASX-listed Ausgold Limited and Regalpoint Resources Ltd. He was also responsible for arranging debt funding for the development of in excess of $500 million of property and significantly involved in arranging and drawing down one of the first foreign bank project facilities for a resources development in Indonesia.

He has a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia and a Masters Degree in Business and Technology from the University of New South Wales. Before becoming managing director of the Transcontinental Group, Mr Trevisan practiced as a solicitor with Allens Arthur Robinson Legal Group firm, Parker and Parker, in the corporate and natural resources divisions. 

Mr Trevisan is currently a director of medical devices company, Neurotech International Ltd (ASX:NTI) and ASX listed AssetOwl Limited (ASX:AO1) (Formerly Regalpoint Resources Ltd) and BMG Resources Ltd (ASX:BMG). He is a board member of not for profit St George’s College Foundation.

Mr Timothy Osborne

Non-Executive Director

Mr Osborne gained an LLB in 1972 at University College, London and Articled at Lovell White and King from 1974, qualifying as a solicitor in 1976 and practicing with the same firm until 1978. In 1978 Mr Osborne joined Wiggin and Co where he was promoted to Senior Partner in 2001. Mr Osborne has been Senior Partner of Wiggin Osborne Fullerlove since 2003.

Mr Greg Hancock

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Hancock has over 25 years experience in capital markets practicing in the area of Corporate Finance. He has extensive experience in both Australia and the United Kingdom through his close links to the stockbroking and investment banking community. In this time he has specialised in mining and natural resources and has a background in the finance and management of small companies. He was a founding shareholder and first Chairman of Cooper Energy Ltd (ASX:COE), an exploration and production oil and gas company and was Non-executive Director of Ausquest Ltd (ASX:AQD), an Australian mining exploration company with projects in Peru, Burkina Faso and Western Australia. He is currently Chairman of Ausquest Ltd. Mr Hancock is a non-executive director of Strata-X Energy Ltd (ASX:SXA) and BMG resources Ltd (ASX: BMG). Mr Hancock continues his close association with the capital markets in Australia and the United Kingdom through his private company Hancock Corporate Investments Pty Ltd.

Mrs Fleur Hudson

Joint Company Secretary

Mrs Hudson is an Executive Director of the Transcontinental Group.  Mrs Hudson is also the Company Secretary for ASX listed Regalpoint Resources Limited, BMG Resources Limited and Neurotech International Limited, and has primary responsibility for legal and contractual matters for the Transcontinental Group.  Mrs Hudson has a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws specialising in dispute resolution. Mrs. Hudson practiced as a solicitor with large national and international law firms in Perth and in London from 1997 to 2009.

Mr Ben Hodges

Joint Company Secretary

Mr Hodges is a qualified Certified Practicing Accountant with 20 years experience in both the accounting profession and in industry. Mr Hodges' industry experience includes three years in mining and eleven years in oil and gas during which he spent five years with BP Plc before joining Zeta Petroleum plc as Financial Controller. Mr Hodges has served as Company Secretary of Zeta since 2009 and in addition now has taken up the position of CFO.  Prior to joining Zeta as CFO Mr Hodges was CFO of Atlantic Coal, an AIM listed coal mining company and also provided Financial Consultancy and Company Secretarial services to publically listed companies, predominantly within the mining and oil and gas industries.