Board of Directors
Interim Executive Chairman / Managing Director
Mr Gabovich joined the Board in February 2017 and was appointed Managing Director of the Company in March 2017. Mr Gabovich is currently Interim Chair of the Company.
Mr Gabovich is an executive in Noble Technologies, a leading Russian company focused on Oil and Gas downstream as well as a managing partner in S.I.S, an investment fund. He has a strong track record leading operations in emerging markets as well as in international business development.
Mr Gabovich’s previous roles include include CEO at PNO Consultants, a Paris based European leader in grants and public financing consultancy, CEO at Yperion Technology, Investment professional at Gustav Leven Family Office. He is the founder of VisuMotion GmbH (Germany) a leading provider of glasses-free 3D hardware, software and content provisioning solutions, and headed business development of X3D Technologies GmbH (Germany), which developed a 3D Solution marketplace.
Mr. Gabovich has a Masters Degree (DESS) in Systems Information and Communication from Paris I University – Sorbonne, a B.A in Languages, Literature and foreign cultures from Paris VIII University and an Academicals General Studies Degree (DEUG) – Paris VIII University.
Mr. Belzberg joined the Board in July 2015 as the representative of Molopo’s substantial shareholder, Gibralt Capital Corporation. Mr Belzberg has extensive international experience in real estate and finance over 5 decades. He serves on various Boards, including Second City Capital Partners, Second City Capital Partners Fund I. L. P. and NYSE listed City Office Reit, Inc.
In 1989 Mr Belzberg was awarded the Order of Canada and in 2002 he was promoted to Officer of the Order of Canada. Mr. Belzberg holds a bachelor degree in commerce from the University of Alberta.
Independent Non-executive Director
Mr. Trumble joined the Board in March 2017 as an independent director.
Mr Trumble has over 35 years’ experience in the energy industry having led downstream development of power generation facilities in Canada, the United States, New Zealand and Australia. His expertise includes thermal generation in gas and coal technologies as well as renewable wind and solar projects. Past positions include Managing Director, TransAlta Energy (Australia) Limited and Executive General Manager, Griffin Energy Pty Ltd.
Mr. Trumble is currently Chairman of the Board of Clean Energy Investment Holdings Pty (Public Unlisted), Non-executive Director of Energy Made Clean Pty Ltd, Non-executive Director (member of the Audit and Risk Committee) of African Energy Resources (ASX: AFR) and Owners Representative – Energy at Gold Road Resources (ASX: GOR).
Mr. Trumble is a graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Independent Non-executive Director
Mr. Rosengart joined the Board in April 2016 as the representative of a substantial shareholder, Ion Limited. Mr. Rosengart is a geoscientist (B.Sc. – Geophysics and Planetarium science at Tel Aviv university) with 24 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. Specialised in depth imaging, with extensive international experience in identifying reservoirs, prospect evaluation and de-risking. He has consulted and continue working with Major, national, and independent oil companies on assets around the world including Australasia, South East Asia, China, North America, Middle East and Africa. Seed investor in Neon Energy (Australia, 2007) and Vista Tex (USA, 2011).
Company Secretary & CFO
Andrew Metcalfe (CPA, MAICD FGIA) is a qualified accountant, experienced company secretary and governance advisor.
Andrew operates Accosec & Associates, a specialist professional company secretarial, governance and financial services consultancy practice providing companies with CFO and company secretarial services and advising on corporate governance matters for a number of ASX listed, public and private companies and not for profit organisations.
Andrew manages the regulatory function of Molopo in Australia. He was appointed Company Secretary on 15 April 2013 and was formerly Company Secretary and CFO for Molopo between 1997 and 2005.
He was instrumental in returning the management function from Canada to Australia, reducing the company’s overheads and successfully managing the action in the Takeovers Panel proceedings in March to July 2017.
The Board of Directors are committed to maintaining high standards of safety, performance and corporate governance for Molopo and the entities it controls. Good corporate governance underpin the company’s activities and ensure transparency, accountability, fair dealing and protecting the interests of stakeholders – including shareholders, personnel, suppliers and communities in which the company operates.
The following are the corporate governance charters policies and statements adopted by the company.