Board of Directors


Mr Chris Tonkin


Chris is currently Chairman of Lakes Oil N.L. and a Non-Executive Director or Arafura Resources Limited.  He has over 35 years experience as a senior business executive with an extensive industry background in business development and management, finance and strategy across all major industries sectors and particularly in natural resources as an advisor to the mining and metals and oil and gas industries.


Mr Richard Ash



Richard is a chartered accountant and has a Bachelor of Economics degree with more than 25 years of experience in funds management and finance in Australia and Asia. Prior to forming AAP Capital, Richard was a Managing Director, Head of Asset Finance for Developed Asia and a member of the Australian executive team for Nomura Australia. Richard has also worked at Westpac, Macquarie Bank and KPMG.


Mr Roland Sleeman


Roland is Chief Executive Officer of Lakes Oil N.L.  He has over 30 years experience in oil and gas as well as utilities and infrastructure.  He has served in various senior management roles within the oil and gas industry including with Eastern Star Gas Limited and Goldfields Gas Pipeline and has extensive engineering and business experience including negotiating gas sales agreements and commercialisation of new gas and power station opportunities.