Board of Directors


Mr Allister Richardson

Executive Chairman
B.Sc. M.Sc., MBA

Allister Richardson is a geophysicist with over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He has worked extensively in PNG, North Africa and the Middle East and more recently in Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Richardson has also held senior positions providing strategic input to several small oil and gas companies. He has also held a variety of senior technical and management roles at Oil Search Ltd. which included leading the unconventional exploration within PNG and as Exploration Manager of the company’s Tunisian assets.


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 Michael McGowan

B.Sc. Engineering

Michael has over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry doing business in many countries and different operating environments. In that time he has built strong working relationships with key personnel in various governments, operating companies, financial institutions and commodity trading companies.  His current positions include non executive director of Harnser Group Limited, a security risk advisor to energy and transport companies and principal of Arran Energy Pty Ltd, an advisor to oil and gas industry clients particularly in PNG. Previously, Michael was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Eaglewood Energy Inc and was the PNG Drilling Manager for Oil Search, playing an important role in Oil Search becoming a leading oil and gas producer in PNG.